#ICYMI: Virus restrictions, SNL’s Montreal sketch, other news

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Catch up on today’s news that you might have missed.

COVID-19: Quebec restrictions may persist into December, expert says

COVID-19 “behaves the way most respiratory viruses behave — it gets worse during the winter months,” says Christopher Labos, a Montreal cardiologist with a degree in epidemiology. Read more here. 

‘Bonjour-Hi’: As punishment for our sins, SNL did a sketch about Montreal TV news

2020 was already a tough year. Now we have to deal with this? Read more here.

Chief public health officer calls for continued ‘collective effort’ againstCOVID-19

“There are no quick fixes and COVID-19 is not going away,” warned Dr. Theresa Tam. Read more here.

Kahnawake convoy shows support for Indigenous fishers in Nova Scotia

The 39 vehicles, several displaying large flags including the Six Nations flag and the Warrior society flag, left Kahnawake shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. Read more here.

COVID-19: Deaths outpaced births in Quebec last spring

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed population growth in Canada, which could negatively affect the country’s economic health, according to the Association for Canadian Studies. Read more here.

Intermediate resources orderlies seek pay parity with CHSLD counterparts

With the current government supplement, intermediate resources orderlies earn $18 an hour (up from $14 in normal times) whereas those in CHSLDs make $26 an hour. Read more here.

Unsuited to new era? Fate of formal fashion hangs by a thread

“With Zoom conferences and smart working, you’ll see men wearing a shirt, perhaps even a tie, but not many suits.” Read more here.

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