4Large pothole shuts Turcot ramp in Montreal | Hole discovered in Montreal’s Turcot interchange | Travaux d’urgence | Un trou sur l’échangeur Turcot provoque une congestion. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me, considering the conversation I had with a friend recently about how when we’re on the Turcot we just close our eyes and pray we make it to the other side.
4Montreal man charged in sex assaults of 4 prostitutes | Police ask alleged sexual assault victims of Montreal businessman to step forward | Le Montréalais accusé d’agressions sur des prostituées demeure détenu
4Despite crime rates going down 14% from 2006 to 2007, the Gazette wants us all to know that we’re really, really afraid: Good news: Crime’s going down. The bad news: The person on the street doesn’t feel any safer | ‘People are just as scared as they ever were’: Statistics no comfort. Police want to heighten public’s sense of security | We can’t get complacent, victims’ groups say | Justice minister defends Tories’ tough-on-crime agenda | National crime statistics [PDF, 3.3mb] | Canada’s crime rate drops for 3rd straight year: StatsCan; Reported crime rates highest in western provinces, agency data shows
4Le règlement sur la propreté viole la convention des cols bleus | Règlement sur la propreté: La cause du balai en appel | Montreal sidewalk sweeping bylaw still in effect. Reading these piece hurt my head a bit, because it’s a mess of bureaucracy, but from what I can tell, they’re saying that business owners are allowed to sweep the sidewalk in front of their establishment.
4Old Montreal museum is one for the ages: Showcasing city’s social history. This is a kind of random puff-piece about the Centre d’Histoire de Montréal, but it does mention that they have an exhibit up until the end of August with photos of local industrial buildings — which I expect will interest some of our readers.
4In Montreal: Squeaky Wheels. The Gazette has launched a column to answer questions about the transit experience in Montreal, and they’re asking for submissions.
4Here’s something quite weird: Toilettes publiques à vendre
“Rue St-Hubert. Jour de gloire” by Racineur on Flickr.