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  • Kate 14:35 on 2024-06-12 Permalink | Reply  

    The Omnium Banque Nationale tennis tournament will become an even larger event in 2025.

    This summer we get the men’s tournament from August 3‑12, but the new event will run for 12 days. I predict pressure to enlarge the Jarry Park stadium.

    • Kate 10:13 on 2024-06-12 Permalink | Reply  

      The United States is said to be considering trade sanctions over Bill 96, and Bloc leader Yves Blanchet is after a legal opinion on the issue. But before you imagine the U.S. is doing something noble to uphold freedom, the only freedom involved is the American freedom to sell stuff here, even if it only has English labels.

      Another language law story at the moment: a group called Droits Collectifs Québec is challenging judge Dennis Galiatsatos’s ruling that a provision in Bill 96 would delay justice in cases being heard in English. Their position is that the judge had no right to interfere.

      • Uatu 17:16 on 2024-06-12 Permalink

        Someone tell the USA that they aren’t allowed to because it’s Quebec -bashing! Lol

      • Ian 20:12 on 2024-06-12 Permalink

        As I understand it, the labelling thing is a lesser concern than the trademark thing. Whether additional signage (etc) constitutes an “impediment” is the crux here but I suspect as in most things, we simply won’t have certain brands and stores in Quebec.

      • Ephraim 11:09 on 2024-06-13 Permalink

        Quebec’s new law violates trademark laws, if I remember correctly

    • Kate 09:25 on 2024-06-12 Permalink | Reply  

      Christopher Curtis reports on a group funeral at Cabot Square for the 37 people who frequented the square and have died since 2022.

      • Kate 08:25 on 2024-06-12 Permalink | Reply  

        The Mohawk Mothers continue to militate against development of the old Royal Vic site by McGill, even though a judge ruled last November that the university could pursue its renovations of the area into an annex to its campus.

        • Kate 08:21 on 2024-06-12 Permalink | Reply  

          An arrangement called GAP, Guichet d’accès à la première ligne, between Quebec and its family doctors, ended on the first of this month, meaning patients with relatively minor problems are once again filling up emergency wards. Negotiations may reinstate this useful system but not yet, because discussions with the GPs are not going well.

          • Kate 08:16 on 2024-06-12 Permalink | Reply  

            An orange line drawn around a tree trunk means that tree has been condemned and will shortly be taken down, but what do the coloured dots mean? 24hrs explains.

            (I’ve wondered: if you had some reason to want a tree removed from public property, could you paint an orange line around the trunk and wait? Not that I’m recommending this.)

            • jeather 09:56 on 2024-06-12 Permalink


            • Kate 10:15 on 2024-06-12 Permalink

              They do eventually get taken down.

            • Nicholas 11:18 on 2024-06-12 Permalink

              My guess is they mark the tree for removal in a database with GPS and assign it to a team to remove, but physically mark the tree so there is no confusion on arrival. Every so often you hear a story of a contractor or landscaper who does a renovation or change to the wrong house. This helps avoid that, and if you just did a random tree no team would know about it, unless teams just roam the city randomly looking for circles, which seems inefficient.

            • jeather 12:25 on 2024-06-12 Permalink

              Yes, eventually, but even given the lifetime of a tree, not shortly. (Maybe for some trees? Who knows how they decide.)

              Near me someone put a little sign next to the orange line asking them to wait until the fledglings leave the nest, which is impressively optimistic on several fronts.

            • Ephraim 12:59 on 2024-06-12 Permalink

              … unless teams just roam the city randomly looking for circles, which seems inefficient….

              Ever the optimist in expecting efficiency

            • CE 13:32 on 2024-06-12 Permalink

              Wouldn’t the fall and spring be better times to cut down trees as they wouldn’t have to deal with leaves or birds?

            • Tim S. 16:48 on 2024-06-12 Permalink

              CE: they did Mont-Royal over the winter, destroying the trails in the process, to the frustration of the cross-country skiers. I’ll have to keep my eyes open to see if they’re working right now.

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