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  • Kate 10:23 on 2022-09-04 Permalink | Reply  

    A Montreal family donated a cast-iron fountain from France to the city and it was installed in a park in Côte St‑Paul in 2019. But now it’s no longer working and may not be fixed for awhile.

    The CBC keeps saying it’s adorned with ducks and a sign shown in a photo says it’s called Fontaine aux Canards. But those birds on the fountain are not ducks, they’re clearly swans.

     
    • Kate 09:36 on 2022-09-04 Permalink | Reply  

      This weekend marks ten years since the attack on the Parti Québécois victory party at the Metropolis. TVA has a statement from Pauline Marois in which she takes a sideswipe at today’s politicians, saying “I experienced my share of attacks, but they just made me stronger.” But she’s also cited as saying she feels bad when she hears of recent attacks on political figures and that she wishes she had spoken up more at the time.

      Her idea – mentioned in the La Presse piece – that condemning Richard Henry Bain might have outraged Quebec anglos is so wrong that I don’t know where to begin. I didn’t see any anglos then, and have never seen any since, express fellow feeling for Bain, or wish that his attack had been more deadly, or anything like that. Bain was a dangerous nutbar and the language he spoke was neither here nor there. It is only sad that security wasn’t able to stop him before he killed Denis Blanchette and wounded Dave Courage.

      CTV says the PQ could win no more than a single seat in next month’s election. Marois says the party is not moribund.

       
      • Kate 09:19 on 2022-09-04 Permalink | Reply  

        Fifty years ago there was an art heist at the Museum of Fine Arts, and Taylor C. Noakes shows how the story was buried by bigger news stories at the time, and how police let the investigation lapse.

        There’s more on the heist by Noakes, with some photos, on CultMTL.

         
        • Kate 09:12 on 2022-09-04 Permalink | Reply  

          A man was shot overnight as he sat in his parked car in Lasalle.

          Another man was stabbed near 4 a.m. in Longue‑Pointe after a dispute.

          Neither victim is expected to die and there were no arrests.

           
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