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Environmentalists awaiting Turcot Interchange pedestrian bridge – Montreal
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Environmentalists awaiting Turcot Interchange pedestrian bridge – Montreal

Politicians and environmentalists celebrated the latest addition to the Dalle Park project Saturday afternoon, inaugurating the bande verte multi-purpose trail, which runs parallel to the Saint-Jacques escarpment. Activists say the bande verte is another piece of the Turcot Interchange nature park, but a huge piece of the puzzle is still missing.“In order for the Falaise grand park to actually be a grand park, we need the bridge,” said Lisa Mintz, Sauvons La Falaise founder.The Dalle Park pedestrian and cycling bridge would cross over highway 20, connecting the Sud-Ouest boroughs and NDG.“This Dalle park project will connect four or five neighbourhoods immediately from a natural transit, it would be good for local economies and be good for inter-neighbourhood participation,” said ...
Should Montreal’s Mount Royal cross be lit purple to honour Queen Elizabeth II? – Montreal
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Should Montreal’s Mount Royal cross be lit purple to honour Queen Elizabeth II? – Montreal

Every night the Mount Royal cross illuminates the sky and can be seen kilometers away. The lights are a white hue, but historically they haven’t always been the same colour. According to historian Donovan King, the lights changed colour to mark moments in history. King says traditionally it was purple for the death of a pope, and the same hue for the death of Queen Elizabeth II‘s father King George.“There have been some exceptions. It was turned red for a world AIDS conference in the ’80s. It also changed blue for a Jean Baptiste celebration, for example,” said Donovan.However, he believes the nearly century-old cross has not changed colour since the City of Montreal took possession in 2004. In 2016, it did go dark for Earth Hour. Read more: ‘Symbol of the atrocitie...
Montreal’s Pakistani diaspora organizes relief efforts for flooded country – Montreal
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Montreal’s Pakistani diaspora organizes relief efforts for flooded country – Montreal

As floods continue to ravage parts of Pakistan, Montrealers with connections to that country are rallying to offer support. “What’s happening in Pakistan right now is a huge calamity,” said Hayee Bokhari, founder and co-chair of the Montreal-based Canada Pakistan Affiliated Chamber of Trade (CPACT). “The flood is the flood of the century.” Read more: Floods in Pakistan: Officials breach swelling lake to avert overflow The deluge that has killed almost 1,300 people and affected more than 33 million, nearly the entire population of Canada, is the result of unprecedented monsoon rains that started in June.Montreal’s Pakistani diaspora worry things could get worse.“Now there’s another problem which we are suffering now because the water is still there,” expla...
Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security – Montreal
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Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security – Montreal

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 7, 2022 10:46 am     Updated August 7, 2022 10:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Pride Montreal says the city’s iconic parade that closes the festival’s celebration of LGBTQ+ communities has been cancelled due to a lack of staff. Festival Executive Director Simon Gamache says the event scheduled for today was called off over “security reasons.”𝐅𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐭é 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫é𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝: A lack of sufficient pers...