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Morning Bruise: May 13, 2009

Posted by Paloma / May 13, 2009

20090513_couchcar.jpgFresh brewed news for Wednesday, May 13, 2009

North America's first city-wide bikeshare system launched to much fanfare in Montreal yesterday. The city has stocked about half of the racks with BIXI bikes at stations scattered throughout the city, and anyone with a credit card can hop on and roll away. But some bloggers have a beef with BIXI's marketing tactics: a fake blog and fake Facebook profiles to promote the service.

The Raëlians, Quebec's cloning cult, have won a court battle against the Journal de Montréal. The cult, which believes that human life was founded by aliens, sued the paper for infiltrating its compound and invading their privacy. For nine months, two journalists assumed false identities to produce an award-winning series of articles that included pictures of the members.

And it was announced that Stevie Wonder will be opening this year's Jazz Fest at a free outdoor concert on June 30. You may wanna reserve your seat now.


Photo by Midnight Poutine flickr user La Belle Province

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11 Comments

Kiki / May 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm
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I don't care about their marketing. I just want to figure out how much it freaking costs!! I keep hearing 'the first 30 minutes is free,' but then the site says you've got to be a member to ride (which costs between $5 and $78).
Paloma / May 18, 2009 at 11:31 am
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Kiki--there's a rather convoluted price chart at the website: bixi.com. I hope this helps!
PhilGo20 / May 20, 2009 at 05:59 pm
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We are setting up a Camilien-Houde Climb with Bixis tomorrow may 21st at 7PM. Meet-up at the corner of Parc and Mont Royal !

http://philgo20.com/2009/05/montee-de-camilien-houde-en-bixi/
Healthy recipes for weight loss / June 19, 2011 at 03:10 pm
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Xunxita / February 4, 2015 at 07:26 am
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Miss Tiff - Oh wow! I looovs it! My fvairotes are the bike shots, that gorgeous dress twirling and the shot that seems sort of heart framed by people passing by holding hands. Amazing color too. Aww so realistically romantic. LOVE IT. )
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