(News feed from the Montreal Gazette)
  • Yves Bolduc to return part of bonus, make donation to charity

    Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc will return some of the bonus money he received from the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec for taking orphan patients off the waiting list, but only for the 400 he followed for less than 12 months. In all, he will return $55,072.50 split between the RAMQ and two charities.
  • N.D.G. homeowner in massive hole over sewage pipe break

    WITH VIDEO: New roofing, fixing drains around the house or even dealing with the occasional foundation issue, said Notre-Dame-de-Grâce resident Eric Cook, are things you pray you won’t have to deal with as a homeowner, but can understand when you do. Potentially paying more than $30,000 for sewer excavation to fix a broken pipe located on city property is not something you necessarily budget for, said the retired high school math teacher.
  • Four Montreal schools make $35,000 donation to Canadian War Museum

    Four high schools on the island of Montreal have donated a combined $35,000 to the Canadian War Museum.
  • STM modifies names of 19 métro stop to clear up grammar

    MONTREAL — The names of 19 métro stations have been changed to iron out grammatical inconsistencies, the STM announced Monday, after a proposal was approved by the Commission de toponymie du Québec. “It’s important that the rules of French syntax be followed, and that there be homogeneity with the streets” that give their names to métro stations, explained commission spokesperson Jean-Pierre Le Blanc.
  • Santropole Roulant’s rooftop garden an ‘oasis’

    When he’s kneeling in the wet soil, surrounded by vegetable patches, it’s easy for Marc-Antoine Fortin to forget he’s on a rooftop in the Plateau. But then a city bus will whiz up St-Laurent Blvd. just a few blocks away, breaking his concentration for a moment.
  • German magazine shines spotlight on Montreal’s Bernard St.

    Two years ago when Berlin-born Ricarda Messner moved back to her hometown after having lived in New York City, everything seemed a little different as she walked around, wandering from block to block and trying to get a feel for the once-familiar streets. She started thinking about those streets, about how they’re the fabric of any city: each one representing a different aspect of its neighbourhood. Wanting to put that idea into print, she founded the biannual Flaneur Magazine, which dissects and features one street per issue.
  • Medical app could revolutionize patient care and safety

    WITH VIDEO: As Dr. Saleem Razack makes his rounds in the intensive care unit of the Montreal Children’s Hospital, he’s often more likely to check his iPhone and iPad than the medical charts next to the beds of his patients.
  • Lachine Hospital recalls patients over risk

    About 150 patients who underwent bariatric surgery have been told they may have been infected with HIV, hepatitis or other blood-borne diseases because an operating tool was not properly disinfected.
  • Ristigouche fighting court battle with oil exploration company

    David’s full of piss and vinegar. At least that’s what François Boulay says about his Gaspé town of 168 people, which has decided to take on a Goliath of an oil and gas exploration company in order to protect its drinking water.
  • Wife-killer escapes from federal prison in Laval

    A man serving a life sentence for murdering his wife is illegally at large from a federal institution in Laval.
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