● Stu Cowan: Canadiens bring some cheer to Montreal Children's Hospital "It’s nice that they do this," mother of sick 10-week-old says. "It’s hard being here during the holidays. Two nights ago, I was crying."
● MUHC nurse honoured for life's work in organ donations "We want to make families understand that they're never forgotten," said nurse clinician Wendy Sherry.
● Weekend traffic update: Roadwork on Highways 15 and 20 Montreal drivers can expect some disruptions this weekend, with Highways 15 and 20 affected. Coming off the Mercier Bridge, Highway 20 eastbound will be closed between...
● Don't expect too many more white Christmases in Montreal As of Dec. 12, Montreal had only received eight centimetres of snow this month and there is currently only 3 cm of snow on the ground.
● Watch: Andrew Scheer gives exit speech to House of Commons Scheer's 7-minute surprise speech detailed his reasons for stepping down and the positives of his tenure as leader of the Conservative Party.
● Stung by demotion, Kinkaid hopes hard work leads him back to Canadiens "I don't think our schedule worked out the best to start the season," netminder says of time with Canadiens. "It was kind of spread...
● Restaurant review: McKiernan Luncheonette is large and in charge Brought to you by the minds behind Joe Beef and Maison Publique, the sprawling restaurant by the Lachine Canal has a creative, seasonal approach and is perfect...
● Montreal purchases 140 hectares in western Pierrefonds from Grilli Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante announced the city will acquire 140 hectares in the western part of Pierrefonds-Roxboro for $73 million.
● PQ backs calls for postponement of Deux-Montagnes line shutdown Five commuter train stations are slated to be closed starting Jan. 1 to allow for construction work to proceed on the new $6.3-billion Réseau express...
● New class action requests allege sex abuse by religious institutions Requests target the dioceses St-Jean-Longueuil and Joliette, and the religious orders St-Vincent-de-Paul and Frères de St-Gabriel.
● Contrary to Legault's claim, one quarter of francophone Canadians identify as atheists Even among Quebecers who call themselves Catholic, many are only 'nominally Catholic. They identify as Catholic and they construe that...
● Alleged Quebec celebrity cellphone hacker is granted bail Pascal Desgagnés faces charges of identity theft, mischief in connection with digital data, unauthorized use of computers and fraudulent use of a password
● Vice Media raid: Concept of peaceful protest at risk, defence says The man who barged into Vice’s newsroom with a crew of masked men was exercising his right to peaceful protest, his lawyer argued Thursday.
● The 12 cookies of Christmas: Montreal's best, from s'mores to killer chocolate We hunted for the finest scratch-made cookies in the city. Here are the results, including one that's beloved by Oprah.
● Graham Carr named new president of Concordia University Already serving as interim president, Carr 'is already beloved within our community,' says president of the university’s board of governors.
● Montreal Canadiens and Expos legend Youppi voted into Mascot Hall of Fame The voters got this one right.
● Social Notes: Procure puts a bow tie on Bowvember campaign More than 400 guests helped raise $125,000 for the fight against prostate cancer at the Bow Tie Affair benefit, held at Hôtel Place d’Armes.
● Supreme Court won't hear appeal of dismissal of Quebec judge A complaint against Michel Girouard was filed in November of 2012 alleging that while a lawyer, he had purchased drugs.
● Montreal police seek possible victims of man charged with online luring Investigators say they have reason to believe Richard Perron might have contacted others as ricky.perron.940, Ricky Perron and Ricky Montréal Perron.
● Winger Joel Armia blossoms for Canadiens | HI/O Show “I don’t know if he knows how good he is. He should be realizing that now.”
● Nearly 120 women killed so far this year in Canada, study finds A total of 87 per cent of the suspects in the killings were male while 13 per cent were female.
● Canadiens send Ryan Poehling back to the Laval Rocket "Honestly, I just tried to go out there and have fun," forward said after logging 9:48 of ice time in Wednesday night's win over Senators.
● Mont-Tremblant council votes to replace local police with the Sûreté du Québec The police force's union contends that money isn't the real issue, but rather poor labour relations between the town and its police.
● While you were sleeping: Salt truck slides off road, into lake Sounds like that road needs more salting.
● For the second time in 48 hours, Longueuil police launch drug raids As of 7 a.m., six men have been arrested and drugs, cash and firearms seized with more raids are expected to be carried out through the morning.
● West Island mayors look back at highs and lows of 2019 West Island mayors look back at highs and lows of 2019.
● History Through Our Eyes: Dec. 12, 1934, the Grunt Club The Grunt Club's first dinner was a big success, attended by "a 'Who's Who' in Montreal's Grain Exchange, shipping and related interests."
● Montreal weather: Bright and cold A brief look at the weather forecast along with the morning traffic situation, a #thismtl picture and a daily quote
● Brownstein: Andy Kim gets first sidewalk star in Montreal. Is Leonard Cohen next? The buzz is that Leonard Cohen, who was posthumously recently inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, will be the next Montrealer to be so honoured.
● Gazette Christmas Fund: Single mom seeking work fell prey to fraudster “He took advantage of me being vulnerable, and basically destroyed me.” says Alex, who is now thousands of dollars in debt.
● The Nutcracker story takes on an Irish flair Veteran Irish dance teacher and choreographer Bernadette Short has created an Irish version of the classic Nutcracker tale.
● In the Habs' Room: Primeau makes 35 saves en route to first NHL victory Rookie goalie named first star of the game, while defenceman Ben Chiarot — who scored the OT winner — nabs the second star.