Benoit Dorais apologizes for ‘reprehensible’ speeding ticket

Benoit Dorais, president of Montreal’s executive committee and Sud-Ouest borough mayor, has issued an apology after he was caught speeding this spring. The right-hand man of Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante addressed the issue on social media late Thursday, saying he…

Some Montreal street entertainers upset with City rules

July 17 2019 7:54pm Some street entertainers are frustrated with the rules the City of Montreal has put in place to manage street performances. Global’s Dan Spector reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Controversy over Montreal executive committee president’s speeding ticket continues

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is standing by her right-hand man amid the controversy surrounding Benoit Dorais’ driving record. A report in the Journal de Montréal on Friday revealed that Dorais, Montreal’s executive committee president and Sud-Ouest borough mayor, had been…

1st phase of MR-63 STM project in Griffintown under construction

The first phase of a project to reinvigorate some of the original Société de transport de Montréal (STM) cars is under construction in the Sud-Ouest’s Griffintown neighbourhood. Two MR-63 wagons are set to become part of a public square at…

New configuration on Camillien-Houde Way confusing drivers

Drivers and commuters heading over Mount Royal say they’re having a hard time navigating the new configuration on Camillien-Houde Way — and it’s causing traffic congestion. In May, several safety measures were implemented on Mount Royal. Most notably, the narrowest…

Montreal to keep close eye on borough mayor after probe into harrassment allegations

An investigation by the city’s comptroller into the working climate in the Montreal’s Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough has come to an end nearly a year after it began. The probe was launched last August amid allegations of harrassment levelled against borough mayor…

Montreal police focusing pedestrian safety campaign on seniors as 9 people killed so far in 2019

Montreal police are pushing to promote a safety campaign for pedestrians as the number of people killed on city streets continues to climb in 2019. “It’s a prevention campaign so today we are intervening regarding pedestrians, cyclists or drivers to…