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  • Kate 20:52 on 2019-10-05 Permalink | Reply  

    An indigenously-designed artwork painted on the lookout Saturday was a gesture to encourage action against climate change and was done with paint that will wash away. CBC calls it a mural, but a mural is done on a wall, not on the ground. TVA calls it a fresque.

    • Kate 20:11 on 2019-10-05 Permalink | Reply  

      The byelection for mayor of the Plateau is Sunday and CBC is dangling a clickbaity headline suggesting the borough may be at a turning point.

      • Kate 09:04 on 2019-10-05 Permalink | Reply  

        This is the month to nominate recipients for the Order of Montreal. I keep getting nudged about this on various media so I’m passing it on.

        Above is the official medal. I should’ve submitted my design, which I like better (but then I would):

        • Hervé 05:52 on 2019-10-06 Permalink

          Great work Kate

        • Kate 08:53 on 2019-10-06 Permalink

          I find the existing one kind of dated and cold. Really feels like something selected by a committee.

          I guess maybe Maisonneuve wouldn’t do, though – white guy, colonizer, who knows. It’s based on the Place d’Armes statue, of course. Maybe the obverse ought to have been either Jeanne Mance, or an indigenous reference…

        • JP 11:40 on 2019-10-06 Permalink

          I don’t like the existing design either. Looks like a car rim.

      • Kate 07:40 on 2019-10-05 Permalink | Reply  

        The new sector to grow up around Namur metro and Blue Bonnets must be conceived as carbon neutral, says Valérie Plante. City hall opposition says it’s impracticable, although the argument from Marvin Rotrand that “the infrastructure alone would cost millions because there is currently no plumbing or electricity” would apply no matter what kind of construction is permitted, and it might as well be conceived as carbon neutral from scratch. It’s harder to retrofit carbon-neutrality into an existing building.

        Metro’s writer notes that while Projet promised more than 8,000 new living spaces in the area, the total has now been trimmed back to 6000 – still quite a sizable new district.

        • Kate 07:34 on 2019-10-05 Permalink | Reply  

          A man was shot and wounded in Ville St-Pierre early Saturday morning. No further information has been given out.

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