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  • Kate 21:36 on 2017-10-22 Permalink | Reply  

    A flyer promoting a third Tour des Canadiens condo tower has been produced in English and Chinese but not French. Uh oh.

    (The link switched from saying it’s in Mandarin to saying it’s in Cantonese. But is it in traditional or simplfied characters?)

    • Kate 14:52 on 2017-10-22 Permalink | Reply  

      Montreal, via Montréal International, has submitted a bid to become Amazon’s second city. Is this a good thing? Read this Washington Post piece (use a private/incognito/porn window to see it). These might be jobs, but they’re not good jobs. They’re the downside of the tech world, the underbelly of the high-tech AI stuff the city prides itself on.

      • Kate 14:23 on 2017-10-22 Permalink | Reply  

        A St-Laurent resident has received a $149 ticket for singing in his own car. Definitely smells of annoyed police looking for any excuse to issue a ticket, even when there was no offence committed.

        My quarrel with Mr. Moualla is in the TVA lede – the bit about it was a hot day so he went to buy bottles of water. You can drink our tap water. You don’t need to buy drinking water. The city’s got to get onto this ridiculous business of people getting in a car and driving somewhere to buy drinking water expensively then throwing away endless empty bottles.

        To any city reps reading this: Tell us how good the tap water is. Publish lab comparisons with the popular bottled water brands to show it’s at least as good. Talk about it! This city is full of people who’ve come here from places where the tap water is no good, and they need to be reassured that they no longer have to buy water to drink!

        • Kate 13:24 on 2017-10-22 Permalink | Reply  

          Runners are doing a marathon on Mount Royal Sunday, video plays, but not much information about whether this will block the mountain to other visitors.

          • Kate 07:23 on 2017-10-22 Permalink | Reply  

            The Centre d’histoire piece Sunday looks at the origin of the Black Rock and its importance to Montrealers of Irish background.

            • Kate 07:18 on 2017-10-22 Permalink | Reply  

              There are plans for the enlargement of the Maisonneuve library. I dropped by there last summer during a street fair, and while it looks rather grand on the outside, the interior is cramped and underlit and full of that grim 1950s institutional gamboge paint. A revamp is due.

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