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January 29, 2016 3:36 pm
Updated: February 10, 2016 1:31 pm

5 Montreal stories you must read this week: January 29

Burgundy Lion was targeted by the OQLF for the "recommended by Tripadvisor sign" in its window, Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

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MONTREAL – From reminding Montreal Canadiens fans why they love their team – even in a slump – to popular pub Burgundy Lion getting caught up in language debates and local strip clubs feeling the heat from online competition, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:


“We wanted to send the Habs a message of love…we stand behind our team win or lose. Let’s start a wave of love.”

Anna Persichilli, a special-needs teacher at the Galileo Adult Centre in Montreal North, is hoping to send some positive vibes to the Montreal Canadiens.

READ THE STORY: #HABSwaveoflove: Online movement asks fans to keep faith in Canadiens

Couillard cabinet shuffle

There were some big changes as Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard shuffled his cabinet Thursday morning, the first time since the Liberals were elected in April 2014.

The new group of ministers will be tasked with fulfilling the Liberals’ election promise of creating 250,000 jobs within five years of taking office.

READ THE STORY: Big changes as Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard shuffles cabinet

Burgundy Lion, en français

The Office Québécois de la Langue Française (OQLF) issued a warning to the popular Burgundy Lion pub because of its English-only “recommended on TripAdvisor” sticker.

The blue sign, issued by the popular travel site, is located on the bottom of the pub’s window, right by the sidewalk.

READ THE STORY: Quebec language police target Burgundy Lion – but not for its name

Strip clubs struggling

“The market [is] changing, people sitting in front of their computer and they navigate whatever they want to go, so things have changed.”

Montreal’s strip club industry is dying due to growing competition from online.

READ THE STORY: Montreal strip clubs struggling in digital age

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Finally in recovery

“I’m doing really well. Now that I have proper drains, they are removing the poison and I am finally eating and it feels good.”

Richard Lemieux finally received the life-saving procedure he needed at the MUHC’s Glen Site, less than 24 hours after Global News covered his story.

READ THE STORY: Richard Lemieux finally on the road to recovery at the MUHC


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