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COVID-19

India’s COVID crisis is also being felt in Canada

How one Park Extension resident is living it half a world away For most people during the pandemic, physical proximity with family has taken a toll. But for others, that separation has been made even worse due to the sheer physical distance between them.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise uncontrollably...

Eid ul-Fitr In The Time of COVID-19

Muslim community set to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr under lockdown for a second year. Eid ul-Fitr, one of the most significant religious occasions in Islamic tradition is right around the corner and many Parc-Extension residents are about to celebrate under lockdown for the second year in a row.The holiday underlines the...

INTERVIEWS

Canada’s Credit Card Economy

It’s been a very upsetting past month, for several reasons. Passengers on a recent Air Canada flight from Jamaica, rows 30 to 36, may have been infected by at least one other passenger testing positive for Covid 19. If you Google ‘covid flights public health agency of Canada’, you’ll...

Trying to Find a “Balance” is Not Working

The role of politicians is not to upset us and make us angry because after all, they have to be re-elected every four years, and they’ll need our ‘x’. So, they try to keep us happy with cheques during hard times, not restricting our freedom, too much, or at...

LOCAL NEWS

Local teacher recognized for outstanding service to the community

In the concrete schoolyard next to Sinclair Laird Elementary’s gym, a mix of educators, students and citizens gathered last Thursday to underline the exceptional work of 8 teachers from the English Montreal School Board.Coinciding...

More Tablets Distributed to Students

Sarker Hope Foundation Helps With Access to Technology  Local community group The Sarker Hope Foundation continued its tablet distribution campaign to local students over the weekend. Five local primary and secondary students were awarded brand-new tablets...

Borough Council Meeting

An update on what happened The city held its regularly scheduled monthly borough council meeting on Tuesday evening, where city officials and politicians met virtually to answer questions from citizens and vote on borough initiatives.A...

Park-Extension mosque hosts mobile vaccination clinic

Assuna Annabawiyah Mosque temporarily opens its doors to raise vaccination rates “Parc-Extension has catching up to do,” said Francine Dupuis, associate CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.Dupuis, the mosque’s imam, and the coordinator of the Parc-Extension...

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Gradual progress in Park-Extension vaccination campaign

Park-Extension’s mobile vaccination clinics have seen a rise in vaccinations following last week’s opening of appointment-free services. Four hundred sixty-four vaccine doses were administered at three different mobile vaccination clinics in Park-Extension last week. At the Assuna Annabawiyah Mosque, 111 doses of vaccine were administered on May 4, and...

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NEWS

Local teacher recognized for outstanding service to the community

In the concrete schoolyard next to Sinclair Laird Elementary’s gym, a mix of educators, students and citizens gathered last Thursday to underline the exceptional...

More Tablets Distributed to Students

Sarker Hope Foundation Helps With Access to Technology  Local community group The Sarker Hope Foundation continued its tablet distribution campaign to local students over the...

Borough Council Meeting

An update on what happened The city held its regularly scheduled monthly borough council meeting on Tuesday evening, where city officials and politicians met virtually...

Park-Extension mosque hosts mobile vaccination clinic

Assuna Annabawiyah Mosque temporarily opens its doors to raise vaccination rates “Parc-Extension has catching up to do,” said Francine Dupuis, associate CEO of CIUSSS West-Central...

Rents skyrocket and evictions continueto rise across Parc-Ex

Parc-Extension Housing Crisis Evictions and harassment are occuring at increasingly alarming rates across the Parc-Extension neighbourhood, according to figures recently released by Comité D’Action de...

Sarker Hope Foundation distributes tablets to local students

Tablets For Students The Sarker Hope Foundation, a local Parc-Extension community organization distributed tablets to local primary and secondary students on Saturday.Five local students were...

Essential workers demand permanent status

Protesters gathered on Saturday to demand that the provincial government regularize the status of all migrant workers. “We are essential, we are not disposable,” shouted...

EMSB hires Nicholas Katalifos as its new Director General

Veteran educator becomes school board’s chief administrative officercare, will delay balancing budget The Council of Commissioners of the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) has announced...

Capital campaign launched for Giant Steps Autism Centre

Foundation hopes to raise $24 million for innovative $50.7 million project The Giant Steps Foundation has launched a $24 million fundraising campaign to build the...