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Students marched to Hydro-Quebec Wednesday, seeing it as a symbol of provincial government power, but then police moved in claiming somebody had thrown a projectile. There were no arrests. Photos in Metro.
A Greek family that ran a Saint-Henri resto for 92 years has finally sold it to a new owner, who’ll undoubtedly change the formula. But the neighbourhood has changed a lot during those years too.
We chiz and moan and drone so much that it’s refreshing to read this thoughtful blog piece about Montreal’s urban triumphs, with many photos.
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Add a project to basically rebuild the Mercier bridge piece by piece to the growing list of major road infrastructure projects impending around the city. The transport ministry won’t even make public the most recent report on the state of the Mercier.
As summarized here, Saint-Michel residents were happy when the old Miron Quarry stopped being a landfill, and were less than happy when it was later decided part of it would be used for city composting. The city has tempered this by promising electronic sniffing devices that should sound an alarm if things become too rank again in the area.
Some teenagers jumped a fence into a municipal pool after hours Tuesday night and one of them drowned. An alternative story is that the boys were playing soccer, the ball went into the fenced area and he drowned while retrieving it.
The Blue Bird Café burned down 40 years ago next month, killing 37 people, mostly young, and mostly anglo. A granite memorial is to be unveiled on August 31 at Phillips Square, near the site of the establishment torched that night.
The rentrée seems likely to be mouvementée, and how.
Mathias Marchal has a list of subversive Montreal gift ideas and asks for more.
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The upcoming world film festival has unveiled its program that includes 432 films from 80 countries.
Anglos are found to be richer and poorer than they used to be, or than people expect.
The laws against the city contracting with businesses caught in tax fraud seems to have a serious loophole if a firm can simply have a doppelganger with a different licence that the city accepts without cavil.
Alanah Heffez looks back at this summer’s Walk the Region.