#ICYMI: Record-setting day, nurses protest, recruitment campaign, more

Article contentWednesday, May 27, 2020: Here are some of the stories we’ve been following today.A record-setting dayWe apologize, but this video has failed to load.#ICYMI: Record-setting day, nurses protest, recruitment campaign, more Back to videoIn case there was any doubt, Wednesday was a record-breaking day in terms of the heat in the city. Read more here.How to enjoy summer and minimize...

#ICYMI: Comedy in court, police pay up and safety for seniors

MONTREAL, QUE.: November 28, 2019 -- Sue Montgomery, mayor of the NDG borough, tries to locate a controle routier officer shouting "can you see me?" as she takes part in a pedestrian safety demonstration in Montreal, on Thursday, November 28, 2019. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 63559 Allen McInnis / Montreal Gazette Thursday! What a concept!Montreal is paying an activist $55,000...

#ICYMI: Bidding wars and a lot of news about former mayors of Montreal

Former Montreal mayor Denis Coderre has criticized Mayor Valérie Plante for an English speech. Graham Hughes / Canadian Press Believe it or not, today wasn’t just about that Habs meltdown.Bidding wars are becoming more common in Montreal’s real estate market. A Montreal Gazette analysis of Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers data shows that the bidding war crown belongs...

#ICYMI: STM buses still aren’t working, but CN Rail should be soon

Here’s some news to distract you from the Habs’ omishambles.The shortage of STM buses is continuing as maintenance workers say they’re stuck waiting for parts. The Montreal Gazette reported last week that issues related to new software were partly to blame for a shortage of working buses in the Société de transport de Montréal’s fleet. The number of buses available to pick up...

#ICYMI: Montreal’s budget, property taxes and SNC-Lavalin testimony

What a Monday it’s been!Mayor Valérie Plante presented Montreal’s budget for 2020. It envisions $6.17 billion of spending partially financed by a 2.1 per cent hike in residential property taxes. Plante said the budget is geared to her administration’s four priorities: mobility, ecological transition, housing and economic development. Spending highlights include the acquisition of 2,200...

#ICYMI: Propane panic, job vacancies and a bus ‘crisis’

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante with Societe de transport de Montreal chairman Philippe Schnobb, centre, and STM director general Luc Tremblay, inside a new hybrid bus on Thursday November 21, 2019 following the STM 2020 budget announcement. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 63530 - 3879 Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette Busy day? Here’s what you might have missed.STM director...

#ICYMI: Renovictions, Trudeau’s Quebec-heavy cabinet and bus troubles

Montreal skyline is reflected in the water of the St. Lawrence Seaway, seen at night from Brossard, south of Montreal Tuesday November 19, 2019. (John Mahoney / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 63514 - 9339 John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette What a day!Experts are calling a condemned St-Henri building a textbook case of “renoviction.” After new owners bought the building in May, they went to work...