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  • Kate 07:26 on 2018-03-23 Permalink | Reply  

    A fire Friday morning has closed streets south of the Bell Centre.

    • Kate 07:22 on 2018-03-23 Permalink | Reply  

      Daniel Renaud says police grilled known sexual predators around Ahuntsic-Cartierville in their search for the missing Ariel Kouakou, but turned up no leads.

      • Kate 06:08 on 2018-03-23 Permalink | Reply  

        Valérie Plante isn’t going to two baseball games next week, and Réjean Tremblay is bent out of shape, even calling the prime minister “Justin Sinclair-Trudeau” in his snit.

        • Kate 06:05 on 2018-03-23 Permalink | Reply  

          René Bruemmer has a good piece on the REM’s extensive monopoly clauses, but the Gazette puts on a headline suggesting the exact opposite to the import of the story. That the Caisse is coldly putting a lock on large sections of the city in order to maximize profits just makes me want to spit; it’s typical of these aggressive capitalists that they will praise competition long and loud until it inconveniences them.

          • Kate 06:00 on 2018-03-23 Permalink | Reply  

            Florida, 1982: crooks carry out a well-planned heist, killing a Brinks driver, although they fail to get their hands on any cash. Now the police there think there’s a West End Gang connection with the incident. Kristian summarizes the story on Coolopolis and goes on to make some guesses which gang members might have been involved.

            • Kate 05:53 on 2018-03-23 Permalink | Reply  

              Not seen anything lately in local media about the fate of the huge convent at 1420 Mont-Royal in Outremont, so it’s interesting to see the development viewed, completely without reference to its controversial conversion, in the Globe and Mail real estate section, along with two other condo conversions in the same area, as bids in “Montreal’s expanding and very competitive luxe condo market.”

              Also note the mention of a gated community built in “the 1895 former philosophy seminary of the Sulpician Fathers” – would this be the old Marianopolis site?

              • Kate 05:37 on 2018-03-23 Permalink | Reply  

                The Montreal metro has only one defibrillator even though a coroner suggests every station should have one.

                • Kate 05:34 on 2018-03-23 Permalink | Reply  

                  Some notes on the variance in city library usage among the boroughs with some explanations why. Sud-Ouest and CDN-NDG are the biggest library users, but access depends on distance as well as urban obstacles like underpasses and tracks.

                  I’d add a guess that libraries nearest metro stations get more visits. The Grande bibliothèque – not part of the city network – benefits from being directly connected to Berri-UQÀM, especially in wintertime. But the Plateau library opposite Mont-Royal metro and the relatively new Marc‑Favreau library next to Rosemont metro also benefit from the proximity.

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