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Montreal’s St. Pierre River: Little local issues are tied to big global ones

August 2nd 2018 UPDATE: The Court has ruled in favour of burying the St. Pierre River. To read Marion Scott’s report, click here.

by Hélène Montpetit

Montreal environmental group Les Amis du parc Meadowbrook recently called attention to a Quebec Superior Court decision ordering the city to clean up a small stream in the west end.

In and of itself, this does not sound like anything that should make headlines, but the stream is one of the few remaining visible sections of the historic St. Pierre River and its fate could set a precedent of some importance, since filling it in is what the developer that currently owns the site suggests should be done. Continue reading “Montreal’s St. Pierre River: Little local issues are tied to big global ones”

Partying with fellow bloggers: The Liebster Award

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Laura R at Hundred and Counting made my day yesterday. She nominated me for a Liebster Award, which basically means she thinks people should read me. As my friend Claire would say: I’m chuffed!

When one receives this award, one must answer questions devised by the nominating person. Laura wanted to know: Continue reading “Partying with fellow bloggers: The Liebster Award”

On discomfort, evolution and hope

Thank you, Wellness Hackers and Twitter for this jump start to the day. Continue reading “On discomfort, evolution and hope”

Up the mountain and down again

CHILD:     “Why must we scale the mountain?”

WOMAN:  “Because it is in our path.”

CHILD:      “Will the climb be difficult?”

WOMAN:  “At times grassy and fair, at times icy and treacherous. We will only know as we go.”

CHILD:     “What is at the top?”

WOMAN:  “All we may know and clearly see, but only once all clouds are dispelled.”

CHILD:      “And what then?”

WOMAN:  “Then we may sing as we come down the other side and share what we have seen.”

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