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February 5, 2016 4:00 pm
Updated: February 10, 2016 1:35 pm

5 Montreal stories you must read this week: February 5

Tom and Steve Pfarrer in front of their Dorval home, Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

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MONTREAL – From a family who turned to Global News for help, a controversial blogger being told “no, thanks” and things heating up between Montreal’s taxi drivers and Uber, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Taking out Uber

“We have to make it clear to taxi drivers that are working with Uber, it’s totally unacceptable to work with a company that’s killing your business.”

Tensions over the controversial UberX ride-sharing service escalated as a Montreal taxi driver smashed the cellphone of a fellow cabbie who he accused of working for Uber on the sly.

READ THE STORY: Montreal taxi sheriff confronts Uber driver, smashes cellphone in protest

Gift of heat

“January was a pretty freaking cold month so yes, it was hard.”

Steve Pfarrer’s situation went from bad to worse when his heating oil ran out at his home in Dorval and he couldn’t afford to buy more.

READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: Sun Youth gives Dorval family the gift of heat

No thanks, Roosh V

“There’s no room for homophobic hatred and people who are pro-rape.”

Controversial blogger Roosh V has cancelled his events, just a day after Montreal mayor Denis Coderre came out to say he is not welcome in the city.

READ THE STORY: Blogger Roosh V is not welcome in Montreal: Mayor Denis Coderre

A family’s heartache

“I have great memories, fantastic memories. Just knowing it’s here, this beautiful relic of the past, it’s always made me so happy.”

Looking at the crumbling façade of the historic George Stephen House is leaving family members distraught.

READ THE STORY: A family’s heartache over the crumbling Mount Stephen Club

Quebec approves Rona sale

“This whole thing is about a strong economy and when we invest in infrastructure, when we have good jobs for people, we will then be renovating our decks and creating jobs and buying products.”

The provincial government has come out to say it won’t interfere in the Rona sale.

READ THE STORY: Quebec government won’t stand in way of Rona sale


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