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8 Things You Need To Know For September 22

Including a massive autumn travel preview & a (gulp) province-by-province winter forecast.

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​Lookout tower surrounded by fall colours. Right: Trees and cars covered in snow along a street in Montreal.

Lookout tower surrounded by fall colours. Right: Trees and cars covered in snow along a street in Montreal.

Happy "Friday Jr." and welcome to autumn — Andrew from Narcity here! ☕

Off The Top: An exec at the vegetarian protein company Beyond Meat was arrested after allegedly biting another man's nose during a scuffle outside a college football game. Who knew that "beyond meat" was actually just referring to human cartilage?

In Case You Missed It

1. Summer In Canada Is Over, So Obviously We Have To Now Watch For Snow

Ever notice that when it comes to Canada's ever-changing seasons, we kind of have a hard time living in the moment? It's literally the first day of autumn and we can't help but look to the skies (and the Old Farmer's Almanac) for signs that winter is coming. Of course, some corners of the country will begin to experience cold, snowy weather a lot sooner than others. From the West Coast to the Maritimes, Lisa Belmonte forecasts which month each region of Canada can expect to experience their first snowstorm of the season.

  • Spoiler Alert: The Maritimes currently appear to be headed for a mild fall — but then again, the Category 4 Hurricane Fiona is on track to bring heavy rainfall and powerful winds to the region starting early Saturday, so there's already a bit of a tradeoff weather-wise.

2. Here Are The Free Services Newcomers To Canada Should Take Advantage Of

It takes a special sort of courage to pack up your life in one country and dive head-first into a brand-new culture. Luckily, Canada lessens the burden for newcomers with a long list of free services designed to make the transition as smooth as possible, Janice Rodrigues writes. From settlement and employment services to language classes and more, these are the resources that new arrivals to Canada should check out as they begin to find their bearings.

  • Some Advice:New citizens, residents and visitors alike will want to adjust their irony metres to 11. It's a Canadian tradition to lean into the global stereotypes about what life is really like in the Great White North — like this, er, helpful viral TikTok about how Canadians repurpose their igloos each spring to make maple syrup.

3. Adam Levine's Propensity To Send Inappropriate DMs Has Taken Its Toll

Maroon 5 frontman and ex- The Voice judge Adam Levine is in hot water after an OnlyFans creator revealed messages purportedly confirming an almost year-long affair with the 43-year-old musician. Sumner Stroh claims she only came forward because her friend had begun "recklessly" shopping screenshots of their correspondence to the tabloids — but now a bunch of additional women have come forward with accusations of similar "inappropriate" private messages from Levine, Sameen Chaudhry reports.

  • OK... So What? No, it's not necessarily illegal to be a serial DM pest — but Levine has been married to former Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo since 2014, and the couple recently announced they're expecting their third child together. So, yeah.
  • The Kicker: Stroh showed an alleged message in which Levine says he's "dead serious" about potentially naming his next child Sumner "if it's a boy." There is just a whole lot of completely normal behaviour going on here, folks.

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What Else You Need To Know Today

With it being the first day of fall, let's do a deep dive into some of our best season preview content so far.







Thanks for reading Narcity's Canada Morning Brief — where pumpkin pie is a year-round staple rather than a seasonal delicacy.

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Have a great day and I will see you back here tomorrow!

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