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  • Kate 12:46 on 2017-12-25 Permalink | Reply  

    Radio-Canada asks and answers the question how much Christmas lighting costs, noting that the coming of LED lights has reduced demand generally.

    • Kate 08:32 on 2017-12-25 Permalink | Reply  

      A woman died on Sunday in a fire in a Lasalle duplex. TVA link plays video.

      • Kate 08:28 on 2017-12-25 Permalink | Reply  

        The New York Times reports on the Plante administration’s lifting of the pitbull law, as does Fox News (don’t read the comments!).

        • Kate 08:22 on 2017-12-25 Permalink | Reply  

          In the spirit of retrospectives this time of year, I’m reposting the weblog list of reliably cyclic stories, adding one:

          Very early spring: So many potholes! How did that happen?
          Early spring: Who threw all this trash around the streets? Why is the city so filthy?
          First heat wave: Why don’t we have air conditioned buses and metros?
          Moving Day: How quaint, except for junk left on sidewalks and sad abandoned pets 🙁
          Construction holiday: Gasoline is suddenly so expensive!
          High summer: Please don’t feed the raccoons at the lookout.
          Rentrée: The traffic, my god the traffic!
          Rentrée: It’s still hot out, why are the pools closed?
          Christmas season: Why are the ERs jammed with so many noncritically sick people?
          Deep winter: What to do about the homeless when it’s too cold to be safe outside.

          • Kate 08:07 on 2017-12-25 Permalink | Reply  

            You can stop dreaming now: it is a white Christmas, and the roads may be tricky. TVA link plays video.

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