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  • Kate 16:32 on 2019-07-25 Permalink | Reply  

    Another big non-local story is the two young B.C. guys, apparently little Nazis and murderers, still on the run in northern Manitoba. I mostly noticed this because the local radio news guy pronounced McLeod as “McClod”, appropriately. (The same news guy had a lot of trouble with “Memphremagog” in another report, but that’s almost forgivable.)

    Update: this newscaster was on an English-language station.

    • CE 19:45 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

      Everybody I’ve ever known with the last name McLeod pronounced it “McCloud”. But I can’t think of anyone in Quebec with that surname.

    • Kate 20:44 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

      I know at least one, although what he’s doing now I don’t know.

    • John B 20:45 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

      Peter Macleod is relatively Quebec-famous, and it’s the same pronunciation.

    • Mr.Chinaski 09:31 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

      Highlander was on TVA probably once a summer in the 80’s and 90’s, that’s also why 😉

    • Ian 19:46 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

      Maybe if they put the accent on the last syllable like “blackBURN” or “at-waTER” it will make more sense to them.

  • Kate 16:28 on 2019-07-25 Permalink | Reply  

    I haven’t followed this story because it’s not Montreal-based, but it’s news that they finally found the crashed helicopter belonging to Stéphane Roy, the president of Savoura. He and his son are dead. RIP, the man did work to get us decent tomatoes (if expensive ones) all winter.

    • Kate 16:25 on 2019-07-25 Permalink | Reply  

      The Orchestre métropolitaine is giving a free concert Thursday evening in Mount Royal park, and some roads will be closed.

      The MSO will also be playing Thursday evening in Brossard, wherever that is ; ).

      • ant6n 23:54 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

        Brossard is like around Panama … so super far away, basically on a whole ‘nother continent.

      • Faiz Imam 00:21 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

        As the usual Brossard defender, even I have to say, yeah that performance is a bit isolated lol. Plenty of parking at the adjacent high school, which is probably why they did it there.

        Panama is easy enough for everyone to get to. An easy 20 mins bus ride from Bonaventure.

        This performance is in a park about 10 more mins away by bus.


      • Blork 10:11 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

        Shush, Faiz Imam! We don’t want Islanders coming over here and ruining things. They’re all rapists and murderers! 😉

    • Kate 09:33 on 2019-07-25 Permalink | Reply  

      A man caught on video snarling crude insults at a woman and her kid is sought by police. La Presse says the woman doesn’t wear hijab, but the man seemed angered because she was speaking in Arabic to her daughter. The child can be heard crying on the video, which CTV has posted here.

      (I know journalists are trained to write “alleged” when accusations have not been proven in court, but in a case like this, CTV, I don’t think you have to say this was an “alleged” racially motivated tirade. Anyone can see that it is.)

      Update: La Presse has the unbowdlerized version.

      • Blork 10:02 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

        Odd that CTV blurred the video and seems to have dropped the audio (at least on my machine). I saw the unblurred video on FB last night (I don’t remember the source).

      • Ephraim 12:01 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

        You don’t need it to be about racism at all, the law on verbal harassment applies and she can request an injunction against him simply by asking after filing the police report. Something that most teachers know… because if a parent of a student verbally harasses you and you file the police report, the student has to be moved to another school… and there is no appeal system.

      • walkerp 12:10 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

        Why does this never happen when I am around? Because bullies like this always go after someone they know is weaker than them. That guy needs a re-education by getting his ass kicked. Just astounding that he seems to think his behaviour is justified.

      • Kate 14:35 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

        Ephraim, I think they need to establish the racism because if this is determined to be a hate crime in addition to harassment, he’d be treated differently.

        Also, re the injunction, there’s no story about whether she’s encountered this man before. If she’d never seen him and doesn’t know who he is, there’s not much point in her getting an injunction, it seems to me.

      • Jack 14:48 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

        You should read about the racial temperature in Quebec City. Catherine Dorion has posted on her fb page about a spike in this racial animus, including the stabbing of a taxi driver who has decided to move out of Quebec. Every expert in immigration studies said that Bill 21 would exacerbate tensions simply because it provides licence to the small minded, the weak, and more importantly the cowardly. Telling a crying child that you would like to rape their mother is an example of this licence that the CAQ has provided this type of human. On the 27th an openly fascist demonstration will take place in Trois Rivieres, its called the Vague Bleu. https://xaviercamus.com/. If it attracts more than a handful of idiots, we are collectively in trouble. I’m with walkerp at what point do you stand around and accept this level of violence and malevolence.

      • Ephraim 17:03 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

        Kate, it adds a hate crime to his folder. But the injunction is 3 years and remains on his file as well. If for any reason, he at a minimum has a file and a reason on the file listed… in case he does anything further.

      • Uatu 10:36 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

        City tv actually showed the guy’s face which is good. Don’t know why CTV blurred it. If you’re going to openly verbally assault someone in public, you choose to give up any anonymity.

    • Kate 09:26 on 2019-07-25 Permalink | Reply  

      TVA says 55 households are still homeless after the July 1 moving day shuffle.

      • Kate 09:24 on 2019-07-25 Permalink | Reply  

        Global says the new fountain at the top of Dorchester Square, installed a month ago, is already undergoing repairs. The architectural firm spokesperson says this kind of adjustment is normal.

        • Patrick 13:00 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

          Don’t they road test and debug things like this before going public with them?

        • Kate 14:37 on 2019-07-25 Permalink

          I guess I can see that if you designed a thing like this and shipped it, as the story says, from Alabama, and then assembled it and plumbed it in out of a box, it might need a bit of on‑site adjustment, at that. An item like that would tend to settle in, I think.

      • Kate 09:19 on 2019-07-25 Permalink | Reply  

        Yves Jasmin, top publicity honcho for Expo 67, has died. He’s credited with making Montreal better known to the world at a time of rapid change. He was 97 years old.

        • Kate 07:33 on 2019-07-25 Permalink | Reply  

          The bookstore Le Parchemin, a familiar sight at Berri-UQÀM station, has abruptly gone out of business and closed their store.

          Another closure of a longtime establishment was noted recently by Eater: the Chao Phraya on Laurier, one of the city’s oldest Thai restaurants.

          • david100 00:25 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

            That’s a real shame.

          • Kate 09:56 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

            The bookstore or the resto?

            I can’t say I ever patronized either, but the Parchemin sign even made me hate University Roman a little less.

          • Blork 10:15 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

            I haven’t been to the resto in ages. The food was very good, but with so many other Thai options around it seemed silly to pay all that extra money just to eat it in a refined space with fancy tablecloths.

            Regarding the bookstore, that’s a shame too. It was a nice space with interesting items (not just books). A nice place to spend some browsing time if for some reason you have time to kill at Berri/UQAM (which apparently I did a few times).

          • Ian 13:52 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

            Honestly I see their niche as already occupied by Renaud-Bray, the only advantage they had was that one prime location.

          • Ian 13:56 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

            …as far as Chao Phraya goes about 5 years ago it closed very briefly and reopened exactly the same after a month or so under new management, which this article doesn’t mention. It was often completely empty, I’m kind of surprised it managed to stay in business for so long – I suspected that maybe they owned the building but I guess that wasn’t the case.

          • tim 16:06 on 2019-07-26 Permalink

            Chao Phraya was always busy when I went there (probably 5 times in 10 years). The last time I went, a couple of years ago, the prices were really expensive (18$ and up for a single dish) and I chose never to go back.

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