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undreds of Santa Claus characters were seen swarming around the chalet of Mount Royal Park on Saturday, December 2. The Times initially assumed that this was a recruitment drive by Saint Nicholas, offering temporary positions just ahead of the busy Christmas toy season, but it turned out instead to be a

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charity run in aid of the Salvation Army. Participants in the 27th annual Santa Shuffle were encouraged to wear Santa suits for the 5km and 1km events. “This was my first year for the Santa Shuffle,” explained one of the Santas we stopped to talk to, Jeffrey Mackie of Verdun. “I liked the fact that I could do a run--a healthy activity--and also aid an

organization that helps people year round. The run itself had a great atmosphere as folks of all ages and abilities participated. Along with challenging ourselves with 5km on the mountain I think there was a festive comradery amongst the runners. “ See more of the article on our website: http://mtltimes.ca/santashuffle-on-mount-royal/

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he winter is almost here and so is 2018, and then it is the time for another of Montreal's festivals, I'm talking about Montreal en Lumière (MEL) which will be holding its 19th edition from February 22 to March 4, 2018. MEL is a multifaceted festival, where one could find a variety of music genres, dance, the-

val was revealed. The list includes activities for gourmands as well as for the general public to be presented in six different series. Celebrating Knowledge is a series devoted to fine cuisine which will feature the presence of over twenty chefs from renowned hotel schools from Italy, France, Mexico, Belgium, Sweden, and certainly from our own province as well.The chefs attending this series will be hosted by some of the best-known restaurants in town. There will also be some workshops taking place at the Institut de Tourisme et Hotellerie du Québec (ITHQ). The ITHQ, a venerable Quebec institution is turning 50, and its participation in MEL is also an occasion to highlight its role in making By Sergio Martinez Montreal and Quebec in mtltimes.ca general, an excellent place for gastronomy, a fact that atre, and—a cherished el- was remarked by Liza ement— a gastronomy Frulla during the press section which every year conference. brings to Montreal, fa- Planète Montréal will feamous chefs from around ture a surprising list of Quebec personalities, the world. among them Brigitte This past Monday at a Boisjoli, Dr. Richard press conference with the presence of Jacques- Béliveau, Florence K, André Dupont, Spectra Alexandre Bilodeau, JesCEO, Liza Frulla, Director sica Harnois and Les Voix General of the Institut de Ferrées, with their own Tourisme et Hotellerie du take on the kitchen. Québec, and Jean-Pierre Featured Region: La Côte Curtat, Executive Chef at Nord, a series that will the Casino de Montréal, focus on the cuisine of the lineup for the gastro- that northern region of nomical part of the festi- Quebec. La tablée des chefs is an initiative that

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started in 2002 that support the Brigades Culinaires program, fighting food insecurity. The Potluck is an activity that allows exchanges between chefs, restaurateurs, festivalgoers, bloggers, and journalists. The discussions cover all topics related to the festival and Montreal fine dining. Finally, the Culinary Tours discover the flavours of one particular area of the city, in this case, it will be Old Montreal. MORE ON THE

The "family picture" at the end of the press conference MUSIC FRONT Some new concerts were added to the list already released. They are, Dan Bigras (March 2, 8 p.m., Gesu), La Bronze (February 28, 8 p.m., Astral), Vicent Vallières (March 1, 8 p.m., Astral), Lary Kidd (March 2, 8

p.m., Astral), and Jack Broadbent (March 3, 8 p.m., Astral). MEL has already announced its music lineup which includes names such as Gregory Porter, Alan Doyle, and The Franklin Electric. Dance lovers for their part

could enjoy the Martha Graham Dance Company (USA) and a flamenco presentation by the Compañía Eva Yerbabuena (Spain). For more detailed information about MEL, visit:

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70-year-old man was rushed to a hospital in Florida. He was unconscious, had an elevated blood-alcohol level and generally in bad shape. Doctors had to move quickly in order to try and save his life, but when they opened his shirt they stopped in their tracks. The words 'Do Not Resuscitate' were tattooed on his chest. According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that addressed this particular incident, the man had no identification on him and no family members were there - so they found themselves facing a serious dilemma. http://mtltimes.ca/man-dies-tattoo-becuase-do-not-resuscitate-tatto0/

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New bridge already has defects

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orkers on the new Champlain Bridge have already encountered problems on the structure and had to make more than 2,000 repairs, according to a report by the Journal de Montréal. "That there are so

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many problems and that we spend so much time at the site repairing all this, no, it's really not normal," an engineer involved in the site, who requested anonymity, was quoted as saying. The main problems detected were in six areas: - HOLES BADLY MADE AND MISALIGNED:

Some holes are not well positioned in parts that need to be bolted to each other, thus preventing their alignment. Other holes are poorly made and required new drilling. See more of the article on our website: http://mtltimes .ca/newc hamplain-br idge-thousands-defects/

Women with knives at Phi Centre nary personalities for the Women With Knives series, which will help to understand and to highlight the work of women in major food establishments. This one of a kind event will be an opportunity not only to discover new chefs and culinary experi-

ences, but also to understand the position of women in an industry that is not always talked about in that way. See more of the article on our website: http://mtltimes.ca/womenknives-phi-centre/

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Top Montreal places to photograph

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op Montreal places to photograph- Montreal is a unique and beautiful city to photograph during any time of year. It offers not only many green spaces, such as the Mont-Royal or the botanical gardens, but also urban city architecture and unique bars and restaurants to capture

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on film. Whether you have just started to shoot on a film camera and are experiencing new ways and places to shoot, or if you’re an experienced photographer coming to Montreal, we’ve selected some of our favourite pictures to show you the best places to shoot film in Montreal.

Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures using the #MTltimes if you’re using a film camera. All pictures in this article were shot by Jeffrey Rosenberg. See more of the article on our website: http://mtltimes.ca/top-montreal-places-photograph/

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Sun Youth Bantam Hornets Crowned Champions

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he Hornets finished off the regular season in the Quebec Bantam Football League (QBFL) with a team record of 8-2 and had an extremely difficult road to the Interprovincial Bowl.The Hornets had to play the only two teams that beat them in the regular season, first the St. Leonard Cougars in the semi-finals and then the St. Bruno Barons in the QBFL finals. The Hornets were able to outlast the Cougars in the semi-finals 31-22 in a game that had several lead changes. The QBFL finals was a revenge game for the Hornets having lost to the Barons in the finals two years previously and in the regular season. The Barons wasted no

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time scoring a Touchdown (TD) on their first drive going up 7-3, but the Hornets defense was able to hold them to that single score in the first half finishing 7-6. In the second half Hornets receiver #80 Alexis Labossiere Espinal caught a pass running it back 50+ yards for a TD, putting the Hornets up 13-7, but the Barons were to tie it 13-13. In the fourth quarter running back / defensive back (RB / DB) #20 Abdala Traoré took over the game scoring a rushing TD and getting an interception, severely hurting any chance of a Barons comeback, though the Barons were able to make late score to make it 23-20 but with only 36 seconds left the Barons were unable to get

the ball back and the Hornets kneeled to end the game. The MVPS for the QBFL finals from the Hornets were #20 Abdala Traoré and #68 Vladimir Paul. The Hornets advanced to Interprovincial Bowl against the Kanata Knights from NCAFA (National Capital Amateur Football Association from the Ottawa area), which were held at Carleton University. The Hornets proved to be too powerful for the Knights to compete with, ending in 31-6 win for the Hornets. MVP for that game was QB #5 Eloa LatendresseRegimbald. See more of the article on our website: http://mtltimes .ca/sunyouth-football-bantam-hornets-champs/

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Downtown, we proudly say "Bonjour, Hi!"

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hat happened last week in the Quebec provincial legislature is one of the strangest and most unexpected things, especially since it seemed that all of our elected representatives were under the effect of some magic potion that makes them lose the sense of reality. Let's see: these days there is a debate over how much money public schools can charge parents for some extras, underlying this issue is the larger question of an increasing deterioration of what our public education system is delivering. We know that parents, teachers, and students are not very happy with the current state of education in the province. Let's leave the classrooms for now, and try our health care services: anyone who might have faced a situation requiring to go to an emergency room in any hospital knows how long the waiting time is before you see a nurse or a doctor. Then, if you happen to take the metro or just walk on some streets, you'll find the sad situation of homeless people sleeping among those walking around them, perhaps accepting their presence as part of the urban landscape. Yet, with all these pressing problems facing our society at this time, our "bright" provincial politi-

cians –whose salaries, as in any democracy, are paid with our tax dollars— spent a whole session of the Quebec National Assembly to debate the way people are customarily greeted in most shops and restaurants, especially in the downtown area: "Bonjour, Hi!"

then—more surprisingly—Premier Philippe Couillard and all the Liberals MNAs including the Anglophone ones, joined in this hallucinating legislative trip. In the end, by unanimous vote, the assembly issued a resolution calling the combined French-English greeting "an irritant." It is true that the resolution doesn't carry any legal consequence, i.e., there are no sanctions if the practice of greeting customers with a "Bonjour, Hi!"—common in downtown stores— continues. However, the intention is to intimidate merchants, restaurateurs, and certainly their employees to refrain from using the popular salutaBy Sergio Martinez tion. It is a form of social pressure, which ultimately mtltimes.ca could eradicate one of the The issue was first most characteristic and brought to the attention charming aspects of our of the assembly by Jean- city, this courtesy of a François Lisée, leader of welcome given in good the Parti Québécois (PQ), faith and using common the assembly's official op- sense. The attendant position.The greeting was doesn't know if the podenounced as a sign of tential customers would the "rampant bilingualism" prefer to be served in in our city, something French or English, the acequivalent to a terrible commodating welcome is and menacing epidemics. merely saying that he or François Legault, leader of she would be ready to the Coalition Avenir help them in either lanQuébec, didn't miss the guage. It is a most reasonoccasion to denounce this able and practical thing to terrible situation, after all, do, and if we see that this he is also courting the na- resolution succeeds in intionalist votes, same with timidating those who Québec Solidaire which is work in stores and trying to replace the PQ restaurants, it would be a as the standard-bearer of loss for all businesses Quebec separatism. But downtown, small and big.

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Old Brewery Mission shifts into high gear for winter

s winter weather sets in, a homeless shelter in Old Montreal goes into high gear. At the Old Brewery Mission (OBM), Winter protocol begins December 1st, and sees a ramping up of emergency

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services. Extra beds are made available and a shuttle service plies downtown streets, inviting the homeless aboard to warm up and have safe ride to resources.The idea is that nobody should left out in cold. “The winter months are a particularly difficult time of year for our clients and

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can be especially challenging for our staff. But year after year, our hearts are warmed by the generosity and compassion of the many Montrealers who donate and help us serve thousands of meals to homeless men and women,” explains Matthew Pearce, director of the OBM. A traditional shelter offers dinner, bed, and breakfast, then forces clients to leave for the day. While OBM used to function this way, it now offers clients a personal locker, lets them stay inside all day, and features coffee house where clients can simply “hang out”. Nobody is turned away, especially on cold winter nights. OBM also works with other charities: Accueil Bonneau; la Maison du Père; Welcome Hall Mission;, the Salvation Army, etc, ensuring there is a place for everyone and that the client's’ basic needs are met. OBM offers 313 housing units across Montreal, including a men’s pavilion on Clark Street and the Patricia Mackenzie women’s Pavilion. Apart from

housing environment. But it's a laborious process.” A generous community is what makes the OBM tick; while governments support its work, almost 60% of OM funding comes from individual and corporate donations. And many donations-in-kind are also received. Willingdon Elementary School in NDG recently collected socks for OBM clients and made 500 holiday cards to be distributed to them. “I think we have served over 30,000 meals in November. This is partly because of our extended hours, but also increased need. There are a lot of people who need our specifically addressing Mélissa Bellerose. She fee, build relationships,and help,” notes Bellerose. homeless women’s needs, speaks of encouraging take part in programs; OBM provides about OBM now also has special homeless people sleeping there is a lot going on,” 235,000 meals annually programs for homeless at Bonaventure metro to continues Bellerose. for the homeless; gives “The new approach in- 4,259 safe rides; donates elderly and, as previously come to better accomreported, for homeless modations. And there is a volves getting the names 53,000 articles of clothing; change in approach to- of all clients and adopting and does 4,447 individual military veterans. a hands-on, personal ap- home visits to ensure sucExpanded operations ward the homeless. ”A certain percentage proach. This is more de- cessful integration of forare also part of the plan at OBM, “This year sees in- of our clientele are chron- manding on staff; requiring mer homeless people into creased hours with our ically homeless, perhaps more teamwork. It is their new lives. shuttle bus, operating up to 10%. Much of their more intensive, but it's The charity can issue tax working. After perfrom 2pm – 9am week- lifetime has been on the also receipts. For more inforhaps six weeks, some of days and from 8pm – 9am street and they have the chronically homeless mation, call: 514.788.1884 on weekends,” says com- grown accustomed to it. are leaving us for a stable or email: fondation@missionoldbrewery.ca munications director Now they can have a cof-

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Marc Garneau speaks to Rotary Club in Montreal West

self-driving cars. Garneau said that the Trudeau government is investing a lot in infrastructure, joking that “we are responsible for many of the orange cones you see.” Infrastructure planning typically involves planning 10 years or so in advance; Garneau said that he hoped the Liberals will still form the government then. The federal government favours a faster and high frequency VIA Rail passenger train service between Windsor and Quebec City. “maybe there will be a train every hour. And with with dedicated tracks, we would have more frequent on-time arrivals,” he said. Presently By John Symon most of the train tracks belong to CN or CP, mtltimes.ca which both give priority mer astronaut (the first to freight trains. ConseCanadian in space) and quently, VIA Rail trains the current federal Trans- often have to pull off onto port Minister. In a wide- a siding. Also regarding freight ranging discourse without trains, Canada has to “up notes, Garneau spoke its game” on rail safety about fast passenger train service from Windsor to since the Lac Megantic Quebec City, train safety, disaster Garneau said, rea passenger’s bill of rights, ferring to how much dansocial housing, public tran- gerous cargo is currently sit, climate change, and shipped by rail. Ottawa is making some arc Garneau, the Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-deGrace-Westmount spoke at a Rotary Club function in Montreal WEst on Friday, Dec. 1st. Garneau also so happens to be a for-

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Marc Garneau (centre) together with Rotarians and Montreal West politicians. Mayor Masella is second from left and Councillor Dino Mazzone is on far right $5 billion available for public transit in Quebec over next 5 years, presumably including the proposed REM train. Questioned earlier by The Times about controversies with the REM, Garneau responded that this is “up to Quebec and the municipalities to decide which projects move forward.” He thus avoided answering about a federal

climate test for the REM. Garneau grouped the public transit in with “green infrastructure” spending that will help mitigate climate change. There is also money coming for social housing,“and Quebec--with 25,000 families waiting--will get its fair share.” His ministry is working on a “passenger’s bill of rights” that could become

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law in 2018. This is in response to a few highly publicized events where passengers were poorly treated. “But airlines do good job most of the time,” he continued. On the topic of driverless cars, Garneau spoke of car manufacturers being in a “frenzy to develop” this technology, allowing passengers to simply punch in their des-

tination, then sit back to enjoy the ride. He suggested that Uber might be using such driverless car technology in 3 years from now and it could become commonplace in 15 years. The Free Trade (NAFTA) negotiations also came up, with Garneau suggesting might “hear a lot of things publicly” about President Trump getting tough, “but we have very good negotiators.” He also stressed that Canada is a very important economic partner for the USA with 30,000 trucks crossing the border daily. “And we will not accept a deal that is not good for Canada.” Garneau also spoke of his own involvement with the Rotary Club; the Minister, now 68, had his initiation to public speaking at a Rotary contest at age 15. “I was supposed to only speak for only 5 minutes, but spoke for eight and was penalized for going overtime. So I am going to stop talking now,” he said to chuckles from his audience. Montreal West Mayor Beny Masella then thanked Garneau for the talk.

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Bord’Elle - A celebration filled with bubbles and burlesque!

fledged menu that contains 30 items. From Tomahawk steaks to high-end lobster and sea food platters, to salmon and oysters.” Bord’Elle’s menu is the creation of Executive Chef Andrew Bajjani who, in a few short years, worked his way up to create some of the most succulent dishes. For their anniversary, Bord’Elle invited Kim Kardashians Jonathan Cheban also a lot has changed in one BFF known as @foodgood year but many of his ex- and Masterchef USA winpectations were met. ner Dino Luciano. “I expected it to do The night was oozing well,” Gumbley says. “We with positive vibes and an were much busier than I eclectic ambiance. We got ever would have expected the chance view live on opening night. It was a Burlesque to shows, see full house!” That it was, I Dino Luciano’s special remember seeing a sea of dish and hang out with people with hundreds Kim K’s BFF Jonathan begging to come in. Just to Cheban who is one of the get a taste of what this nicest people I’ve met! Great Gatsby-looking bar The music was perfect as had to offer. it always is as Bord’Elle and the shots were flowremember when I first ing. As a regular customer, walked into Bord’Elle a one of the things I appreyear ago, my first ciate the most is being thoughts were: Wow! able to communicate and This place is definitely difbe a part of the experiferent. I instantly felt comence. Managers, owners, fortable, like I belonged. bartenders, barmaids and Having been 27 at the dancers are always there time and now 28, I reto have a drink with you, member feeling excitechat with you and welment. I had found a come you not only as a location where not only paying customer but as most of the attendees part of their own. were my age, but the “When we did open music was nostalgic and Bord’Elle, we put a girl on the drinks were just what By Alyssa De Rosa a swing and that made us the doctor ordered. different. We realized a Fast forward to a year mtltimes.ca girl on a swing is cool for later and the s excitement bit, but that wouldBord’Elle initially had set an’tlittle I felt on opening night was keep people coming the exact same I felt at out to establish a canapé- for much longer. Now, we their one year anniversary style menu, but that didn’t have aerialists that perparty.A year ago, Bord’Elle last very long. “The form and live Burlesque stood out for being a biggest thing that has shows on Thursday hotspot where a more changed for us is the nights,” says Gumbley. mature clientele can food,” Gumbley explains. The unique Bar and spend their weekends. But “Our weekend dinner Eatery is always looking now, Bord’Elle is much services are sold out four for ways to stay relevant more than that. According to six in advance. We while keeping a nostalgic to founder and part- went from being a menu charm. Every year the enowner John Jay Gumbley, of bits and bites to a full- tertainment will evolve.

Bord’Elle opened its doors with a roaring 20’s theme and will continue to take their customers back in time by providing them years of pleasure in a different time capsule. In 2018 they will emphasize on the 30’s and goers will notice a change in their

style. “It will always look the same, but we might change the imagery and the decades we choose will influence the music we play.” This grandiose experience nestled in the Old Port is the perfect location for a date night, a girls

night, a bachelor party or just to kick it on a Thursday night for drinks. Whatever your poison, Bord’Elle will serve you with their finest cocktails and feed your soul with delicious dishes. Cheers to one year and as we say in Italian: “a cento anni!”

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McGill Figure Skating Holiday Show

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cGill – The McGill Figure Skating Team is a group of talented young athletes who not only regularly compete for their university, but also puts on an annual figure skating holiday show for McGillians and anyone else interested in their festive performance. Their show is a fantastic opportunity to take a break from studying and to see the progress the team is making during

their holiday show. For even more fun and festivity, you’re invited to bring your skates and join the team on the ice rink once the show has ended. The holiday show will be held on Saturday December 9th 2017 at 6:30 p.m and doors will open at 6:00 p.m.To purchase tickets, either contact the team via their Facebook page by clicking on the link at end of article and pay 5$, or purchase a ticket for 7$ at the door.

During the show, there will be a bake sale with delicious food to enjoy while watching their spectacular performance. Helpers will be raffling 2 tickets to the Montreal Canadians game on January 7th, and those tickets will be sold alongside the bake sale. For more information please go to our website: http://mtltimes.ca/mcgill-figure-skating-holiday-show/

9th Annual Cunninghams Pub Whitlock Golf Tournament donates $4000 to the Hudson Firefighters Food Drive

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n this past Sunday, December 3rd, the Executive committee of the Cunninghams Pub & Whitlock Community Golf Tournament were proud to be able to donate $4000 to the Hudson Firefighters Food Drive fund. These incredible and brave volunteer firefighters who protect our community and keep us safe, also do year long fundraising to raise monies for the Christmas Food Basket Drive which helps approximately 50 families in the Hudson area with everything from Christmas meals to filling up of heating oil. The Cunninghams Pub & Whitlock Community Golf Classic was held at Whitlock on June 19,

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2017. The proud community support of 186 golfers, 240 dinner guests, 30 volunteers along with several corporate & community sponsors raised just over $30,000. This extraordinary result couldn’t have been possible without our two major corporate sponsors EYTON JONES INSURANCE & FINANCIAL GROUP and HAWKESBURY FORD. The following community charities, local association and foundation were the benefactors: The first being the Canadian Kidney Foundation who received a donation of $17,700. This foundation holds a close place in our hearts as many people close to the organizing committee have been

donors or kidney transplant recipients. Western Patriotes Football, a local community sports association, was presented with a cheque for $3,000 to allow young men & women the chance to play football even if they cannot afford the registration fee or equipment. Le Pont Bridging, the Hudson food bank, was also given a cheque for $5000 to continue their incredible work to keep families in our community comfortable and fed. This significant donation to help those in need during the holiday season allows all of us to celebrate together our pride of community.

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Transport Minister confirms bike bridge to be built Link between NDG and the Southwest borough

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when this bridge will be built. The Dalle-Parc will save cyclists from having to make a 7km detour through dangerous inter-

sections. Highways and train tracks can otherwise make impossible-to-cross barriers for cyclists and pedestrians. “We are so pleased that Minister Fortin has come out in favour of the DalleParc!” said Lisa Mintz of Sauvons la falaise. “The next step is to get the project included in the provincial budget! You know, two years ago the MTQ was saying – ‘What bridge?’ One year ago the MTQ were saying there was never any Dalle-Parc in the Turcot plans. Six months ago they were telling me that we would never get the Dalle-Parc. And Friday, the Minister of Transport said we would get the Dalle-Parc. This is incredible! “ See more of the article on our website: http://mtltimes.ca/new-bikebridge-over-turcot/

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the uniforms of the Black Hawks, in which the players’ numbers were on their shoulders and the “C” and crossed tomahawks logo was midway on their sleeves (which were switched around by the 1960-61 season). Other favorite photos in the book include goalie Glen Hall lighting up a cigarette (with a bottle of 7Up by his side) in his team’s locker room folments from the NHL’s ries. lowing a game against the past 100 years have been The book, which fea- Canadiens in 1957; the sebrilliantly recaptured, in a tures photos in both black rious looks on the faces so-called “frozen in time” and white and colour, rep- of the 1928 Stanley Cup manner, by photographs resent many aspects of champion New York that have appeared in NHL life on the ice, from Rangers during a recepbooks, newspapers, maga- the heroes, to the goalies, tion with then-New York zines or team game day to the coaches, to the Mayor Jimmie Walker; a program books. And the rough stuff, to the unusual young Maurice Richard Hockey Hall of Fame in moments, to that moment glancing at the taped Toronto is the greatest when players get the rare straight blade of his repository of the NHL’s honour of hoisting the hockey stick before a history in photographs, Stanley Cup over their game during the 1940s; with more than three mil- heads. Frank Mahovlich and Andy lion snapshots lovingly When the reader Hebenton being mobbed preserved and stored glances at these chosen by young autograph-seekwithin its massive photos that make up the ing fans following a game archives. book, they can’t resist the at Maple Leaf Gardens as Phil Pritchard, the tendency to take a closer they waited to be called Hockey Hall of Fame’s look at some of the small- as two of the three stars main curator, and journal- est of details that may not of the game; Leafs coach ist Jim Hynes had the in- dominate the photo in Punch Imlach sipping surmountable task of question, but still plays a champagne with the Stansifting through that three part in what is being por- ley Cup in front of him million-strong photo trayed in this photo- after his team won it in archive to choose 130 im- graphic canvas. Case in 1963, with the message ages for a book that rep- point, a photo taken at the “No practice tomorrow” resented what has made Montreal Forum before a written on the blackboard the NHL such a dominant game between Montreal behind him; and different sports league since 1917. and Chicago in January of points-of-view of two of And they accomplished 1959, as the players are the most famous Stanleythat task quite admirably standing during the playing Cup winning goals in NHL with their book 100: A of the national anthems. I history: Bill Barilko in Century of NHL Memo- couldn’t help but notice 1951 and Bobby Orr in

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