Blotter items from the long weekend
Two guys were stabbed on Saturday morning but although reported together the two incidents were apparently not connected.
A man from Serbia who lived in Montreal for several years and seemingly had a family here pleaded guilty in the U.S. to shooting his two kids. One of the kids died, the other has recovered.
Three people have now escaped from minimum-security prisons near Montreal within nine days. The Journal casts it as a second prisoner escaping from Montée St-François prison in Laval; similar from CBC.
Hamburger is off the menu in many households after so many reports of E. coli contamination. The XL foods meat recall is getting ever larger too. (I didn’t do a post months ago when the Harper government announced a reduction in meat inspections – a topic normally outside the remit of this blog – but at the time it occurred to me this was a big clue that it was time to be vegetarian or something close to it. I’m not, but I don’t eat burger meat anyway.) Here’s the full official recall list.