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  • Kate 11:02 on 2018-12-13 Permalink | Reply  

    We already have some traffic notes for the weekend.

  • Kate 08:01 on 2018-12-13 Permalink | Reply  

    The Journal is literally rubbing its hands together at a trivial piece of news giving it the hope of getting a baseball team in Montreal again.

  • Kate 08:00 on 2018-12-13 Permalink | Reply  

    The STM does not use the word “suicide” when announcing an interruption in metro service nor do the subway systems in Paris or New York, but Toronto’s official Twitter does use it. Question is whether talking about it helps or hurts – nobody really knows.

    • Frankie 10:56 on 2018-12-13 Permalink

      I knew someone who survived an attempt. She mistimed the jump and she was thrown back on the platform after hitting it sideways. She broke most of the bones on the side of her body where she hit the train.

      We do need to talk about suicide beyond the annual Let`s Talk campaign. The numbers of successful attempts, never mind the unsuccessful ones that don`t get into the statistics, attest to that. Post PSAs on the platforms if it will help people, with numbers to contact for help. It doesn`t have to be graphic, because when one is suicidal, graphic and nasty probably won`t help, but someone reaching out with kindness might make the difference, even if it just on a poster in the Metro.

      I think that is the goal, right? Preventing suicide, not just making sure the Metro runs on time? Why do we need to know when a jumper has stopped the metro? If I am standing on a platform and there is an announcement that the Metro is not running because someone is bleeding to death on the tracks, I am not sure how helpful to me it would be to know this and I would find it very upsetting. And it didn`t prevent the suicide.

  • Kate 07:54 on 2018-12-13 Permalink | Reply  

    Sylvain Caron was sworn in Wednesday as new chief of the SPVM, the 40th man to hold the position. The Gazette focuses on Caron’s admission that he doesn’t speak English.

  • Kate 07:51 on 2018-12-13 Permalink | Reply  

    An older patient diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016 has never recovered even though the diagnosis was mistaken. Jeannot Mompoint was in his eighties and gave up exercising and other activities expecting his imminent death. He’d be fine now, although shaken up, except that at his age the sequence of events has dealt a blow to his physical condition. His family are suing the Jewish General.

  • Kate 21:16 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    National Observer considers how the new Université de Montréal campus is beginning to put pressure on Park Extension.

  • Kate 21:03 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    Plateau borough has voted to allow the demolition of two buildings on St‑Denis at Carré St‑Louis which were damaged by two fires this year.

  • Kate 14:23 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    A pedestrian died Wednesday in a dump truck incident downtown.

  • Kate 13:59 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    Does any reader have a Mac keyboard they would give me, or sell me at a reasonable price?

    My old keyboard started misfiring not long ago so I bought a Macally keyboard off Amazon and it’s sort of crap, noisy and misconfigured in ways I can’t fix.

    What I really want is the same low-profile silver wired Mac extended keyboard I used to have, but Apple doesn’t sell wired keyboards any more and the nifto wireless “magic keyboard” de nos jours is $149.

    So if anyone has a functioning keyboard of the type I mention that needs a home, please let me know here or by email. Thanks.

  • Kate 09:21 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    The spike in costs for diesel and gasoline is biting the city hard.

  • Kate 09:18 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    Despite many charges in the court of public opinion, Gilbert Rozon will not be facing his accusers in a court of justice. At least, so the Journal says. Other media are saying the court has declined five accusations.

    CBC has an update: Rozon will in fact be facing some serious charges dating back years.

  • Kate 08:12 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    I’ve seen attempts for three days to make this supposedly controversial nativity scene go viral, and it hasn’t because nobody cares. Radio-Canada’s “fait réagir” is off the mark.

  • Kate 08:02 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    Engineers will be joining the STM’s Bureau de projet de la ligne bleue after the holidays.

  • Kate 07:55 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    The city wants to see if it can reconnect the Centre-Sud area with the waterfront as Molson moves out and Radio-Canada leaves the Maison. Odds are that developers want to glom onto pieces of waterfront property and privatize it before any such radical socialism occurs.

  • Kate 07:42 on 2018-12-12 Permalink | Reply  

    A man who used to work for TMR in a role that involved working closely with Carbonleo over the Royalmount project is now a councillor for Pierrefonds-Roxboro and sits on Montreal’s economic development committee. Conflict of interest? Some think so.

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