A look at the day’s events in and around Montreal:
A school bus carrying 34 children between the ages of six and 16 collided with a 10-wheel truck on the interchange ramp on Highway 640 East headed towards Highway 15 North in Boisbriand on Thursday.
The bus veered off the circular ramp and into a ditch about 10 feet off the road. It remained upright.
There were also 10 adults on board the school bus, the Sûreté du Québec said.
Winter coat manufacturer Canada Goose inaugurated its first factory in Quebec on Thursday.
The facility in Boisbriand is expected to employ 450 people by the end of 2018.
“We’ve been building and expanding our capacity in Canada for over a decade now,” said Dani Reiss, the company’s president and CEO. “Quebec and the Montreal area, in particular Boisbriand, has been an area which has been a very strong apparel hub in Canada for a long time. The apparel industry in Canada has gone downhill over time and we’re very happy and proud to bring it back.”
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has announced that its renowned music director, Kent Nagano, will not accept its offer to extend his contract beyond 2020.
The maestro said it seems like a natural transition point at which to change the nature of his relationship with the OSM, Nagano said in a press release.
Quebec is on a lucky streak. According to a report from Loto-Québec, Quebecers are racking up a record-number of lottery wins this year. The latest: the Lotto 6/49 jackpot and guaranteed million-dollar prize were both won in Quebec.
“Since Jan. 1, 2017, Quebec has 85 new millionaires,” Isabelle Jean, Loto-Québec’s president of lottery operations and vice-president of public affairs, is quoted in a press release.
Montreal police’s fraud department arrested Bassam Salman, 62, on fraud charges in Longueuil on June 21. He is suspected of orchestrating an elaborate fraud scheme and allegedly embezzling $9 million in funds over nine years.
It is considered to be one of the biggest fraud schemes in Quebec’s history. Montreal police said he is facing fraud charges of over $5,000. If he is found guilty, he could face up to 14 years in prison.