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  • Kate 14:52 on 2018-07-15 Permalink | Reply  

    The Montreal Neuro’s Dr. Brenda Milner turns 100 on Sunday and is still doing research.

    • Kate 14:33 on 2018-07-15 Permalink | Reply  

      La Presse is now a nonprofit organization. CTV has a picture of the front page; Le Devoir briefly discusses the change.

      • Kate 14:17 on 2018-07-15 Permalink | Reply  

        I’ve seen a few parties of honking cars trailing tricolores even up in Villeray, and tweets inform me that St-Denis Street is full of celebrating France fans further south. More on the party.

        • Kate 10:20 on 2018-07-15 Permalink | Reply  

          The Centre d’histoire is now doing a historical dates feature. Not all of them are local.

          • Kate 08:59 on 2018-07-15 Permalink | Reply  

            Montreal incomes are among the lowest in North America, at least according to this real-estate-biased report.

            • Kate 08:53 on 2018-07-15 Permalink | Reply  

              Metro buskers are resisting a possible change in the rules meaning they have to reserve a place online rather than on a written list as has been done for decades now. Some of them may not have access to a computer to make this easy.

              • Kate 08:26 on 2018-07-15 Permalink | Reply  

                A teenager was found lifeless in a closed city swimming pool in Cartierville on Saturday evening.

                Incidentally – here we go – the CBC says here “on Dudemaine Street in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighbourhood.” That’s inaccurate and misleading. La Presse’s version of the CP story at least says “dans le secteur Cartierville” which is closer, although even Google Maps is more specific in calling it Nouveau-Bordeaux.

                My point is this: Ahuntsic-Cartierville is not a neighbourhood and never was. It’s a political construct, a city borough or arrondissement. City reporters should know their neighbourhoods and their boroughs and at least be accurate, although from the news point of view boroughs are often too vague. Whether something happened in Park Extension or St-Michel, NDG or Côte-des-Neiges, Ahuntsic or Cartierville matters to the people who live there. Even if the borough label is correct, that information is often not sufficient. Reporters should know the city geography and toponymy and news editors should make their reporters be more precise.

                After all, most reporters wouldn’t usually merely tell us something happened in Ville-Marie. They’d want to specify whether it was Old Montreal, the Village, the downtown core or whatever, because the scene-setting is important to the story, whether we’re at Peel and Ste-Catherine or Dudemaine and l’Acadie.

                • Kate 08:18 on 2018-07-15 Permalink | Reply  

                  A fight between two homeless men Saturday evening ended with one of them stabbed to death. The victim was 53 and his alleged killer is 66.

                  Most local media have this story and it’s all the same brief CP text. I guess nobody sends out a reporter on the weekend for a story like this.

                  • Kate 07:52 on 2018-07-15 Permalink | Reply  

                    TVA claims that if Montreal hosts matches for the 2026 World Cup it will be constrained to do everything in English only including renaming venues with English-sounding names. According to this report on the contract, FIFA also insists on not paying any municipal taxes and on a long list of restrictions over other events taking place at the same time.

                    Note, however, that it’s Lionel Perez again making hay with this issue.

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