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Irish Montrealers hold moment of silence to honour unearthed remains

A small group, including Fergus Keyes (director of Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation), Victor Boyle (president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians) and Donovan King, left to right, gathered at the Black Rock monument in Montreal on Sunday Dec. 8, 2019 to share thoughts and prayers for those who lie buried at the Black Rock …

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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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Quebec names female civilian to lead Sûreté du Québec

Quebec Public Security Minister ⁦Geneviève Guilbault, left, introduces Johanne Beausoleil, the new interim head of ⁦ Sûreté du Québec, to the media in Quebec City on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Twitter / Montreal Gazette QUEBEC — For the first time in Quebec’s history, a woman will lead the Sûreté du Québec, which is getting its …

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