Dear McDonald’s Canada: Line-Ups and Closed Cashes

… a store should never have a line up AND closed check-outs Dear McDonald’s Canada, I’ve got a bone to pick with you, and yes I do realize that may be an alien concept to you given nothing you sell, not even your spareribs, has bones. But this isn’t about food quality or even nutrition.Continue reading “Dear McDonald’s Canada: Line-Ups and Closed Cashes”

F1 Race Kicks Off Montreal Summer

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in Montreal. Indeed it is that time of year again when we locals are inundated by a fusion of Good Old Boys from the US in their regalia from various racing teams and exceptionally well-heeled European Jet-Setters. Yep, it’s Grand Prix weekend in Montreal. There was aContinue reading “F1 Race Kicks Off Montreal Summer”

D-Day Tweets

DCMontreal 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 Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “D-Day Tweets”

Today I Am My Father’s Age

Today I am the exact age my father was when he passed away. Tomorrow I will be older than my father ever was. Yesterday marked the thirty-seventh anniversary of my father’s passing. He was born on September 21, 1922 and passed away on June 4, 1977, at the age of 54. A wee bit ofContinue reading “Today I Am My Father’s Age”

Audio Link To DCMontreal CJAD Interview

Here’s a link to my interview on CJAD News 800 Montreal regarding the changing fan-base  of the Montreal Canadiens. I think it’s OK, not too bad, acceptable? I hope you can give it a listen! DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this andContinue reading “Audio Link To DCMontreal CJAD Interview”

If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Off The Bus!

Living in Canada you get used to weather-related comments and jokes. But of course they all focus on just how cold and miserable it can be here during the winter. No doubt our winters can be really cold and, perhaps worse, very long, to say nothing of dark. If a Canadian winter followed the calendarContinue reading “If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Off The Bus!”

Royal Wardrobe Malfunction or Prince George’s Humour?

Based on the angle of his gaze, and the position of his hand, I couldn’t help but wonder if wee Prince George hasn’t inherited some of his Uncle Harry’s sense of humour! DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit ofContinue reading “Royal Wardrobe Malfunction or Prince George’s Humour?”

DCMontreal In Print And On Radio: Analysis of Changing Habs Fans

In today’s The Gazette I have been fortunate enough to have my submission selected as the Letter of the Week. The letter, about the changing fan-base of the Montreal Canadiens, is below.  I will be interviewed by Aaron Rand on Montreal’s CJAD 800 radio this evening at 6:35 EDT (22:35 GMT).  I hope you canContinue reading “DCMontreal In Print And On Radio: Analysis of Changing Habs Fans”

Montreal’s Thirtieth Tour de l’Île

Today is the 30th annual Tour de l’Île  bicycle event in Montreal. The weather is ideal so a large turn-out can be expected. The map below from The Gazette outlines some areas to be avoided if you are driving due to road closures and numerous cyclists. DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likesContinue reading “Montreal’s Thirtieth Tour de l’Île”

High Schooler’s Shorts Too Short or Arms Too Long?

On May 21st the temperature in Montreal was in the upper 20s Celsius. Fairly warm, especially after a very long winter. Montreal-area high school student Lindsey Stocker, in an attempt to be comfortable, wore shorts to Beaconsfield High School where she is in grade 11. With the rising temperature, a posse of Vice Principals scouredContinue reading “High Schooler’s Shorts Too Short or Arms Too Long?”