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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: March 11

Brittany Kennell is the first Canadian to audition on American reality singing competition, The Voice, Monday, March 7, 2016. NBC/The Voice

MONTREAL – From diving into the details of feminism on International Women’s Day to a Beaconsfield native making history on American reality singing show The Voice, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

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Impact bell moves to Olympic stadium – Mar 8, 2016

Impact bell moves to Big O

“The team said ‘it’s wacky, it’s fantastic. It’s off the wall.’”

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It weighs 1,500 pounds and has a concrete base that weighs almost four tonnes, but the Montreal Impact haven’t lost while it’s rung.

READ THE STORY: Lucky bell moves to Big O for Montreal Impact season opener

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International women’s day in Quebec – Mar 8, 2016

What’s a feminist?

“If this is the definition of feminism, I’m happy to be one.”

Quebec’s Minister for the Status of Women started a public debate after she called herself an egalitarian, not a feminist, and started a debate in the National Assembly.

READ THE STORY: What is a feminist? Quebec’s national assembly debates

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#PurposeTourChildrenMontreal – Mar 9, 2016

#PurposeTourChildrenMontreal

“This would be a great opportunity for me in my dance career.”

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Justin Bieber may not be looking for Somebody to Love, but he is looking for a few young Beliebers to keep him Company on stage when his Purpose tour lands in Montreal.

READ THE STORY: Never Say Never: Montreal Beliebers could take the stage with pop icon

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Hippodrome housing delays – Mar 8, 2016

Hippodrome housing delays

“[I’m] disappointed that it’s taken such a long time, but determined that it’s going to happen.”

The land of the old Hippodrome race track sits empty with snow covered fields and overgrown weeds – but that’s not how it’s supposed to be.

READ THE STORY: Hippodrome housing delays hurting Côte-des-Neiges community

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Brittany Kennell on The Voice – Mar 8, 2016

A Canadian on The Voice

“She’s put so much work and effort into this, it’s so inspiring.”

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Brittany Kennell made history on The Voice, becoming the first Canadian ever to perform on the American reality singing competition.

READ THE STORY: Beaconsfield native wins spot on The Voice

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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