Allison Hanes: Poisonous politics killed the Terrebonne bike path

Article contentBack in June, they were all for it.Now, all but one are against it.The controversial east-west cycling path along Terrebonne St. will come to an expedient end after the Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough council voted 5-1 Tuesday to cancel it.Easy come, easy go.Borough mayor Sue Montgomery was the lone holdout in deciding to end the pilot project early, a sign of her...

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts members seek external audit after director’s firing

Article content continuedThe museum’s curatorial team, meanwhile, stated its support Wednesday for the appointment of Desmarais.“In the past several days, her appointment has been the subject of numerous comments, many of which are damaging to her reputation and that of the museum,” said a statement signed by 11 curators and other members of the team.“Mary has won our profound respect...

Laval native Bernier backstops Detroit to 2-1 win over Canadiens

The Detroit Red Wings are proving that old adage on any given night any team in the NHL can beat another team.Especially if the team that isn’t supposed to win gets great goaltending.That was the case Saturday as the Red Wings, the team with the worst record in the NHL, defeated the Canadiens 2-1 at the Bell Centre.Chalk this one up to the inspired play of Laval native Jonathan Bernier. He...

Quebec’s Court of Appeal rejects bid to suspend Bill 21

In a divided decision issued Thursday, Quebec’s Court of Appeal decided not to suspend sections of the province’s secularism law.Though the three judges of the panel agreed the law is causing certain people irreparable harm, two of the judges ruled their hands are tied by the government’s use of the notwithstanding clause in the matter.Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler, who is facing...

In the Habs’ Room: ‘We let their most dangerous player get behind us’

BOSTON — Claude Julien was not a happy camper after the Canadiens dropped a 3-1 decision to the Boston Bruins on Sunday night at the TD Garden.The Bruins took the lead on a third-period power-play goal by David Backes, and Julien took exception to the holding call against Nick Cousins that gave the Bruins the advantage.“I thought we played really, really well, but the penalty call behind the...

Canadiens extend losing streak to eight games after early lead against Bruins

BOSTON — The Canadiens played a near-perfect road game for 46 minutes Sunday, but learned a good team like the Bruins will take advantage of any chances you give them as Montreal fell 3-1.The Bruins scored three goals in the third period to extend their winning streak to seven games, while the Canadiens’ losing streak has hit eight games (0-5-3).Montreal took a lead early in the game and...

Jill Barker on fitness: Runner’s story launches demand to #FixGirlsSports

Since runner Mary Cain’s story about body-shaming became public, other athletes have come forward with similar stories, using the hashtag #FixGirlsSports. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP via Getty Images When 23-year-old Mary Cain talked to the New York Times about her experiences as part of the Nike’s Oregon Project, an elite professional U.S. running club, she said her weight was continually a topic...

Montrealer sets world record for burpees in tribute to late brother

Samuel Finn’s body was sore in so many places on Sunday that he said it was easier to identify where he wasn’t sore. Little wonder: Two days earlier, he had done 5,234 chest-to-ground burpees in 12 hours and broken the Guinness world record for the hugely challenging exercise.He did it to honour the memory and determination of his older brother, Cédric Finn, who died in 2017 of a rare form...

History Through Our Eyes: Dec. 1, 1978, Warren Allmand

To say that Warren Allmand had a long career in public life is an understatement. He represented Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in the House of Commons for 32 years, beginning in 1965, and then spent another four years as a municipal councillor for N.D.G.’s Loyola district. In between and afterward, he advocated for social justice in other ways, including as head of the International Centre for Human...

Conjugal violence reaches into workplace, campaign tells employers

An association of women's shelters says it plans to send a conjugal violence campaign poster, an information brochure and contact information for shelters across the province to 1,000 of Quebec's largest employers and unions starting this week. West Island Women's Shelter Conjugal violence starts in the home, but it carries over into the workplace through threatening text and email messages,...