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  • Kate 23:32 on 2017/03/25 Permalink | Reply  

    The St-Hubert branch on St-Denis in the Plateau is going to close in mid-May. It’s not a profitable location any more – a blow to recent hopes that the street is recovering from its woes.

     
  • Kate 23:29 on 2017/03/25 Permalink | Reply  

    Blue collar honcha Chantal Racette is facing accusations she’s been putting union money into her own pension fund. Racette has apparently claimed she can do that without agreement from the union executive.

     
    • Ephraim 10:27 on 2017/03/26 Permalink

      Larceny sounds so much nicer than vol.

  • Kate 16:32 on 2017/03/25 Permalink | Reply  

    Right-wing and anti-racist groups held opposing demonstrations Saturday afternoon at Concordia, but it didn’t escalate.

     
  • Kate 11:50 on 2017/03/25 Permalink | Reply  

    This city has established itself as an innovator in big artistic lighting projects. Le Devoir looks into it, as well as its potential for kitsch.

     
  • Kate 11:26 on 2017/03/25 Permalink | Reply  

    A judge has ordered the demolition of a new mansion on Île Bizard but it’s bound to go to appeal and drag through the courts for years.

     
    • JaneyB 08:50 on 2017/03/26 Permalink

      I dunno. Seems strange to wedge a new mansion so close to two existing ones but more importantly why would the city of Ile Bizard have granted the building permit in the first place? Now a judge wants to penalize the owner? Clearly, there’s a backstory that were not getting. The fact that he is an excellent lawyer who knows the angles adds another layer. A Montreal story in the making…

    • Kate 10:39 on 2017/03/26 Permalink

      I agree, JaneyB, somerthing else is behind this story. The construction permit should never have been given out, so how did that happen?

  • Kate 11:23 on 2017/03/25 Permalink | Reply  

    Three Montreal grade schools condemned because of too much mold will be partly demolished and rebuilt with new money from Quebec. Ste-Bibiane, Ste-Lucie and Ste-Catherine-de-Sienne are named as the schools, and I know I’ve said it before, but the soi-disant nonconfessional CSDM has got to think about renaming some of these institutions.

     
    • Jorgh 22:38 on 2017/03/25 Permalink

      At least there is some variety there. English schools seem to have one of two names: Riverside or St-Patrick, the latter from the Irish side of the religious school board days.

    • dwgs 09:31 on 2017/03/26 Permalink

      Ste Catherine de Sienne has been closed for two years, the students and staff have been relocated to a new school “temporarily”. My son attends the new school, the kids from SCdeS were supposed to be back in their rebuilt school by this coming fall. Looks like it will be another two years.
      By the way, the name of the newly built school? St. Raymond!

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