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  • Kate 21:54 on 2024-04-07 Permalink | Reply  

    The Museum of Fine Arts was evacuated late Sunday morning when it received a threatening phone call. Nothing suspicious was found on a search of the premises.

    • Kate 16:58 on 2024-04-07 Permalink | Reply  

      The good weather forecast for Monday has seen a bump in tourism, with hotels being booked and people flooding into town.

      In a small local bakery just now I overheard some elderly anglos telling the staff they first came here for Expo 67 and they’re visiting now for the eclipse.

      • Kate 12:15 on 2024-04-07 Permalink | Reply  

        Sunday morning, a man was stabbed somewhere near the Met in St‑Léonard then dumped at a hospital, although this piece doesn’t say which one, and the incident is not elucidated. TVA is no more forthcoming with the details.

        • Kate 10:45 on 2024-04-07 Permalink | Reply  

          People in Lachine and Dorval are worried about shoreline erosion but the boroughs can’t get Quebec’s permission to remediate.

          • carswell 11:27 on 2024-04-07 Permalink

            Lachine should dub its project the Northvolt Path. Environment ministry approval will be immediate, incredibly favourable to the borough and exempt the work from close environmental monitoring.

        • Kate 10:01 on 2024-04-07 Permalink | Reply  

          CBC has a what you need to know about the eclipse.

          Jean-Drapeau park is preparing for thousands of visitors.

          Some information from the Planetarium.

          Stéphane Laporte has an exclusive interview with the eclipse.

          • Joey 15:24 on 2024-04-07 Permalink

            That CBC article had everything but the one thing I was wondering about – where in the sky will the sun be tomorrow during eclipse. Does anyone know?

          • MarcG 15:29 on 2024-04-07 Permalink

            Look to see where it is right now and that’s about right.

          • Kate 16:13 on 2024-04-07 Permalink

            I also noticed the lack of info on that point, Joey. The sun will be quite high but tending toward what we Montrealers call the “south” side. Anyone looking over the St Lawrence from Montreal island will be in the right direction. The Mount Royal lookout – the one that looks out over downtown – would be ideal, but I expect it will be packed.

          • Joey 17:30 on 2024-04-07 Permalink

            MarcG, that’s what I did!

          • CE 22:05 on 2024-04-07 Permalink

            It’ll be behind the moon and will be hard to see!

          • maggie rose 10:33 on 2024-04-08 Permalink

            Joey, I found this at timeanddate.com – hover over the sun icon, move it to the time you want which is displayed under it on the left. You’ll get the altitude of the sun, and the degree of and the suns’s direction in the sky. Pretty much SW for the duration of the eclipse. https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/canada/montreal

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