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Monday's Media Morsels - March 19

Posted by Hannah / March 19, 2007

20070319_bike.jpgThe Montreal transit system is in the news again. This time seven adult literacy programs are campaigning for a literacy fare. Their "students", most over the age allowed for the MTC's student fare, and too young to take advantage of the senior citizen's fare, can't afford the monthly pass ($65). Almost half a million people on the island are functionally illiterate. MP, of course, supports this cause because reading is a good thing.

Also in today's arts and literature news, CBC is announcing sweeping changes to its Radio Two programming to attract a younger audience. [Editor's note: by younger audience, CBC means that it wishes to drop its average listener age from over 50 to between 35 and 49.] (For the unaware, Radio Two has traditionally offered classical music to its listeners.) Jazz and live performance will drive the evening's radio waves. Montrealers will play a prominent role: Patti Schmidt will host Canada Live on the weekends, and Katie Malloch will become the weekday host of the jazz show Tonic.

Finally, in crazy sports that can cause serious head injuries, Montrealers earn shiny hardware in water-related events. The Canadian men's short-track speed-skating team won gold in South Korea today. And in Melbourne Alexandre Despatie and Arturo Miranda won silver in the men's synchronized diving competition.

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Antonio / February 4, 2015 at 12:14 am
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SE corner of Grand and Sherbrooke. Now an Akhavan sprmuearket, I remember it as a "Dominion" sprmuearket in the 1960's or so. The two apt. bldgs. on the next corner are still there (including the "West End Barber Shop" which dates from at least the early 1950's), as well as most (all) of the smaller buildings on the west side of Grand. Not sure about the east side, however - it's hard to tell from Streetview if the large house from 1950 is the same bldg. that stands there now.Unless there was an older building on the site, the first Lovell's listing is in 1957 - 6170 Sherbrooke W. was a "Dominion".
golu dolls / March 15, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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NICE POST
Kanchipuram sarees / March 15, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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NICE POST
Kanchipuram sarees / March 15, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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nice post
Herbal Powder / March 15, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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nice post

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