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Celebrating Community Heroes: The 12th VSP Volunteer Recognition Awards

Honoring the Heartbeat of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension The borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension is set to celebrate the invaluable contributions of its volunteers with the prestigious 12th VSP Volunteer Recognition Awards. This highly anticipated event, culminating in a grand Volunteer Party in April 2024,...

Ali Ngarukiye Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Montreal Police Officer

In a significant development, Ali Ngarukiye has been found guilty by a Montreal jury on Wednesday of the attempted murder of a city police officer, along with several other charges stemming from a 2021 incident. The 2021 Attack on Officer...

The Role of Community and Police in Addressing Hate Crimes

In recent months, Montreal has witnessed a disturbing rise in events targeting Arab-Muslim and Jewish communities, reflecting the broader tensions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This uptick in hate crimes and incidents necessitates a robust and unified response from both...

Parc-Extension Confronts Gentrification Challenges

Parc-Extension, is undergoing a period of significant transformation. This change has been catalyzed by the development of the Université de Montréal's new campus, which, while bringing in new infrastructural developments, has also led to unintended consequences like gentrification. The...

Parc-Extension Residents Rise Up: Challenging Quebec’s Bill 31 Amid Housing Crisis

In the diverse and vibrant neighborhood of Parc-Extension in Montreal, a significant demonstration unfolded as residents rallied against Quebec's controversial housing bill, Bill 31. This bill, currently under scrutiny, has sparked widespread concern due to its potential impact on...

Bridging Cultures: Bringing Park-Extension Community Closer to Nunavik Traditions Through Art

Starting from December 6, Parc-Extension's Broadcasting Hall is set to host a remarkable exhibition titled "The Door Will Be Unlocked", curated by Anna Lupien, a renowned documentary artist and resident of the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension (VSP) borough. This exhibition promises to...

The Exodus of Skilled Professionals in Quebec’s Public Schools: A Growing Concern

In the borough of Parc-Extension as well as all over Quebec, public schools are facing a silent yet significant crisis. This issue extends beyond the realm of teachers to encompass a range of professionals crucial to the educational framework....

Support Urgently Needed for Parc-Extension Independent Businesses in Light of Federal Fall Economic Statement

Parc-Extension, is home to a diverse array of independent businesses, from cozy cafes to family-run shops. These small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been the backbone of our community, offering unique products and services while fostering a sense of...

Montreal’s Response to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict-Linked Events: Ensuring Safety in Parc-Extension

In recent weeks, Montreal has witnessed a series of events related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that have targeted both Arab-Muslim and Jewish communities. As tensions escalated, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) swiftly mobilized to...

India Reinstates Electronic Visa Services: A Relief for Parc-Extension’s Indian-Canadian Community

In a significant development that promises to ease strained ties between Canada and India, the Indian government announced the reinstatement of electronic visa services for Canadian nationals. This move, reported by the Associated Press, comes at a crucial juncture...