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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 elected officials met to answer questions from citizens and vote on borough initiatives. Sitting in front...

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 community came together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr among friends and family for the first time...

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 summer season last week, accepting all kinds of garden waste and organic material.  This means that...

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 with the stated objective of telling the stories of underserved communities.  CBC will be setting up...

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, the city released the results of a public consultation that asked residents what they wanted...

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 Friday, at Parc Metro station. Volunteers with the organization helped distribute portions of samosas, a South...

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 of advertising revenue has overturned previous media business models. Thousands of Canadian journalists have lost...

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 ethnic origin, travel during the summer months will become vital. For the years of the...

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 of now they will have to obtain responsible landlord certification and disclose the rent for...

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 borough for many immigrants and the announcement from the federal minister of Immigration Sean Fraser...