For the second time this week, a gas leak meant thousands of people without electricity on Thursday, this time in the east end.
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A man who’s been behind bars since 2012, accused of murdering his wife, will shortly be freed because he’s been held too long without trial and the Jordan ruling now says you can’t do that.
This is how La Presse reported the woman’s death in 2012. She had pleaded with the court to let her husband go despite three charges of conjugal violence. Six weeks later she was dead with her throat cut.
This is the first I’ve heard of ArtsGames and may be the last, since the event planned for next year is said to be bogging down for lack of sponsorship money. Kathleen Lévesque says the city has already paid out $6.5 million for this thing, and although she says it’s “the artistic equivalent of the Olympics” I don’t see any evidence it has any history or has been held anywhere before.
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The whole orange line is down – ask me how I know. Twitter says train breakdown. 55 buses north too crowded to board.
18:40, service is slowly resuming. Platform is jammed with people. No room on trains now.
A massive new ferris wheel is coming to the Old Port this summer – not much detail, including whether it will be a temporary or permanent feature.
National Post has a piece today on the battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place a century ago. I try not to kvetch too much about edits and mistakes, but franchement:
very few Canadians know the precise of what happened just outside Arras, France in April, 1917.
That day the bloodiest in Canadian history.
In the pivotal Battle of the Plains of Abraham, less than 200 soldiers were killed on both sides.
“Their generals believed in common sense applied to war, and not in high mysteries and secret rites,” is the British war correspondent Philip Gibbs described the Canadians.
Look, I know newspapers are running on fumes, but any decent writer can reread their own stuff to catch and fix errors. I do it all the time on this blog, and I’m not even paid for it. If you’re paid, don’t let stuff like this get printed or posted.
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There’s been a lot of social media noise about the case at McGill in which a male student has pleaded guilty to assaulting a female one, yet has been allowed to delay his sentencing hearing until he graduates. The Gazette’s Catherine Solyom summarizes the story here (although I’m not clear why she diverges into mentioning the Andrew Potter fiasco in the middle, as well as a few other minor McGill dramas unrelated to the main story) and examines why McGill may have to take a stronger line against student malfeasance, whether or not it takes place within campus bounds.
Update: A reporter on CBC radio just said the man pleaded not guilty, but the McGill Tribune version this story says he initially pleaded not guilty but later admitted his guilt.