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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: July 22

Jeremy Gabriel arrives at a news conference Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Montreal. Quebec comedian Mike Ward has been ordered to pay $35,000 in moral and punitive damages to a young artist for jokes about his singing and his disfigurement.
Jeremy Gabriel arrives at a news conference Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Montreal. Quebec comedian Mike Ward has been ordered to pay $35,000 in moral and punitive damages to a young artist for jokes about his singing and his disfigurement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

From an Olympic legend coming back to Montreal to a child being burned at an Île Perrot splash pad, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'Shakespeare in Brossard’s park' Shakespeare in Brossard’s park
Shakespeare in Brossard’s park – Jul 19, 2016

Shakespeare in Brossard

“We’ve got a multicultural and diverse population here, so I can’t image Shakespeare being performed in any other language other than English.”

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After “much ado about nothing” over language rules with Brossard city officials, the all-female cast of Shakespeare in the Park’s Tragedy of Julius Caesar took the stage.

READ THE STORY: Despite language setbacks, Shakespeare-in-the-Park play goes ahead in Brossard

Click to play video: 'Splash pad burns' Splash pad burns
Splash pad burns – Jul 21, 2016

Burning splash pad

“We just don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”

A family is speaking out after two-year-old Alexis McKinnon was burned by a metal plate at a splash pad in Île Perrot.

READ THE STORY: Parents sound alarm after toddler burned by metal plate at Île Perrot splash pad

Click to play video: 'Kirkland lemonade stand for charity' Kirkland lemonade stand for charity
Kirkland lemonade stand for charity – Jul 20, 2016

Lemonade for charity

“We are exceedingly blessed, so we try to give back as best we can.”

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A Kirkland family is gearing up for their second annual lemonade stand to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

READ THE STORY: Kirkland family sets up lemonade stand to raise money for Make-A-Wish

Click to play video: 'Mike Ward appeals court ruling' Mike Ward appeals court ruling
Mike Ward appeals court ruling – Jul 21, 2016

Mike Ward appeals

“I’m about freedom of speech, so you can say whatever you want on stage and it’s everybody’s right to critique that.”

Quebec comedian Mike Ward plans to appeal a ruling by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal that ordered him to pay $35,000 to Jérémy Gabriel, a disabled teen he mocked in his stand-up act.

READ THE STORY: Quebec comedian Mike Ward to appeal order to pay $35K to disabled teen he mocked

Click to play video: 'Nadia Comaneci returns to Montreal' Nadia Comaneci returns to Montreal
Nadia Comaneci returns to Montreal – Jul 21, 2016

Nadia Comaneci in Montreal

“As the time goes by, I treasure what happened more and more.”

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Forty years after Nadia Comaneci scored a perfect 10 at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, the Romanian gymnast is back to celebrate the anniversary.

READ THE STORY: Nadia Comaneci honoured in Montreal for Olympic Games’ 40th anniversary

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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