(News feed from the Montreal Gazette)
- Man charged in Project Clemenza gets bail
A man who was among the many people arrested weeks ago in Project Clemenza, a lengthy investigation into the Mafia in Montreal, has been granted bail. Quebec Court Judge Robert Marchi ruled Wednesday that Giuseppe Fetta does not pose a risk to public security while charged with a series of offences related to the RCMP-led investigation.
- Flights resume at Trudeau airport after storm delay
If you are flying out this morning, check your flight status because there are widespread delays at Aéroports de Montréal due to heavy rain and stormy skies.
- Supreme Court won’t grant Accurso temporary reprieve from inquiry
With just over a month to go before he is scheduled to take the stand, construction entrepreneur Tony Accurso’s appearance before the Charbonneau Commission seems increasingly inevitable.
- Missing boy from Côte-des-Neiges found
A 13-year-old boy from Côte-des-Neiges is missing after he went bike riding on Tuesday night and never returned. Police are going door-to-door in the neighbourhood looking for tips.
- Comme Chez Soi forced to close by condo construction
In the front window of Comme Chez Soi on St-Laurent Blvd., two signs can be read: one a congratulatory note for being voted one of the top-rated restaurants in the Mile-End, the other a handwritten apology from the owner, explaining how the condo construction next door has forced its sudden closing after seven years.
- More Tasers available for Montreal police
Tasers will become available to police officers who work in the métro system, the airport and all downtown police stations in the coming days, the Montreal police department says.
- Anti-homelessness group urges Ottawa to turn over funds
A Montreal anti-homelessness group is urging the federal government to change strategies and free up $3.2 million dollars for Montreal tied up in negotiations.
- No need to panic about wasp stings, doctor says
The most important message following the death of La Prairie Mayor Lucie Roussel in a wasp attack is “don’t panic,” said McGill University medical school professor Dr. Phil Gold.
- Lac-Megantic’s ‘train from hell’ at auction
Lead locomotive MMA 5017, which played a key role in the Lac-Meganti rail disaster, is among the engines to be sold off at a Maine rail yard on Aug. 5.
- Driver fatigue likened to DUI
A Quebec coroner is recommending tougher restrictions and penalties for drowsy drivers after five people died during a collision in 2011 as a result of a motorist falling asleep at the wheel.