La Presse marks a year since the definitive report on the need to replace the Champlain bridge with a sheaf of stories and images including the results of a juried challenge issued to architecture students. Thoughts on the requirement for the bridge to be green are backed up by ideas for mixed use. Images from submitted projects are accompanied by a set of striking images of outstanding worldwide bridges old and new.
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It’s a quiet news weekend, Quel Avenir simply returning to the Azur, Boomerang, Kronos, Véga, Zéphyr question.
I’m sort of looking forward to the new trains but the very knowledge they’re coming is making me feel a bit sentimental about our existing trains, which have such a nice retro-future feel. The image above is kyped from Tumblr and shows a train at Angrignon in 1980.
Some CEGEP and university professors are lending their support to the student strike and some are even considering walking out on March 22, the date for a big planned demo in Montreal.
The City of Montreal is even beginning to put pressure on Quebec to make a move that would keep the “cat and mouse” demos off the streets, although it’s stopping short of asking the province to do what the students want.
Le Devoir inquires into the profound shift in the whole purpose of the university in Quebec over the last two decades, from a cradle of liberal education to a neoliberal domain where corporate needs and money dictate priorities. Not entirely dissimilar thoughts from a McGill Daily writer.