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  • Kate 21:39 on 2018-07-07 Permalink | Reply  

    Serge Dessureault, captain of downtown fire station 19 and devoted mountaineer, has died Saturday morning trying to climb K2.

    The CTV piece here and the CBC radio news I heard earlier both stressed that Dessureault was a skilled guy who “didn’t take any chances” – except, of course, for attempting to climb one of the most deadly peaks on the planet.

    • Kate 21:00 on 2018-07-07 Permalink | Reply  

      Heat waves can cause deaths even after they end. Five more people have died in Montreal from its effects, bringing the total in Montreal to 33.

      • Kate 17:25 on 2018-07-07 Permalink | Reply  

        Where are the British and Croatians celebrating in the streets?

        • Kate 08:39 on 2018-07-07 Permalink | Reply  

          The city morgue is full up right now after a week of heat wave and the facility is farming the surplus out to a funeral home.

          Apparently a lot of the morgue spaces are taken up by, so to speak, permanent residents who haven’t been claimed. Shouldn’t there be a rule that after a certain period of time they will be disposed of?

          • Kate 08:01 on 2018-07-07 Permalink | Reply  

            Quebec is about to allow vanity licence plates and – you couldn’t make it up – the Parti québécois wants a rule that they can only be in French.

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