Pitbull put down

Wicca the pitbull has been euthanized. Despite efforts from her owner and supporters to save her life up until the very last minute, Wicca was killed last night at the Berger Blanc pound following a failed legal battle against a City of Montreal death order.

Despite protest, dog destruction order upheld

Supporters of Wicca the pitbull are not giving up the fight to save the dog from death row. A hastily organized rally last night outside borough offices of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension officials saw Wicca’s owner, Chris Papakostas, joined by over 50 animal lovers and their dogs.

Requests for urgent repairs to Westmount lofts go unheard

The condition of a well-known loft building on the border of Westmount, St-Henri and Ville-Marie has its equally well-known owner and the City of Westmount in a deadlock. Surrounded by wire fencing, the building at 3035 St-Antoine, corner of Atwater, sports a conspicuous piece of exterior decor: a large sign declaring it a “Historical museum of Westmount harassment,” put there a while ago, residents say, by owner Sam Fattal. Another sign on the graffiti-covered building facade pleads for help in de-merging its site from Westmount’s jurisdiction.

In dogged pursuit of justice

A Montreal pitbull owner says he’s prepared to take on City Hall to save his dog’s life. Chris Papakostas was ordered to euthanize his dog, Wicca, following a June 7 incident in Parc-Extension.