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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: February 26

Mactar Mbaye and his interviewee outside the Tim Hortons in Laval, Thursday, February 25, 2016. Global News

MONTREAL – From an entrepreneur saying he was racially profiled in Laval, to a ban on plastic bags and a Loyola High School teacher fulfilling a life-long dream, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

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Montreal water bottle ban – Feb 25, 2016

Banning bags and bottles

“Do more on the recycling side rather than just banning them altogether.”

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Picking up a bottle of water after a hockey game or tennis match could soon become a thing of the past.

READ THE STORY: Montreal moves to ban plastic bags by 2018

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Montreal teacher on Jeopardy – Feb 24, 2016

A Montrealer on Jeopardy!

“When you have parents who are teachers, then [knowledge] is something that’s valued heavily in your household.”

Joshua Parr has dreamed of participating on Jeopardy! for years and in January, he finally got his shot.

READ THE STORY: Montreal teacher could be one of last Canadian contestants on Jeopardy!

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Racial profiling in Laval – Feb 25, 2016

Racial profiling in Laval

“I was so shocked, I asked if they were sure it was me they wanted to talk to.”

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A black Laval man said he was racially profiled by the police while he was interviewing a white woman for a job.

READ THE STORY: Entrepreneur shocked after pimp accusation in Laval Tim Hortons

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Habs Twitter celebration backfires – Feb 24, 2016

Montreal Canadiens #Twitterfail

“The Canadiens [are] celebrat[ing] one million Twitter followers with a few surprises for you!”
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The Habs wanted to celebrated a million Twitter followers by sending out automated messages – but things went horribly wrong.

READ THE STORY: Montreal Canadiens’ automated Twitter campaign backfires

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EXCLUSIVE: Injured senior calls for change – Feb 22, 2016

Injured senior calls for change

“Seeing her go through that just ripped me apart. For my whole family, just to see her in more pain was the last thing we wanted.”

After relying on her local CLSC for help, a quadriplegic Île-Perrot senior who suffered a broken foot after a worker didn’t properly move her, is calling for change.

READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: Île-Perrot senior suffers bad fall, calls on local CLSC for change

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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