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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: January 15

Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk posted a playful photo with girlfriend Chanel Leszczynski two weeks ago. Alex Galchenyuk/Instagram

MONTREAL – From the MUHC‘s unfortunate nickname, a case of domestic violence at Montreal Canadiens‘ forward Alex Galchenyuk‘s home and René Angélil passing away after a long battle with cancer, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

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Guy Turcotte to serve 17 years before parole – Jan 15, 2016

Turcotte sentenced

Guy Turcotte will have to spend 17 years behind bars before being eligible for parole.

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In December, he was found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of his two children.

READ THE STORY: Guy Turcotte must serve 17 years before parole eligibility

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MUHC employees unhappy with work environment – Jan 13, 2016

Glentanamo

“A lot of people hate it here. There are people who have made sure they have found positions elsewhere.”

To the outsider, the superhospital at the Glen site is shiny, clean and new. But inside, the MUHC has garnered an unfortunate nickname among some employees.

READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: Unhappy employees at new MUHC Glen site call it ‘Glentanamo’

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NDG to cut down biggest tree? – Jan 11, 2016

Taking down an old tree

“They tear an old tree down for what reason? It doesn’t make sense to me.”

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An old silver maple tree that is slated to be removed in NDG is creating a lot of controversy.

READ THE STORY: New debate sprouting over taking down old tree in NDG

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Alex Galchenyuk’s girlfriend reportedly arrested – Jan 12, 2016

Galchenyuk’s girlfriend arrested

The girlfriend of Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk was allegedly arrested Sunday on charges of domestic violence.

Neither the Canadiens nor Leszczynski’s lawyer were willing to comment on the incident.

READ THE STORY: Habs forward Alex Galchenyuk’s girlfriend arrested for domestic violence: reports

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René Angélil passes away – Jan 14, 2016

René Angélil dies

“The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.”

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René Angélil, singer Celine Dion’s husband, died in his home Thursday morning at age 73 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

READ THE STORY: René Angélil, Celine Dion’s husband, dies of cancer at age 73

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca