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Park-Ex cracks down on owners with accumulating garbage

“We are actively patrolling and ticketing owners who do not respect the regulations” says Mary Deros The subject has dominated the news for quite a few months now. Garbage left in private properties that accumulated and festered in the heat....

Traffic calming plan in Parc-Extension now finalized

Following the consultation citizen initiative carried out last spring, the Borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension presented the final version of the traffic calming plan in Parc-Extension on August 31, 2022. This plan includes a series of measures whose objective is to increase...

A new alliance against garbage and indifference in Park-Ex

For the longest time Park-Ex City counselor Mary Deros had been fighting the garbage battle in Park-Ex alone. Not anymore.   A group of concerned long time residents of Parc Ext tired of seeing garbage 24/7 on in their streets...

Revenue Canada: $1.4 billion in uncashed checks

A total of $1.4 billion in uncashed checks are currently sitting in the coffers of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). For many Par-Exers, especially senior residents it is an all-too-common story. A change of address or inability to keep up...

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...

Park-Ex celebrates Pakistani independence

By Joe Bongiorno Park-Extension’s Pakistani community gathered at Howard Park last Saturday to celebrate Pakistan Independence Day. Leaders from various Pakistani-Canadian organizations, local politicians and candidates, as well as members of the public joined together to commemorate Pakistan’s 74th year...

Upper House delays Trudeau government’s legislation to regulate the Internet

Senator Leo Housakos calls Bill C-10 ‘an adamant attack on freedom of speech’ Has Canada’s Senate shut down Liberal Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s attempt to establish tighter controls on the Internet with Bill C-10?While some social conservatives have been stridently...

Moving day during a housing crisis

Québec Solidaire presents emergency plan one month before Jul 1. Andrés Fontecilla, the Québec Solidaire MNA for Laurier-Dorion, tabled a motion at the national assembly last Tuesday which would act as an emergency response to an increasingly severe housing crisis....

A Montreal tradition: potholes

What’s really behind the city’s Swiss cheese roads  With the winter now long behind us, Montrealers are also getting the springtime reminder of more potholes and more construction. As the weather gets nicer, construction sites are popping up across the...

New shelter for Muslim women set to open in Montreal

A new transitional women’s shelter is set to open in Montreal this coming June, specifically catering to the needs of Muslim women in need of safe shelter. The group behind the shelter is the Toronto-based charity Sakeenah Homes, which wants...