“There’s no data to support the supposition that cannabis will become a substitute for craft beer,” said Bob Pease, president and CEO of the Brewers Association.
Here are some of the top stories you might have missed today on the Gazette’s website.Savoura CEO and son updatePolice are believed to have found the bodies of Savoura CEO Stéphane Roy and his 14-year-old son Justin. They’ve been missing since July 10, after going on a fishing trip in northern Quebec. Full story here.FloodingA noted hydrologist is criticizing the Quebec government’s handling of recurrent flooding, saying it has a duty to better manage its water flow, instead of just abandoning those who have been affected. Full story here.Louise LalibertéBrendan Kelly profiles Louise Laliberté, who for over 30 years has made sure big shows and festivals run smoothly. Now, she’s in charge of Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau as Evenko’s vice-president of production and business development. Full story here.ImpactMontreal’s MLS soccer club acquired 20-year-old Finnish midfielder Lassi Lappalainen on a loan from Italian club Bologna FC 1909, in hope to add a boost to their offence. Full story here. Restaurant review Joanna Fox reviews the Parasol Bar à Vin, a Mile End hideaway that serves a selection of light and seasonal dishes along its more well-known pop-up wine bar. Full review here. CanadiensThe annual HI/O We Are Fans Weekend Summit is set to take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, when the New Jersey Devils visit the Bell Centre for a game against the Canadiens. Full story here.The Habs are listed at 33-1 odds to win next year’s Stanley Cup, after having missed the playoffs in three of the past four years. Full story here.Drinking in MontrealAccording to Alcohol.org, Montreal ranks among the booziest travel destination sites in the world. Allison Hanes asks if we should be proud of our reputation as a “drunk vacation capital.” Full column here.A survey commissioned by Éduc’alcool reveals that Montrealers often drink and drive more often than others in Quebec, despite thinking they have a high chance of getting caught. Full story here.Just For LaughsBill Brownstein profiles Anthony Jeselnik ahead of his Just for Laughs gala on Saturday.“Jeselnik is a comic like few others, perhaps no other. His material is, to say the least, most dark and disturbing. He utters his lines ever so slowly and methodically. In his leather jacket, he moves across the stage, also slowly and methodically, with all the pent-up tension of a serial killer. He rarely cracks a smile while delivering one-liners that touch on every verboten subject imaginable — subjects that very few other standups would ever dare raise.” Full profile here.