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This Week in Montreal Blogs vol. 2

Posted by Olivier / February 14, 2008

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Welcome back for my weekly look at what Montreal's cyber-nerds are talking about.

We start the week off with Montreal City Weblog's report on a sly move by Montreal firefighters to protest their wage increases, as they are an essential service and prohibited from striking. Their form of silent protest? Replacing the Montreal emblem on their fire engines with the Toronto logo. Et tu, Brute?

Urban Photo has a good profile on the deppaneurs of Montreal and their unique role in the city’s social and commercial fabric. They hit the nail on the head when they point to cheap beer as the reason for the dep’s success- I don’t think it’s the five-dollar role of toilet paper keeping my dep afloat.

Coolopolis provides a somewhat disturbing video of Montreal’s youngest star in parkour, an activity which understandably gained popularity in the banlieues of France as a way for residents to squeeze some excitement out of their gray concrete jungles. The kid in this video says it keeps him in shape, but I think child exercise advocates have something less dangerous in mind.

Spacing Montreal reports on the proposed “pedestrianization” of the Gay Village, at least during the summer months. The blog also announces an interesting weekend exhibition featuring Montreal’s murals. Both of these items were posted by Chris DeWolf, who also contributed the depanneur story above. I don’t have an exact estimate yet, but I think Chris is responsible for about 75% of English language articles written about Montreal.

Metroblogging Montreal
ends this week off with some excitement about vaginas, as in the Vagina Monologues. The Hilton-Montreal will be hosting the show on Feb. 15th and 16th, with the goal of raising funds and awareness for combatting violence against women.

That’s it for the blogs I know of. Make sure to suggest in the comments any blogs or stories I’ve missed, even if it’s your own. If it's not too painful too read, I’ll talk about it next week.

Discussion

10 Comments

G / February 14, 2008 at 08:41 am
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O is my favourite MTL Blogga... boo-ya-ka-sha!
Jer / February 14, 2008 at 12:01 pm
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Man. Parkour is awesome. I really wanted to start runnin' off of buildings here, but then I remembered I am old. And I'm not ripped like that little dude.
Chef Deck / February 15, 2008 at 06:05 pm
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