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  • Kate 08:12 on 2019-10-11 Permalink | Reply  

    Some notes on what’s open and closed for the long weekend. Also traffic notes from several sources and notes on road closures for emergency water main repairs along the Ville-Marie between Atwater and Guy.

    • denpanosekai 11:48 on 2019-10-11 Permalink

      It’s not on-island at all, but the 30N/S to 10W ramps have had night closures for a while now and it’s really affecting me. Presumably due to the “du Quartier” REM station being built. Where can I get information about these closures?

    • Mr.Chinaski 09:08 on 2019-10-12 Permalink

      It’s all there on the REM website

  • Kate 08:11 on 2019-10-11 Permalink | Reply  

    Quebec has finally adopted a law fully permitting the adoption of Uber and, according to some taxi drivers, plunging 22,000 families into poverty.

    • Ephraim 15:46 on 2019-10-11 Permalink

      Does this mean that Uber passengers are cover by the SAAQ, or are you still on Uber’s private insurance in case of an accident? Does anyone know? (Because under the temporary law, you weren’t covered by the SAAQ if the driver was on a passenger car registration.)

    • thomas 15:46 on 2019-10-11 Permalink

      Wonder how they arrive at this figure, there are only 7,600 taxi permits in Quebec.

    • Joey 16:56 on 2019-10-11 Permalink

      @thomas isn’t it common for permit-holders to share/rent their permits when not in use? I can imagine one permit/medallion being used consistently by three+ people…

    • Jack 06:09 on 2019-10-12 Permalink

      I worked with a guy whose dad raised 4 boys working 70 hours a week as a taxi driver.
      Thats why I don’t take Ubers.

  • Kate 08:09 on 2019-10-11 Permalink | Reply  

    La Presse talks to Alan DeSousa about his idea for extending the orange line to Bois-Franc to link up with the REM, and he finds experts to agree it’s a good idea.

    • Tim F 19:46 on 2019-10-11 Permalink

      That takes an expert?

    • Kate 10:35 on 2019-10-12 Permalink

      It certainly gets more weight as an idea if there are transit experts he can cite. I also note that regular blog commenter ant6n is cited in the piece!

  • Kate 08:02 on 2019-10-11 Permalink | Reply  

    St Joseph’s Oratory is proceeding with renovations but wants to raise a million dollars to finish up.

    • Kate 07:48 on 2019-10-11 Permalink | Reply  

      The SPVM has decided to teach crisis management to its officers, rather than arming them with more tasers. This is in response to the recent report on racial bias in police behaviour. However, the initial plan to give every cop a taser was in response to the cop-shooting death of Alain Magloire in 2014, which was partly blamed on a lack of other means to subdue him.

      • Ephraim 15:48 on 2019-10-11 Permalink

        One more reason you need cameras and social workers, so they can learn the tactics of TALKING to suspects rather than “subduing” them… which usually seems to be beating them up until unconscious in some cases.

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