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The Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on Park-Extension’s Youth: A Closer Look

In recent years, the opioid crisis has escalated into a national emergency across Canada. A disturbing statistic reveals that a quarter of all young adult deaths in the country are attributable to opioids, with fentanyl from the illicit market...

United Efforts Against the Garbage Crisis in Park Extension: A Community’s Path Forward

Park Extension is facing a critical garbage management issue that not only challenges its urban aesthetics but also threatens public health. With a significant decrease in garbage collection frequency, now limited to once a week, the neighborhood has seen...

Quebec’s “Inadequate” Funding Forces Halt to Shelter Projects

In a passionate appeal, Louise Riendeau, representing the Coalition of Shelters for Women Victims of Domestic Violence, alongside Maud Pontel from the Alliance of Shelters for Women and Children Victims of Domestic Violence — an alliance that includes the...

Evacuation on Querbes Street: Safety Measures Following a Dangerous Building Incident

  Residents of a multiplex on Querbes Street, nestled between St-Rock and Ogilvy on the east side, have been evacuated following a concerning incident involving loose bricks falling from the building onto the street. Councilor for Park-Extension, Mary...

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension: Celebrating Diversity, Education, and Linguistic Heritage

The borough council of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, in its session on December 6th, 2024, took significant steps to honor and celebrate diversity, education, and cultural heritage, through the approval of several motions that reflect the community's commitment to these values. Firstly, the...

Quebec’s English-Speaking Universities Propose Initiatives to Promote French Language Amidst Tuition Fee Discussions

The strategic discussion involving the leaders of Concordia, McGill, and Bishop's universities with Quebec's Premier and the Higher Education Minister carries particular resonance for the student population of Park-Extension, a neighborhood known for its economic diversity and strong immigrant...

Mary Deros, Park Extension City Councillor, Joins Gujarati Senior Association in Celebrating International Seniors Day

In a heartwarming celebration of community and diversity, Mary Deros, City Councilor for Park Extension, recently participated in the International Seniors Day festivities with the Gujarati Senior Association of Montreal. The event, which took place last Saturday, marked a...

Parking vs. Pedals: Parc-Extension’s battle over bike lanes leads to vandalism

Our neighborhood of Park-Extension continues to be a battleground for residents, cyclists, and city planners as opposition to the removal of parking spaces intensifies. The controversial move to eliminate 250 parking spots in favor of new bike lanes has...

City Councillor Mary Deros champions green alley project in Park Extension

Despite the strife and bikelane wars in Park-Ex, there are also beautiful moments of community life that tend to get overlooked by the media In a heartwarming display of dedication to environmental sustainability and community well-being, City Councillor for Park...

Some Park-Exers gear up for showdown over bicycle path construction

The controversy surrounding the removal of 250 parking spaces in Park Extension to make way for new bicycle paths has gripped the community's attention for quite some time. While the borough's mayor has vowed to push forward with the...