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Tolls for crossing Golden Gate Bridge rise $1

Tolls for crossing Golden Gate Bridge rise $1 | Montreal | Scoop.it
[...] for those who pay by license plate, the toll will climb from $6 to $7. Because the Golden Gate Bridge collects all its tolls electronically, drivers won't have to carry any extra cash.
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As Montreal anticipates a brand new Champlain Bridge, the question arises about how much a toll will be in order to pay for it.. San Francisco has one of the most famous bridges in the world, and they are getting a toll increase of $1 to make it a $6 fare to cross the bridge one way. Will you be accepting of a $6 toll to cross the Champlain Bridge one way? 

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Metallica for Heavy MTL Montreal?

Metallica for Heavy MTL Montreal? | Montreal | Scoop.it
The annual Heavy MTL festival has been rebranded as Heavy Montreal. Which is too bad, because according to Metal Insider, there's a rumor goin' 'round that Metallica will play the fest this summer, and a Metallica/Heavy ...
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It will be quite a show if Metallica headlines the Heavy MTL show this year. I stopped being a fan of Metallica when they helped the RIAA years ago. Rebranding Heavy "MTL" from "Metal" to "Montreal" is kinda cool. When I abbreviate Montreal, I generally use Mtl, so it makes sense. Not sure I will be there, however I am sure I will hear it from my house! Rock on!
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Bombardier unveils new metro cars for Montreal - CBC.ca

Bombardier unveils new metro cars for Montreal - CBC.ca | Montreal | Scoop.it
International Railway Journal Bombardier unveils new metro cars for Montreal CBC.ca About 600 people were present for the unveiling at the Bombardier factory in La Pocatière — about 150 kilometres northeast of Quebec City — including Montreal Mayor...
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Sounds nice. Expensive (ticket prices are sure to rise), but nice. 

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Montreal's first snowstorm of the season expected to dump up to 30 centimetres - Montreal Gazette

Montreal's first snowstorm of the season expected to dump up to 30 centimetres - Montreal Gazette | Montreal | Scoop.it
Montreal Gazette Montreal's first snowstorm of the season expected to dump up to 30 centimetres Montreal Gazette “Montreal's precipitation will probably remain as snow, wet and heavy snow, and between 20 and 30 centimetres — at least 30 for the...
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This is why we love Montreal! SNOW! And Traffic... 

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Champlain Bridge: the Support Beam operation is underway - two lanes per direction during the next few days - Pont Champlain Bridge

Champlain Bridge: the Support Beam operation is underway - two lanes per direction during the next few days - Pont Champlain Bridge | Montreal | Scoop.it
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The most traversed bridge in Canada, the Champlain Bridge that links the South Shore to Montreal, is getting some much needed reinforcements. It really needs to be retired. However the cost of a new bridge that is so highly travelled is extravagant. The public is being urged to use public transport during the repairs to ease the strain.

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Troy Smith shines as Montreal Alouettes take down Hamilton Tiger-Cats - National Post

Troy Smith shines as Montreal Alouettes take down Hamilton Tiger-Cats - National Post | Montreal | Scoop.it
National Post Troy Smith shines as Montreal Alouettes take down Hamilton Tiger-Cats National Post The former Ohio State star who only joined the Alouettes in August threw three touchdown passes in his first CFL start as Montreal downed the Hamilton...
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Ohio State Buckeyes 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith shines as a Montreal Alouette! 

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Possible PQ majority has Quebec anglos on edge

Possible PQ majority has Quebec anglos on edge | Montreal | Scoop.it
As the Parti Quebecois stands poised to win a majority government, English-speaking Quebecers are once again nervous.
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The English community in #Montreal needs to rally. Anglos can't allow themselves to be bullied. 

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Ottawa promises Champlain Bridge replacement by 2018

Ottawa promises Champlain Bridge replacement by 2018 | Montreal | Scoop.it
The federal government is repeating its pledge to build a replacement for the Champlain Bridge by 2018.
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Montreal needs this new bridge. A 7$ toll to cross is outrageous. I hope those are false rumors. They will need to implement an Easy Pass system to ease traffic during rush hour commute. I like the idea of a 2 level design with train, public transport and even car pooling to take advantage of lanes protected from the natural elements. What do you think Montreal? 

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Liberals take Toronto, Montreal races; Tories win 1 in Manitoba: CBC - CBC.ca

Liberals take Toronto, Montreal races; Tories win 1 in Manitoba: CBC - CBC.ca | Montreal | Scoop.it
Liberals take Toronto, Montreal races; Tories win 1 in Manitoba: CBC CBC.ca The Liberals have won two of today's four federal byelections — those in Toronto and Montreal, CBC's Decision Desk projects, with the Tories hanging on to one Manitoba...
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Status quo after the byelection. 

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McAfee says he's moved to Montreal - Montreal Gazette

McAfee says he's moved to Montreal - Montreal Gazette | Montreal | Scoop.it
Montreal Gazette
McAfee says he's moved to Montreal
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee, who is facing a civil stalking complaint in Oregon, says he has moved to Montreal.
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Wonder if he moved here for the smoked meat or the Charter of Quebec Values... certainly he didn't move here for the weather... 

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Montreal subway to get wireless service

Montreal subway to get wireless service | Montreal | Scoop.it
Four Canadian carriers are coming together in a $50 million, seven-year project that will see the deployment of wireless communications service in Montreal’s subway network.

Via Thomas Faltin
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This will make commuting via the Metro/Subway more tolerable. I'd rather get my info and entertainment  from my own choice of providers than just the one on the big screen in certain Metro Stations... 

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