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  • Kate 12:22 on 2019-08-25 Permalink | Reply  

    Save the date. A major climate strike is coming on September 27, and it won’t only be students this time.

    • Gordon Truesdale 12:35 on 2019-09-23 Permalink

      when? where?

  • Kate 12:21 on 2019-08-25 Permalink | Reply  

    I don’t often do “good news” pieces but here are a few: 7000 poorer kids got free backpacks and school supplies from community groups for the new school year; two 11-year-old girls were given an award for their quick response in rescuing a drowning boy at a pool in Lachine three weeks ago; STM inspectors will be given training in helping the homeless and people in crisis (rather than beating them up, as is customary); food bank Moisson Montreal held a successful fundraising campaign this summer. Better news would be that we’d eliminated the need for food banks entirely, but we’ll take what we can get.

    • Kate 12:13 on 2019-08-25 Permalink | Reply  

      The Centre d’histoire piece this weekend looks at an attempted escape by a suspect from an arrest in 1961. The building in Old Montreal hasn’t changed a bit in the before-and-after shots.

      This week, Radio-Canada looked back 20 years to the closure of Eaton’s, once a Canadian commercial empire.

      The Gazette’s history feature looks at a well-known photo of Jean Drapeau with Lucien Saulnier and Cardinal Léger in the cab of one of the first metro cars, on show in 1965. There’s also a piece on a strike that closed the metro in 1974.

      I don’t remember any mention of this incident: a small cruise ship tipped over in the Old Port and stayed there for five years till it was righted and towed away for scrap in 1982.

      • Kate 10:42 on 2019-08-25 Permalink | Reply  

        Two policemen coming off shift were attacked by a group of people at station 21 near Émilie‑Gamelin on Friday night. They were beaten up but not seriously injured; whatever it was sparked the incident is not clear.

        • Kate 10:38 on 2019-08-25 Permalink | Reply  

          A man was shot early Sunday in Petite-Patrie but that’s all she wrote.

          • Kate 10:15 on 2019-08-25 Permalink | Reply  

            Six trucks were a total loss after arson overnight in Anjou.

            • Kate 09:51 on 2019-08-25 Permalink | Reply  

              The Jean-Talon market plot thickens, with four longtime sellers turning to the courts with claims that management has been trying to evict them. The issue seems to be at least partly that market management doesn’t want sellers offering anything that isn’t locally grown. Also, the old-time guys feel they have an acquired right to be there, even to being able to sell the right to their spot when they move on.

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