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  • Kate 22:00 on 2022-06-05 Permalink | Reply  

    Nineteen thousand cyclists came out for the 37th Tour de l’île on a perfect day for a bike ride.

    • Kate 12:48 on 2022-06-05 Permalink | Reply  

      Services at the BAnQ were taken offline Friday and are still offline now following an attack on their network.

      • Kate 09:41 on 2022-06-05 Permalink | Reply  

        Police have been boosting their presence in restaurants and bars since the killing of Bernard Cherfan last week in a Laval restaurant. With a nicely judged description of what it’s like when 15 cops walk into a peaceful restaurant on a Friday evening.

        • DeWolf 10:27 on 2022-06-05 Permalink

          Interesting to hear Carrefour Laval described as a “point chaud.” It’s also interesting to see the “cityfication” of Laval. Although it’s still generally sprawling and suburban in form, it is becoming more similar to Montreal than it is to the north shore suburbs in terms of demographics and overall feel. On a couple of occasions, stopping for lunch in Chomedey on the way back from time in the Laurentians, I remember getting the distinct impression of having arrived in a less-dense version of Park Ex.

        • Blork 12:43 on 2022-06-05 Permalink

          Laval also has a few new clusters of highrise condos that are sort of like taller, denser Griffintown, but without the canal, the walkability, and the proximity to anything other than malls and autoroutes.

          Or in this case, you’re at least walking distance to the Montmorency Metro station.

          That said, I’m not sure what sending clusters of cops into random restaurants does other than demonstrate a sort of d*ck-wavng show of force to reassure the public. Assassinations in restaurants don’t exactly happen every day, and the chances of one set to happen just as the cluster of cops walks in to a place is exceedingly unlikely.

        • Kate 14:16 on 2022-06-05 Permalink

          Blork, I think it’s a question more of either warning or reassuring restaurant owners rather than the general public. Given how often we see reports of attempted arson on restaurants, some owners must be associating with shady people. They may not be so shady themselves, but be in their debt or paying protection money or something like that.

          I used to eat in a Chinatown place where SQ officers often dropped by, and when I commented to my (Chinese) friend that I wondered how the owner liked it, he said that he probably liked it fine, because having friendly cops around was a signal to crooks that his restaurant was not less vulnerable to extortion or robbery.

        • Blork 20:54 on 2022-06-05 Permalink

          Good point. Although I would amend “not” to “less.”

        • walkerp 07:34 on 2022-06-06 Permalink

          Probably going in and shaking the owners down to make sure the mafia don’t undercut their own protection racket.

        • Kate 08:44 on 2022-06-06 Permalink

          Blork, edit granted.

      • Kate 08:49 on 2022-06-05 Permalink | Reply  

        A man was stabbed in a Lasalle street on Saturday evening. He isn’t dead; no suspect has been arrested.

        Cars were torched at a dealership in St‑Léonard Saturday night.

        Shots were heard in the eastern Plateau after 3 am Sunday but no victims turned up.

        • qatzelok 14:44 on 2022-06-06 Permalink

          While I understand that car-torching is trending right now, I just hope that the accelarants that are being used are benign for the environment. Otherwise, it defeats the purpose somewhat.

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