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  • Kate 20:45 on 2018-06-18 Permalink | Reply  

    The coroner’s report is in on the death of Clément Ouimet last year on the Camillien-Houde. Dr. Jean Brochu blames the layout of the eastern lookout. Apparently the SUV driver whose abrupt U‑turn killed Ouimet was trying to angle his vehicle into the eastbound lane to get into the lookout.

    So, the layout “encourages motorists to make unsafe manoeuvres” and Ouimet’s death was an accident.

    Get Global’s account: “The teen was heading eastbound down Camillien-Houde Way when a SUV — driven by a tourist — decided to do a U-turn, despite the presence of double yellow lines.”

    The SUV decided to do a U-turn.

    The driver ignored the double lines and did what least inconvenienced him, but nonetheless this was just an accident, pure random chance, not the consequence of a selfish decision that took someone’s life.

    I could spit.

    • Kate 20:35 on 2018-06-18 Permalink | Reply  

      Another new report condemns Coderre’s city hall for not applying normal risk-benefit assessments to the Formula E project before dedicating public money and public space to the project.

      • Kate 19:57 on 2018-06-18 Permalink | Reply  

        Four federal ridings in Montreal are among the worst in Canada in terms of child poverty: Ville‑Marie‑Le‑Sud‑Ouest‑Île‑des‑Sœurs, Bourassa, Saint‑Léonard—Saint‑Michel and Papineau. Bourassa used to be Denis Coderre’s riding, encompassing Montreal North, and Papineau is Justin Trudeau’s own.

        • Kate 06:51 on 2018-06-18 Permalink | Reply  

          The construction of a public toilet in tiny Sun Yat-Sen Park has been cancelled after the Chinatown community complained, although this item says there were no direct discussions with the city at any stage.

          • Kate 06:21 on 2018-06-18 Permalink | Reply  

            The city has been making plans to cope with natural catastrophes, industrial accidents, terrorist attacks and other crises and will be telling us about them Monday, or at least as much as they need the general public to know.

            Update: Valérie Plante has a five-year plan. I’m amused that while it may be good that she’s working with 100 Resilient Cities to do this, the item goes on to say “Montreal’s new partners, 100 Resilient Cities, have identified long-term challenges as well – like aging infrastructure, for example.”

            Yeah, we kind of knew that…

            • Kate 06:18 on 2018-06-18 Permalink | Reply  

              Fifteen people being called super paramedics will be on the road with Urgences-Santé starting this summer. Not clear how or when they’ll be dispatched, or whether you just luck into them like finding the fabled seven-speed Bixi.

              • Kate 06:16 on 2018-06-18 Permalink | Reply  

                The city’s planning to put the kibosh on mountain biking on Mount Royal, described here as “interdit depuis plus de 30 ans, mais toléré par les autorités.” Spokesman Hadrien Parizeau mentions the erosion and the destruction of the undergrowth caused by the activity, but the Journal found some cycling addicts prepared to campaign for it nonetheless.

                • Kate 06:04 on 2018-06-18 Permalink | Reply  

                  A strike that affected a number of daycares in Montreal and Laval is now over.

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