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  • Kate 22:25 on 2011/02/24 Permalink | Reply  

    The inquest into the killing of Fredy Villanueva wrapped up today, Villanueva’s mother having the final word. It could be some time before the coroner’s report is made public.

  • Kate 22:21 on 2011/02/24 Permalink | Reply  

    One woman who wandered off this week was found, but the other, an older woman who liked to take long walks early in the morning, was found dead not far from the home where she lived. No foul play is suspected.

  • Kate 22:16 on 2011/02/24 Permalink | Reply  

    Locked-out Journal de Montréal workers are to vote on a mediator’s proposal this weekend.

  • Kate 22:15 on 2011/02/24 Permalink | Reply  

    Any notion we may have had about the gradual arrival of spring will be nicely filleted by the 15 cm blizzard expected to begin midday tomorrow. Wind and blowing snow, too.

    Later: Apparently we’ll get a dusting but it won’t be so bad after all.

  • Kate 09:14 on 2011/02/24 Permalink | Reply  

    I’m reading this story about biker informants but I blinked when I got to this bit:

    Yesterday, prosecutor Sabin Ouellet told Superior Court Justice André Vincent the murders were carried out by the brothers for someone else but did not say Mayor Gérald Tremblay’s Union Montreal party used its majority on city council Tuesday night to defeat a motion that would protect what’s left of the Redpath mansion on du Musée Ave.

    What an oversight.

    Later: fixed. (But it was funny while it was up.)

  • Kate 09:11 on 2011/02/24 Permalink | Reply  

    Jacques Bergeron has issued another statement saying he’s done nothing wrong and that there’s a vendetta against him and against the auditor’s role.

  • Kate 09:09 on 2011/02/24 Permalink | Reply  

    In this climate, it seems bizarre that the existing plans for the MUHC hospital involve building an open-air walkway over the train tracks. Moves are afoot to build a proper metro access for the hospital, something that should’ve been integrated into the project from the beginning. The other plan is for pedestrians to walk through a parking garage – just what you need, apparently, if you’re not feeling well.

    • Chris 21:15 on 2011/02/24 Permalink

      Incredible! No doubt everything is well arranged for those coming by automobile though!

    • David Tighe 12:27 on 2011/02/25 Permalink

      It is completely absurd that they are only thinking of this now. Who is responsible? It will certainly cost more now than it would have had were it integrated at the outset. And parking for nearly three thousand cars? What century are they living in?

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