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Old Dec 15th 2013, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
We have a new garbage sorting program. It's not just wet/green and dry/blue anymore. And it's mandatory.

Non compliant bags are rejected with an orange sticker and you have to re-sort or have it removed at a cost of $100 - now being enforced.

Not surprisingly, illegal dumping has increased. Especially of bags with orange stickers.
well that is progress

and what fancy name do they give these mandatory garbage sorting program officers?

In my neck of the woods we are spared such bureaucracy, so far, but we are blessed language/signs enforcement officials

here is the link -- french only

http://www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/

however some english

http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gou..._11/C11_A.html

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Old Dec 16th 2013, 4:33 pm
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It snowed. Quite a lot. Some people took pictures and submitted them to the paper.

The SallyAnn's kettle drive needs a big push to reach its fundraising goal. Apparently not as many people have spare change as they used to, because we're all using plastic.

A man was mugged at knifepoint in the early hours of Sunday morning. The three suspects fled on foot, the victim was not harmed
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Local residents charged in smuggling 73 tons of tobacco
Boy, 9, dies after being crushed by piece of steel
Record snowfall - first storm of the season
Bedroom blaze does $35,000 damage to Mountain home
James North bank robbed Saturday
The streak continues: $7m winning ticket for 6/49 jackpot
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Passengers moan about new Rapibus system (again).
Car collides with Rapibus (again).
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"Drunken man urinated in hallway cupboard in stranger's flat, ruining Christmas presents and decorations."
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Old Dec 17th 2013, 12:29 pm
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Couple uses taxi as getaway car. He has to "make a withdrawal" and pops into store while taxi waits with accomplice in the car.

He holds up the store ($300 and cigarettes) gets back into car to continue to destination.

Other car blocks path, driver tells cabbie what happened. Couple try to make escape.

He removes her wheelchair from the taxi, she gets in and they leg it with him pushing her.

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Originally Posted by montreal mike View Post
well that is progress

and what fancy name do they give these mandatory garbage sorting program officers?
wombles?
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Old Dec 17th 2013, 8:03 pm
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Local news today leads with a picture of a Pelican on the Trent....
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Old Dec 17th 2013, 10:35 pm
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Turkey seen waiting at bus stop .
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Turkey seen waiting at bus stop .
Didn't know Rob Ford was taking the bus.

They should leave that poor sod alone.
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"Ferry service to P.E.I. ends today"

Probably a good idea, considering the strait is already half frozen over...
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Calgary man wins $40,000,000 on lottery and decides to give all of it to charity: Generous man
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Old Dec 18th 2013, 12:02 am
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Calgary man wins $40,000,000 on lottery and decides to give all of it to charity: Generous man
40 million?! Wow.
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my local paper hasn't arrived yet!
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Old Dec 18th 2013, 11:10 am
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http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/...714/story.html

MONTREAL — Haitian-Montrealers are reacting with dismay to a crackdown by the Office québécois de la langue française on a pair of hospital workers who were chatting together in Creole while on the job.

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