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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...

Coming Soon: Quebec’s Electoral Reform

Lydia Miljan Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel recently announced that the government is moving forward with electoral reform. Yet unlike other provincial governments, rather than proceed with a referendum, the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) government will table a bill...

Borough awards contract for Centennial Park

(PXN) Almost a decade after the idea of new park at the corner of Stuart and St. Roch was first announced as part of Park Extension’s centennial celebrations, the Borough of Villeray/St-Michel/Parc Extension has finally given the go-ahead for the work for...

VSP gives go-ahead to Beaumont redevelopment project

Martin C. Barry The Villeray/St-Michel/Parc Extension borough council voted without the support of Mayor Giuliana Fumagalli on Feb. 22 to allow the demolition of a commercial block on Beaumont Ave., thus paving the way for the construction of new four-storey building slated to...

William Hingston Centre becomes a ‘Friend of Children’

Martin C. Barry In response to concerns by some parents in Park Extension about loitering or other questionable activities at the William Hingston Centre, a special gathering took place on Feb. 11 at the community centre on Saint Roch St. to mark the...