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Demolition of historic Montreal mansion halted by QC culture minister

The scheduled demolition of the historic Redpath Mansion has been suspended, following the intervention of Quebec Culture Minister Maka Kotto on Feb. 17. Built in 1886, Redpath Mansion is a 128-year-old building located west of campus. A four-storey student residence was scheduled to replace it. To stop the construction, Kotto invoked the Law on Cultural… Keep Reading

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Nurse-in draws crowd to support public breastfeeding

Alice Walker Alice Walker On January 5, Shannon Smith, mother of three, was told she was not allowed to breastfeed in Orchestra, a children’s store in the Complexe Les-Ailes on St. Catherine Street. In response, Genevieve Coulombe organized a “nurse-in” in front of the store on January 19th. Smith was given no explanation as to… Keep Reading

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Montreal experiences six attacks on various Jewish establishments

There has recently been a series of six rock-throwing attacks on synagogues and Jewish schools in Montreal. Targeted in the attacks were the Beth Rambam, Tifereth, Beth Zion, and Beth Davis synagogues and Academie Yavne in Côte St.-Luc; the Dorshei Emet synagogue in Hampstead; and Congregation Shaare Zedek in Notre-Dame-de-Grace. Côte St.-Luc has a vibrant… Keep Reading

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Influenza outbreak in Montreal worries area hospitals

An influenza and gastroenteritis outbreak has stretched Montreal emergency rooms to 150 per cent capacity. According to the Montreal Health Agency, the worst hit hospitals are the Lakeshore, Royal Victoria, Montreal General, and the Santa Cabrini.   “Flu outbreaks are predictable, and what we are seeing this post-holiday is no different than what we see… Keep Reading

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City’s streak of firebombings continues

Montreal has seen more than 30 firebombings since last year. In November alone, there have been more than 10.   The latest incident occurred last Wednesday at a Haitian grocery store, Marche Steve Anna on Belanger Street in Rosemont. According to media reports, at around 3:30 a.m., passers-by noticed smoke coming from inside the establishment.… Keep Reading

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Landlord abuse prevalent

Demands for illegal deposits, unlawful refusals of leases, collection of private information, and harassment and intimidation are among the many complaints that university housing offices have been receiving from international students in Montreal. In response, Concordia’s Student Union is urging the Quebec’s Human Rights Commission to look into the allegations. “Abusive practices by landlords [are]… Keep Reading

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Nicolo Rizzuto murder the latest hit on mafia family

Students opening city newspapers last week saw pages upon pages covering on mafia leader Nicolo Rizzuto’s funeral. This is the latest in a string of headlines pertaining to the Montreal Mafia, which has been  under mysterious attack for more than a year. The notorious Rizzuto family and its associates have fallen victim to a kidnapping… Keep Reading

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Quebec nurses’ union strikes historic deal

It was a banner day last weekend for the province’s largest nurses’ union, the Quebec Interpersonal Health Federation (FIQ). After a year of tense negotiations with the provincial government, the FIQ reached an agreement in principle, which will provide significant gains to the 58,000 members of the union. The agreement stipulates an annual 3.45 per… Keep Reading

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STM recognized as North America’s best transit service

Miranda Whist Last month, the Montreal Transport Corporation (STM) received the prestigious honour of Outstanding Public Transportation System in North America, bestowed by the American Public Transportation Association, as part of the 2010 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. The accolade was awarded by a committee of peers throughout North America. The STM won in the… Keep Reading

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