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”