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  • Kate 23:58 on 2022-11-14 Permalink | Reply  

    One of the last vestiges of Expo 67 was the La Ronde minirail, a separate loop from the minirail that served the rest of the site. But it’s now being demolished by Six Flags without any discussions with the city.

    • Taylor C. Noakes 01:50 on 2022-11-15 Permalink

      I thought Six Flags was operating La Ronde under an emphyteutic lease agreement… you’d figure they’d have to run nearly every major decision by the city first, no?

  • Kate 23:23 on 2022-11-14 Permalink | Reply  

    Not nearly as many commuters are availing themselves of the alternative methods of transit being offered to folks who’d normally drive through the tunnel, two weeks after its partial shutdown, as had been hoped or expected.

    The transport ministry is also limiting access to trucks southbound, soon, to keep traffic flowing.

    • Chris 23:42 on 2022-11-14 Permalink

      > Not nearly as many commuters are availing themselves of the alternative methods of transit being offered

      Of course not. Free tickets won’t help, cost is not why people don’t use transit.

    • Taylor C. Noakes 01:52 on 2022-11-15 Permalink

      I kinda love the idea of a bunch of the usual bridge and tunnel crowd, having heard of traffic hell for weeks on end, sitting in traffic halfway through the tunnel yelling aloud: “wHY DIdn’T aNYoNe wARN uS!?!”

    • nau 20:29 on 2022-11-15 Permalink

      Lots of people would use transit more if it cost less but they’re not the people who commute by car through that tunnel by themselves. Those buses also take the tunnel, so they can’t get through any faster than the cars. Sure, if more people switch to the bus, both bus riders and drivers will spend less time in the tunnel, but which of these car commuters thinks they should be the one on the bus helping the other people who stay in their cars get across faster. Next to none.

  • Kate 23:19 on 2022-11-14 Permalink | Reply  

    A mild earthquake registering as 3 on the Richter scale was felt in some parts of town Monday evening at 9:30.

    I have to admit I felt nothing at my place.

    Tuesday morning, Radio-Canada reports that the quake did no damage.

    • JP 23:25 on 2022-11-14 Permalink

      Felt it! If it were winter, I would have thought it was some big snow-clearing truck..

    • Thomas 23:26 on 2022-11-14 Permalink

      Oh wow, I felt it shake here in Ahuntsic but it never occurred to me it was an earthquake

    • Blork 00:18 on 2022-11-15 Permalink

      I heard a thump but didn’t feel anything.

    • Mitchell 07:18 on 2022-11-15 Permalink

      Westmount Snowdon — I’d dozed off — it woke me up.

    • MarcG 09:41 on 2022-11-15 Permalink

      Verdun reporting: I more heard it than felt it and told myself it was a truck or unusually noisy train.

    • Sprocket 14:19 on 2022-11-15 Permalink

      Not a hint of it in VSL that I noticed

    • shawn 17:26 on 2022-11-15 Permalink

      I think I felt something in Mile End but I live over a busy alley and atop a old triplix that seems to shake so easily. In fact it occurs to me that it would have to be a fairly big tremblor for me to recognize it as anything other than the usual hubbub.

    • dhomas 09:06 on 2022-11-16 Permalink

      I felt it out East, close to Radisson metro. It hit pretty hard for me. I went outside to check if someone had opened my (heavy wooden) garage door.

  • Kate 18:29 on 2022-11-14 Permalink | Reply  

    Metro has a list of Christmas markets around town.

    • Kate 12:44 on 2022-11-14 Permalink | Reply  

      Nasty story here about George Epoch, a Jesuit priest who left a trail of sexual abuse that appears to have started at Loyola High School then led to Indigenous reserves in Ontario.

      (My father occasionally went to Manresa, the Jesuit retreat mentioned in the story, where Epoch lived between 1963 and 1969. I remember hearing the name when I was small. By the time my dad went there, he was well past the age group that Epoch preyed on – I hope.)

      Epoch died in 1986 but the Jesuits have not come to the end of paying out damages on his account.

      • Kate 09:36 on 2022-11-14 Permalink | Reply  

        The Gazette interviews the teacher who survived being stabbed by a student last year about his experience and lingering malaise.

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