Author of the article: Montreal Gazette, Publishing date: Jul 30, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020: Here are some of the stories on montrealgazette.com today.
Systemic racism exists at McGill, prof says
A McGill professor says systemic racism exists at the esteemed university that bears the name of slave owner James McGill (1744-1813). Read more.
Business owners upset about Notre-Dame St. decision
Several Sud-Ouest business owners are angry about the City of Montreal’s decision — effective Wednesday — to make Notre-Dame a one-way street between Vinet and Workman Sts. for the next eight weeks, while removing scores of parking spots. Read more.
Dozens test positive at day camp
At least 27 people connected to a day camp in Boucherville have contracted COVID-19, public health authorities said Wednesday. Read more.
Analysis: Hudson tennis club closes following COVID-19 exposure
The Royal Oak Tennis Club in Hudson closed on Wednesday after learning of a COVID-19 case among at least one of its members — the latest athletic facility in the Montreal area to have to shut down amid a resurgence in the pandemic. Read more.
The number of temporary Canadian Red Cross-trained workers needed in Quebec’s long-term care homes is short of the 900 that were expected to replace departing Canadian military personnel. Read more.
Also:Coronavirus updates for July 29: our daily blog
Racism alleged in ‘citizen’s arrest’ on woman
A Longueuil woman says she and her four children have been traumatized and afraid to leave their home since June 10, when she claims a security guard at the Place Desormeaux shopping centre made racist comments and violently attacked her. Read more.
Lobby group fears for public transit
A $400-million emergency aid program for public transit announced by the Quebec government in June to help agencies overcome losses induced by COVID-19 could end up having a perverse effect on service to riders, warns a public transit lobby group. Read more.
MMFA members want board members replaced
At least 100 members of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) are asking for several people on the institution’s board of trustees to be replaced. Read more.
Three tornadoes in Quebec?
Environment Canada on Wednesday confirmed that a small village in the Eastern Townships and a town in the Mauricie had indeed been hit by tornadoes on Monday. A possible third tornado on Tuesday is still under investigation. Read more.
Traditional forms of media more reliable for COVID news: study
A study by McGill University researchers has found that those who get their information on COVID-19 from social media are more likely to be misinformed than those who rely on more traditional forms of media. Read more.
Vanier star sets sights on NBA
Karim Mané might be a little-known Montreal basketball phenom. But if things go according to plan, soon his name will be on the lips of many North American hoops fans. Read more.