From a fire raging through a historic heritage building in Chinatown to a couple opening a café to defray the costs of psychological services for children, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:
Canada’s first cinema burns
“It’s a very sad loss. Whatever the source of this disaster is, somehow, Montreal has lost a gracious building. A historic building.”
A five-alarm fire raged through the historic Édifice Robillard in Montreal’s Chinatown Thursday.
Énergie Cardio closes
“A little part of my daily routine is dead and gone. It’s almost like a grieving process.”
Clients and fitness instructors at Energie-Cardio in Kirkland are outraged after finding out the location is closing and turning into a gym with no on-site fitness classes.
#GreatMTLer: the giver
“I’m grateful, I’m feeling blessed, I love the seniors — they always have a beautiful story to tell.”
After suffering a setback in the corporate world, Franca Sparapani decided to focus her time on helping some of the most vulnerable seniors in her community.
Quebec women’s water polo
“The league is pretty much everything I have right now to keep playing water polo.”
A new university women’s water polo league in Quebec is looking to expand the sport in Canada.
A cuppa for services
“We wanted to start up this café in order to be able to cover some of the services.”
A Montreal couple has established a café near the Atwater Metro station with the aim of defraying the cost of services at their private clinic.