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  • Kate 19:00 on 2011/08/30 Permalink | Reply  

    This Thursday the survivors and relatives of victims in the 1972 Blue Bird Café fire will gather at the location on Union Avenue to mark 39 years since the café was torched by three disgruntled patrons, killing 37. The city is apparently willing to consider having a memorial or monument placed there in time for the 40th anniversary.

    Kristian wrote about the fire in 1999 and commented on the lack of any memorial; more recently he posted some sad photos from the aftermath.

  • Kate 18:39 on 2011/08/30 Permalink | Reply  

    Laval has just bought its first full-size electric bus for the best part of a cool million, and will be testing it for a year.

  • Kate 18:37 on 2011/08/30 Permalink | Reply  

    Twice as many Montreal adults are riding bikes, regularly or occasionally, than ten years ago. (The Journal interprets the numbers a little differently.) Either way, those traffic jams on the bike paths are not your imagination.

  • Kate 18:36 on 2011/08/30 Permalink | Reply  

    The Plateau is reserving three lots of land for social housing.

    • David M 23:50 on 2011/08/30 Permalink

      three fantastic lots for development! now let’s hope that they do a minimum of 5 stories on the babies – pushing some good density in there on these sites is win/win, more housing and precedent-setting heights and fsr.

    • Matthew 08:09 on 2011/08/31 Permalink

      Good news. With so many areas being gentrified these days, it’s important to reserve space for these types of projects.

    • Kate 09:16 on 2011/08/31 Permalink

      I think it’s good, yet I live across the street from a social housing project, and I have to say this much: all the trouble on this street emanates from those two buildings. If the police or an ambulance arrives it’s always for someone there – blaring music, screaming fights, dogs out of control, cars idling while people go inside to “do business” – you name it, it’s coming from there. So it’s a mixed blessing, I have to admit it.

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