Montreal Gazette

  • Canada needs more border agents to avoid summer crisis, unio...
    Quebec urgently needs at least 40 more customs and immigration officers to deal with a daily influx of asylum seekers crossing into the province from the U.S. at Roxham Rd. near Hemmingford, says the president of the union representing Canada’s Customs and Immigration agents. In an interview with the Montreal… ... more
    MG -Local6 hours ago
  • In case you missed it, here’s what happened in Montrea...
    Busy day? Here’s what you might have overlooked. Testimony continued in the sentencing hearing of Alexandre Bissonnette, who last month pleaded guilty to killing six men and injuring five others at a Quebec City mosque in 2017. 29-year-old Megda Belkacemi was the first of the 17 children who lost their… ... more
    MG -Local7 hours ago
  • Ex-wife wins one of largest alimony judgments in Quebec hist...
    A mother of two has been granted what has been referred to as one of the largest alimony payments in Quebec’s history following a three-year, $12-million divorce battle. In addition to having to pay $2 million in legal fees, a Quebec Superior Court judge has ordered a man to pay… ... more
    MG -Local7 hours ago
  • Parents of Quebec mosque shooter are collateral victims, jud...
    QUEBEC — Alexandre Bissonnette has shown little emotion over almost six days of his sentencing hearing. He didn’t flinch when security camera footage of him killing people at point-blank range was screened in the courtroom. He didn’t react to heart-wrenching testimony by nine victims of his rampage, including a man… ... more
    MG -Local9 hours ago
  • Child’s body found in Quebec City house during search ...
    Quebec City police (SPVQ) have found the body of a child in a home in the city’s Charlesbourg district. They cannot confirm if the child is two-year-old Rosalie Gagnon, who they have been searching for since midday. The SPVQ earlier sought the public’s help locating the girl and her mother,… ... more
    MG -Local9 hours ago
  • Woman arrested after raids on Montreal pot dispensaries plea...
    One of the two remaining cases brought against 10 people after a series of illegal marijuana dispensaries were raided by the Montreal police more than a year ago came to an end on Wednesday after a woman admitted she worked the service counter of one the shops.  Quebec Court Judge… ... more
    MG -Local10 hours ago
  • Stu Cowan: Canadiens likely to start next season without Pau...
    It doesn’t look like the Canadiens will have Paul Byron in the lineup when they begin the 2018-19 NHL season in early October. The Canadiens announced Wednesday that Byron underwent surgery on his right shoulder and his recovery period is expected to be six months. The surgery was performed in… ... more
    MG -Sports10 hours ago
  • Allison Hanes: Yellow squares push admirable cause, betray t...
    Let me start by applauding the efforts of high school students across Quebec to push back against dress codes that are overtly sexist, paternalistic and tend to hypersexualize the female body. Having endured wearing a school uniform (that was intended to be modest yet was fetishized in popular culture), I… ... more
    MG -Opinion10 hours ago
  • Pierre Gfeller named new president and executive director of...
    Pierre Gfeller has been named the new president and executive director of the McGill University Health Centre. Gfeller, who currently occupies the same role at the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, takes over from interim executive director Martine Alfonso on May 28. Alfonso was named… ... more
    MG -Local11 hours ago
  • Drunk passenger fined for behaviour that forced plane back t...
    A man whose loutish behaviour forced a plane to return to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport last summer has been ordered to pay more than $17,000 to the airline involved for the inconvenience he caused to other passengers.  In a decision delivered at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday, Quebec Court… ... more
    MG -Local11 hours ago
  • Fubar’s Deaner saves humanity with new Nightseeker rec...
    It was a moment of perfect pop-culture symmetry. A few months back, actor-writer-musician Paul Spence discovered that Derek Smalls, the fictional bass player made famous by the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap and played by actor-writer-musician Harry Shearer was releasing a solo record. In fact, it was coming out within… ... more
    CH -10Ment11 hours ago
  • For Aline-Kominsky Crumb, it’s not just luck of the dr...
    It’s long way, literally and figuratively, from growing up Jewish in a lower-middle-class tract suburb in Long Island to a village in Provence where the locals know you as the septuagenarian yet youthful yoga-teaching grandmother and “the lady with the nicest balconies.â€� For Aline Kominsky-Crumb, née Goldsmith, those wildly distinct… ... more
    MG -10Ment11 hours ago
  • STM launches real-estate project near Frontenac métro sta...
    Montreal’s transit corporation is branching out from transporting Montrealers to giving them a place to call home. The city and the Société de transport de Montréal announced Wednesday a plan to construct a nearly 300-unit housing project near the Frontenac métro station. The complex, consisting of four buildings ranging from… ... more
    MG -Local12 hours ago
  • Elijah Wood added to lineup of Calgary Comic and Entertainme...
    Frodo Baggins himself, a.k.a. Elijah Wood,  is coming to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. Announced on Wednesday, Wood is a last-minute addition to the lineup of the April 26-29 event at Stampede Park. The former child actor played J.R.R. Tolkien’s resourceful Hobbit Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the… ... more
    CH -10Ment12 hours ago
  • Specialized bra helps reduce radiation burns in breast-cance...
    A new bra made for breast-cancer patients is helping mitigate the side-effects of radiation. While breast-cancer survival rates are increasing, chemotherapy and radiation can cause side-effects such as burns, inflammation and dermatitis for some women. Those with large or pendulous breasts can suffer severe burns as their breast creates a… ... more
    MG -Local13 hours ago
  • Music and weed the stars of 420 Fest this weekend
    We’re still months away from the expected legalization of marijuana, but a local pot festival is raring to go this weekend. This year’s 420 Music and Arts Fest / Expo runs April 19-21 at Distortion Live music venue at 3828 Macleod Trail. More than 20 acts are expected to play… ... more
    CH -10Ment14 hours ago
  • Opinion: Social networking is like a new and powerful drug
    William Hogarth’s 1751 print Gin Lane is one of the most famous pieces of 18th-century English art. It depicts the squalor and social chaos that was the result of “The Gin Crazeâ€� of the early 1700s. The picture shows a drunken woman, breasts bared, dropping her baby off a stairwell.… ... more
    MG -Opinion14 hours ago
  • Montreal moves to enlarge Anse-à-l’Orme nature park
    Montreal wants to add 46 hectares to the Anse-à-l’Orme nature park on the northwest tip of the island. The city’s executive committee approved a resolution Wednesday to add three lots, all located Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, to the protected green space. Located north of Highway 40, they cover a total area about half… ... more
    MG -Local14 hours ago
  • Opinion: Sales tactics for internet, phone, TV require scrut...
    A recent report from the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services reveals that Canadians’ complaints about internet, phone and television service providers companies have increased by 73 per cent. Among Canadians’ biggest complaint was misleading information from telecommunication companies. Such practices, however, do not impact all Canadians evenly. Older adults,… ... more
    MG -Opinion15 hours ago
  • Show Biz Chez Nous: Allure proves Sanchez brothers are not a...
    Allure is a powerful movie that you won’t soon forget. But the wrenching drama is not easy to sit through. Evan Rachel Wood, in one of the best performances I’ve seen on the big screen in months, is unbelievably intense as Laura, a damaged young woman who befriends fragile, unhappy… ... more
    MG -10Ment15 hours ago
  • Update: Parents of Quebec mosque shooter are collateral vict...
    QUEBEC — The sentencing hearing for Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette was interrupted Wednesday when a witness implied Bissonnette’s father was partly to blame for the attack. Ibrahim Bekkari Sbai, 44, was in the mosque on the night of the shooting but was not shot. At one point during his… ... more
    MG -Local16 hours ago
  • Quebec’s birth rate continues downward spiral, especia...
    Quebec recorded 83,900 births in 2017, 2,500 fewer than the previous year and representing a drop of three per cent, the Institut de la statistique du Québec reported on Wednesday. The agency’s sociodemographic bulletin notes that the number of births in the province has been dropping since reaching a peak… ... more
    MG -Local19 hours ago
  • Montrealers really like to have shawarma, pad Thai delivered...
    Outremont residents are fond of butter chicken, burgers are a big deal in the McGill ghetto and the people of Côte-St-Luc and Montreal West somehow believe ice cream is a foodstuff that can be delivered. Those are just some of the takeaways from Uber Eats’ first year in Montreal. To… ... more
    MG -Local20 hours ago
  • Surfing the Amazon wave, Ivanhoe Cambridge targets warehouse...
    Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc., the real-estate arm of one of Canada’s biggest pension funds, plans to increase its assets by a third with a bet on the booming warehouse space. The unit of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec aims to expand its assets under management to $80 billion over… ... more
    MG -Biz20 hours ago
  • Quebec director Denis Villeneuve joins Palme d’Or jury...
    Quebec director Denis Villeneuve will be part of the Palme d’Or jury at the Cannes Film Festival. His first feature film Un 32 aut sur Terre, opened at Cannes in 1998. His 2008 film Next Floor, 2009’s Polytechnique and 2015’s Sicario also screened at Cannes. He took home two Oscars… ... more
    MG -10Ment20 hours ago
  • While you were sleeping: Who is beheading the parking meters...
    Plus a few other things — some road-related — that might have happened while you were sleeping. To Cannes: Quebec director Denis Villeneuve will be part of the Palme d’Or jury at the Cannes Film Festival. His first feature film Un 32 aut sur Terre, opened at Cannes in 1998.… ... more
    MG -Local20 hours ago
  • Canadian volunteer medal presented to Kirkland’s Fishe...
    When Lorna Fisher started volunteering at St. Michael’s Mission in downtown Montreal more than 20 years ago, she wasn’t sure if she’d stick it out. “The first day I went down there, I said, ‘What the hell am I doing down there?’ I was scared stiff,â€� Fisher recalled of her… ... more
    MG -Local20 hours ago
  • ‘Full steam ahead’: Just for Laughs books Trevor...
    Any concerns about the recent Just for Laughs ownership shift should be somewhat quelled with Wednesday’s announcement that three of the hottest comics on the continent, as well as one of the hottest on the other side of the pond, will perform at the fest this summer. Welcome back Trevor… ... more
    MG -10Ment21 hours ago
  • West Island Palliative Care Residence consolidates care unde...
    The West Island Palliative Care Residence in Kirkland is merging its two facilities into one. A capital campaign to raise $12.5 million for the project was launched last week in Kirkland and the residence’s Labrador-mix puppy Abbey was there to welcome the dignitaries as they filed into the lobby. Abbey… ... more
    MG -Local22 hours ago
  • Meows and awwws at weekly cat adoption clinic in Pincourt
    Every Saturday, the mall in Pincourt fills with meows and awwws as prospective foster families come to coo at stray cats and kittens looking for forever homes. The weekly adoption clinic is organized by the committee d’aide et secours pour les chats abandonnés — better known as CASCA — every… ... more
    MG -Local22 hours ago
  • Junior hockey team planning move to Pierrefonds
    Junior hockey could soon be making a return to the West Island. The owner of the St-Lazare Revolution is planning to relocate the franchise to Pierrefonds for the 2018-19 season, pending approval from the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League’s board of governors. Team owner Dustin Traylen expects the league to… ... more
    MG -Local22 hours ago
  • Montreal this morning: Too much weather
    Environment Canada is forecasting snow flurries in the morning giving way to clouds and a 60 per cent chance of rain throughout the rest of the day with a high of seven degrees. The nighttime forecast calls for a 30 per cent chance of showers and a low of minus… ... more
    MG -Local22 hours ago
  • Allison Hanes: Fear puts feelings before facts in immigratio...
    When Quebecers say they are against immigration, what do they mean? Are they against their tax dollars supporting social programs for newcomers, be they state-sponsored refugees or migrants streaming across borders? Are they against foreign labour supposedly coming here to “steal” their jobs? Are they against diversity, as in the… ... more
    MG -Opinion22 hours ago
  • Garage sale season is around the corner
    It may not look like spring yet, but it won’t be long before the snow melts and yard sale season begins. If you’re thinking about hosting a sale this year, now’s the time to start preparing so you’re ready when we can finally see green lawns again. The first thing… ... more
    MG -Local22 hours ago
  • Location for the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue light-rail station a l...
    Confusion about the exact location of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) station in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue was cleared up last week when CDPQ Infra, the entity responsible for managing the $6.3 billion light rail project, confirmed once and for all that the station will be located near the Braerob farmhouse to the… ... more
    MG -Local23 hours ago
  • Off-Island Earth Day offerings
    This time last year as a lead up to Earth Day, I wrote that a few daffodils had just peeked out from their earthy confines and would likely bloom while joining a medley of crocus that had made a welcome appearance. In tandem, tulips had come up in areas that… ... more
    MG -Local23 hours ago
  • Luc Ferrandez ticketed for biking infraction: report
    Plateau-Mont-Royal borough mayor Luc Ferrandez was ticketed for biking the wrong way down a one-way street on Tuesday morning, the Journal de Montréal reported.  The incident is said to have happened a few blocks from City Hall, while Ferrandez was riding a Bixi on St-Laurent Blvd. near Notre-Dame St. According… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • Quebec City-based XpertSea raises $10 million for fish-count...
    A Quebec City company that builds a high-tech device to gather data about aquatic organisms has raised $10 million in venture capital. XpertSea, which announced the investment on Tuesday, sells its XperCount device to fish farms and hatcheries. Valérie Robitaille, the company’s CEO and co-founder, said aquaculture businesses haven’t traditionally… ... more
    MG -Biz1 day ago
  • In case you missed it, here’s what happened in Montrea...
    Busy day? Here’s what you might have overlooked. Survivors of the 2017 Quebec City mosque attack and widows of the victims continued to testify at the sentencing hearing of Alexandre Bissonnette. Louiza Mohamed-Said was the first of the widows of the six men killed in the mosque attack to address… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • Stu Cowan: Firing Rocket coach Sylvain Lefebvre was the righ...
    Sylvain Lefebvre is a good man, as anyone who has gotten to know him will attest. But sometimes in life — and sports — good guys finish last and that’s what happened this season to Lefebvre and the Laval Rocket, who had the worst record in the AHL (24-42-10) with… ... more
    MG -Sports1 day ago
  • Daycare workers in Montreal and Laval to stage two-day strik...
    Employees at 61 publicly-funded daycares in Montreal and Laval will stage a two-day strike on Wednesday and Thursday because they’re unhappy with contract talks. Their last contract was up in 2015. The strike will affect about 6,000 children in daycares affiliated with the Confédération des syndicats nationaux. Workers will stage… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • Kramberger: Beaconsfield joins bid for some Smart Cities cas...
    Beaconsfield has wisely opted to be part of a group bid in the Smart Cities Challenge, a federal program launched last fall that includes a potential $80 million in total for seed grants for the top innovative ideas. Beaconsfield announced last Friday that it has joined with the municipalities of… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • CP strike could shut down three commuter train lines startin...
    Montreal’s regional transit agency says it’s concerned about the possibility of a strike at Canadian Pacific Rail, which could shut down service on three commuter rail lines.  Both the Teamsters Rail Conference, which represents conductors and locomotive engineers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents signal maintainers, have received… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • Lakeshore Artists Association celebrates 30 years with fundr...
    The Lakeshore Artists Association has been exhibiting work by West Island artists for 30 years. It celebrates the milestone birthday with a spring exhibition and sale a Fritz Farm in Baie-D’Urfé, April 21-22. One third of the proceeds from sales plus all proceeds from an art raffle will benefit the… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • West Island community calendar for the week of April 18
    Galleries and exhibitions Aikawa Restaurant, 55 Brunswick Blvd., in Dollard exhibits the works by members of the Artist’s Circle of the West Island until June 30. Visit The Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., presents an exhibition of paintings by Elke Attal, Lisa Marie Boissonneau, Nicole Dorion, Huguette Gabrial, Terri… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • Ex-Canadien Tomas Plekanec shows up for Maple Leafs in Game ...
    TORONTO — Forward Tomas Plekanec was waiting for a chance to show Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock he was more than just a depth guy. He picked the right moment to prove himself. Looking to avoid an 0-3 series deficit against Boston, Plekanec had his best outing as a… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • Ex-Canadien Tomas Plekanec shows up for Maple Leafs in Game ...
    TORONTO — Forward Tomas Plekanec was waiting for a chance to show Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock he was more than just a depth guy. He picked the right moment to prove himself. Looking to avoid an 0-3 series deficit against Boston, Plekanec had his best outing as a… ... more
    MG -Sports1 day ago
  • William and Emma were Quebec’s most popular baby names...
    William and Emma continued to be Quebec’s most popular baby names in 2017. There were 614 babies named Emma and 710 babies named William born in Quebec last year. The pair of first names have now topped Retraite Québec’s annual list for three years in a row.  William is actually… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • ‘Mom’ Boucher used code, hand gestures to plan j...
    Former Hells Angel Maurice (Mom) Boucher admitted on Tuesday that he hatched a plot to kill one of the few criminals in Quebec who can claim to be his equal in terms of notoriety.  Boucher, 64, pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill Raynald Desjardins, a well known leader in the… ... more
    MG -Local1 day ago
  • Alouettes release four Canadians, add American receiver to r...
    Veteran Canadians Matt Vonk and Seydou Junior Haidara were among four players released Tuesday by the Montreal Alouettes. Also let go were running-back Dillon Campbell and defensive-back Mikael Charland, both also Canadians. Montreal added American receiver Alton Howard to its roster. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Vonk, a native of Burlington, Ont.,… ... more
    MG -Sports1 day ago
  • Heartland, In Plainview, Calgary’s Spotlight Productio...
    CBC’s long-running family drama Heartland and the Calgary-shot, indie thriller In Plainview came out on top as productions with the most nominations for the 2018 Alberta Film and Television Awards, while Calgary-based company Spotlight Productions earned 17 nominations for various projects. Finalists for the awards, dubbed the Rosies, were announced… ... more
    CH -10Ment1 day ago
  • Police identify body of woman found in Rivière des Prairi...
    A Montreal woman who went missing in December was found last week in the Rivière des Prairies. Police said the body of Priti Patel, 29, was spotted by passersby who were walking close to the river near the l’ÃŽle-de-la-Visitation nature park in Ahuntsic. An autopsy confirmed the identity.  Patel disappeared while… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • CAQ candidate dumped by Legault’s party in less than a...
    The political career of Karen Cliffe as a Coalition Avenir Québec candidate lasted less than a week. The CAQ announced last Monday (April 9) that Cliffe would be the party’s candidate in the West Island riding of Nelligan for next fall’s provincial election But by Friday the 13th, the CAQ… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Opinion: A lack of understanding of laïcité isn’...
    Lise Ravary (“What laïcité is and what it is not” Opinion, April 13) contends that when it comes to the place of religion in society, Quebec prefers laïcité and integration while Canada (that is, the rest of Canada) opts for liberal tolerance leading to multiculturalism. In fact, Canada’s model of… ... more
    MG -Opinion2 days ago
  • Celine Cooper: Keeping young families in Montreal
    It’s an evergreen question with an evergreen answer: How do you get young families to stay in Montreal? Well, it’s complicated. Perhaps more so than ever before.  Following up on a key campaign promise, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante recently announced a tax break for families wishing to buy homes in the… ... more
    MG -Opinion2 days ago
  • Quebec mosque shooter looked like he was playing a video gam...
    QUEBEC – Saïd Akjour was reading the Qur’an at the Quebec City mosque when he heard a loud noise that he thought was a truck going by. In fact, it was a gun being fired by Alexandre Bissonnette as he attacked people at the mosque in January 2017. Akjour said… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • SQ officer suspended 35 days without pay after injuring thre...
    A Sûreté du Québec constable blamed by the province’s police ethics committee for having injured three protesters during a demonstration in Victoriaville in May of 2012 has been suspended for 35 days without pay. Denis Burelle was found by the committee not to have used his projectile launcher with “prudence and… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Lagarde brothers helped McGill win fourth national baseball ...
    The powerhouse McGill University baseball team had a strong West Island connection this past season. Sasha Lagarde of Pierrefonds was recently named the most valuable player of the national-champion McGill Redmen at the team’s annual awards gala. Lagarde helped McGill capture its fourth consecutive national baseball crown. He won Tournament MVP… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Brothers likely died of fentanyl overdose in Montreal parkin...
    A Quebec coroner has confirmed the suspicions of Montreal police who discovered the bodies of two men in a car at a gas station parking lot last August — brothers Gilles and Yves Faucher died of a drug overdose likely made fatal by fentanyl. The bodies of the two men, both… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Quebec mosque shooter looked like he was playing a video gam...
    QUEBEC – Saïd Akjour was reading the Qur’an at the Quebec City mosque when he heard a loud noise that he thought was a truck going by. In fact, it was a gun being fired by Alexandre Bissonnette as he attacked people at the mosque in January 2017. Akjour said… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • ‘It’s a man’s world’: Montreal fire ...
    Montreal’s fire department is out of step with equality for women and the city’s multicultural reality, its management acknowledged Tuesday at a meeting of the public security committee. “It’s a man’s world. It must be said,â€� said Suzanne Desjardins, director of health and wellbeing for the city as she presented… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Ex-Hells leader ‘Mom’ Boucher pleads guilty to j...
    Maurice “Mom” Boucher has pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill well-known crime figure Raynald Desjardins.  Boucher entered the plea at the Gouin courthouse Tuesday morning.  By doing so, he avoided having a jury trial that was supposed to begin with jury selection next week.  The case will enter the sentencing… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Shorter commutes, fewer emissions feature in Quebec’s ...
    Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard released his administration’s goals Tuesday in terms of sustainable mobility for the coming 12 years, including cutting commuting time, reducing the amount of household income spent on getting to and from work, cutting the number of vehicles with just one person inside and reducing the amount… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Montreal police seek potential victims of extortion suspects
    Montreal police are turning to the public as they seek potential victims of two extortion suspects arrested last March 17. Claudio Lapolla, 41, and Mario Ruscitti, 48, were arrested after allegedly trying to extort $60,000 from two persons and doing so by threatening them with a gun. The pair were… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Young: Serving to win the point for autism
    Did you know April is World Autism Month? Neither did I. Not until Hudson’s John Manning mentioned it recently. Manning is secretary-treasurer and chairman of the board of directors of Proset Autism, an adaptive sports program which is a registered not-for profit-corporation that seeks to mitigate the hardships and distress that… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • St-Lazare’s Chaline Valley under study for landslides
    Preparation work is set to begin for an $8-million project to stabilize slopes in an area of St-Lazare known to be at risk of landslides. On April 10, council approved a contract with Stantec Experts-Conseil to gather data on plants and wildlife in Chaline Valley along the banks of the… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Montreal Police Station 1 reports zero fatalities on its roa...
    Montreal Police Station 1 Commander Martin Bernier had good news to share. There were no fatalities or major injuries on the roads in Station 1 territory between March of 2017 and March of 2018. It is the second year running that Station 1 has recorded zero road fatalities. Station 1… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • While you were sleeping: Jazz fest toots its own horn; a fak...
    A few things you might have missed while you were sleeping. Yeah, yeah you’re still the cool kid: The Montreal International Jazz Festival generated $48.5 million in economic spinoffs in 2017, the organization says. That’s up from $39.1 million in 2016, according to a study commissioned by the festival and conducted by accounting firm KPMG. “The best part… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Montreal this morning: Rain, then snow
    It’s not as bad as yesterday, but you may want to pack an umbrella. Environment Canada is predicting rain this morning, turning into snow by the early evening. The temperature is hovering just above 0 C. Don’t forget to submit your photos of Montreal via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by… ... more
    MG -Local2 days ago
  • Brownstein: Montreal filmmaker Kevin Tierney to face the ult...
    Apart from his many other accomplishments, Kevin Tierney is an excellent cook. Who can forget the Montreal filmmaker-writer’s Indonesian Chicken Hot Pot? Certainly not his former neighbours in N.D.G., whose home, along with his own, he almost torched in the preparation. Seriously, few can touch the Irish-rooted Tierney when it… ... more
    MG -Opinion2 days ago
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