Good morning, we hope you made it safe and sound through last night’s stormy weather. Here are a few news bit’s from last night and into this morning.
Sun worshippers who were hoping to spend some sunny afternoons this summer at two new beaches promised for Montreal’s 375th birthday will have to wait until next summer to start enjoying them.
And that new swimming facility near the Clock Tower beach in the Old Port? It won’t be ready this summer, either.
Chantal Rouleau, the executive committee member responsible for water and water infrastructure with the city of Montreal, conceded these beach and swimming projects are taking longer than the administration had hoped.
Storms brewed last night. Marc Rémillard caught this stunning video.
In Toronto, the MMVAs:
Despite some precarious weather in Toronto yesterday afternoon and evening, fans flocked to the Much Music Video Awards. Here is a list of some MMVA winners.
Video of the Year: A Tribe Called Red f. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear — “R.E.D.”
Best New Canadian Artist: PARTYNEXTDOOR
Best Post-Production: Sleepy Tom f. Tonye — “Seeing Double”
Best Director: A Tribe Called Red f. Black Bear — “Stadium Pow Wow” (Director: Kevan Funk)
Best Hip Hop Video: Tasha the Amazon — “Picasso Leaning”Best Pop Video: Shawn Mendes — “Mercy”
Best Rock/Alternative Video: The Tragically Hip — “In A World Possessed By The Human Mind”
Most Buzzworthy Canadian: Drake
The Liberal government is launching its long-awaited strategy on gender-based violence today.
Source: THE CANADIAN PRESS
Around the world:
Brexit negotiations began early this morning in Brussels, Belgium.
Negotiators will discuss Britain’s financial obligations to the European Union. A conversation Brexit Secretary David Davis describes as the “most complicated negotiation of all time”