5 Montreal stories you must read this week: January 8
MONTREAL – From random acts of kindness, to a family’s dangerous leap to safety and two boroughs in the South Shore asking for recognition, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:
Baby suffers serious burns from stove
Quebec provincial police said the life of a baby girl is no longer in danger after she was burned while sitting in a child seat on top of a lit stove.
The infant was first sent to hospital in the central Quebec town of Victoriaville before being transferred to a children’s facility in Montreal.
“After the initial diagnosis, we kind of lived in the minute, in the moment.”
One Montreal family is asking the public to perform random acts of kindness as a way to remember their daughter, who died from a rare illness.
South shore boroughs want recognition
“We’re part of the City of Longueuil, but can we not have respect and sensitivity for our visual identity?”
Residents of Greenfield Park and Saint-Hubert said their borough names are disappearing and being replaced with new ones that only say ‘Longueuil.’
Family jumps from burning building
Three people were forced to jump out of their burning fourth floor apartment in Quebec City after a firetruck ladder malfunctioned.
They were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
READ THE STORY: Quebec City family jumps out of burning building
Phone scam targets immigrants
“People should think before they send money.”
According to the RCMP, fraudsters are attempting to extort money from immigrants by using various threats, including kidnapping the victim’s children.
READ THE STORY: Phone scam targets immigrants across Canada
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