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Officials discuss improvements to mass transit options for the West Island



a bus that is parked on the side of a road: STM bus 485 heading North on St-Jean Boulevard in Pointe-Claire


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STM bus 485 heading North on St-Jean Boulevard in Pointe-Claire

The West Island has long been a place where the automobile is the primary mode of transportation for people to get around.

The sprawling landscape, low-density housing and malls with ample parking have made it much easier for people to move around by driving compared to taking buses and trains.

Officials are trying to slowly change that through new high-density housing developments near public transit stations and the new electric train line, Le réseau express métropolitain (REM).

But some local mayors insists massive new parking spaces at REM stations and easy access to get to them are necessary to boost public transit.

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“We need to have an access point like a massive parking lot, for example, as was proposed in the beginning,” Jim

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Electrician Rallies Mass. Town to Rebuild 72-Year-Old Woman’s Run-Down Home: ‘A Miracle to Witness’

A Massachusetts community has rallied around an elderly woman whose home was in desperate need of repairs thanks to one courteous electrician.



a house with bushes in front of a building: Gloria's gladiators/facebook Gloria Scott's home


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John Kinney was fixing a damaged light fixture at Gloria Scott’s Woburn residence recently when he noticed how dilapidated and run-down her home was, according to CNN.

“There was extensive plumbing damage, there was holes in the ceiling, raccoons were getting in,” he recalled to the outlet, adding how Scott, 72, also didn’t have running water and her kitchen sink was broken and leaking.



a house with bushes in front of a building: Gloria Scott's home


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Gloria Scott’s home

“It was definitely a hazard. It was a rough condition she was living in and I noticed immediately,” Kinney continued.

After completing the job, Kinney went home — but he kept thinking about Scott, and how she disclosed that she lived alone and couldn’t afford repairs.

Because of that,

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