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  • Kate 21:15 on 2023-01-29 Permalink | Reply  

    The Quebec City mosque held a ceremony Sunday – for the first time at the mosque itself – to mark the sixth anniversary of the shooting that killed six of its members. The gathering was addressed by Ayman Derbali, rendered paraplegic in the incident. Justin Trudeau attended; François Legault did not.

    • Kate 20:56 on 2023-01-29 Permalink | Reply  

      Blork’s comment below made me look into the cold weather coming: later this week we’ll get some of that polar vortex weather with a high of –20°C on Friday and its coldest night in two decades on the weekend.

      • shawn 12:59 on 2023-01-31 Permalink

        Both Environment Canada and Weather Network now have projected that overnight low a bit milder than -30, by a degree or two.

    • Kate 11:52 on 2023-01-29 Permalink | Reply  

      Viola Léger, best known for her performance as La Sagouine, has died at 92. She incarnated Antonine Maillet‘s character for 45 years. Maillet herself is 93

      • Kate 11:23 on 2023-01-29 Permalink | Reply  

        A man was shot early Sunday on l’Acadie in Ahuntsic. Radio‑Canada has a little correction explaining that they initially placed the incident in St‑Laurent, while TVA still says it happened in that borough and so does La Presse. But l’Acadie is definitely in Ahuntsic.

        The man is not expected to die.

        • Thomas 11:32 on 2023-01-29 Permalink

          More Cartierville than Ahuntsic I’d say. The borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville extends from the West Island to Montréal-Nord to Villeray, so it’s better to go by district.

          It would be like saying something happened in Hochelaga when it actually happened in Mercier or Maisonneuve.

        • Spi 11:40 on 2023-01-29 Permalink

          No this is definitely Ahuntsic, Cartierville is a tiny area west of the 15 and north of the Henri-B, the shooting occurred across from marche central 3-4 blocks north of TMR/Park-Ex. There is no loose enough definition of Cartierville that places it that close to either of those neighbourhoods.

        • Bert 15:41 on 2023-01-29 Permalink

          For me, I would call that area Bordeaux. Backstory, I worked for the city, way back when at places on St. Hubert and on l’Acadie, each around Henri-Bourassa. The whole “arrondissement” was Known as A-B-C – Ahuntsic – Bordeaux – Cartierville. A was basically everything east of St Laurent or the railroad tacks, B continued west to about Laurentian (but probably not that far) and C was everything west until the depth-op-water.

        • Ephraim 16:46 on 2023-01-29 Permalink

          Cartierville is from the Autoroute 15 in the east, the river in the north, the railway line in the south and everything over to Toupin that is NOT part of St-Laurent. So along Keller, over to Cousineau, along Leon-Terpanier, Jasmin, Jean-Bourdon and finally to Toupin. Including Sacre Coeur hospital, Parc de Beausejour, Belmont Park, Raimbault Park and Saint-Odile Park.

          New Bordeaux is therefore east of Autoroute 15. bounded by the river to the north, but I would say it would be bordered by Bordeaux jail itself or the rail line next to St-Real. It’s southern border would normally be thought to be Henri Bourassa, but could be stretched to Sauve/Cote-Vertu and that rail line.

          Which would leave this location as being in Ahuntsic-Cartieville as a borough, but in Marche Central as a neighbourhood. An industrial area for the most part, running from the tracks, to the tracks to the 15 to the 40, since the other side of the 15 is part of St-Laurent

      • Kate 10:58 on 2023-01-29 Permalink | Reply  

        François Cardinal wants to know how our consumption of news has changed since the pandemic. It’s a good piece, pondering on many other things that have changed over the last three years, and there’s a contact link at the end.

        • Faiz imam 12:36 on 2023-01-29 Permalink

          For Montreal in particular. it’s the cbc app, twitter, reddit r/Montreal and this place. Plus a few

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