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  • Kate 18:22 on 2022-10-01 Permalink | Reply  

    A bunch of people protested in François Legault’s riding in L’Assomption on Saturday, shouting against public health measures against the pandemic.

    What? What health measures? What mandates are still in place that these people can be mad about?

    • jeather 18:26 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

      I believe you still have to wear a mask in a medical setting.

    • Kate 18:28 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

      Yes. I’m going to be a subject in a study this month in two sessions at the Neuro, and I’ll have to be masked because it’s a hospital. How can anyone object to wearing a mask in a hospital?

    • jeather 21:00 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

      I was at the ER (not for me; not for anything serious) and the mask wearing was abysmal. Ignoring the kids, who might not even have been required to wear them, the parents had them over their chins, around their necks, etc. All the while you could hear coughing from everyone who is in for something respiratory. Of all the places to be lax, why you’d choose the ER.

    • mare 22:13 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

      Especially weird timing since as of today all COVID-19 travel restrictions and mask mandates have also been dropped. (That’s Canada, I know.)

    • Chris 10:33 on 2022-10-02 Permalink

      It’s fairly common to protest against things that happened in the past, in the hopes of preventing them from reoccurring.

    • GC 23:21 on 2022-10-02 Permalink

      They should channel all those feelings into actually voting in the election.

  • Kate 08:17 on 2022-10-01 Permalink | Reply  

    Two teenagers who were 15 years old at the time have pleaded guilty to hatching a scheme to attack their school – unnamed, but presumably in Montreal. The kids discussed getting guns and using Molotov cocktails, but later claimed it was all a bad joke. They’ll be sentenced in December.

    • Kate 08:06 on 2022-10-01 Permalink | Reply  

      Two weeks ago, police shot and killed a man on Nuns Island after a report that someone was seen walking around with a handgun. As it turns out, it was some kind of replica or prop gun. The man’s family wants a public inquiry.

      I’d be the first to blame police for mishandling such an event, but in this case – given the limited amount of information in this story – this doesn’t seem like police error. It’s too bad if the man was distraught, and in general police ought to be able to approach someone in crisis with help rather than bullets – but police are allowed to defend themselves if someone points a gun at them.

      • Ephraim 17:39 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

        The police aren’t always well trained in this area… and the refusal to wear body cams means that you can’t get someone remotely to help them, or go back on the footage and show what they could have done for next time. They have handcuffed themselves into being murders.

    • Kate 07:47 on 2022-10-01 Permalink | Reply  

      The headline writer is in error here: Un adolescent poignardé à Villeray. The incident did happen in Villeray‑Saint‑Michel‑Parc‑Ex but the location described is in Park Ex just west of Jarry Park.

      There’s no indication yet how the kid is doing.

    • Kate 07:38 on 2022-10-01 Permalink | Reply  

      A man was found dead in a garbage can dumpster on Docteur‑Penfield Friday evening after a call from an apartment on Pine Avenue. It’s the 27th homicide of the year – and the second case of a body found in the garbage, although that may be coincidence. There was another case two months ago.

      • dwgs 07:59 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

        I’m pretty sure the English translation would be ‘dumpster’ or similar. It would be pretty hard to stuff an adult body into a garbage can and would also be immediately obvious that you had done so what with the legs or torso sticking out.

      • Kate 08:08 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

        OK granted, “poubelle” can mean either one. Thanks.

      • dwgs 08:19 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

        I’m picking my nits early this morning.

      • GC 09:45 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

      • Azrhey 11:39 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

        RadCan just said conteneur à déchets. So def not just a poubelle.

      • Kevin 17:44 on 2022-10-01 Permalink

        It’s a 680L recycling bin.

      • MarcG 08:19 on 2022-10-02 Permalink

        This is the true Montreal-only content I come here for!

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