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  • Kate 12:02 on 2024-05-30 Permalink | Reply  

    There’s been an arrest in the triple stabbing that ended three lives last week. Cops say two of the victims were also responsible for some part of the killings.

    • Kate 09:12 on 2024-05-30 Permalink  

      The pro-Palestinian camp at UQAM is to be dismantled, a spokesman saying that students were satisfied with the university’s response to their demands. It’s been there since May 12.

      CBC has an update on the McGill encampment. McGill’s a very different beast from UQAM, and the encampment stays for now.

      • Kate 08:45 on 2024-05-30 Permalink | Reply  

        Grim news bits from Wednesday evening:

        A young man was shot dead on a basketball court in Lachine. TVA goes on to say that De‑Shong Keziah Paul was killed as his brother watched.

        A man was stabbed in eastern Ville‑Marie, but not fatally.

        And a woman was found stabbed to death in a wooded park in Laval.

        Update on the Laval incident: the victim was 46-year-old Irina Draghicescu Iankulov. Police arrested 20-year-old Konstantinos Tsargoulis, and they think it was random.

        • bob 20:29 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          The woman killed in Laval was my daughter’s friend’s mother.

          There is a GoFundMe for the funeral expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/f/irina-draghicescu

        • Kate 09:02 on 2024-06-01 Permalink

          Thank you for telling us, bob.

          I’m trying to find something to say that isn’t “what a horrible thing to happen” but that’s about it. Every woman has had moments, walking around on their own, when they encounter a man who might be a threat. It’s every woman’s nightmare that this could happen. I am sorry that your daughter’s friend lost her mother in such a way.

      • Kate 08:40 on 2024-05-30 Permalink | Reply  

        PSA here: Hema-Quebec needs O+, O- and B- blood donations. Got any spare corpuscles?

        • jeather 15:30 on 2024-05-30 Permalink

          I’d be happy to, if it were near me. (Please, do not explain to me how to check the map again. I know how to check the map.) There are a lot of gaps in where they are located, and though I’d prefer to walk, I’d be ok driving nearby, or if I get a bus pass next month maybe. There;s a big gap in the south west.

        • Kate 17:32 on 2024-05-30 Permalink

          So jeather, can we offer you a nice map?

          No, I agree. The distribution of blood drives is not optimal.

        • Meezly 17:44 on 2024-05-30 Permalink

          The mobile one nearest me is already fully booked for tomorrow!

        • JP 22:37 on 2024-05-30 Permalink

          I vaguely remember that older thread about this. @Kate, would you be able to link to it here.. I’m interested in reading it again..

        • Kate 03:22 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          We’ve had a couple of threads about blood donation, maybe this one or this one?

        • JP 09:37 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          Thanks Kate!

        • CE 17:27 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          I saw one today at the old JFL headquarters on St-Laurent. I wish I could give blood, I’m type O- so am universal. The problem is that as soon as a needle goes into me, I almost always pass out.

        • Ian 17:49 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          You know they take the blood out for you, you don’t need to be conscious, right?

        • Kate 18:28 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          No, but you do need to be sober : )

        • Kevin 19:00 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          The staff used to get very upset at me whenever I went into shock while giving blood. It didn’t bother me–I felt fine! Just looked like a sweaty mess–so I don’t give that often.

        • CE 19:26 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          I was under the impression that they had to stop drawing the blood if you pass out.

          I certainly don’t feel fine when I regain consciousness. It feels like I’ve had the worst, most dream/nightmare filled sleep and just woke up in a brightly lit room surrounded by people.

      • Kate 08:38 on 2024-05-30 Permalink | Reply  

        A well-known local landlord has been found guilty of contempt of court because he failed to obey an order to keep up services in a seniors’ home he had bought and was planning to empty out.

        • Meezly 09:22 on 2024-05-30 Permalink

          Hmm, “real estate bro” doesn’t have the same ring as “pharma bro”.

        • Ian 17:50 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          How about parasitic hamshanker?

      • Kate 08:15 on 2024-05-30 Permalink | Reply  

        The marks of several bullets were found in the façade of an Orthodox Jewish school in Côte‑des‑Neiges on Wednesday evening. It’s not clear when the shots were fired. Nobody was injured.

        • Ian 23:11 on 2024-05-30 Permalink

          I’m not doubting the veracity of this in any way but how the heck did someone shoot a school in a mixed residential neighbourhood with nobody hearing the shots? A silencer seems awfully sophisticated for this kind of thing, but I guess it’s possible? I’d like to knwo also what calibre of bullet it might have been so there is a sense of how far it might have travelled, i.e., were these stray shots from somewhere else? A 9mm can travel almost 3k under ideal circumstances, even a .22 can travel 2k.

        • AMF 06:43 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          This is the second shooting at a Jewish school in Canada this week, the third shooting at a Jewish school in Montreal this year, and the fifth in Canada. It is only one element of a terrifying escalation of antisemitism in this city, but certainly the most frightening, and should be taken very seriously.

        • AMF 06:48 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          Also: “David Stein, who lives across the street from the school, said one of his neighbours told him they had been awoken by a loud noise around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday but didn’t know what they had heard until later.”

        • Ian 08:15 on 2024-05-31 Permalink

          Ah ok, thank you AMF. Reading the Gazette version makes more sense. I was wondering why a Hasidic school was targeted…

          “Stein said he prays daily at the Young Israel synagogue, a modern Orthodox congregation that shares the building with members of the Belz Hasidic dynasty who use it as a school.”

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