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  • Kate 19:08 on 2017/08/18 Permalink | Reply  

    Radio-Canada has put all its audiovisual Montreal history pieces from 15-18 on one page.

  • Kate 19:07 on 2017/08/18 Permalink | Reply  

    Mayor Coderre and his police chief held a presser Friday in which they apologized to the gay community for decades of harassment. One community spokesman says there’s still a long way to go.

  • Kate 06:26 on 2017/08/18 Permalink | Reply  

    Following Thursday’s grim vehicle attack in Barcelona, La Presse reports on means taken by events here this summer to block vehicles from surging into areas where people congregate for pleasure. It’s not the first report on local festivals deploying concrete blocks for this purpose.

  • Kate 06:22 on 2017/08/18 Permalink | Reply  

    Here are some notes on weekend road closures including the Mercier being closed overnight Friday to Saturday.

  • Kate 06:20 on 2017/08/18 Permalink | Reply  

    Women in face coverings may be denied access to transportation as “people giving or receiving a service from the state” may be reinterpreted to possibly include public transit. Even the PQ didn’t take things this far.

    • Ian 08:49 on 2017/08/18 Permalink

      I wonder if this also applies to wearing a balaclava, ski mask, or scarf over your face in winter months. Or if it applies to men.

    • Kate 19:15 on 2017/08/18 Permalink

      Most people will pull down a scarf when they board a bus, no? And you don’t see many balaclavas in the city streets.

    • mare 20:52 on 2017/08/18 Permalink

      Almost every winter cyclist wears a balaclava.

      And don’t forget motorcycle helmets with dark visors, an of course… Haloween masks.

    • Ian 15:29 on 2017/08/19 Permalink

      I actually do wear a half-face ski mask when there’s a real howler out, and generally pull down my scarf after I’m seated or strap-hanging. While boarding my main goal is to swipe my card. Which kind of begs the point, unless you have a photo ID metro pass, why would it matter if your face is uncovered or not?

    • Kate 12:29 on 2017/08/20 Permalink

      Ian, that’s an excellent point.

  • Kate 06:08 on 2017/08/18 Permalink | Reply  

    All this time, La Ronde’s classic carousel has had one horse featuring an indigenous man’s head in a bag, like a war trophy. They’ve removed it.

    • Ian 08:51 on 2017/08/18 Permalink

      Yikes, I know the one – I interpreted it as a decorative cameo, & didn’t realize it was supposed to represent a trophy!

      I prefer to ride the cats on that carousel, myself.

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