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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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