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  • Kate 17:55 on 2024-04-25 Permalink | Reply  

    TVA says a man has put up a tent near the new Maison Benoît Labre in St‑Henri and they report that some locals are not happy with the presence of others attracted by the drug inhalation site.

    • Kate 12:39 on 2024-04-25 Permalink | Reply  

      In 2021, the CAQ announced a big project of 17 museums to glorify the culture of Quebec, to be called Espace Bleu. It was recently cancelled, but now there’s a plan to put $92 million into a history museum in Quebec City instead.

      • Ephraim 15:37 on 2024-04-25 Permalink

        Will they finally mention that less than 20 minutes (likely just 13½ minutes) of glory the French had?

      • Blork 17:22 on 2024-04-25 Permalink

        Soon it will be just a big room showing “Les Filles de Caleb” and “Aurore, l’enfant martyre” on continuous loop.

      • Kate 17:40 on 2024-04-25 Permalink

        Soundbite from Legault on CBC radio says the museum will start with Champlain, and with the difficulties that the French settlers initially faced….

      • Daisy 05:25 on 2024-04-26 Permalink

        That makes sense, since there was no one here before Champlain and the French settlers, right? And if there was, they didn’t speak French, which comes to the same thing.

    • Kate 11:08 on 2024-04-25 Permalink | Reply  

      CBC investigates how vacant buildings keep burning down. The city estimates that 800 buildings are standing empty around town.

      • Kate 09:15 on 2024-04-25 Permalink | Reply  

        A document revealed Wednesday in the National Assembly claims that nine of our metro stations are in poor shape – but doesn’t say which ones. And once again Geneviève Guilbault washes her lily white hands.

        • Kate 09:13 on 2024-04-25 Permalink | Reply  

          McGill’s expansion into the old Royal Vic space will be adding a new downtown lookout and an additional access to Mount Royal park.

          • Meezly 12:22 on 2024-04-25 Permalink

            So the Quebec govt is “contributing $620 million of the $870-million price tag” for McGill’s New Vic project, but at the same time, it seeks to scare away out of province students with its planned tuition hikes. In other words, running the province like a business but potentially hampering economic progress due to crippling ideology.

            But I’m looking forward to see how this development project progresses.

          • Uatu 13:53 on 2024-04-25 Permalink

            Should be interesting. I’m interested to see how my old department will be transformed. And I’m glad that it’s open to the public and not turned into an exclusive walled enclave of condos for rich d bags.

          • Margaret 07:52 on 2024-04-26 Permalink

            The Quebec Govt investing in the old Royal Vic space now does not mean it will be an anglophone university benefitting from the investment somewhere down the line if tuition fee inequities put that university and its infrastructure up for sale eventually.

          • Joey 12:59 on 2024-04-26 Permalink

            I like how this is turning out. Not sure that the report is accurate (McGill probably doesn’t need a huge new addition to its campus to house its sustainability and policy offerings), but whatever. As someone who argued that the old Vic should’ve been demolished and replaced by trees, I’m pleased with this second-best option.

        • Kate 08:55 on 2024-04-25 Permalink | Reply  

          It’s not like this wasn’t foreseen, but the REM is on track to cannibalize transit revenue in the urban area over the next few years.

          • Mozai 23:57 on 2024-04-27 Permalink

            Headline says “cannibalize revenue,” but the actual quote is “cannibalize users.” Either way, I’m boggled because these services consume revenue or users, and how does one “cannibalize” something you’re already eating?

        • Kate 08:39 on 2024-04-25 Permalink | Reply  

          Cars are bursting into flame all over, Thursday morning’s incident involving three vehicles in Île Bizard being the latest in a series.

          • Kate 08:30 on 2024-04-25 Permalink | Reply  

            Once again a pedestrian has lost against a heavy vehicle: a woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in Pointe‑aux‑Trembles by a truck driven by a man that may have been impaired.

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