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  • Kate 23:05 on 2017/09/17 Permalink | Reply  

    Anne-France Goldwater has given her support to Valérie Plante for mayor. Plante is promising a big announcement Monday morning at 8.

     
    • ant6n 10:54 on 2017/09/18 Permalink

      Wow, quite a coup. Goldwater went from a potential competitor to endorsing Plante.

  • Kate 22:45 on 2017/09/17 Permalink | Reply  

    L’actualité very briefly profiles neuropsychologist Brenda Milner, still doing research at the Neuro at age 99.

     
    • JaneyB 09:33 on 2017/09/18 Permalink

      Wow. She’s amazing. Her name needs to be on the street naming list….

    • EmilyG 14:40 on 2017/09/18 Permalink

      Wow! Thank you for sharing.

    • Kate 19:16 on 2017/09/18 Permalink

      Yes, Milner definitely needs to have something named for her eventually.

  • Kate 18:59 on 2017/09/17 Permalink | Reply  

    The CHUM superhospital was formally opened Sunday with plans to start transferring patients in October.

     
  • Kate 10:58 on 2017/09/17 Permalink | Reply  

    Concordia’s plan to put up a new building on a field at Loyola is annoying some folks living nearby, but they’ve found that, thanks to Quebec’s Bill 122, they can’t force a referendum on the subject any more.

     
    • ste.ph 14:41 on 2017/09/17 Permalink

      I’m not a fan of the bill, but I don’t agree that this building plan should be used to rally against bill 122. I could understand a complaint if they wanted to build an ugly shopping center, but the building is for school, education. Pick a better battle.

    • Dhomas 21:10 on 2017/09/17 Permalink

      Well, that looks like Hingston Hall field. It used to be used for football and rugby practice by students at Loyola High School back in the 90s. I don’t know if it still is, but at the time it wasn’t just “useless” green space. In any case, there is a big, open-air parking lot right nearby. Why not put that parking underground and build on top of it?

    • Chris 08:41 on 2017/09/18 Permalink

      Dhomas, is that a rhetorical question? Underground parking construction is expensive, building on “undeveloped” land is cheap.

  • Kate 10:45 on 2017/09/17 Permalink | Reply  

    Look or listen for the CF-18s buzzing the city Sunday before the football game, just after 13:00.

     
    • Tim S. 12:03 on 2017/09/17 Permalink

      Thanks to this blog I know the backstory here, but I still find it weird that in city where motorcycles are free to tear down major streets at 3AM, this merits radio announcements.
      (One of which just inspired my mother to call me with an urgent message, as if there was a tornado warning or something).

    • Kate 12:30 on 2017/09/17 Permalink

      I think there’s a warning this time because of criticism of lack of warning previously. It has been pointed out that this city has residents who’ve lived in war zones and for whom that sound is more likely to evoke fear than excitement.

  • Kate 10:32 on 2017/09/17 Permalink | Reply  

    Sunday’s Centre d’histoire piece gives us the history of the refuge Meurling, one of the city’s first shelters for homeless men. It opened in Old Montreal in 1914, east of city hall, and saw its busiest period in the loss of jobs following the crash of 1929. Article doesn’t say when it stopped operating: the Archives de Montréal page says the refuge moved in 1956 and, I suppose, was later absorbed into social services and other refuges.

    Gabriel Deschambault’s history piece this week is about Ville St-Louis, absorbed by Montreal in 1910 and now part of the Plateau.

     
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