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  • Kate 20:05 on 2018-08-19 Permalink | Reply  

    A man stabbed another man near the Palais des congrès Sunday afternoon and police have arrested a suspect. CTV specifies both parties were homeless – if so, this is the second case of one homeless man stabbing another this summer. Last time it was fatal though.

    Another stabbing happened Sunday in Ahuntsic.

    • Kate 19:55 on 2018-08-19 Permalink | Reply  

      The third part of Andy Riga’s series on Mount Royal looks at the perils and pleasures of the Escarpment Path. Might autoplay video depending on your settings. Also some sidebars on other mountain-related stuff of interest.

      • Kate 19:35 on 2018-08-19 Permalink | Reply  

        Two kids, 4 and 7, were attacked by a dog Sunday in Montreal North. According to this story, the dog was being temporarily looked after by the family, but has been seized. La Presse is mum on its breed but CTV cites police saying it was a pitbull type.

        What’s disturbing in this story is that the kids were not attacked at the same time. One kid was already stitched up (16 stitches to the head!) before the dog got loose again and attacked the older child.

        Radio-Canada has more details about how the dog came to be in that house, and while the URL of the story contains the word “pitbull” (generated when the story was first written) the existing text does not.

        Monday morning, CBC radio was still tiptoeing around the breed of dog. I’ve been bullied here on the blog by a militant pitbull owner and I’m guessing the CBC folks may also have been browbeaten by someone like that. So let’s say it here: dog breeds are not equivalent to human “races”. Reporting that an attack was by a pitbull is not equivalent to racism, although some people speak as if it is.

        • Kate 10:55 on 2018-08-19 Permalink | Reply  

          I blinked at the headline Investiture de Justin Trudeau dimanche but it’s a brief note about Trudeau signing on again to run in Papineau in the federal election expected next year.

          • Kate 09:20 on 2018-08-19 Permalink | Reply  

            A CP piece by Giuseppe Valiante says it out loud: Montreal would have less clout under a CAQ government. (Same article in English).

            François Legault’s party will not be elected here so it has no reason to make decisions in our favour. Please, anyone considering voting CAQ for the pure sake of change, if you live in Montreal, think again. Philippe Couillard is nobody’s idea of a stirring leader, but at least his party knows it’s important to keep Montrealers on side.

            • Kate 09:07 on 2018-08-19 Permalink | Reply  

              Fifteen distinct road accidents Saturday afternoon caused an epic traffic snarl South Shore-wards (“cauchemar”). TVA caught a classic bit of journalistic puffery as one man practised his putting among the stopped traffic.

              • Kate 08:58 on 2018-08-19 Permalink | Reply  

                Good bit of history on Radio-Canada looks at how the Lachine Rapids were essentially a strategic opportunity for the Mohawk people, who knew how to pass through them safely when nobody else did. Then the Seaway damaged forever the relationship the Mohawks had with the river.

                Also today: the Centre d’histoire’s historical anniversaries of the week both local and worldwide.

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