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This week on Focus Montreal: April 16

WATCH ABOVE: This week on Focus Montreal, meet two-time UFC champion Georges St-Pierres as he shares his passion for paleontology, hear about a new exhibit at the Royal Montreal Regiment that shines light on the experiences of soldiers preparing for the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Mark Hamel from Statistics Canada discusses the return of the long-form census and why it's so important.

MONTREAL — Focus Montreal introduces Montrealers to people who are shaping our community, bringing their stories into focus.

It airs on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and at midnight.

Take a look at who we’re meeting this week on Focus Montreal:

Focus Montreal: The Boneyard
Focus Montreal: The Boneyard

 The Boneyard

Georges St-Pierre is a Quebec mixed martial artist and a two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion.

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His latest project though has nothing to do with the sport that made him famous but St-Pierre says it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

The Boneyard is a two-part series hosted by Georges St-Pierre on the History Channel.

The documentary delves into the Jurassic world of dinosaurs.

The Quebecer travels from the badlands of South Dakota to the  swamps of Alabama searching for remnants of prehistoric creatures.

St. Pierre sat down with senior anchor Jamie Orchard to talk about his passion for paleontology but not before teaching her some quick and handy immobilizing techniques.

Focus Montreal: ‘Souterrain Impressions’
Focus Montreal: ‘Souterrain Impressions’

The Royal Montreal Regiment presents Souterrain Impressions

On April 9, Canadians from coast to coast marked the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge .

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The battle raged on from April 9 to April 12, 1917 and is considered a major turning point in the First World War and a defining moment for Canada.

Vimy Ridge is Canada’s most celebrated military victory but it came at a heavy cost, with more than 10,500 Canadian soldiers wounded or killed.

Here in Montreal, an new exhibit at the Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR), looks at some of the final words of many of those Canadian soldiers.

The Souterrain Impressions exhibit features a fascinating display of carvings found in underground caves where the soldiers were waiting to go into battle.

Colin Robinson of the RMR dropped by Focus Montreal to talk about the exhibit that shines a light on the experiences of Canadian soldiers.

Souterrain Impressions runs until April 28. For more information visit the Royal Montreal Regiment website.

Focus Montreal: Census 2016
Focus Montreal: Census 2016

Census 2016

 The new Liberal government is making good on its promise to resurrect the mandatory long-form census cancelled by the Conservatives.

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The last time the long-form portion of the census was mandatory dates back to 2006.

Now the census is back and you should be getting a notice in the mail the first week of May.

Marc Hamel of Statistics Canada explains why it’s so important to take part in the census.

More information is available on the 2016 Census website.