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  • Kate 19:34 on 2023-05-21 Permalink | Reply  

    A Finnish company that offers self-service pleasure boats is thinking about expanding past Toronto to offer the service in Ottawa, Vancouver and Montreal.

    It’ll make news when somebody gets tangled up in the rapids, that’s for sure.

    • Blork 20:54 on 2023-05-21 Permalink

      I must be tired because I read that as self-pleasure service boats and I immediately had questions.

    • JaneyB 02:10 on 2023-05-22 Permalink

      @Blork – Lol. That would be another kind of finish company.

    • MarcG 09:11 on 2023-05-22 Permalink

      Ha, nice alley-oop! There was a dude tripping his face off at Verdun beach yesterday, playing harmonica in the water and opening his arms to the sun going “awwww” like he was being touched by god. Dad with little kids was laughing at him, a couple were filming him with their phones… but I imagined it turning very un-PG if he had a certain sudden impulse – picture the beach clearing out like a scene from Jaws.

    • Orr 23:28 on 2023-05-22 Permalink

      An expensive form of recreation, but much less expensive than owning a boat.
      Montreal is a maritime city and we do not appreciate that fact nearly enough.

  • Kate 19:24 on 2023-05-21 Permalink | Reply  

    Possibly useful open and closed list for Monday.

    • Kate 09:14 on 2023-05-21 Permalink | Reply  

      If this city were hit by a repeat of the 1732 earthquake, what would that be like? Engineering researchers have extrapolated from contemporary reports and presented a study on what we might expect, given the changes in construction technique since that time.

      • Kate 08:31 on 2023-05-21 Permalink | Reply  

        The Montreal Children’s Library is being evicted by the CSSDM and may have to close for lack of premises.

        We had a good comment about this library a couple of years ago. I hadn’t even been aware of it before the CBC chose it that year as its charity.

        There’s a certain irony in a supposedly educational “service centre” choosing to eradicate a library, though…

        • dhomas 11:15 on 2023-05-21 Permalink

          It’s going to be tough finding a location for a library on a 500$/month budget, though…

        • Kate 12:03 on 2023-05-21 Permalink

          It should be subsidized, but the articles mention that the library offers services in English too, so I doubt it can be saved.

        • Marc R 20:32 on 2023-05-21 Permalink

          Lasalle borough is about to open their new Octagone library in the coming months, wonder if that could be a potential home?

        • dhomas 20:51 on 2023-05-21 Permalink

          Lasalle is very far from the MCL. They are trying to stay in the same area. The next closest library is 3km, per the articles.

      • Kate 07:58 on 2023-05-21 Permalink | Reply  

        A woman pedestrian is in critical condition after a ricochet from a collision by two speeding cars at Jean‑Talon and St‑Laurent, early Sunday.

        It’s a walking person’s nightmare. There’s no date on this other CTV story from a few years ago, which happened a block north of this morning’s incident. In that case, a ricocheting vehicle plowed into the entrance of de Castelnau metro, obliterating a man who happened to be in the way. (A brief report from Radio‑Canada places that incident as ten years ago.)

        You can be a careful pedestrian, walking peacefully and lawfully along, then two speeders collide and a vehicle surges onto the sidewalk and either kills you or mangles you, and nothing you could have done to avoid it.

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