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Concert review: Damien Rice makes up for lost time

montrealgazette.com — The signs pasted to Metropolis's doors Friday night gave notice that the venue's bars would be closed when the show started, by Damien Rice's request. Good thing the Irish singer had his own stock backstage.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @brendanshowbiz: Colleague @JordanZivitz reviews Damien Rice show last night and calls it 'one of the concerts events of a lifetime'. montrealgazette.com/entertainment/…

Nov 22, 2014

Best concert I ever saw was Place des Arts for Springsteen doing Tom Joad 19 years ago. @DamienRice just equaled it. montrealgazette.com/entertainment/…

Nov 22, 2014

Colleague @JordanZivitz reviews Damien Rice show last night and calls it 'one of the concerts events of a lifetime'. montrealgazette.com/entertainment/…

Fine Dining: Restaurant straddles both tradition and modernity

montrealgazette.com — Two stars $$$$ 426 St-Gabriel St. (corner St. Paul St.) Open: Tues. and Wed. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wheelchair access: Yes (call in advance) Reservations: Essential Vegetarian-friendly: Not especially Parking: on the street with meters.
Nov 22, 2014

Today's review: Auberge le St-Gabriel. Beautiful room, amazing sommelier, but pricey food could use a boost. montrealgazette.com/life/food/loca…

Her anti-aging secret? It’s always flex time

montrealgazette.com — The Montreal fitness instructor and creator of the Essentrics "anti-aerobics" stretch workout has taught Olympic athletes (including diver Alex Despatie and skater Joannie Rochette). The Montreal Canadiens follow her program, and so do students at the Cirque du Soleil school.

Five things people get wrong in their workouts

montrealgazette.com — Miranda Esmonde-White has trained thousands of people of all levels of fitness, from Olympic athletes to arthritic pensioners. Here are five things that many of them get wrong in their workouts: *1. They treat their bodies as bits and pieces. Instead of working many muscle groups, they focus only on a couple of areas.

Inside the CFL: Alouettes’ Scott Paxson has learned to live with diabetes

montrealgazette.com — He mentioned it to his mother, who thought it to be abnormal, and told her son to monitor the situation. Indeed, the next day, Paxson had to excuse himself from every class. When he urinated, it seemed like the process was overly long. During football practice that afternoon, twice he had to leave the field.

Don Macpherson: Parti Québécois leadership and Pierre Karl Péladeau’s control of media access - and of himself

montrealgazette.com — It's about control. That's what makes the incident concerning Pierre Karl Péladeau's cellphone less trivial than it might appear. It's about how Péladeau, if he becomes Parti Québécois leader, might change the practice of politics in Quebec, by reducing the media's control over its messages and agenda.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @DMacpGaz: (Repeating for a.m.) The @PKP_Qc cellphone incident: it’s about control. My @mtlgazette column. bit.ly/1vwRc6z #qcpoli

Nov 22, 2014

(Repeating for a.m.) The @PKP_Qc cellphone incident: it’s about control. My @mtlgazette column. bit.ly/1vwRc6z #qcpoli

SQ driver in fatal crash was working for UPAC

montrealgazette.com — The SQ officer involved in a crash in February in which a 5-year-old boy was fatally injured was trailing a former politician as part of a UPAC operation. Details have come out in documents obtained by La Presse. The officer was trailing former Liberal Party director Robert Parent.
Nov 21, 2014

RT@JasonMagder: Crown says police officers justified in speeding in crash that killed 5-year-old| Montreal Gazette bit.ly/1zKTii7

Nov 21, 2014

Crown says police officers justified in speeding in crash that killed 5-year-old| Montreal Gazette bit.ly/1zKTii7

Canadiens taking their mothers on road trip

montrealgazette.com — The Canadiens had some special guests with them when they headed out for a two-game weekend road trip with stops in Boston to face the Bruins on Nov. 22 and New York on Nov. 23 to face the Rangers. The players were joined by their mothers for a Mother & Son trip.

Habs’ Plekanec quietly proud of reaching 700 NHL games

montrealgazette.com — So long, in fact, that in his first official mug shot, taken in September 2003, he's not wearing a goatee. "Really?" Plekanec said with a disbelieving grin Thursday night, having just played his 700th National Hockey League game. Really.

Time for Alouettes to back up their talking in Hamilton

montrealgazette.com — The Alouettes have done plenty of talking this week - from Bear Woods to Duron Carter. S.J. Green weighed in and, just for good measure, so too now has veteran linebacker Chip Cox. Cox speaks sparingly most of the time so, when he offers an opinion, it behooves most everyone to listen.

Opinion: Bixi benefits far outweigh the costs

montrealgazette.com — From an outsider's perspective, the agonizing over the Bixi bicycle sharing service's financial situation sounds familiar. The rhetoric here is that the international ventures of the scheme have been an expensive disaster.
Nov 21, 2014

"Bixi plays an important role in normalizing cycling." Fully-implemented #bikeshare 1st step to the bicycle city. bit.ly/11lUwnO

Ontario echoes Quebec’s conditions on Energy East pipeline project

montrealgazette.com — TORONTO Canada's two largest provinces also penned an important deal to exchange electricity and another to fight climate change. In Toronto for a Quebec-Ontario cabinet meeting, Premier Philippe Couillard said Ontario would echo the "totally reasonable" conditions set on the project by Quebec's environment ministry. "We recognize the need for the flow of Canadian resources.

Government says financial update shows it is on track to meet deficit targets

montrealgazette.com — QUEBEC - The government believes it is starting to turn the corner in its battle to curb spending and re-balance the books by 2015-2016. For the first time in three years, growth in revenues is outstripping spending growth for this period of the year, quarterly financial results released by the Finance Department Friday reveal.
Nov 21, 2014

Government says financial update shows it is on track to meet deficit targets montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/go… #assnat

Blue Bonnets blues: Abandoned racetrack a sad sight

montrealgazette.com — It'll be six years this month that horse racing officially ended at Hippodrome de Montréal, known for most of its 101-year history as Blue Bonnets. A place that in its final decades seemed to be from a different time, set amid the urban sprawl next to one of Montreal's busiest thoroughfares, now sits empty and unattended, its faded 1960s-era architecture a sad reminder of bygone days.
Nov 21, 2014

My father, who loved the ponies, would be sad to see Blue Bonnets now, but he'd like Paul Delean's story: montrealgazette.com/business/Blue+…

Crown asks for six years for recklesss driver who killed father and daughter

montrealgazette.com — There is a section of the St-Laurent borough that is just two kilometres from Lynda Bonneville's home, but she can no longer bring herself near it. It is the intersection of Beaulac St. and Poirier Blvd. - close to the Bois Franc residential section of the borough.
Nov 21, 2014

Crown asks for six years for recklesss driver who killed father and daughter | Montreal Gazette montrealgazette.com/news/local-new…

Dale Weise has become a household name with Canadiens fans

montrealgazette.com — People often misquote F. Scott Fitzgerald when they claim he said: "There are no second acts in American lives." What he actually said was he'd once thought there were no second acts in American lives, but later realized he was wrong. This, somehow, is where Dale Weise comes in.
Nov 22, 2014

Christopher Curtis @titocurtis writes about how Dale Weise has become a household name with #Habs fans #Bruins: montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/…

The restaurant scene in Montreal: Boom equals bust

montrealgazette.com — Le Paris-Beurre is an excellent neighbourhood bistro that Outremont residents are lucky to have called their own for more than thirty years. The braised leeks with curry vinaigrette, the goat's cheese salad, the famous gratin dauphinois and côte de boeuf for two, plus the best crème brûlée in ...
Nov 21, 2014

Montreal Resto Owners Say Too Many Restaurants in Canada's 2nd Biggest City; Ferreira Mulls Future on Peel montrealgazette.com/life/food/the-…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @FMeunierARQ: Super dossier sur la restauration par @lesleychestrman. Bravo! The restaurant scene in Montreal: Boom equals bust montrealgazette.com/life/food/the-…

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The Story So Far: Châteauguay’s cowboy cops - “are you even a police officer?”

montrealgazette.com — Hello and welcome to The Story So Far for Friday, Nov. 21. Click on the audio player below to hear the rundown on some of the stories we're following for you today. And remember, you can listen to ...
Nov 21, 2014

Chateauguay's cowboy cops - "are you even a police officer?" Listen to The Story So Far at bit.ly/1uLuUew #quebec #bill3

Movie fans see the light, and blow a fuse

montrealgazette.com — According to a story in Screen Daily, panelist Richard Abramowitz, president of Abramorama, spoke of the need to accept young audience behaviour: "I'm asking theatres to set up a texting section," he said. "We need to find ways to continue to engender (young audience) support." Ahhhhhh!
Nov 22, 2014

Movie fans see the light, and blow a fuse: Smartphones at the Multiplex – The Sequel montrealgazette.com/entertainment/…