DCMontreal in Print: Please Restore August’s Summer Status

Here’s a link to my Comment piece from the Montreal Gazette. DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional FreanContinue reading “DCMontreal in Print: Please Restore August’s Summer Status”

Montreal Gazette Names City Columnist

Dear Ms. Hanes, Congratulations on your new role as The Gazette’s city columnist. I have long been of the opinion that local newspapers, even those oh so old ones that could be neatly folded and carried in a jacket pocket to be referenced throughout the day, are the lifeblood of communities and cities. Further, IContinue reading “Montreal Gazette Names City Columnist”

Are Local Newspapers Doomed?

In a recent column, her last, Montreal Gazette city editor Peggy Curran announced that she was leaving the paper. After 36 years she felt it was time to call it quits. She is going to spend some time looking at the world from a yellow kayak, once things thaw I assume. Although I have onlyContinue reading “Are Local Newspapers Doomed?”

Montreal Canadiens Coach Snubs Rookie Reporter

We no longer live in a world where fedora-wearing reporters, pencils and pads in hand, try to get a few words out of a coach in his office after a game. Teams have elaborate media rooms set up with lights, cameras and branding and advertising galore. This age of instant information just makes stubborn orContinue reading “Montreal Canadiens Coach Snubs Rookie Reporter”

Would Amending the Highway Code Save Cyclists?

  Drivers are from Mars, cyclists are from Venus By Special to the Montreal Gazette, Montreal Gazette October 15, 2014 In the ’90s bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, author John Gray illustrates how the genders differ. Men and women can experience exactly the same event, and yet have totally different takesContinue reading “Would Amending the Highway Code Save Cyclists?”