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Morning Brew: Feb 05, 2009

Posted by Jeff / February 5, 2009

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The Green line metro is in full operation again, following major disruptions Thursday morning. The service was disrupted between Lionel Groulx and Angrignon from 5:30 to about 8:00 this morning because of electrical problems.

US President Barack Obama will be in Ottawa 2 weeks from today. His Feb 19 visit will be short and sweet to maximize meeting times and minimize ceremonies.The brief and low-key nature of the presidential visit is in striking contrast to the first Canadian visit by George W. Bush, which cost more than $2 million in law-enforcement costs alone.

The 6th annual Montreal All-Nighter known as "Nuit Blanche" has posted the entire line up of events online and printed programs. Some new additions to be noted this year is the métro remains open all night & artists will illuminate close to 3 km of corridors in the underground city.

A Moroccan man accused of spreading al-Qaida propaganda and plotting a bomb attack overseas from his apartment in Trois-Rivieres, Que., also was tied to the 2007 kidnapping of a BBC journalist in Gaza, a court heard in Montreal on Monday

Photo - Old Montreal | Winter version from flickr user Nino H

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