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  • Kate 21:09 on 2019-12-30 Permalink | Reply  

    Here’s a list of what’s open and closed over New Year’s. Aussi en anglais.

    • EmilyG 13:50 on 2019-12-31 Permalink

      I went to a Royal Bank today (31st) and it was open. It just closes earlier today (at 3 PM.)

    • Kate 14:41 on 2019-12-31 Permalink

      Things were open around my neighbourhood this morning, but they tend to close early on special eves. It was nice – everywhere I went, everyone was wishing each other a happy new year.

  • Kate 21:07 on 2019-12-30 Permalink | Reply  

    I tend to suspect the official weather service has a imbibed a bit of the old clickbait philosophy, because after all those warnings and cancelled flights and recommendations to stay home, it’s actually pretty nothing out there. We may get a little more snow overnight but this is hardly the major storm which we were promised.

    • Ian 13:14 on 2019-12-31 Permalink

      CBC is saying by the end of day tomorrow we should have 20 cm on the ground. Enough to have to shovel out your steps but hardly a snowpocalypse, especially with the 2 days of rain above zero forecast for Friday and Saturday.

  • Kate 21:03 on 2019-12-30 Permalink | Reply  

    OK, the holidays are usually a slow news season, but all the anglo media have pieces about a West Island snow removal contractor which has gone out of business, and also gone off with a fair bit of cash from customers who had paid up front.

    But is this not an opportunity for somebody? If I owned a pickup truck I’d be slinging on a plow and going around knocking on doors. “That name again is Madam Plow!”

    • dwgs 09:17 on 2019-12-31 Permalink

      That name again is Madame Plow!

  • Kate 10:08 on 2019-12-30 Permalink | Reply  

    The Journal tells us about the silliest attempted crimes of the year in and around Montreal.

    • Kate 10:04 on 2019-12-30 Permalink | Reply  

      Bit of good news: the prevalence of fentanyl as a recreational drug is down around here, overdoses are down and there’s been no sign of the drug turning up in police raids this year.

      • Kate 09:57 on 2019-12-30 Permalink | Reply  

        Jean Drapeau’s archive is still producing news stories: in his first term, Drapeau tried to prevent trouble by telling Clarence Campbell to stay away from the Forum, but Campbell ignored him, and his presence at the Canadiens-Red Wings match sparked the memorable Richard Riot of 1955. Campbell had just suspended Maurice Richard for the remaining games of the season and the playoffs, and fans were not happy.

        • Kate 09:34 on 2019-12-30 Permalink | Reply  

          Nary a flake has yet fallen, but flights are being cancelled at Trudeau as the impending storm comes inexorably to town.

          Dusting this off:

          Minutes after posting this, I started hearing freezing rain tapping at the window.

          The scraping has begun!

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