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  • Kate 20:39 on 2022-12-26 Permalink | Reply  

    Info-Neige tweets that some boroughs are starting a new snow‑clearing round. Radio‑Canada says 12 boroughs are getting the treatment.

    • Kate 15:55 on 2022-12-26 Permalink | Reply  

      Daily Hive poses the question how many restaurants are there in Montreal? The definition of Montreal is not clear – is it the city, the island or the metropolitan area?

      Also the math is bad. If we have 5,170 restos, however you define the city, that does not make it 392 eating establishments per capita! Assuming the full metropolitan census area of 4,291,732 people, it divvies out to one resto per 830 residents, give or take. But there’s no point making calculations with such poorly defined terms.

      • bill 06:48 on 2022-12-27 Permalink

        I would be far more interested in what the churn rate is, and whether there are more openings, or more closings?

      • Kate 09:20 on 2022-12-27 Permalink

        If I see such an article, I will post it.

    • Kate 11:25 on 2022-12-26 Permalink | Reply  

      Here’s a nice picture of our archipelago in winter, taken last winter and recently posted to NASA’s Earth Observatory. I especially appreciate how it uses Montreal compass directions.

      • Tee Owe 11:40 on 2022-12-26 Permalink

        It says that Heron Island is downriver of the Champlain and Nun’s Island – they mean upriver surely

      • Kate 12:09 on 2022-12-26 Permalink

        Good spot, Tee Owe. I’ve emailed a correction, no idea how long till it will be seen on a week like this.

        Update: Email replied to, and it should be corrected now!

      • Blork 21:54 on 2022-12-26 Permalink

        Change has been made already! (I also sent in a correction.)

    • Kate 11:13 on 2022-12-26 Permalink | Reply  

      The city is planning to offer mostly vegetarian food at its events, and to encourage vegetarian offerings in its various installations.

      It was more than two years ago that I posted an article I found in Est Media about how Espace pour la Vie was going to offer an exclusively vegetarian menu in the snack bars at the botanical garden, the Planetarium and the Biodome. So this isn’t an entirely new idea.

      • Kate 09:47 on 2022-12-26 Permalink | Reply  

        After all this weather fuss, we’ll experience a thaw starting Wednesday night and running into next weekend, which is forecast to be rainy.

        Some in Quebec are still without power from the pre‑Christmas storm.

        • Kate 08:58 on 2022-12-26 Permalink | Reply  

          News is slow, but here’s an open and closed for Boxing Day.

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