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  • Kate 19:51 on 2018-02-21 Permalink | Reply  

    While debate continues to swirl around the question of blocking off Camillien‑Houde, Urgences‑Santé has spoken up to point out that emergency vehicles want to be able to go on using the road.

    Although in general I’m not a big fan of the car, that road has gone across Mount Royal for years and I don’t see any value in chopping it in two. Isn’t there some law concerning public right of way that can be invoked here to stop this nonsense?

    • Kate 19:46 on 2018-02-21 Permalink | Reply  

      A 14-year-old boy who very nearly drowned last week in a swimming pool incident in Rosemont has died, and there will be an investigation into how this could happen during a swimming lesson with a teacher, an instructor and a lifeguard on duty.

      La Presse has named the victim.

      • Kate 06:10 on 2018-02-21 Permalink | Reply  

        In the headline QMI seems very keen to report the decline of Ste-Catherine Street, blaming it on internet shopping and the shortage of parking. But in the second half of the item the writer talks to other sources that are not so alarmist.

        • Kate 05:57 on 2018-02-21 Permalink | Reply  

          A man was stabbed overnight in Côte St-Luc and there have been six arrests.

          • Kate 05:55 on 2018-02-21 Permalink | Reply  

            Radio-Canada claims Quebec is making a priority of the pink line, because it mentions creation of a new metro line in a planning document. But MNA Rita de Santis says she’s doubtful this is true.

            I strongly doubt we’ll ever see the line in the precise form proposed by Projet, but a route like this will have to be considered within the next few decades as working people are forced further and further from the city centre by rising rents. When you live in Ahuntsic or Montreal North and have to get downtown or further – to Sud-Ouest or beyond – to work, you need the pink line.

            My main concern about it is that talk of the imaginary pink line risks undermining the extension of the blue line, which is needed just as badly and has been promised for far longer.

            • Kate 05:48 on 2018-02-21 Permalink | Reply  

              Jonathan Montpetit assesses Valérie Plante after 100 days in office: promises kept, promises broken.

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