Montreal

Opinion

The Case for Montreal as City-State

The Quebec government wants to ban public servants from wearing religious symbols. But for one of the world's most tolerant cities, there’s an unlikely way out.
Matthew Hays
4 days ago
crime

Quebec Police Set Up Special Task Force to Deal With Latest Mob War

Experts say power struggles within the Sicilian Mafia and against rival factions like the Calabrian Ndrangheta are likely to end with more violence and police can do little to stop it.
Nick Rose
5.16.19
News

Canada Grants More Religions Ability to Import Ayahuasca

A total of five religious groups now are allowed to use the hallucinogenic in their ceremonies.
Sarah Krichel
5.9.19
housing

Even in Montreal, It's Becoming Harder to Find an Apartment

Residents tell VICE that landlords are cracking down on students, families, and immigrants looking for affordable housing.
Ariane Labrèche
4.2.19
Real Estate

Here's What Kind of House $500,000 Gets You Across Canada

Spoiler alert: pretty tight quarters if you’re in Vancouver and Toronto.
Anne Gaviola
3.21.19
crime

A Mob Associate, Who Survived Many Previous Shootings, Killed in Montreal

Tony Magi lived life on the edge, even by Montreal’s organized crime standards. He was shot in the head and killed Thursday morning.
Nick Rose
1.25.19
renting

Canada’s Out-Of-Control Rental Market is Getting Worse in 2019

Watch out for double-digit price hikes and more “renovictions” in some cities.
Anne Gaviola
1.3.19
Weed

Meet the Former Cop Behind Canada’s First Indigenous Licensed Cannabis Producer

Lewis Mitchell believes his company can be a force for good for First Nations communities.
Joshua Ostroff
12.6.18
Drugs

A Dispatch from the Hells Angels Wedding Event of the Season

A senior Hells Angels member married the daughter of a notorious drug dealer this weekend in Montreal and everyone, including the Mafia, showed up.
Nick Rose
Mack Lamoureux
12.3.18
News

No One Noticed Teen Drowned During Montreal Swim Class

Blessing Moukoko, 14, spent 38 minutes at the bottom of the pool before anyone realized he was missing.
Mack Lamoureux
11.28.18
Canadian Far Right Extremism

Warrant Issued For ‘Zeiger’, Canada’s Most Infamous Neo-Nazi

Zeiger, real-name Gabriel Sohier Chaput, helped move the far-right even further into the extremes.
Mack Lamoureux
11.13.18
bug diet

Eating Caterpillars for Protein with a Pro Football Player

Jabar Westerman of the Montreal Alouettes used to be a vegan, but he found it difficult to get all of the protein that he needed in one meal. So instead of turning to traditional meat or chicken, he began eating caterpillars.
VICE Sports
11.7.18
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