It’s going down to –20° tonight and shelters for the homeless go out trying to bring everyone inside so even the most antisocial street people won’t be at risk of dying from exposure.
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2012 saw 35 homicides on the island of Montreal, the same as in 2011. Interesting numbers: half of these killings were gang-related with five specifically linked to the Mafia (compared to two Mafia killings in 2011). Ten killings were ascribed to domestic violence, and of all 35, half have been solved, including all the domestic ones.
Snow clearance is resuming Wednesday morning after half the town was reportedly cleared before the break, although I’ve been in various neighbourhoods over the last couple of days and a lot of folks are still walking on goat paths rather than sidewalks. Authorities are asking people to be vigilant but I wonder what they’ll do about people who had their own plows come in and pile up massive walls and reefs of snow right across sidewalks, as I’ve seen in a few places – and after nearly a week the snow has settled and hardened, too. Even so, the city hopes to have the job completed by Monday.
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Police blotter stuff for a slow news week: a man fell to his death from a building on rue Joliette and police want to know why; early Wednesday a man got into a bar brawl in Old Montreal and had his face slashed up; meanwhile in the north end, a man flipped his car after apparently having a malaise.
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