MONTREAL – From the death of a well-known member of the Italian mafia, to calèches allowed back on the streets of the Old Port and a World War II veteran being awarded the Legion of Honour, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:
Rocco Sollecito dead
The presumed head of Montreal’s Italian mafia, Rocco Sollecito, was killed Friday morning in Laval, sources confirmed.
Residents reported hearing “major detonations, which ended up being gun shots.”
Peder Mortensen’s home saved
“I didn’t know I had so many friends around my neighbourhood. I’m a solitary person so that’s one good thing that came out of it.”
In the wake of backlash from its residents, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion seems to be backing off plans to demolish Peder Mortensen’s hand-built home.
Honouring Pierre L’Heureux
“It’s war and if everyone stays home, it’s going to be a long war, right?”
Pierre L’Heureux, a World War II veteran, is being awarded the Legion of Honour to commemorate his contribution in the invasion of Normandy.
Calèches back on the streets
“I’m very happy with the decision, because this was the worst thing I’ve ever lived in my life so far.”
Calèches drivers will be allowed back on the streets of the Old Port, after they filed an injunction to lift a one-year ban put in place by the City of Montreal.
Right to shower
“It’s not just about hygiene. It’s about comfort and calming my body spasms. Cold water calms my body.”
A Quebec City man with an advanced stage of multiple sclerosis (MS) has become the unofficial spokesperson for better conditions in long-term care homes.
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