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  • Kate 09:26 on 2020-02-15 Permalink | Reply  

    The city is reducing fees and taxes for terrasses and supposedly simplifying the many rules that have become encrusted on them over the years. CTV doesn’t specify a borough, although it says “downtown”, but this piece on Metro says these changes only apply to Ville-Marie.

    There can also be very small terrasses without a support structure but you can’t sell alcohol on them.

    • Kate 09:14 on 2020-02-15 Permalink | Reply  

      Radio-Canada has a piece claiming that in fifty cases, municipalities have been blocking school construction, giving two examples. In one, Outremont feels the chosen location is not a good one, being near a city garage and railroad tracks, and in the other, St-Laurent is afraid of extra traffic, since modern children must be driven to school.

      This is evidently meant to give relevance to the CAQ’s recent law allowing school commissions to simply claim a piece of land from a municipality, without paying for it.

      • Kate 01:39 on 2020-02-15 Permalink | Reply  

        Ahuntsic-Cartierville is doing an experiment this summer with road sharing between cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles – but for only a single block of Gouin Boulevard. I’m not sure what such a small test can prove or disprove.

        • Kate 01:34 on 2020-02-15 Permalink | Reply  

          A woman was beaten by an unknown attacker Thursday evening near Beaubien metro. He has not been found and the victim didn’t know him, so this piece seems to mostly be intended as a warning.

          • MarcG 12:51 on 2020-02-17 Permalink

            The words after the comma are hurting my brain

          • Kate 14:14 on 2020-02-17 Permalink

            Usually when there’s a report of mayhem it’s implied that there was a reason – holdups, domestic strife, gangs, teenage hassling cover most incidents. When there’s somebody going around randomly attacking strangers it’s different, so publicizing such a story can be seen as warning people to be on the lookout.

            I was randomly attacked once in broad daylight. I don’t think police quite believed me that I didn’t know the guy, but I did not. Sadly, most violence is among people who already know each other.

          • MarcG 14:44 on 2020-02-17 Permalink

            Thanks, that clears up the meaning but the “been” is still crossing my eyes. To mostly be? To mostly have been?

          • Kate 14:50 on 2020-02-17 Permalink

            OK OK, to mostly be. I see your problem now.

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