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Borough Council Meeting:

An update on what happened  The borough held its regularly scheduled monthly borough council meeting last Tuesday evening, where city officials and politicians meet virtually to answer questions from citizens and vote on borough initiatives. Being discussed this month were several...

Gun violence in the heart of Parc-Extension

Neighbourhood hit by another spat of gun violence Parc-Extension was host to another occurrence of gun violence over the weekend when shots were fired into the window of a local business on the corner of Champagneur Ave. and Jean-Talon Street.  Police...

Mayor Fumagalli launches Quartiers Montréal party

by Joe BongiornoLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Villeray—Saint Michel—Parc-Extension Mayor Giuliana Fumagalli officially launched her new political party, Quartiers Montréal, ahead of the November municipal elections. The borough mayor made the announcement at Nicolas-Tillemont Park on a sweltering Saturday afternoon and...

Parc-Ex with less traffic?

Traffic mitigation strategies soon to be released When stuck on Jean-Talon in bumper-to-bumper congestion on a busy Friday afternoon, you quickly realize that Parc-Extension has a traffic problem. Crisscrossed by major arteries with several chokepoints, the neighbourhood experiences many of the...

Park-Ex celebrates the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Followers of the Greek Orthodox faith gathered last weekend to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary at Koimisis Tis Theotokou Church. The queue to enter the Orthodox church—which caught fire in 2015 and reopened its doors two years later—snaked...

“Not one more”

A Park Ex resident, Kaur was the 14th woman to die at the hands of her partner this year in Québec. People were protesting against what they called an “epidemic of violence,” and asked that the government do more to address the issue.

Conservative Party announces local candidates

New contenders unveiled for the widely-anticipated upcoming election The Conservative Party of Canada just announced its candidates in the electoral ridings of Papineau and Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel, for the now widely expected federal election in the fall.  Hosted by Conservative Senator Leonidas Housakos,...

Candidates announced for VSP

Ensemble Montréal unveils its team for municipal elections in the borough On a rainy Sunday morning, mayoral candidate Denis Coderre and members of his party Ensemble Montreal gathered at the Centre Leonardo Da Vinci in Montreal’s east-end to announce new...

For residents or tennis fans?

Temporary solution for Ogilvy/de Castelnau crossing to be shortlived The closed crossing at Ogilvy and De Castelnau which has created a groundswell of community militancy over the past months has once again attracted anger and frustration. On July 22, Exo...

Citizens demand fence’s removal in cheerful protest

By Joe Bongiorno Park-Extension citizens gathered for a festive protest on Monday evening in front of the fence dividing Ogilvy from De Castelnau. Armed with homemade cookies, construction paper, and orange yarn, protestors demanded that the fence come down once and for all.  Orange yarn and the words ouvrez-nous written...