5 Montreal stories you must read this week: December 4

Quebec's new gun registry will cost between $15 and 20 million.
Quebec's new gun registry will cost between $15 and 20 million. Global News

MONTREAL – From the city’s tiniest sidewalk to the greatest honour for a Montreal Canadiens legend, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

NDG stop sign

“I’ve seen cars go up on the sidewalk next to the daycare on days when there’s not enough salt on the street.”

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According to residents, traffic at the intersection of Somerled and Mariette streets in NDG has increased drastically in recent months, putting pedestrians at risk.

READ THE STORY: NDG petition wants to put a stop to heavy traffic

Longueuil honours Jean Béliveau

The City of Longueuil announced Tuesday that it is renaming Victoria St. in honour of one of its longstanding residents – hockey legend Jean Béliveau.

Béliveau passed away in Dec., 2014.

READ THE STORY: Longueuil renames street after hockey great Jean Béliveau

Quebec long gun registry

“We are united at this point that firearms are not ordinary objects. They need to be registered. They need to be surveyed at all times.”

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The Quebec government tabled a bill Thursday to establish a provincial long gun registry.

READ THE STORY: Quebec tables bill to set up a long gun registry

Tiny sidewalk, big problems

“I tried to pass yesterday during the day and I couldn’t risk it. I didn’t want to get onto what they call a sidewalk.”

The walkway on Brébeuf St. has been cut down to a 28 inch width (or 70 cm) to make way for a new bike path.

READ THE STORY: Tiny sidewalk leads to big problems in the Plateau

Mystery taxi riders

The city’s taxi bureau wants its drivers to clean up their act, and they’re not above spying to get the job done.

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About 150 mystery riders will be hopping into cabs to asses the quality of the drivers.

READ THE STORY: Mystery riders to test out Montreal taxis

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