Category : John Symon

Farmers bring produce to NDG

by John Symon       Urban shoppers in NDG can find fresh farm produce and talk to farmers at two temporary farmer’s markets these days. Two local businesses, Coop la Maison verte and Fleur Sauvage are hosting the markets certain days of the ...

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Bombardier C-Series plane makes test flight

Montreal continues to be global aviation centre…   by John Symon   On September 16, Bombardier’s CS100 took off for its maiden flight from Mirabel Airport north of Montreal. Bombardier is betting that mid-range (100 to 149 seats); fuel-efficient jets like the CS100 will ...

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Festival in Lachine Sept 21

In former Ville St. Pierre   by John Symon   A neighbourhood in Lachine is hosting a festival on Saturday, September 21. The event, which is inspired by the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, is to bring life to Saint-Pierre’s public space by ...

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Dragon Boat Race & Festival Sept 21

Olympic diver Filion, Al’s quarterback Calvillo to row;     by John Symon   Olympic diving medalist Roseline Filion, Montreal Alouette’s quarterback Anthony Calvillo and his wife Alexia, a cancer survivor, will join more than 800 rowers in the fight against cancer. Saturday, September 21 ...

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Pierre Morin Arena in Lachine reopens

Arena in line for environmental award   John Symon   Lachine’s Pierre “Pete” Morin Arena has reopened recently after extensive renovations that will make it the first municipal arena in the Montreal area to qualify for a prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ...

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CDN-NDG bans drive-thru restaurants

Borough strives to promote healthy habits   by John Symon   On Tuesday, the Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN—NDG) Borough Council held its regular meeting, approving a draft bylaw to ban new drive-through restaurants over the entire borough territory.  The motion was unanimously adopted by the councillors ...

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