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A Quebec resident's life took a dramatic turn (in the best way possible) after scooping a jaw-dropping $1,000,000 jackpot playing Loto-Québec's Québec Max. With retirement plans suddenly accelerated by the windfall, the lucky winner is preparing to bid farewell to the workforce sooner than expected — a reality many can only dream of.

Montérégie resident Michel Savoie won a whopping million dollars in the Québec Max draw on March 8, 2024. A few days following the draw, Savoie went to get his ticket validated at a lottery kiosk, Loto-Québec said in a press release shared with MTL Blog.

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Montreal is set for a blockbuster year as major film and TV crews roll into town. City streets will turn into movie sets, ready for heartwrenching monologues and (hopefully) some high-speed chases.

The city attracts film productions for its aesthetic appeal and practical benefits. Tax incentives, a range of filming locations, and a skilled workforce make it a budget-friendly option for big projects looking for a European touch without crossing the Atlantic.

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Nicki Minaj performed at Montreal's Centre Bell on Wednesday, April 17. However, the rapper didn't appear on stage until well past 11 p.m. — nearly three hours after the show was expected to begin.

Minaj, who is currently on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour, had Montreal fans worried following an hour of no news from the rapper. When the two-hour mark arrived and Minaj was still a no-show, ticketholders began posting news of the performer's tardiness on TikTok and Twitter.

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The Royalmount — Montreal's newest "luxury" shopping mall — is set to officially open its doors this upcoming August, bringing a slew of high-end stores, restaurants, green spaces, and residential living areas to the city.

Spearheaded by real estate development and management company Carbonleo, the Royalmount mega-mall will house a total of 170+ stores (50% of which are brand new to Quebec or stores with never-seen-before concepts), 60+ cafés and restaurants, a VIP movie house, REC room, arts and entertainment events and much more.

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It's no secret Montreal restaurants are among the best in all of North America. In fact, Montreal's food scene is often classified as the best globally and Food and Wine magazine would agree.

Montreal was recently ranked among the best international cities for food and drink and while this may not come as a surprise to those of us who live here and enjoy the gastronomical culture, not everyone knows just how tantalizing Montreal's food options are.

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As Canada's second largest city, Montreal is a prime destination for tourists — no surprise if you've ever tried walking through the Old Port in the summer. In fact, the Great White North is full of picture perfect landscapes and unmissable landmarks that attract millions of travellers each year.

But some of Canada's most famous tourist attractions are leaving visitors disappointed, according to a new study, and Montreal has two spots in the top five.

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What's up, Montreal? Ilana from MTL Blog here! 👋

Welcome to the first edition of a new weekly series we're kicking off. Published every Monday, This Week in Montreal (TWIM) will serve as a hub for the most important things you need to know to survive the seven days ahead. Wait, I actually think this is an opportunity for me to set you up for success so let me try that again... TWIM will serve as a hub with everything you need to crush the seven days ahead. There, that's better. We're all learning as we go here, okay?

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When I first visited Oasis Aqualonge, I wasn't entirely sure what the whole experience would be like.

I had done plenty of research ahead of time on what it would be like to visit the Toronto sex club, but of course, there's nothing that can fully prepare you for an outing that's totally out of your realm of experience.

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Looking to up your beauty game? Whether you're looking for the next best thing in haircare or a staple skincare product to add to your routine, who better to go to than Sephora?

We asked a former Sephora Canada employee for her top picks from the store, and you'll definitely want to add these to your shopping cart.

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The Montreal Canadiens recently gathered on ice at Centre Bell for their traditional team photo session. Although the final team shot is still pending, the Habs gave fans a glimpse into their playful camaraderie with behind-the-scenes snapshots, revealing a lighter (and goofier) side to some of the team's prominent names.

In the spotlight during the team pic was of course Cole Caufield, who can be seen smiling ear to ear in the very first shot shared on the Canadiens' official Instagram page. Standing in between Juraj Slafkovský and Kirby Dach, Caufield's grin tells us everything we need to know about how that day went. That and the fact that the trio are all looking in opposite directions.

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Downtown Montreal is buried under 31 cm of snow, a generous gift from a low-pressure system that has been busy over Southern Quebec since Wednesday evening. And it's not done yet.

While Environment Canada officially lifted its snowfall warning as of 5:30 p.m. on April 4, more inclement weather is expected through the weekend.

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A new Netflix series will begin filming in Alberta in May and the production team is looking for extras.

The Western series has a star-studded cast, including The Crown'sGillian Anderson and Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, and you can also be in it.

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