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  • Kate 22:03 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

    A possible human skull was found in a basement in Park Ex on Wednesday and, just as recently in St-Henri, police have to figure out whether a crime occurred. In this case they may have more grounds for suspicion, as there has already been an arrest.

    Update: The old man apparently found the skull in a cemetery and brought it home 30 years ago, but he may fall afoul of laws against desecrating human remains.

    • Kate 21:22 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

      Neither the mayor nor the head of the opposition have anything to say about the collapse of a UPAC investigation into Mafia interference in city contracts. QMI quizzes Joe Borsellino, one of the stars of the Charbonneau commission (“Everything is truqué”), whose construction business was under investigation in this matter.

      • Kate 21:20 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

        The city is buying a sports complex in Rivière-des-Prairies from a private college that isn’t doing very well. The price tag is $15 million.

        • dwgs 10:56 on 2019-05-09 Permalink

          Considering that they have been spending a few million per arena to update existing facilities that’s a pretty good price. The arena is a bit old but the soccer / football / fitness spaces are new and nice. Money well spent.

      • Kate 21:17 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

        A pedestrian was hit by a truck Wednesday in St-Léonard and badly injured. The driver didn’t stick around, but this brief account says he was found later – and may not even have realized what had happened.

        • Kate 21:14 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

          The city is promising to limit the noise level at Jean-Drapeau park but they’re also allowing for some exceptions.

          • david100 01:34 on 2019-05-09 Permalink

            Man, them giving in like this really burns me. It’s especially annoying because they chopped down all the trees that would capture the sound. You know that Coderre didn’t come up with that, it was some evenko creep, and the same city staff that’s still there now said ‘oh yeah, boss, great idea.’ Bah.

        • Kate 20:57 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

          CTV already has notes on road construction closures for the weekend.

          • Kate 20:55 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

            Echoing recent thoughts of a regular participant here, a petition has been launched to ban motor vehicles from Old Montreal. The idea is to let buses and delivery vehicles in, but keep other motor vehicles out, in an area bounded by St-Antoine, Berri, McGill and the river. Item closes with a link to the petition itself.

            • Ian 21:17 on 2019-05-08 Permalink

              I promise to only use my powers for good.

            • Morgan 10:25 on 2019-05-09 Permalink

              The story only mentions tourists, but there are tons of hotels, condos and office buildings in that zone, not to mention the Montreal courthouse. Film crews are there on a weekly basis, which brings in a lot of money but also requires lots of vehicles. I really doubt it would work.

              I could see pedestrianizing much of St-Paul and some of the touristy streets around Place Jacques Cartier/Bonsecours market though. It’s a bit scary with all the cars and people on those narrow streets.

            • JoeNotCharles 21:25 on 2019-05-10 Permalink

              Vehicles could be restricted without being outright banned. Deliveries or by permit only, for instance. Film crews already need parking permits, this just extends that idea.

          • Kate 18:50 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

            The city and the STM have struck a deal to offer free public transit to poorer students.

            • Kate 10:21 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

              The state of emergency from the flooding has been lifted.

              • Kate 06:53 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

                Appeal court has ruled that the city has to pay $16 million to the firm that operated Bixi before 2014.

                • Ephraim 08:00 on 2019-05-08 Permalink

                  Not to SVLC which was the unit of the Board of Trade of Metropolitain Montreal (now the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, since they want to hide!) that ripped off the city in regards to BIXI in the first place, but to the creditors of SVLC, through the bankruptcy, which may compromise other lenders, but also suppliers… but could also possibly be private lenders including members of the board of trade or even themselves if they set themselves up as lenders.

                  The reasoning is simple, the city of Montreal wasn’t legally entitled to lend money to a private enterprise. Not to mention they aren’t supposed to be in “for profit” businesses, which at the time was the claim of SVLC (aka the BoToMM, or if you prefer my term for them… the bastards that constantly rip off the city of Montreal… Stationment Montreal, Tourisme Montreal.)

              • Kate 06:50 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

                The presence of a likely drug lab caused several evacuations in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve on Tuesday, and four cops were sent to hospital. Nobody’s been arrested.

                • Bill Binns 18:09 on 2019-05-08 Permalink

                  Hochelaga could teach St Henri a thing or two about fighting off the scourge of gentrification.

              • Kate 06:45 on 2019-05-08 Permalink | Reply  

                With two city ecocentres closed, the city is asking users to find alternatives if they can because the remaining five are becoming overloaded in turn.

                • dwgs 10:47 on 2019-05-08 Permalink

                  Make that three, Cote des Neiges is also closed now. The populations of Lasalle and CDN / NDG total almost 250 000 people. This is ridiculous.

                • Brett 12:58 on 2019-05-08 Permalink

                  First recycling and now this. The Plante administration isn’t having an easy time dealing with the citizen’s refuse.

                • Kate 14:12 on 2019-05-08 Permalink

                  It’s not Plante and it’s not just this city. The entire west used to expect nature or the third world to take our trash and deal with it. Neither method is viable any more but nobody has worked out a way for us to continue our lifestyles otherwise.

                • Brett 15:04 on 2019-05-08 Permalink

                  Yeah, I wasn’t trash talking her. Just commenting on how rubbish the garbage collection situation is these days.

                • mare 19:11 on 2019-05-08 Permalink

                  Of course this is when I just starting a renovation and I have my car full of rubble. I went to the eco centre near my house in Petite Patrie and there were 40 cars waiting. Waiting time 2 hours minimum. I asked and they have reduced opening hours so they open at 10:00 instead of 8. I was told that if I arrive an hour early at 9am tomorrow there’s a good chance ill be done by 10:30. So that’s the plan, even though I have much better things to do than waiting in line.

                • Alex L 19:21 on 2019-05-08 Permalink

                  @dwgs, include the Sud-Ouest in that count also. Our éco-centre closed a few years back because of the Turcot reconstruction. Since then we’ve been redirected to Lasalle.

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