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
Just around the bend from La Bicycletterie J.R., on Rachel Street, is a Bixi stand. But the public bike service now known around the world doesn’t threaten owner Jaime Rosenbluth’s business. “It’s good for business,” Rosenbluth said. “With Bixi, people discover the joy of biking, they buy a bike, and then I fix it.… Keep Reading
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
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
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
For anyone living on Park Avenue above Mount Royal, the recent construction on the street is well-known and unwelcome. Noise starts as early as 7 a.m., while dust, gravel, and a maze of metal slabs and bright cones mar the sidewalk. The construction is meant to facilitate the revamping of an important aqueduct that runs… Keep Reading
The Montreal General Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital have made a dent in the long waiting lists for some MRI examinations by extending their MRI operating hours. With hours now stretching into the evenings and weekends, the amount of time a patient must wait for an MRI scan for a minor injury has decreased.… Keep Reading
A deceased bat found September 10 at the corner of Sherbrooke and McGill College has tested positive for rabies, according to Montreal public health officials. Officials are looking for anyone whom the bat may have scratched or bitten. One person was bitten while trying to put the bat in a box, La Presse reported Friday,… Keep Reading
Twenty-two years after its introduction, the last copy of the Sunday Gazette hit Montreal's dépanneurs and doorsteps on August 1, cutting the Gazette's printed editions down to six days per week. The venerable newspaper-Montreal's sole English-language daily-made the announcement in mid-July, citing the small amount of advertising dollars brought in by the Sunday edition.
addressed an auditorium full of youth and community leaders in the Montreal North borough at a youth forum on Tuesday August 31. Jean attempted to dispel some of the public anger that has simmered there since the shooting death of Fredy Villanueva two years ago.