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  • Kate 16:38 on 2022-10-28 Permalink | Reply  

    The Mohawk Mothers (Kanien’kehá:ka kahnistensera) have been granted an injunction to stop excavation at the old Royal Vic site, where they suspect there are unmarked graves of Indigenous people, and possibly traces of pre‑Columbian habitations.

    • Kate 15:18 on 2022-10-28 Permalink | Reply  

      Concordia University has made a public apology for its handling of the incident in 1969 in which complaints by Black students about the biased attitude of a biology professor were brushed aside, leading to a standoff in which computer equipment was destroyed and punch cards rained down into the street.

      Concordia still has a list of changes it will have to make.

      • Kate 15:04 on 2022-10-28 Permalink | Reply  

        A woman who died last week in a seniors’ home in Rosemont was only found to have been stabbed to death on Friday. It’s a weird echo of a similar incident earlier this month in which a woman of 90 was killed in a home in Vaudreuil, although in this case there is not yet any suspect.

        CBC Radio says this is the 32nd homicide in Montreal this year.

        • Kate 08:25 on 2022-10-28 Permalink | Reply  

          Lists of things to do on the weekend: Daily Hive, CityCrunch, CultMTL.

        • Kate 08:23 on 2022-10-28 Permalink | Reply  

          So $2.7 billion in federal infrastructure financing is about to go poof if neither Montreal nor Quebec propose any projects to be funded.

          • Blork 10:51 on 2022-10-28 Permalink

            I could use a kitchen reno.

          • Kate 11:29 on 2022-10-28 Permalink

            Well, write up a proposal! Just don’t include a breakfast bar.

          • jeleventybillionandone 17:20 on 2022-10-28 Permalink

            Aren’t there projects like the affordable housing conversion near Parc metro that are idle for want of funding?

          • Kate 08:46 on 2022-10-29 Permalink

            That’s what I’ve wondered too. News stories about obvious projects idle from lack of cash. Is it simply that nobody can write up a coherent proposal? Some technical difficulty about ownership?

          • Joey 08:52 on 2022-10-29 Permalink

            The federal funds only flow if other levels of government are chipping in money as well. Presumably the QC bureaucrats who manage the province’s various infrastructure programs will get their ducks in a row in time to trigger federal investment.

          • Kate 12:41 on 2022-10-29 Permalink

            How many federal benefits have been blocked by successive Quebec governments since 1976? We pay federal taxes, but I wonder how much sheer Quebec intransigence has prevented us from getting back.

        • Kate 08:20 on 2022-10-28 Permalink | Reply  

          Here are some notes on the weekend driving crises.

          • Kate 08:20 on 2022-10-28 Permalink | Reply  

            Mayor Plante asked Canada Post to stop with the nonsense over distribution of the Publisac. A study shows that 80% of us toss the Publisac, and would prefer to stop the waste, while Transcontinental is determined to use Canada Post to circumvent the new bylaw against unsolicited mail.

            • dhomas 18:29 on 2022-10-28 Permalink

              But what will I use to line my compost bin and to start my charcoal barbecue if there’s no Publisac?

            • Kate 12:42 on 2022-10-29 Permalink

              One of the benefits of Lufa is that some of the produce is delivered in paper bags, which are nifty for the purpose you describe.

            • dhomas 16:49 on 2022-10-29 Permalink

              Heh, I was being facetious. I do use my Publisac for these reasons (almost exclusively), but I would find another way. My local IGA used to bag groceries in paper bags, but I think they may have stopped now (I haven’t forgotten my reusable bags in a while, so I haven’t needed their bags).

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