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  • Kate 22:08 on 2017/09/20 Permalink | Reply  

    Archaeologists have not yet found any trace of the lost village of Hochelaga visited by Jacques Cartier in 1535. A trawl through Outremont’s parks this summer turned up 19th-century oddments but no native village.

     
  • Kate 19:11 on 2017/09/20 Permalink | Reply  

    The headline here could be “Coalition Montreal still exists!” The party has announced the candidacy of Jean Fortier for mayor. Fortier was executive committee chairman under Pierre Bourque.

     
    • ant6n 01:40 on 2017/09/21 Permalink

      The caucus of the party consists of only Marvin Rotrand.

  • Kate 19:02 on 2017/09/20 Permalink | Reply  

    This weekend’s marathon has been cancelled because we’re expecting high heat and humidity that day. Some of the shorter races will be run.

     
  • Kate 07:07 on 2017/09/20 Permalink | Reply  

    Metro has a history piece on Catherine Crolo, first manager of the Ferme St-Gabriel in the Point and friend of Marguerite Bourgeoys. Online dictionaries mostly don’t know the word métayer, let alone métayère, but it’s defined in the piece (in English we’d say sharecropper).

     
  • Kate 06:57 on 2017/09/20 Permalink | Reply  

    Stephen Bronfman has commissioned several baseball stadium designs from Provencher Roy. From the sketches it seems somewhere near the Peel Basin area would be sacrificed to this notion.

     
    • Max 11:09 on 2017/09/20 Permalink

      That’s Canada Lands Co.’s Wellington Basin property. You can read some background on it here (18 MB pdf).

  • Kate 06:40 on 2017/09/20 Permalink | Reply  

    Public health authorities say that Quebec’s new punitive plan to chivvy welfare recipients into work programs via financial penalties will tend to damage the most vulnerable.

     
  • Kate 06:30 on 2017/09/20 Permalink | Reply  

    Valérie Plante is promising to buy the STM 300 new buses as her first major gesture if she’s elected mayor.

     
    • Ephraim 07:22 on 2017/09/20 Permalink

      She going to also promise the $150K a year (or more) to get that bus actually on the road? Someone has to pay for the driver, maintenance, petrol, etc. In the end, the bus is a fixed cost and done for. It’s keeping it rolling that’s important.

    • CE 10:21 on 2017/09/20 Permalink

      Getting new buses might not mean more on the road but the STM could scrap or sell old and troublesome buses which would bring maintenance costs down and allow riders to have nicer and more comfortable buses.

    • ant6n 15:13 on 2017/09/21 Permalink

      As I understand it, it’s to fix the vehicle deficit left by Coderre.

  • Kate 06:25 on 2017/09/20 Permalink | Reply  

    A burned body was found after a car fire in St-Laurent Tuesday night.

    Update: Police think it was probably a suicide.

     
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