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  • Kate 10:54 on 2020-01-11 Permalink | Reply  

    Both CBC and Le Devoir are featuring Haitians who came here 10 years ago and how they’re doing, a decade after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince.

    • Kate 09:48 on 2020-01-11 Permalink | Reply  

      The city’s third downtown food hall is set to open soon.

      • Max 16:03 on 2020-01-12 Permalink

        I did a little surreptitious tour while passing through PVM the other day. Lots of greenery and comfortable-looking seating under that ginormous skylight. The plaza’s taking shape nicely too. I think this one’ll be my favourite downtown chill spot.

        Don’t forget to check out the new Olimpico outlet on University facing the Eaton’s building. Their $25,000 espresso maker is something to behold.

      • Kate 22:46 on 2020-01-12 Permalink

        I’ll have to go have a double there sometime, Max. But if it’s not a run-down Italian sports café in the Mile End, how can it be Olimpico?

      • Max 01:35 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        Their latest location has the same awesome lattes as the original. That’s good enough for me.

      • Kate 10:28 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        Max, I don’t take my coffee with cow squeezins. But their espresso is just as good.

      • Chris 10:39 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        Lattes of course do not require any bovine lactation juice, you can use numerous other “milks”.

      • Kate 11:25 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        True, but almond milk has its downside and not everyone likes the taste of soy. Maybe oat milk is the least damaging.

      • Chris 11:34 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        Well if environmental damage is your primary concern here, you definitely shouldn’t be using cow milk either!

        Oat is quite nice in lattes, one of my favourites. Do try.

      • Alex 12:09 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        @chris And very easy to make at home if you have a blender

      • Kate 12:47 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        Perhaps I should simply have said: in a café, what I drink is espresso, not espresso mixed with some sort of suspension to dilute it.

      • jeather 15:22 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        I was very excited by Cafe Olimpico downtown, but it closes at 6 pm. Maybe one time I will get there. To have a coffee with cow squeezins, like I like.

      • Kate 15:28 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        jeather, this one will have to be nicknamed “Open Da Day”.

      • SMD 15:56 on 2020-01-13 Permalink

        Ba dum tish! Good one.

    • Kate 09:38 on 2020-01-11 Permalink | Reply  

      Some late road closure notifications for the weekend.

      • Kate 09:22 on 2020-01-11 Permalink | Reply  

        Sami Bebawi, once an executive with SNC-Lavalin, has been sentenced to 8.5 years for fraud and corruption in Libya. Bebawi is 73 years old and is the last of the company’s executives to be tried in this matter.

        • Kate 09:17 on 2020-01-11 Permalink | Reply  

          Police have caught the three men who drove up beside a guy’s SUV in Ahuntsic earlier this week and shot at it, and have charged them with attempted murder. The SUV driver wasn’t hurt in the incident.

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