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A blank canvas ripe for creativity

Local collective turns satellite dishes into works of art Walking through the streets of Park Extension, you may notice several unique and out-of-the-ordinary things that make up the character of the neighbourhood. That thing could perhaps be as simple as...

Graduating into a strange world

One student reflects on finishing high school during a pandemic Many say it is the most important year, both socially, academically and emotionally. Secondary 5 is the year students prepare for entry to CEGEP and higher education, when they make...

Dickie-Moore Park construction full steam ahead

Park Ex’s soon-to-be newest park has caused congestion on Beaumont The complete revamp of Dickie Moore park is finally coming to fruition as construction moves ahead on what will soon be Park Extension’s newest park. The greenspace at the corner of...

A not so straightforward path

Changes on Villeray causes confusion and frustration among residents Driving down Villeray between Saint-Denis and Saint-Laurent used to be a fairly simple, read straightforward task. It was one straight stretch along the street, running West and connecting the two major...

Hundreds call for action against renovictions

Demonstrators take to the streets two weeks before moving day Only two weeks away from the provinces moving day on Jul. 1, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the growing number of renovictions and to bring...

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 were several hot-button topics...

Green future for Jarry Park

City of Montreal unveils plan to update one of Park Extension’s favourite parks Jarry Park, one of the largest green spaces in Montreal’s northeast, brings to mind many different things to city dwellers. Relaxation, family, youth and an oasis in...

Bridging the vaccine gap

Mobile vaccination clinic held at local Hindu temple over the weekend Another mobile vaccination clinic was held over the weekend at Shree Ramji Hindu Temple, in an effort to increase immunization rates in Park Extension. The clinic was open Friday...

Fun on two wheels

Sun Youth distributes bicycles to exceptional local kids On the first pleasantly warm weekend of the year, families gathered under bright yellow flags in Jarry Park to celebrate the exceptional stories and deeds of local youngsters and reward them with...

How Park Extension could be made more beautiful

A small minority give the neighbourhood a bad rap over garbage On a warm Victoria Day holiday Monday, many Park Extension residents took advantage of the day off and nice weather to do some spring cleaning or to work in...