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  • Kate 20:02 on 2011/03/11 Permalink | Reply  

    Here are links for the Japanese cultural centre in Montreal and a Facebook page for the community. Air Canada has cancelled all flights to Tokyo for the moment.

  • Kate 19:35 on 2011/03/11 Permalink | Reply  

    The city’s started cleaning up the ice and puddles left by the storms, but around here the rain’s already starting to remove the problems. Workers are also beginning to tackle the potholes.

  • Kate 18:34 on 2011/03/11 Permalink | Reply  

    We had a poutine discussion here earlier this week and I didn’t want this to get lost in the comments. I tried the curry poutine at Chef Guru (4120 Saint-Laurent, just north of the lumberyard) and it truly is wonderful. I had the spicy, and when I exited afterwards into the cold spattering rain it couldn’t touch me.

    • Sean 19:27 on 2011/03/11 Permalink

      I had one at McKibbins and I absolutely loved it!

    • Zeke 21:00 on 2011/03/11 Permalink


      North of the stone yard… The lumber yard on Saint Laurent is quite a bit further north. Although now you’re going to make me re-try Chef Guru. I had previously eaten there and hated it. Granted, I ate more traditional fare.

    • mare 21:58 on 2011/03/11 Permalink

      No Zeke, Kate is right, it’s North of the lumberyard of the Rona.


    • Kate 22:37 on 2011/03/11 Permalink

      Right. I didn’t mean the lumber yard north of the tracks, but the smaller one between Duluth and Rachel. Sorry to have been ambiguous.

    • Ian 14:59 on 2011/03/14 Permalink

      That’s Bois Idéal, now a Rona.

    • David M 11:35 on 2011/03/15 Permalink

      so my roommate and i wandered over to chef guru to try the curry poutine, and i can confirm that it is indeed quite tasty. the cheese is standard issue mayrand bulk buy, but the ultra crispy fries (frozen and baked? high heat fried in clarified butter?) and the uk-style sauce were just fantastic. think of this as a very good curry fries with some low quality curds tossed on/mixed in. oh, and it’s $5.99, so came in at $8 out the door.

  • Kate 12:08 on 2011/03/11 Permalink | Reply  

    La Presse foresees phasing out its paper edition over the next few years.

    Another shift away from paper: the Canadian mint Bank of Canada is going to begin rolling out polymer bills later this year.

    • Marc 13:12 on 2011/03/11 Permalink

      The Mint deals with coinage, not paper/polymer currency.

    • Kate 13:27 on 2011/03/11 Permalink

      My mistake. The Bank of Canada.

  • Kate 12:05 on 2011/03/11 Permalink | Reply  

    Big news today is the earthquake in Japan (stunning photos); some Japanese students are stuck here and flights toward the Pacific rim are stalled with tsunami warnings all over the area.

  • Kate 09:10 on 2011/03/11 Permalink | Reply  

    Max Pacioretty is home from hospital amidst a clamour of discussion over how to handle excessive hockey violence.

  • Kate 09:07 on 2011/03/11 Permalink | Reply  

    Inside the burned-out church
    Andy Riga looks into the two churches called Trinity that were built here in 1865. One became Saint-ViateurSauveur church, recently demolished, and one was used for a long time by the Greek community till a fire in 1986; it stood as a ruin for a decade after that at the corner of Sherbrooke and Clark, and was visited by photographers and the curious.

    • KC 11:03 on 2011/03/12 Permalink

      The church on the corner of Saint-Denis & Viger was not “Saint-Viateur” but rather Saint-Sauveur, Syrian Catholic at the time of its closing. Saint-Viateur church (i.e., Saint-Viateur-d’Outremont, on Laurier near Côte-Sainte-Catherine) is still in operation and in 2012 will be celebrating the centenary of its construction. Saint-Viateur church is a Guido Nincheri showplace, not only because of his extensive mural decorations but also because the stained glass windows (eight scenes of the life of St. Viator), signed Henri Perdriau, were designed by Nincheri, one of his first jobs after immigrating to Canada. Perdriau taught him how to do stained glass.

    • Kate 11:06 on 2011/03/12 Permalink

      Oh yes, you’re right of course. I mixed up the two names. Thanks.

      I’ve been working close to Saint-Viateur in Outremont and have never been inside to have a look. I should do that sometime.

  • Kate 00:01 on 2011/03/11 Permalink | Reply  

    The Café Cléopâtre will not suffer expropriation and anything done to the Quartier des Spectacles area will have to be done around it.

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