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Public school teachers protest austerity measures, proposed changes to contract agreements

On Feb. 9, the Montreal trade union of kindergarten to high school teachers, the Alliance des Professeures et Professeurs de Montreal (APPM), staged a protest outside Roddick Gates. The APPM represents teachers’ interests before the Commission Scolaire de Montreal (CSM), the Montreal public school board. According to APPM members, the union is facing the end… Keep Reading

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Fire breaks out in Royal Victoria College residence

A fire broke out on Feb. 10 in an upper floor of the Royal Victoria College (RVC) residence and firefighters were called to the scene just after 11:00 a.m. The fire was contained and extinguished shortly after arrival, according to Montreal fire department Chief Gordon Routley. “There was a fire at the very highest part of… Keep Reading

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Dialogue at the great divide

Those who have spent any considerable amount of time in Montreal are aware that the issue of multilingualism is more than simply one of communication. It’s a complex narrative of social history, political debate, and the search for individual identity—all inexorably linked to the myriad of personal histories that inform the beliefs of every Montrealer.… Keep Reading

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A chef’s journey

  A chef’s upbringing influences hir or her cuisine. Chef Antonio Park, owner and chef of acclaimed Montreal restaurants Park and Lavanderia, is also the newest Chopped Canada judge, and has a unique background that has helped shape his outlook on food. Park was born in Argentina to Korean parents, and spent his childhood in South… Keep Reading

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Should you stay or should you go

For the majority of incoming, out-of-province McGill students, the choice to study at McGill over other universities is a fairly easy one. Between the school’s renowned academic reputation, diverse student body, extracurricular and research opportunities, and outstanding football program (gotcha), there’s already enough to attract most prospective students to  McGill—and that’s all before considering its… Keep Reading

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Album Review: The High Dials – In the A.M. Wilds

The fifth and latest studio album by The High Dials, a Montreal-based indie band, explores familiar territory by mixing pop and electronica with folk inspired melodies. The album successfully creates a distinct atmosphere while providing more traditional listeners with grounded and catchy melodies, despite suffering from a few subpar tracks. Adopting low-key vocals and computerized… Keep Reading

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Martlets can’t find mojo, fall flat against Carabins

McGill Martlets 0 Montreal Carabins 3 The McGill Martlets (11-6) fell to the Université de Montréal Carabins (14-3) 3-0 Friday. Despite strong teamwork and a hot start, the Martlets could not overcome the Carabins’ potent attack, dropping all three sets. As the match started, the Martlets seemed confident, especially after winning 3-2 in their last… Keep Reading

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Love146 Task Force hosts benefit concert

Human trafficking is a serious problem that often does not take precedence amongst many others. Montréal Love146 Task Force, a group of local activists that works with international anti-human trafficking organization Love146, held its first benefit concert on Wednesday. Titled Sound of Love, the concert was held at La Vitrola and featured local bands Secret… Keep Reading

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