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LOCAL NEWS

May Borough Council Meeting:  

Council returns in person to discuss borough cleanliness and traffic measures The borough held its regularly scheduled monthly borough council meeting last Tuesday evening, where...

Eid amongst friends and family

Park Ex Muslim community celebrates Eid al-Fitr in person It was all smiles, handshakes and hugs along Jean-Talon on Monday morning as Park Extension’s Muslim...

Borough resumes green waste removal 

Residents can now put out their organic garden waste for pick up The borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension kicked off its at-home green waste collection for the...

CBC comes to Park Extension

Community bureau project hopes to serve underrepresented communities Starting next week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will be bringing its community bureaus initiative to Park Extension...

Jarry Park public consultation results published

Residents ask for less parking and more vegetation at the park Approximately one year after the City of Montreal presented its Jarry Park Development Plan,...

Samosas at Parc Metro

Local organization continues to provide free food to in-need residents Local community group International Cultural Integration Organization distributed food to many in-need Parc-Extension residents last...

Google and Facebook: Time to pay up!

The federal liberal government introduced legislation on Tuesday, April 5 to force digital giants to compensate news agencies for using their content. The loss...

Parc-Extension News 30-14

The current issue of the Parc-Extension News published April 15th, 2022.Covering Parc-Extension’s local news, politics, sports and other newsworthy events

Parc-Extension News 30-13

The current issue of the Parc-Extension News published April 8th, 2022.Covering Parc-Extension’s local news, politics, sports and other newsworthy events

Google and Facebook: Time to pay up!

The federal liberal government introduced legislation on Tuesday, April 5 to force digital giants to compensate news agencies for using their content. The loss...

Canada expands simplified renewal process for passports

As COVID 19 restrictions are lifted, more and more Canadians are looking to travel abroad. In Park Extension, home of many families of diverse...

New certification for multi-unit owners in Montreal

To promote access to healthy, safe and affordable housing, the City of Montreal announced that it wants to make multi-unit owners-landlords more responsible. As...

The masks are here to stay

Quebec extends mask use until end of April Public Health Director says decision's due to rising COVID cases and hospitalization Quebec extends province mandate indoors at...

Getting easier for Ukrainians to enter Canada

As the war in Ukraine drags on, more and more Ukrainians will be seeking refugee status in Canada. Park-Extension has always been a welcoming...

Residents react to traffic appeasement plan

A step in the right direction but key aspects still missing Last week, the borough released the first draft of the traffic appeasement plan for...

Spring clean-up starts in Park Ex

Weekly parking restrictions in effect since Apr. 1 As the weather warms and the ice thaws, the spring brings people back outside and offers a...

Séance du conseil d’arrondissement: Avril

Le conseil discute de la propreté et des mesures de circulation Mardi soir dernier, l'arrondissement a tenu sa séance ordinaire du conseil d'arrondissement. Les élus...

April Borough Council Meeting:  

Council returns in-person to discuss borough cleanliness and traffic measures The borough held its regularly scheduled monthly borough council meeting last Tuesday evening, where elected...

Welcome news for housing in Park-Ex

Quebec budget 2022-2023 Welcome news for Park-Extension and its ever present housing problem is the announcement that as part of the 2022-2023 budget, the Government...

Social housing in danger

The Parti Québécois and the FROHME want urgent action to prevent the privatization of other social housing Social housing has always been a lifejacket for...

Quebec food autonomy gets a boost

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. André Lamontagne, announced the granting of financial assistance totaling $7.1 million to three organizations involved in...

Home support in Quebec

As the population of Montreal ages, more and more seniors in Park Extension are looking for home care. This is not a Park-Ex phenomenon...

Canadian donations reaching people in Ukraine and surrounding countries

The Canadian Red Cross continues to provide vital assistance to people in Ukraine and surrounding countries. Red Cross teams are working in Ukraine and...

Canada’s poverty rate dropped in 2020

The economic shock wrought by the pandemic required an unprecedented government response to help Canadians weather its aftereffects. For families in Park-Extension that had...

Canada’s first ever National Action Plan on Combatting Hate

Federal government launches national consultations For such a diverse part of Montreal as Park-Extension, racism and hate are problems in the core of its existence....

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From Parc-Ex to Ghana

Sarker Hope Foundation continues its mission overseas Throughout the pandemic, the Parc-Extension-based Sarker Hope Foundation has worked across the community to aid those most in need. Since March 2020, the organization has helped residents with food, vaccinations, children’s education and aid to seniors. But that has not meant that it...

INTERVIEWS

Park Ex through the viewfinder

Local photographer puts neighbourhood front and centre in his work In one photo, a line of damp clothes runs through the leafy canopy of a green, back alley, crisscrossed by the dark shadows of electricity lines. In another, an elderly man collects cans and bottles in the bins that line...

How to handle a rent increase

Éducaloi and CAPE host second renters workshop Many renters in Park Extension have either already or will soon be receiving a notice that their rent will soon go up. With most leases renewing on Jul. 1, owners often take this opportunity to increase rent prices in their units. While many questions...