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City executives can now extend state of emergency every five days

By Avleen K Mokha The City of Montreal executive committee has renewed the state of emergency until May 21 for the Montreal agglomeration. The city council also passed a motion that allows them to extend the emergency five days at...

Sparks fly as Quebec debates school reopening

Parents want clear directives from province leaders By Avleen K Mokha Quebec is the one the worst hit provinces in Canada, with COVID-19 cases beyond 30,000. Still, the province announced the gradual reopening schools end of April, despite a daily rise...

Live story time and e-books for book lovers at home

Avleen K Mokha Tomorrow, April 23, is International Book Day. Due to government directives, local libraries Park Extension and Prévost are closed till the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency ends. Fortunately, some services continue online for readers at home. In an...

World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters

COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures...

How to talk to children and address their coronavirus concerns

There’s no escaping it. On television, in schools, on the street and at home, one word hangs in the air: coronavirus. The coronavirus — which causes COVID-19 — and its repercussions are unlike anything people today have ever experienced. Stock...

Farrow/Ferguson’s latest book, Ball Park, is set in Park Extension

Martin C. Barry Although it’s been decades since Trevor Ferguson, a.k.a. John Farrow, put Park Extension behind to become a novelist and detective fiction writer, the neighbourhood lives on in perpetuity in his literary output. “In Park Extension many...