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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...

Why Park Ex gets so hot?

What can be done to mitigate the effects of heatwaves With summer in full swing, many Montrealers are making the most of the sunny weather and warm days. But the same can not be said for those particularly vulnerable to...

Local police stations set to merge

The merger of stations 31 and 33 have some worried about access The SPVM announced last week that it would be merging both the Park Extension and Villeray police stations into one. It comes after several months of speculation on...

Putting an end to racial profiling

Leaders call on the provincial government to act A little over one month after a controversial police intervention among two black Villeray teenagers, Québec Solidaire and Maison d’Haiti are asking for concrete action to address racial profiling.  Québec Solidaire MNA for...

Still fenced-in

Residents increasingly angered by Ogilvy/DeCastelnau crossing May turned into June, and June quickly turned into July, and although it has now been two months since the fence at Ogilvy and DeCastelnau went up, there has still been little progress in...

Borough Council Meeting

Ogilvy/DeCastelnau fence issue raised at borough meeting The borough held its regularly scheduled monthly borough council meeting last Tuesday evening, where city employees and elected officials meet virtually to answer questions from citizens and vote on borough initiatives. On the docket...

A different kind of Canada Day

How Canada’s national day was marked during a year of reflection Canada Day is usually an occasion where Canadians from all backgrounds celebrate their country and its people’s collective achievements with barbeques, concerts and fireworks. But celebrations this year were...

Vaccines on wheels

VacciVan takes to streets and parks of Park Extension Montreal parks usually garner ideas of days out with the family or playing sports with friends, but rarely that of vaccinations. Health authorities changed that this week by approaching their vaccination...