Today’s top stories in brief.
He’s done. An apology wasn’t enough. Sportsnet needed to fire Don Cherry. And that’s exactly what they did, on Remembrance Day, appropriately enough. Brendan Kelly reports in What the Puck.
Let it snow, let it snow?
Hours before Montreal’s first snowfall of the season was set to begin, the Plante administration was already apologizing for a slower-than-normal response to a dusting of snow and ice that left roads and sidewalks slippery in many spots on Monday morning. But they promise the city is ready for the real snow. More here.
Hundreds of Montrealers gathered at Place du Canada in downtown Montreal on Monday morning to mark Remembrance Day and honour men and women who have served Canada in times of war and peace. More here.
If an online event planned for Tuesday comes off as planned, thousands of women across Quebec will don hooded sweatshirts in solidarity with Québec solidaire MNA Catherine Dorion. More here.
The maker of the wildly popular game Fortnite is initiating legal action against a Montreal game tester, alleging he violated his contract by leaking a new online map ahead of its release date. More here.
Quebec’s director of criminal prosecutions on Monday sent a clear message to owners of dangerous dogs, filing a charge of criminal negligence causing injury against the owner of three dogs that mauled an Eastern Townships woman last spring. More here.
Sami Bebawi trial
Jacques Lamarre, the former head of SNC-Lavalin, authorized the purchase of a $25-million luxury yacht for Saadi Gadhafi, a Quebec Superior Court jury has heard. More here.
A union leader is accusing the Douglas Mental Health University Institute of “keeping workers in the dark” after a patient attacked a psychiatrist with a chair over the head last week — the fourth incidence of violence at the Verdun institution in a little over a year. More here.
On a day when Alouettes players packed their bags and began the process of returning home and preparing for winter, so much within the organization remains uncertain. Will Khari Jones return as head coach? When will the team have a new ownership group and who will be the new general manager? All that’s known is the team had its first winning record since 2012 and made the Canadian Football League playoffs for the first time since 2014. More here.
Queen of Pop Madonna brushed off her new alleged reputation of Queen of Being Late at a Las Vegas show Saturday and in response to a lawsuit. “Here’s something you all need to understand, and that is … a queen is never late,” she said to whoops and cheers from The Colosseum crowd at her concert. More here.