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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: August 12

Residents evacuate following a fiery explosion on Highway 40, above Saint-Denis Street, Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Anne Leclair/Global News

From a fiery accident on Highway 40 that left one man dead to blacksmiths fighting to keep their trade alive, here are the top 5 stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

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Montreal kids support Olympians – Aug 11, 2016

Supporting our Olympians

“They see us as an example in life, and after we never know one of those kids would be the future [of Olympic sports].”
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The Olympic spirit is alive and well at a Montreal sports day camp at the Claude Robillard sports complex.

READ THE STORY: Rio 2016: Olympic sports on display at Montreal camp

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Highway 40 victim remembered – Aug 11, 2016

Tragic loss

“He was a father who was very close to his children.”

Just days after a fiery accident on Highway 40, Danielle Chartré remembers her husband, Gilbert Prince, who was killed in the fatal crash.

READ THE STORY: Widow mourns trucker who died in fiery Highway 40 accident

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Save Montreal blacksmiths – Aug 10, 2016

The iron age

“I feel like home, it’s my place. I’m taking care. I love it.”

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Tucked away under the Bonaventure is a heritage building where Mathieu Colette, a blacksmith, is trying to keep the iron age alive.

READ THE STORY: Les Forges de Montreal blacksmiths face eviction by the city

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One dead in fiery Highway 40 accident – Aug 9, 2016

Fiery accident

“There’s smoke billowing in the air, it’s like the apocalypse. The sky is black.”

A tanker truck caught fire and exploded on the Metrolpolitan near Lejeunesse Street, killing at least one person and shutting down the highway in both directions.

READ THE STORY: ‘It’s like the apocalypse,’ one dead after fiery accident on Highway 40

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Tadoussac whale watching – Aug 10, 2016

Whale watching

“Tadoussac is one of the best places in the world for whale watching.”

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Every year, as many as 200,000 people visit Tadoussac, Que. for whale watching.

READ THE STORY: Tourists head to Tadoussac, Que. for ‘best place in the world for whale watching’

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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