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  • Kate 21:31 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

    The Îlot Clark plan will cost the city $60 million while work on two parts of Viger Square will set it back $63 million.

    • Kate 21:29 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

      Molson is keeping a pied-à-terre near Pied du Courant: it’s promising to keep its offices in Montreal in or near the building that dates to 1786, while the beer manufacturing stuff moves across the river.

      • Kate 20:00 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

        Canada is mulling over giving us a new statutory holiday for the remembrance of the residential school system and the damage it did to indigenous people.

        One date being considered is June 21.

        We have no stat holiday between New Year’s and Easter, a long stretch of time especially when Easter comes late (April 21 next year). We have no stat holiday in November – between Thanksgiving and Christmas – so there’s no break as the year gets darker and colder, and no break through the grim stretch of January to March.

        In Quebec, we already have June 24 off, followed in short order by July 1. So if this plan goes through, we’d have a two-week block with three stat holidays.

        The other date being mentioned is September 30, which would insert an additional long weekend between Labour Day and Thanksgiving. I’d vote for this one over June 21, but even more, I’d vote for a long weekend on the second or third weekend of February, when we’re all crazed with cabin fever and wondering if it will ever end.

        • Kate 18:44 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

          A group of women plan to carry out a class action suit again Gilbert Rozon and now Rozon has permission to appeal the suit.

          • Kate 18:38 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

            As a bad Anglo I confess I never encountered the work of actor Albert Millaire, but I see in our media that he was one of the grand old men of Montreal theatre. He’s dead at 83.

            • Kate 18:34 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

              Following Toronto’s lead, Montreal will be asking the federal government to ban private ownership of assault rifles and handguns.

              • Kate 07:04 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

                It’s not a terrible idea to have a piece on Montreal-specific Facebook groups but what’s with the condescending nanny-ish adumbrations “Remember: assume the best in people and be kind to the admins” and “play along for now, please”?

                • Kate 07:01 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

                  Summer is, as usual, a bit slow on the news front, so forgive me if I link more Condé Nast pieces enumerating Montreal features with ten poutine places and ten top museums.

                  • Kate 06:48 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

                    A bar owner who used to have an establishment beside a hostel for visiting Inuit downtown has received a permit for a new bar to open near the new Inuit hostel in Dorval, and this item says he’s even opened an astroturfed Facebook page ostensibly as a service to Inuit, but actually to promote the bar.

                    • Kate 06:42 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

                      The Montreal annual news cycle always includes a late summer piece about raccoons on Mount Royal and here it is. Too many tourists are feeding too many raccoons. Despite signs warning of fines, it seems police have never issued a single ticket.

                      • Kate 06:36 on 2018-08-15 Permalink | Reply  

                        Blue electric Bixis will be available starting Wednesday, but there are only 20 in the entire system for the moment. Users of powered bikes are obliged to wear a helmet, although this piece doesn’t say which type.

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