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Tuesday Tidbits: June 19th, 2007

Posted by Chip / June 19, 2007

20070618_stade.jpgIf you’ve been worried about your safety while riding the Metro these days, you can now, supposedly, rest easy. Although metro crime stats don’t indicate that riding the underground is particularly dangerous, the public perception over some recent incidents and inaction by metro security guards seems to have forced the city’s hand. As of today, you will see city police officers riding the subway and generally trying to make their presence felt…

No_fly.jpgSticking with “security issues” we now will be “protected” by a national no-fly list produced by the federal government & the RCMP. Up to 1,000 people (unofficially) have been flagged as too dangerous to get on an airplane in Canada. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know if you’re on that list until you show up at the airport. Many are concerned about the possibility of error and infringement of basic rights…

The new Montreal super-hospitals will be funded and run as public-private partnerships. The exact nature of the public versus private relationship in terms of roles and responsibilities is hard to decipher at this point, but hopefully more details will become known soon...

The hockey season is over, but the hockey news just keeps coming. The NHL draft is happening this week and the talk of trades is rampant. The Habs, meanwhile, may be in deep trouble on defence…

And to finish off today’s news bits, there’s a nice piece on Montreal indie group Handsome Furs on drownedinsound.com. The band is actually a duo comprised of Dan Boeckner, also of Wolf Parade, and Alexi Ferris, and their new album, entitled Plague Park , gets a nice review.

Photo above is from the MP flickr pool, courtesy of kevincrumbs.

Discussion

13 Comments

Fagstein / June 19, 2007 at 06:16 pm
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Dude, retro! You got news from 1807 years ago?
Fagstein / June 19, 2007 at 06:17 pm
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Nevermind, you fixed it. I was all hopeful there for a second.
chip / June 20, 2007 at 01:03 pm
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Actually, yes, I do have a time machine and travelled back to the year 200 to post the news this week. Unfortunately, THAT news was deemed irrelevant to our reader(s) so I was asked to bring it back to the present. The no-fly list, however, did also ruffle a few feathers back on June 19, 200.
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