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Minor Fire At The Willow

A lot of smoke and a few tense moments were the result of a fire in a ventilation duct at the Willow toward the end of the evening yesterday. Hudson Firefighters responded to a call of thick smoke emanating from

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Downtown? Forget About It

If you thought traveling to and from downtown was a nightmare over the past several weekends, just wait until this weekend. Starting tonight, five major projects will close down access to the Ville Saint-Pierre and Turcot interchanges as well as

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Smoke Alarm Recall

Health Canada is recalling 40-thousand Kidde smoke alarms. The recall affects two particular models that were sold in Canada between November of 2016 and the end of January this year. The alarms in question are dual sensor models that have

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Beef Recall

Some lean ground beef is being recalled in Eastern Canada because of possible E. coli contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Good Boucher brand beef was sold in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P-E-I, but may

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Pierrefonds-Roxboro Meals On Wheels Needs Volunteers Right Now

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers who can jump into action right away. The organization’s main need is for drivers to deliver meals between 10:30 and 1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kitchen Clean-up help is needed as well.

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Volunteer Knitters Wanted – No Experience Necessary

A unique volunteer experience will be taking place in Rigaud on the 13th of the month. It’s called Project Octopus and the aim is to make tiny knitted or crocheted octopi for premature babies. When a baby is in the

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Heading Downtown This Weekend? Leave Now

Getting to and from downtown will, once again, be a major headache this weekend with about a dozen highway and surface street closures planned through the Turcot area. And the fact that it is the start of spring break for

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Frozen Cooked Shrimp Recall

Loblaw Companies is recalling certain pre-packaged Cooked Shrimp due to the potential presence of raw shrimp, which may contain harmful bacteria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the shrimp is sold in 300-gram packages containing 56-65 shrimp per pound. The

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Flood Victim Information Sessions In Vaudreuil

Information sessions will be held tomorrow and Friday for victims of last spring’s flooding. Representatives from the Department of Public Safety will be on hand to answer questions and follow up on files as well as provide information on the

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Ikea Marshmallow Candy Recall

Swedish-based furniture giant Ikea is recalling some candy over a health concern flagged by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Ikea brand Marshmallow candy is being recalled as a precaution due to possible contamination from mice infestation. The C-F-I-A says the

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Highway 40 In-Bound Re-Opened

The 40 Eastbound has been re-opened  since being closed throughout the Morning Rush Hour and for most of the overnight period. An officer involved shooting on the West Island turned into a Police chase overnight forced the closure of the

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This Weekend’s Road Closures

Creativity will be needed once again this weekend if you plan to travel to or from downtown Montreal. In all, 9 access points to the Turcot and Ville Marie area will be closed for the weekend starting at midnight tonight

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More Information Sessions For Local Flood Victims

There will be more information sessions for Vaudreuil-Soulanges flood victims this week. Officials from the Department of Public Safety will set up shop the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Civic Centre to answer questions and review individual files this Thursday and Friday. The Vaudreuil-Soulanges

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Route Change For Montreal’s St. Patrick Parade

Montreal’s St. Patrick Parade won’t be held on Ste Catherine Street this year. For the first time in 50 years the route is changing due to infrastructure work on the usual route. This year’s edition will move from east to

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You Can’t Get There From Here

Here’s the roundup of weekend road closures downtown. Both the westbound Ville Marie and Highway 20 will be closed from the Ville Marie Tunnel to the Montreal West Interchange starting at midnight tonight. They re-open Monday morning at 5. Take

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