#ICYMI: Crowded malls, EMSB air purifiers, robot chef

A good spot to catch up on the news you might have missed.

MONTREAL, QUE.: December 2, 2020 -- It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as snow falls and construction crews decorate the scaffolding on the face of the Customs House, in Montreal on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 65427

Hudson’s Bay Co. will shut its Dorval Gardens store for good in September 2021, the 350-year-old retailer confirmed Wednesday in an emailed statement. Dorval customers will now need to turn to the company’s Pointe-Claire or Carrefour Angrignon locations or shop online. Read more.

Quebec’s National Assembly tells Ottawa to butt out of CHSLDs

Moved by the minister responsible for seniors and informal caregivers, Marguerite Blais, the motion reminds the federal government that health is an area of exclusive jurisdiction of the provinces. Read more.

Don’t look now, but some NHL front offices think the Habs are … pretty OK?

On this 25th anniversary of the Patrick Roy trade, which kicked off one of the less distinguished periods in Montreal Canadiens history, Habs fans could be forgiven for wanting some cheerful news. Read more.

Alouettes promote Barron Miles to defensive coordinator post

If the Canadian Football League season resumes in 2021, the Alouettes will have a new defensive coordinator and offensive-line coach.

Barron Miles, already slated to coach the team’s defensive backs, has been promoted to defensive coordinator. He replaces Bob Slowik, who held the same role since 2019. Read more.

Brownstein: Robot chef whips up perfect pandemic recipes

The robot’s arms are flying in all directions: measuring condiments, mixing ingredients, placing them in different containers and preparing complex dishes.

In spite of the robot’s frenetic flailing, it’s all under control. Measurements couldn’t be more precise, and there is no spillage. Read more.

Jury takes less than a day to deliver verdict in West Island homicide

A jury that began its deliberations Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Jerome Latham took less than a day to find him guilty of manslaughter in the 2018 death of Tommy Dugas.Read more.

Riopelle’s love of Indigenous cultures is central to MMFA exhibition

It was to be the banner exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from now through May — a creatively curated, grand-scale tribute to one of Canada’s greatest artists. But the pandemic had other ideas, and Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures now finds itself in the same semi-limbo as countless other arts undertakings around the world. Read more.

Montreal shooting sprees: Police to canvass residents, set up command posts

Montreal police will be conducting door-to-door visits and deploying mobile command posts on Wednesday and Thursday in an effort to glean information on a series of shooting sprees Sunday that left at least three people wounded. Read more.

EMSB to spend $1.75 million to buy and install air purifiers in schools

The English Montreal School Board agreed to spend about $1.75 million on new air purifiers to reduce the odds of COVID-19 transmission inside its buildings. Read more.

Quebec to crack down on crowds in malls as of Friday

Quebec will begin to enforce capacity limits in malls and stores on Friday in an attempt to stop large holiday shopping crowds from forming. Read more.

Coronavirus live updates: Starting Friday, all Quebec stores must post capacity limits

All of today’s COVID-19 updates in one place. Read more.

Château Westmount residence battling COVID-19 outbreak

A Westmount seniors’ residence is battling what the Quebec government considers to be one of the most “critical” second-wave COVID-19 outbreaks in the province. Read more.

Hudson’s Bay to shut Dorval Gardens location for good next September

The West Island footprint of North America’s oldest company is about to shrink.

Football news:

Mourinho on stability: Take a look at Manchester United. Leading in the Premier League, but already relegated from the Champions League and the League Cup
Stefano Pioli: Ibra is ready to play with Cagliari. A number of players are missing, but Milan will redouble their efforts
Football players can't refuse hugs. We watched all 10 celebrations of the Premier League tour, the ban was observed only by Leicester
Mandzukic will earn 1.8 million euros in Milan in 6 months. The contract will be extended for a year when entering the Champions League
Rummenigge on Guardiola: I will always remember what he said about leaving Bayern. We both cried
Jose Mourinho: I Ntombela was injured the injury, the responsibility on him. He has changed and we are delighted
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Rooney has everything he needs to be a coach. He played for top professionals