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  • Kate 10:23 on 2018-04-28 Permalink | Reply  

    A reader once asked me to make note of items on ice cream places, and although it’s a bit early in the season I see the Journal already has an “ultimate bucket list” of a dozen crèmeries. (Alert to OLF: shouldn’t that be “liste de seau”?)

    • Kate 09:48 on 2018-04-28 Permalink | Reply  

      Transcontinental has sold 30 publications including the free paper Metro to businessman Michael Raffoul. Twenty-one of these are local weeklies from the Montreal area – in some cases titles that have been in existence for years, like Corriere Italiano. No layoffs or shutdowns, for the moment.

      • Kate 09:43 on 2018-04-28 Permalink | Reply  

        The city is cleaning up the inevitable post-winter mess and there are cleanup corvées around town this weekend and next. Brief report from CTV and in the Journal.

        Metro talked to Corey Fleischer, whose crusade is to obliterate hate graffiti in and around town.

        For my part, last week I went out in the alley and swept up a winter’s worth of semi fermented botanical scrap from the vines that have grown out over the overhanging cables since a neighbour planted some kind of creeper a few years ago that produces small blue berries inedible by people. Birds like them, though: I’ve seen a pair of cardinals having a nosh up there from time to time. It didn’t take long and now my segment of the alley is clean and dry – kids play out there, neighbours meet to walk their dogs, chat over the back fence. It’s a nice little corner of town.

        • Kate 09:13 on 2018-04-28 Permalink | Reply  

          A May Day march to show support for workers will be held Saturday afternoon – not unreasonably, given that May Day itself is Tuesday when a lot of those workers will be unavailable to march.

          • Kate 08:49 on 2018-04-28 Permalink | Reply  

            The Journal reported this week that among the public expenses for the 375th were a custom written song by Gregory Charles and a dessert recipe served to 700 guests at the opening party. And now the paper is revealing them to you.

            • Kate 08:03 on 2018-04-28 Permalink | Reply  

              SPVM police training with assault rifles in Laval left one on the roof of their car as they drove away and it fell off on the autoroute. A passing motorist recovered the gun, by then very damaged, and brought it to a police station.

              • Kate 07:57 on 2018-04-28 Permalink | Reply  

                City council lumbers into the 21st century by abolishing the requirement for men to wear a tie. Thérèse Daviau flouted the rule for women to wear a skirt or dress as long ago as 1974.

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