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  • Kate 22:00 on 2023-01-28 Permalink | Reply  

    Various media are reporting on sailors stuck in Trois-Rivières, seemingly abandoned by their ships’ owner, and ill equipped for our climate. A man running a sailors’ support organization there says he’s never heard the like, but the CBC writer harks back to a similar situation in 2019 in Quebec City, and I was thinking of the Turkish sailors who were stuck in yet another such plight in Sorel in 2014.

    And these are just the ones we hear about.

    • Kate 21:20 on 2023-01-28 Permalink | Reply  

      QMI seems to be setting itself up against the possibility that garbage pickup may go to every two weeks throughout the city – even though this has only been hinted at so far, and is only being tested out in part of Hochelaga‑Maisonneuve.

      • denpanosekai 21:54 on 2023-01-28 Permalink

        no it’s supposed to happen in Verdun this summer

      • Kate 22:05 on 2023-01-28 Permalink

        What do you think? I have a feeling they may end up making it seasonal.

      • MtlWeb 00:17 on 2023-01-29 Permalink

        Has been every 2 weeks in Saint Laurent for years – not an issue in winter but can be pungent during the summer months.

      • Mozai 21:03 on 2023-01-29 Permalink

        Every two weeks is fine, if we can solve the problem of people leaving their trash bags o the street 2,3 or even 4 days before it’s scheduled to be picked-up.

      • Kate 22:41 on 2023-01-29 Permalink

        Agreed. None of the articles I’ve seen about this (and thanks, folks, for explaining that the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve test is not unique) discusses the problem of trash being put out long before pickup: the possible smells in summer and the rats (which have been mentioned recently in some media but not linked to the biweekly pickup theme yet).

        I follow a Facebook group for Park Extension and there are recurrent complaints about garbage being put out at odd times by some apartment janitors and stores.

    • Kate 21:15 on 2023-01-28 Permalink | Reply  

      While Postmedia cuts and cuts, La Presse has come up with a nonprofit model that works, with a surplus it plans to use as a reserve fund to keep it going through future recessions.

      • Kate 19:50 on 2023-01-28 Permalink | Reply  

        A woman was stabbed Saturday morning in Lachine, and a man has been arrested. Both these accounts have a coda about the arrest of another man with a gun although the two incidents are “not related.”

        • Chris 22:37 on 2023-01-29 Permalink

          Since you all love to be pedantic about neighbourhoods: that’s Ville St. Pierre more than it is Lachine. 😉

      • Kate 19:43 on 2023-01-28 Permalink | Reply  

        There’s a singular house on de Grand-Pré Street in the Plateau and the singularly named Rose-Aimée Automne T. Morin tells us about it.

        • Ian 22:04 on 2023-01-30 Permalink

          Wow, what a beauty! Amazing that all the details have been preserved over the years.

      • Kate 11:18 on 2023-01-28 Permalink | Reply  

        Mayor Plante is concerned about the alleged toxic work environment at the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) since the arrival of a new chief.

        We see this over and over: some public or quasi‑public entity gets a new leader – in the event, it’s often a woman – and people who were accustomed to a style of management, let’s not quite say cosy jobs but in that general zone – are suddenly made answerable to a new boss. And they don’t like it, and then it gets into the news…

        • Kate 11:14 on 2023-01-28 Permalink | Reply  

          Anti-feminist blogger Jean-Claude Rochefort has been sentenced to one year for promoting hatred towards women.

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