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The STM’s three-year dig on Bishop Street to put in a ventilation shaft for the metro is drawing to an end, but now merchants on the street are facing more construction because a developer is putting in a condo building on top of the site.

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Although opposition councillors are calling for Benoit Dorais to be sacked, Mayor Plante has the good sense to know this whole speeding ticket thing will blow over, and she’s sticking up for him.

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Tenants in Hampstead have been fighting the owner’s intention to demolish the two buildings they live in, and there was even a council vote against approving it Monday night, but it was instantly dismissed by the veto of mayor Bill Steinberg. Has anyone looked into whether he or any of his connections stand to profit from the new condos planned on the site? I mean, those Steinbergs gotta be hard up.

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Bixi’s experiment with electrically aided bikes seems to be over, as it’s leaving that category to Uber’s Jump. One Journal writer writes how he loves the red bikes.

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Some young guy who apparently didn’t know how to swim went for a dip in the river off Pointe-aux-Trembles on Monday. Onlookers saw him slip under the water and one even tried to help him, but eventually his body was fished out by firefighters.

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Quebec has hastily shuffled 30 towns off its latest flood maps and the mayor of Beaconsfield calls the CAQ incompetent.

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La Presse alleges the city doesn’t know how many roads are blocked off at any given moment, because while it does know about its own roadwork sites, it doesn’t try to keep track of private construction sites affecting road access.

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An abandoned industrial building was consumed by fire Monday evening on Notre-Dame East

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A cyclist was arrested Monday evening after apparently going berserk and breaking the windshield and several other windows on an STM bus near Place d’Armes. Radio-Canada says the reason is unknown.

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I didn’t know food writer Byron Ayanoglu, but his death on the weekend has been mentioned several times in social media I follow, so I can see it’s newsworthy, and his friends have my condolences.

On looking him up in the newspaper’s obits, I happened on another obituary, of a woman I was in grade school with. She was a couple of years older than me but still – it’s an awfully nice day for memento mori.

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