Fuck No, Montreal

It's very European!

Where the magic happens at Romados.

About time for a little Fuck Yeah, Montreal fodder, care of Martha Wainwright. Not to mention a tribute to what’s left of your winter depression. Just get it all out now, while it’s still snowing. We can wait.

Also, if you’re in town you can check her out Friday night.

(via rhiannonbrock)

Apparently, if you send a press release to MTL Blog about your local event, under the impression that they are a blog about Montreal and therefore interested in covering local content, you will be sent a link to their price list/Photo Coverage Offer.
Some of the terms of service – for something you are presumably paying for – are especially interesting:
The photo album needs to be shared via your official Facebook and Twitter channels the next day.
We will not accept to cover any party/club events under 150 attendees.
Cancellation fee: If the event is cancelled for any reason, there are less [sic] people than expected, and/or the photographer is sent home for any reason, the payment will still be due regardless. MTL Blog must be informed 24hrs in advance if the event is cancelled.
…at least they didn’t say irregardless?
(Thanks for the tip JS)

Apparently, if you send a press release to MTL Blog about your local event, under the impression that they are a blog about Montreal and therefore interested in covering local content, you will be sent a link to their price list/Photo Coverage Offer.

Some of the terms of service – for something you are presumably paying for – are especially interesting:

  • The photo album needs to be shared via your official Facebook and Twitter channels the next day.
  • We will not accept to cover any party/club events under 150 attendees.
  • Cancellation fee: If the event is cancelled for any reason, there are less [sic] people than expected, and/or the photographer is sent home for any reason, the payment will still be due regardless. MTL Blog must be informed 24hrs in advance if the event is cancelled.

…at least they didn’t say irregardless?

(Thanks for the tip JS)

A loyal FNoMTL reader spotted this in a dep the other day. Thrilled that we can use it, after all!

Super happy I had the good sense to put away my Sorels yesterday. Great instinct, would do again, A++++, 0 degrees Celsius!!!1!!

thatsmybagmtl:

HOW TO STEAL A BACKPACK….or….HOW A VIDEO GOT ME MY GEAR BACK???

(français en-dessous)

Here’s the music video with security cam footage of a daring bag theft in a Montréal café on Friday afternoon. This pro got out of there with my new laptop, my notebook, my agenda, my phone, and other things I need to do my work as a documentary filmmaker.

Check it out and SHARE! And tag me “Jesse Freeston” so I can follow the results. I have little hope of getting my stuff back, but at the very least we can cyber-shame this guy. THANKS!

Any leads… thatsmybag2014@gmail.com

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Ici un videoclip que j’ai fait avec le footage d’un vol osé dans un café montréalais le vendredi passé. Le voleur professionnel a réussi obtenir mon nouveau laptop, mon cahier, mon agenda, mon téléphone, et plein d’autres choses qui rendent possible mon travail comme documentariste.

Regarde la video et partage-le! Tag moi aussi “Jesse Freeston” comme ça je peux suivre les résultats. J’ai très peu d’espoir qu’on va le récupérer, mais au moins on peut lui couvrir de honte. MERCI!

Idées? Info? thatsmybag2014@gmail.com

I blame the blood moon.
Looks like MilEau just got its new motto: A chicken in every pot; on every corner, a vape shop. 
This is the fifth new e-cig store in as many blocks between Mount Royal and Laurier, each opened in the past two months, each with its own personality. Like, Vapora feels like a real sleek, classy car dealership, while this place is where you go for your fix of small-batch, artisan, rosemary-lemonade e-juice.
Smallest baby backpack we’ve spotted so far in 2014. Come on, Montreal. We can beat this! (Preferably with a large stick.)
Nice try, Simons.
Another classic sign of spring in Montreal.

partiquebecois asked: why don't you leave the city if you're soooooo unhappy....

Because, as a native Montrealer, I’m too weak to survive anywhere else.

20 Photos of Montreal That Will Make You Want to Lay Off Your iPhone Filter

Honestly, Osheaga looks like a faded fire hazard and one shot is just some snow against a pretty grim skyline. Also, are we still pretending the Big O looks like anything but a giant toilet? Je me souviens too, guys, but maybe it’s time to stop using a 40-year-old, $1.47-billion eyesore as a symbol of the city. (Or maybe it’s perfect.)

Just something to think about while you’re paying dem taxes (via the CBC)

Muslim community centre in east end Montreal vandalized

Le sigh

who turned up for morning prayers at an Islamic Community Centre on Tuesday morning received a nasty surprise. Vandals threw an axe through a window at the Centre communautaire islamique Assahaba on Bélanger St. in the east end. No one was injured, but the words “F—- Liberals and “we will scalp Muslims” were written on the axe, according to Commander Ian Lafrenière of the Montreal police. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, he said. Anyone with any information can call Info-Crime at 393-1133.