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Morning Brew: April 17, 2009

Posted by Margot / April 17, 2009

20090417-waitingmetro.jpgThis person's got the right idea

Fresh brewed news for Friday, April 17, 2009

If you're taking the metro around town today, you might notice some fancy new stickers on the ground. As of last night, the STM installed new decals at some stations in hopes of steering its riders towards civility, or at least towards waiting beside the doors while people detrain. Other subway systems around the world are giving it a try, and it might shave up to a quarter of a minute at each station -- you could get from Honoré-Beaugrand to Angrignon almost 7 minutes faster! You can give the STM your feedback on this pilot project here.

You've seen the posters around town all winter and chuckled at the artist's name (don't deny it), but this is your last weekend to catch the exhibition of Kees van Dongen's work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Any friend of Picasso's is a friend of mine.

And it turns out that Montreal's famous bagel establishments aren't the ones under fire -- wood-burning fire, that is. The City of Montreal's executive council will vote on a new bylaw at the end of April that will ban the installation of new residential wood-burning stoves.

Thanks to MP Flickr pooler kevincrumbs for the photo.

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9 Comments

Duane / April 19, 2009 at 02:47 pm
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It's a good idea to educate people to get on the coach by the sides rather than charging straight through the middle of the open door. The next step will surely be getting people to move into the train, rather than just getting on and standing in the doorway.
Tim / April 19, 2009 at 04:10 pm
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I guess I should install my wood burning stove before it's too late
Tony / April 20, 2009 at 11:17 am
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Too little too late. Montreal has already developed an ingrained culture of incivility and lack of etiquette.
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