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  • Kate 19:30 on 2018-07-19 Permalink | Reply  

    Le Devoir found some Plateau residents in favour of the Open Door homeless shelter moving from eastern Westmount to Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette on Park.

     
  • Kate 19:18 on 2018-07-19 Permalink | Reply  

    With the peak of summer comes a list and rating of parks with water jets and similar features in the whole urban area, but including a good selection on the island.

     
  • Kate 18:33 on 2018-07-19 Permalink | Reply  

    Linda Gyulai has the scoop on why the city is taking so long to set up its own composting sites.

     
  • Kate 08:29 on 2018-07-19 Permalink | Reply  

    Thursday morning, spidermen from Greenpeace are scaling the Olympic stadium to put up a banner protesting Trans Mountain.

     
    • Blork 12:08 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      It’s 2018, so I think the woke term is “spiderpeople.”

      The mention of “spider,” however, requires a trigger warning, so the full term is “(trigger warning: arachnid reference) spiderpeople.”

      And so as not be speciesist and human-centric, the fully woke term is “(trigger warning: arachnid reference) spidercreatures.”

      Therefore, your line should read:

      “Thursday morning, (trigger warning: arachnid reference) spidercreatures from Greenpeace are scaling the Olympic stadium to put up a banner protesting Trans Mountain.”

      Of course there’s also the reference to “trans” without any clear notice of having consulted the LGBQT community…

      (Sorry. Haven’t had my Onion/Beaverton fix yet today…) 😉

    • dwgs 14:39 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      Thank you Blork

    • Nicole 15:31 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      how about “climbers”?

    • Chris 18:07 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      hahaha, nice one Blork. You’ve probably upset some snowflakes here tho. 🙂

    • Ali Bear 19:12 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      How do spiders feel about having their physical features appropriated by other species as a “schtick?”

    • Kate 19:15 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      Thanks for the edits, Blork old bean.

  • Kate 08:19 on 2018-07-19 Permalink | Reply  

    Theme of local institutions follows with La Presse’s profile of Mutsumi Takahashi.

     
  • Kate 07:59 on 2018-07-19 Permalink | Reply  

    Le Devoir plans a summer series on notable buildings, starting with a history and profile of the structure now known as the Biosphere. But they should know better than to call its architect Bukminster.

     
  • Kate 06:48 on 2018-07-19 Permalink | Reply  

    Not sure why the Journal is running a piece now called Adios au gros égo de Denis Coderre but it’s curious because, in general, QMI media have been snarky about Projet and, by implication, more in favour of the old Coderre brigade.

     
    • Steve Q 09:27 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      That’s an opinion from one single man. And that man is Léo-Paul Lauzon. A man known for his far left position. Therefor not necessatily a Journal position.

    • SMD 09:36 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      Indeed. I don’t even think his JdeM editors even looked at it, since the text contains at least two typos (“Brian Miles” and “Gille Duceppe”).

  • Kate 22:31 on 2018-07-18 Permalink | Reply  

    Public health now blames the heat wave earlier this month for 53 deaths on the island of Montreal alone.

     
  • Kate 13:34 on 2018-07-18 Permalink | Reply  

    Music mag Downbeat reviews not only the jazz festival but the whole city.

     
  • Kate 09:36 on 2018-07-18 Permalink | Reply  

    Radio-Canada notes the death of coffee magnate Pierre Van Houtte at 96. I can’t say that it ever occurred to me that Van Houtte was an actual person and not just a commercial chimera like Betty Crocker or Aunt Jemima, but he was a real guy, and his father was the A.L. Van Houtte whose whole name used to be on their sign.

     
    • Ephraim 13:20 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      Actually there are more than one Van Houttes. A. L. Van Houtte was shortened to Van Houtte and is now part of the MTY family (I own shares). It was bought by a private equity firm who eventually sold it to Green Mountain Cofffee Roasters (aka the Keurig people). The US arm was sold to Aramark and the rest sold to MTY. There was also Christophe Van Houtte and Gerard Van Houtte as well. Christophe Van Houtte was purchased in the late 80s after the initial IPO. Gerard Van Houtte is sold by Gourmet Laurier . See http://journaloutremont.com/nouvelles/patrimoine/lepicier-et-torrefacteur-gerard-van-houtte and Christophe Van

  • Kate 08:54 on 2018-07-18 Permalink | Reply  

    Brendan Kelly tries to make sense of the issue of noisy smaller music venues in the Plateau. Kelly’s lack of focus is palpable here – he tries to blame Projet, wavers, then the story fizzles out.

     
  • Kate 08:52 on 2018-07-18 Permalink | Reply  

    Parking meter revenue is down, but while La Presse says it’s because of roadwork and celebrations of the 375th last year, TVA ascribes it to people using an app to pay, although wouldn’t these folks at least be paying?

     
    • Ian 08:53 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      I think the logic there is that you wouldn’t put in 2 hrs “just in case” if you knew you could just add more minutes as you go. I know that’s how I use the app.

    • Blork 10:06 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      What Ian said. Which basically means people are paying for what they use instead of overpaying for time they don’t use. But from a revenue point of view this is probably seen as a failure.

    • Roman 12:17 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      It’s probably because the new app release is terrible and not user friendly.

    • jeather 12:58 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      Still better than the Westmount parking app.

    • Ephraim 13:21 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      @jeather But you can move your car and park in another spot with the Westmount app. It’s by licence plate.

    • steph 19:42 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      With the coin meters, any time unused would go to the next user without overlap as well. The only “loss in revenue” is from digital meters double billing.

    • jeather 21:36 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      Yes, I know that. You can do that with the machine as well, and the machine is about 500000 times less terrible than the app, which is completely terrible on every level. (That said, I’ve never actually had to move my car to another spot in Westmount.)

    • Ephraim 11:56 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      @jeather – The only time I ever park in Westmount is when I need a visa for Brazil. One year it was come back in a week, the next it was come back in an hour. Now you can get it electronically, but it’s not good for 5 years like the one from the consulate.

    • Ian 17:23 on 2018-07-19 Permalink

      Also worth noting the celebrations and roadwork angle makes sense on a couple of levels – not just because people will try to avoid street parking if it’s unreliable, but also because they are even more likely to use what underground or lot parking is available instead of slowly going around block after block in the hopes of finding a street that still has its metered parking available.

      I admit I didn’t read the La Presse article because the link is throwing a 404. Maybe they covered that.

  • Kate 08:47 on 2018-07-18 Permalink | Reply  

    A man named Bony Jean-Pierre died during a drug bust in 2016, and now the police officer in question will face trial over the rubber bullet that ended Jean-Pierre’s life.

     
    • steph 19:46 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      Lets not forget that this is the 2nd time someone’s died where Dany Villanueva was also arrested.

  • Kate 21:57 on 2018-07-17 Permalink | Reply  

    A man apparently leapt to his death from the Clock Tower Tuesday afternoon, despite police attempts to talk him down.

     
    • Max 21:29 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      That’s an unusual deviation from the standard media policy of not reporting on suicides. I never would’ve thought of the Clock Tower as a suicide spot. Makes ya wonder how many more might follow.

  • Kate 21:02 on 2018-07-17 Permalink | Reply  

    A man’s in critical condition after being hit by a turning truck Tuesday in Lasalle. Another victim of the limitations of visibility from trucks.

     
    • Brett 23:57 on 2018-07-17 Permalink

      The article has been updated; the man has died.

    • Jack 02:02 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      Collateral Damage.

    • Kate 06:26 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      As Brett notes, the man has died.

    • Bill Binns 15:00 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      There goes my dump truck theory. This one was a bobtail semi.

    • Jack 17:13 on 2018-07-18 Permalink

      Yeah and that Bob tail semi could never have seen that man crossing the road. Google that corner and imagine what vehicle in broad daylight would have killed that man……..ok a Panzer.

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