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Montreal-Laval-Longueuil police launch ‘RADAR’ anti-sexploitation drive

(PXN) The Montreal Police Department, in conjunction with the Laval and Longueuil police forces, announced earlier this week that they are working together on a new program called RADAR to detect and prevent sexual exploitation in areas where there...

Fumagalli announces housing ‘Action Plan’ by autumn

Martin C. Barry During the May 7 public meeting of the Villeray/St-Michel/Parc Extension borough council, Mayor Giuliana Fumagalli read out a statement explaining her views on a number of current issues in the borough, including a pledge to introduce a wide-ranging action plan...

C.A.R.E. Centre’s 19th annual dinner raises funds for disabled adults

Martin C.Barry The 19th annual fundraising dinner held on May 2 by the Centre d’activités récréatives et éducatives (C.A.R.E.) was the first ever to be held by the group at the Hellenic Community Centre in Côte des Neiges, while also possibly the beginning of...

Park Ex hoarder had human skull among his belongings

(PXN) A human skull that was found last week among the belongings of a resident who was being evicted from his Wiseman Ave. dwelling because of a compulsive hoarding habit was apparently stolen from a cemetery three decades ago. Held in custody The resident, Michael...

Canadian home sales rebound from 7-year low, but prices still flat

After plunging to their lowest level since 2012, sales of Canadian homes have inched higher for the past two months and are now about four per cent higher than they were a year ago. The Canadian Real Estate Association said...

Memorial held in Jarry Park for Sri Lanka bombing victims

Martin C. Barry More than 300 people from all over the Montreal region attended a candlelight memorial service in Park Extension’s Jarry Park last weekend to express their solidarity with victims of the terrorist bombings which took place in Sri Lanka on Easter...

Borough Mayor Fumagalli wants STM info made public

Martin C. Barry As a best practice, many large public transit agencies around the world make their performance indicators available to the public as it often leads to more informed debate on transit issues. For example, according to Montreal city councillor Marvin Rotrand, the...

‘Cabane à sucre’ comes to Athena Park

Martin C. Barry Compared to past years, the annual “sugaring off” party staged in Park Extension’s Athena Park last Saturday was a fair bit on the wet side. It was the weekend, after all, when eastern Canada suffered some of the worst spring...

St. Sophie’s Greek Orthodox Church set to reopen by Easter next year

Martin C. Barry More than four decades after the tragic loss of one of Park Extension’s treasured Greek Orthodox houses of worship, members of St. Sophie’s Church have announced that a new church building at the corner of Wiseman Ave. and Saint Roch...

City Hall crucifix to be removed

The crucifix in Montreal’s council chambers is being taken down off the wall, for good. The announcement was made during an executive committee meeting Wednesday morning. Major renovations are about to get underway at City Hall. The crucifix is being...