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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

ah - the old stomping grounds...

I had the... questionable honor of spending more than a good chunk of my youth in the (so-called) "greater Montreal" area... The city right next to it is second in every other category - benefiting greatly from the proximity to the oddest cosmopolitan center of all since... Capharnaum in Biblical times? Speaking of which, those two cities -Laval & Montreal thus- always made me think of two other famous twin towns from the Good Book... Sodom & Gomorrah! *LOL*

Now there are numerous reasons for this... luminous assessment of mine here...!
Rather than enumerate them all painstakingly here (not too mention controversially as well...) - I am pressed for time so... I shall make an exception to my new year's rule for a second time (in a row, I know) and post the facts as reported online...
For you all (all... seven of you? Audience is growing exponentially I see... LOL) to see by yourselves how tranquil, blissful and beautiful "La Belle Province" really is...!!! Beware: what follows is rather... horrific...

Disabled Montreal woman stabbed, carjacked ( News Staff)

A 64-year-old disabled woman is recovering in a Montreal hospital after surviving an attack that left her stabbed, beaten and without her car.

Montreal police say the woman, who uses a walker to aid her mobility, was confronted by a group of four young men as she headed from her north Montreal apartment entrance to the nearby parking lot early Monday evening.

Before she had a chance to clear the snow from her car, police say the attackers jumped her from behind.

"They stabbed her numerous times," police spokesperson Ian Lafreniere told reporters, describing the "savage attack."

"Once she was on the ground, they kicked her in the face and broke her nose."

At that point, police say, the attackers stole her purse and her vehicle, leaving her in a shocked, crumpled heap on the snowy ground.

According to an area resident, the attack is serious cause for concern.

"That's worse than an animal," he told CTV's Montreal affiliate, CFCF News. "I think it's just horrible."

Approximately six hours later, just after midnight, police tracked down the woman's vehicle with the four suspects inside.

When they tried to stop them, however, the suspects fled on foot.

"That's when we lost them," Lafreniere told CFCF. "But because of the work of the canine unit on the scene we tracked down the driver of the vehicle."

The 17-year-old suspect is expected to face a number of charges, Lafreniere said, noting that prosecutors will likely seek to have him tried as an adult, as his 18th birthday is only days away.

In the meantime, police are continuing their search for three other suspects believed to be between the ages of 16 and 24.

The victim is in stable condition in a Montreal hospital, where she is expected to make a full recovery.

With a file from CTV News in Montreal and The Canadian Press

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