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Park Extension Maison Bleu catches fire

Montréal /Park extension—Located at 7867 Querbes, La Maison Bleu has been there for its community since the early 2000s … specifically in the realm of Social Prenatal Care, also caring for children after birth and of course mothers in...

Standoff near Hutchison and Ogilvy between a man and local police

Montréal / Park Extension—Local police surrounded a building near the corner of Ogilvy and Hutchison in Park-Extension this morning. According to eye-witnesses, the police were there since 10AM. Law enforcement officers were in fact present (up to 20 vehicles...

Local Villeray/Saint-Michel/Park Extension resident charged with threatening Mayor Plante’s life

Vincent Rochette, a 23-year-old Montrealer, is accused of having threatened the mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante. Supposedly and according to reports he threatened her with death and/or harm to her person. The man, who lives in the borough of Villeray...

Sarker Hope Foundation—being there for a community in need

The Sarker Hope Foundation is helping those in need, one child, one person at a time, and with dedication, care and a devotion to the community of Park Ex Many community organizations stepped up during the recent pandemic and of...

Local landlord hikes rents to astronomical proportions

Shortly after purchasing an apartment building on Bloomfield in Park Ex, a new landlord hikes the rent way up, over a hundred dollars more per month, and all without improving living conditions. Tenants in a building on Bloomfield in Park...

A Molotov Cocktail thrown in the wee hours in Park Ex

Montréal—Thursday night, a Molotov Cocktail (a crude incendiary device typically consisting of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and with a means of ignition. The production of similar grenades was organized by Vyacheslav Molotov during World War II, as...

Exposé—The state of Place de la Gare Park

Taking a look at the park … the state of it and what’s needed by the members of the community who spend their days and nights there Many also refer to it as Jean Talon Park, but there it sits...

Borough Council looks to 2021 with hope

Following a year that perhaps no one will ever forget, the Borough Council of Villeray/St Michel/Park Extension looks to the future with new plans and takes a look at what we as a community have accomplished in 2020 Of course...

Park Ex Streets—still very much in disarray

A brief update for the construction on Park Extension streets—as it stands right now & when will it all end? As we’ve been reporting for the last few weeks, Park Extension is certainly in a state of borough-wide bouts of...

Local church powers through era of pandemic

A look back at what KOIMISIS TIS THEOTOKOU church and its community went through in the last few decades and how its dealing with the pandemic moving forward—w/ in depth comments by City Councilor, Mary Deros I was interviewing Mary...