Monday, April 30, 2012

Adopt a pet

Meet the wonderful animals from Vet Plateau who are looking for their forever homes. They currently have one dog and three cats who are all hoping to get picked up and fed and loved everyday. Some are strays and have been dumped on the street by a previous owner and left to fend for themselves. If you know anyone who would love to adopt one of these gorgeous animals then please call or visit to see the animals. 

Meet Kai: Kai is looking for a forever home. He isn't always an angel but when he is it more than makes up for his less stellar moments. Plus if he was always good he would be a bit boring.

Meet Little Grey: He is looking for a home where his retiring nature will be appreciated. He can make a great companion and would prefer a quiet household.

Meet Bambam: He is still looking for a home. He is very handsome and friendly.

Meet Luella: She is available for adoption and is a wonderfully affectionate, friendly cat. Luella was found as a stray and cared for one of our very compassionate clients until a spot was available for her here. She is ready for her forever home and she is spayed, up to date with her shots and parasite free.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Montreal Israel Day Rally

 Yesterday was the 64th anniversary of the state of Israel and Montreal celebrated with a stylish sea of Stars of David. Thousands marched through the streets and ended at Dorchester Square where music and dancing began. It was a pretty hectic day for rallies, crowds, colours and protests. Just as the Israel day rally ended, the ironic student protest passed through Rene Lexwhile another student protest gathered at the northern side of Dorchester Square across the street. Police gathered around a group of hasidic jews protesting Israel day on the edge of Dorchester Square. All in all it was a great day for capturing the comings and goings of one urban square in a small city.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Night Protests

This is a collection of photos from both last night and tonight, as Montreal police are on high alert for violence. 

Ironic Student Protest


Last night, Montreal Police once again declared illegal what was an otherwise legal and (mostly) pacifist protest against the provincial university tuition increases. The night of April 25 saw massive police involvement to dissipate the crowds: tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, etc. CUTV streamed live throughout the event.

Today, a group of students held an ironic anti-anti-protest. Dressed in military garb, they reiterated the Charest government's stance on the tuition hikes, highlighting what these increases might mean for both the average student, as well as the province and even the country. The "protest" celebrated the  widening gap between rich and poor,and the political strength of wealth and weapons.

A bystander being pepper-sprayed, literally, with a pepper mill.

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