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Community group distributes over one-thousand meals since start of May

Avleen K Mokha Residents of Park Extension have joined in a group effort to give meals to residents in need. The effort, led by Abdul Waheed, began in May as Muslims began fasting...

City to redevelop Beaumont as part of new UdeM campus project

Avleen K Mokha The City of Montreal has announced that work will begin in July in the borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension to redevelop three intersections close to the University of Montreal's new campus.

Park Ex residents working at manufacturing plant fear for safety amid COVID-19 outbreak

At least eight infected workers live in Park Extension, one is hospitalized Avleen K Mokha Employees of a LumenWerx facility have come forward to report unsafe working conditions in a manufacturing plant. At...

Anti-Eviction Project denounces gentrification of Park Extension

UdM campus threatens Park Extension housing and community, report says Avleen K Mokha A report released Wednesday, June 3, considers the negative impacts of Université...

MNA Fontecilla speaks at protest for asylum seekers’ rights

Frontline workers excluded from provincial training program Avleen K Mokha Andrés Fontecilla, the legislative assembly member for Laurier-Dorion, participated Saturday, June 6, at a rally to demand that migrant workers...

Borough councillors discuss police brutality, duplex conversion

Avleen K Mokha Borough councillors of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension (VSP) met June 1 for their monthly session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, elected officials having been meeting through teleconference. During...

Free COVID-19 testing at Parc metro this weekend

Avleen K Mokha The health and social services, CIUSSS West Central, have converted city buses into clinics to test for coronavirus in high-priority regions. The bus clinic is...

Province to allow indoor gatherings of up to 10 people from June 22

Avleen K Mokha This Monday, June 8, Quebec officials gave the green light to allow indoor gatherings. Up of ten people from three different households can meet in private residences, as long as they...

Man hospitalized for gunshot wound after altercation escalates in Jarry Park

Avleen K Mokha MONTREAL - According to city police, a man was shot around 10:15 p.m. Sunday night after an argument escalated in Jarry Park. The victim, who is in...

Swimming pools to reopen June 20 as borough resumes some services

Avleen K Mokha The Villeray—Saint−Michel—Parc−Extension (VSP) borough is lifting restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 emergency. Playgrounds, tennis courts, and community gardens have opened. Swimming pools will reopen on June 20.