5 Montreal stories you must read this week: August 28

Sonia Busnardo shows Global Montreal the weirdest thing on her daughter's back to school supply list - banana and vanilla scented play-doh, Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Felicia Parrillo/Global News

MONTREAL – The federal election campaign is well on its way as kids across the island head back to school, but it’s not smooth sailing for everyone.

Here are 5 must-read Montreal stories Global News covered this week:

A worrying taxi experience

“I called my dad and he said ‘no, that’s not a good idea and that’s not how it should be.’”

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When 19-year-old Madison Gilmer-Grenier asked her taxi driver if he accepted debit or credit card, he responded his machine was broken and said he would drive her to a bank.

READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: Montreal teen experiences bizarre taxi ride home

New federal campaign, familiar faces

“You can’t expect to effect change if you don’t get involved in politics.”

If the slate of candidates running for federal office looks eerily familiar, that’s because several of them have stood for office before.

READ THE STORY: Familiar faces greet Montrealers on the federal campaign trail

Family pushes for better healthcare

“She’s struggling, so I didn’t expect to have to wait 11 months.”

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In what doctors say are baby Ellie Fauteux final days, a nurse and a doctor from CLSC Vaudreuil have finally been assigned to her case.

READ THE STORY: Vaudreuil mother of terminally ill baby pushes for better healthcare

Quirky back to school supplies

“I went to three different Jean Coutus, Walmart, Omer-DeSerres and even Michael’s looking for it.”

What’s the weirdest item on your child’s back to school supply list?

READ THE STORY: Back to school: The hunt for play-doh and other quirky school supplies

Keeping an eye on Beaconsfield garbage

“I’m not sure why they’d put cameras on trucks.”

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City officials have unveiled a plan to further monitor garbage collection in Beaconsfield – by putting cameras on the trucks.

READ THE STORY: Beaconsfield residents angry about garbage truck cameras

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