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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: August 19

Paco, the Alexandrine parakeet. Melie Breton

From imposing stricter rules on dog owners to a bird-napper coming clean, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'Jett-ing around' Jett-ing around
Jett-ing around – Aug 17, 2016

Doggie wheels

“They told us that his spine was fused from the disk.”

A Montreal couple buys their dog, Jett, a doggie wheelchair to help him get around.

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READ THE STORY: New wheels give Westmount dog second chance at life

Click to play video: 'Restaurant evicted' Restaurant evicted
Restaurant evicted – Aug 15, 2016

La Saigonaise eviction

“I have, now, to think what I’m going to do, where I’m going to get the money to feed my kids.”

La Saigonaise, a 16-year-old family-run restaurant in Côte-des-Neiges, is in danger of closing and the owners say they’re being unfairly evicted.

READ THE STORY: Côte-des-Neiges restaurant La Saigonaise faces eviction

Click to play video: 'Alleged bird-napper talks about Paco the parakeet' Alleged bird-napper talks about Paco the parakeet
Alleged bird-napper talks about Paco the parakeet – Aug 16, 2016

Paco returned

“I am not a thief. A thief does not kiss a bird.”

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Paco the parakeet has been found, and now the alleged bird-napper is speaking out to insist he did not mean to take the bird and his intentions were never bad.

READ THE STORY: Paco the parakeet found, alleged bird-napper defends himself

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Child dies in car in Saint-Jérôme – Aug 18, 2016

Left in a car

Quebec provincial police are investigating the death of a baby, under the age of one, found in a parked car in Saint-Jérôme, north of Montreal.

Local police were called Wednesday to the parking lot of the Centre de la Petite Enfance Notre-Dame on des Prés Street.

READ THE STORY: Child dead after being found in parked car in Saint-Jérôme

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Montreal proposes stricter dog rules – Aug 17, 2016

Stricter dog rules

“The new regulations tighten the measures when it comes to risky dogs, pit bull-types dogs and dangerous dogs, to protect our residents.”

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Stricter rules are in place for dog owners in Montreal as the city presents new municipal regulations to the executive committee.

READ THE STORY: ‘Zero tolerance for dog attacks’: Montreal imposes strict animal rules, focuses on pit bulls

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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