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  • Kate 15:41 on 2018-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

    People are sweeping up after the windstorm, which caused a lot of power outages around and outside of town. I haven’t seen any numbers on how many trees got blown down.

    • Kate 15:32 on 2018-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

      It’s six months since Projet stunned us by winning a majority on city council, a raft of new boroughs and the mayoralty. The Journal’s Cité Métropole blog evaluates the Plante administration after its first half year.

      • Kate 10:01 on 2018-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

        A new palais de cruise ships is opening on Alexandra Pier, but it will be called le Grand Quai rather than the Jetée Alexandra.

        (Alexandra, for whom a street in Mile Ex is also named, was the wife of King Edward VII. She is said to have been so personally popular as Princess of Wales that when she developed a limp after a bout of rheumatic fever, society women started copying the “Alexandra limp”!)

        • Kate 08:53 on 2018-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

          A local group called Plastic Attack Montreal has grown from an international movement against over-use of plastic packaging for food and other products. They’re holding a rally Sunday at a Provigo in Rosemont to make the point.

          They have a Facebook page more or less visible without logging in (FB is making it harder to see any content without covering the screen with nags to log in).

          Le Devoir considers it from the retailer’s perspective – people may say they want less packaging, but consumers also seem to want more prepared or semi-prepared food, which requires as much or more packaging.

          A point I don’t see discussed but which seems central to me is sanitation laws. We don’t want food that’s touched or contaminated by others, but that has led to a mass quantity of packaging. You can hurt yourself trying to get into jars these days, for starters: you open a plastic seal around the outside to find the contents also protected by a plastic seal inside. But nobody is talking about changing these laws to help reduce the load of plastic we discard daily.

          • Kate 08:16 on 2018-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

            The Société du 375e, in the person of France Chrétien Desmarais, has lavishly thanked Gilbert Rozon for the work he did on the festivities for the city’s anniversary.

            • Kate 08:15 on 2018-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

              CBC’s Jonathan Montpetit reports that the Rosemont Nazi is known to be involved with a violent U.S. group. (Montpetit later tweeted “It’s 2018. Why the fuck am I writing about Nazis?”)

              • Kate 07:34 on 2018-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

                Various items are reporting or rejoicing that the Montreal real estate market is heating up.

                • Kate 07:31 on 2018-05-05 Permalink | Reply  

                  Work on the Biodome means moving 4,500 animals to temporary digs. Radio-Canada has a report with photos on the careful move of their penguins to live in Calgary until summer 2019.

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