Police to patrol bars and restos

Police are going to be patrolling bars and restaurants, looking out for pandemic infractions.

The legal limit for gatherings still holds at 250 people but the authorities are asking leaders of the Jewish community to keep numbers below that in the synagogues for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Emergency wards are overcrowded, a situation partly blamed on so many nurses having quit, and others taking delayed vacations or sick days.

A chunk of money is going into enlarging the Verdun General and renovating the existing buildings. Meantime, the premiers are asking Justin Trudeau for more money for health care.