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  • Kate 21:57 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

    City hall has plans to vote cash for Viger Square and the Îlot Clark in Wednesday’s session.

    • Kate 20:33 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

      Going by the number of retweets and comments I’ve seen on this tweet from the Canadiens twitter Tuesday, everyone is taking it to mean the Habs are at peace with Pacioretty.

      • Kate 16:04 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

        Players of softball in Jeanne-Mance Park are taking the city to court over the decision earlier this summer to abolish the northern ball field in the park. The Plateau had promised last year to reconstruct the field after work was completed on the adjoining tennis courts, then announced suddenly this May that the field would not be back.

        • Kate 15:57 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

          La Presse says Anjou’s borough mayor is livid that Montreal didn’t do more to persuade Solargise to build its new solar panel factory on its golf course. While Montreal waffled, Valleyfield leapt in and nabbed the project.

          Update: Maybe it’s not settled yet. But one thing’s for sure, there’s no love lost between Luis Miranda and Valérie Plante.

          • Kate 14:07 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

            Bernard Trépanier, the city hall bagman known as Monsieur 3%, has died. He was 79 and had been ill for some time. Trépanier will be forever remembered for the dictum Un chum c’t’un chum.

            • Kate 13:00 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

              A committee of first nations folks is to convene on a new name for Amherst Street.

              • Kate 07:03 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

                The phrase “sanctuary city” has been batted around, but the actual meaning is a bit blurry, given that cities don’t normally have the right to overrule federal or provincial law. An immigration lawyers’ association has made some recommendations to Montreal about things it can do to make services accessible to residents without asking irrelevant questions about their citizenship or status.

                • Kate 06:59 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

                  The oldest church on the island is getting a facelift paid for with new grant money from Quebec. As the item says, there were churches built here earlier, but none are still standing.

                  • Kate 06:52 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

                    I’m struck by this odd little piece on Global about a barrier to stop snakes from getting into the REM site in Pointe Claire. If I’m not mistaken, the hazard is not to the workers – there are no dangerous native snakes in Montreal – but to the snakes themselves. In past construction stories the fate of the brown snake has been an issue, as it’s endangered in the area.

                    • Kate 06:37 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

                      If you’re a habitual cyclist or walker in the city, it will come as no surprise that vehicles turning at corners can be dangerous. The difference here is that the study was done in Toronto, while here at least there’s no right turn on red. But we do have to compete with drivers very keen to turn on the green.

                      • Kate 06:34 on 2018-08-14 Permalink | Reply  

                        You used to be able to stroll up and visit the botanical garden during the event they call Gardens of Light, but it’s become too popular, and now you have to get advance tickets. The window of visit is half an hour.

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