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Hold on to your parka, Montreal. Up to 50 cm of snow is on the way

Environment Canada has updated its winter storm warning for the Montreal area, raising the maximum possible precipitation to 50 centimetres by Friday evening. That’s more than the 45 cm max in its earlier warning, issued Thursday morning. As snow was falling, the updated late-afternoon warning predicted that “a total of 30 to 50 centimetres of …

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Early winter has Old Brewery Mission opening overflow shelter a month sooner

An overflow shelter for the homeless set to open for the winter Monday night on the site of the former Royal Victoria Hospital will have 150 beds – up from 82 last year. And because winter came early, the shelter is opening a month earlier than last year. It will remain open through April.Last winter, …

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#ICYMI: Montreal’s budget, property taxes and SNC-Lavalin testimony

What a Monday it’s been! Mayor Valérie Plante presented Montreal’s budget for 2020. It envisions $6.17 billion of spending partially financed by a 2.1 per cent hike in residential property taxes. Plante said the budget is geared to her administration’s four priorities: mobility, ecological transition, housing and economic development. Spending highlights include the acquisition of …

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