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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 with National Teachers Appreciation Week...

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 to make their online learning...

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 number of these initiatives were...

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 Round Table announced on Tuesday...

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 Parc-Extension (CAPE).The local housing group, which works on advocacy issues for local tenants, recorded 71...

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 awarded brand-new tablets in an effort to make at-home learning and virtual classes easier and...

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 a spokesperson for Pinay Quebec, one of the many organizations present at a rally held...

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 the appointment of Nicholas Katalifos as its Director General effective March 29.Given the fact he...

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 future Giant Steps Autism Centre in eastern Montreal, with the ultimate goal being to position...

Vaccination clinic moved

Parc-Extensions only vaccination clinic moved to Outremont A mass-vaccination center set to open in Parc-Extension was unexpectedly moved to a location in neighbouring Outremont on Mar. 19, worrying many about the effect it will have on vaccine accessibility.Originally meant to...