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  • Kate 23:53 on 2023-09-01 Permalink | Reply  

    The writers’ strike in Hollywood is having an effect here, technicians and production people all idle because shows are stopped.

    • Kate 09:36 on 2023-09-01 Permalink | Reply  

      The Journal heads this history of beer in Montreal “Si on boit de la bière, c’est à cause des Anglais” but begins by explaining how the intendant Jean Talon wanted his colonizers to make and drink their own beer rather than imported wine and spirits.

      • Kate 09:26 on 2023-09-01 Permalink | Reply  

        The STM is going to be digging up Émilie-Gamelin square and its environs to renew the waterproofing of Berri‑UQÀM station. It’s going to take a year or two to complete.

        • Kate 09:22 on 2023-09-01 Permalink | Reply  

          The STM’s bus drivers are working under stress, there’s a lot of absenteeism and drivers have been quitting. Even the unloved metro cops have been staying home.

          • Kate 08:45 on 2023-09-01 Permalink | Reply  

            Weekend events from CityCrunch, CTV, CultMTL, Sarah’s Weekend List.

            A passage of hot summery weather is expected.

            TVA warns drivers they will have to be patient over the long weekend.

            • Kate 08:40 on 2023-09-01 Permalink | Reply  

              New rules governing Airbnb-type short‑term rentals come into force September 1st.

              I’m still seeing combination key boxes attached to some buildings around Villeray, the unmistakable sign of a short‑term rental.

              Update: The Journal says the new law doesn’t have teeth.

              • Nicholas 08:48 on 2023-09-01 Permalink

                TBF there’s a box bolted into the brick on my apartment, which hasn’t been a short term rental for years. Landlord doesn’t even know the combination, nor if there’s anything in it, nor if what’s in it unlocks the door.

              • Ephraim 17:50 on 2023-09-01 Permalink

                The fine for AirBnB, Expedia’s VRBO etc is $100K per violation. And for the person advertising, it’s $50K. The PDF files with the permit are signed with government certs. I don’t know if these companies are going to risk $100K a listing for a few bucks.

                Though, from what I understand, some places in Old Montreal changed to hotel status, but now the government is going after them for the requirement for a front desk.

            • Kate 08:37 on 2023-09-01 Permalink | Reply  

              Radio-Canada has a new feature looking back at the origins of the REM and how so much political maneuvering ended up with the project we see now.

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