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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: December 2

Athena the pit bull, who is up for adoption, is shown at the Montreal SPCA on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Brossard, where an eight-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull last year is planning to prohibit any new such dogs or crossbreeds on its territory.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Ryan Remiorz

From an ethics scandal at the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) to meeting a Great Montrealer whose mission is to give dogs a second chance at life, these are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'The grinch that stole Christmas lights' The grinch that stole Christmas lights
The grinch that stole Christmas lights – Nov 29, 2016

Holiday heist

“I tell my kids we can’t buy another one. It’s like that. Someone stole it.”

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It appears a Grinch-like character is striking the off-island town of Notre-Dame-de-L’île-Perrot.

READ THE STORY: Holiday light heists hitting Montreal’s off-island town

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Auditor investigating Quebec’s English school boards – Nov 30, 2016

Auditing Quebec’s English school boards

“They have a code of ethics that they have to respect.”

Quebec education minister Sébastien Proulx has appointed an auditor to look into breach of ethics allegations and growing tension between commissioners at both the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) and the Lester B. Pearson School Board(LBPSB).

READ THE STORY: Quebec appoints auditor to look into English school board scandals

Click to play video: 'Candiac parents worried over school rezoning' Candiac parents worried over school rezoning
Candiac parents worried over school rezoning – Nov 30, 2016

Riverside rezoning

“Ultimately, my daughter will probably end up going to French school close to home.”

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This year could be the last for some students at St. Lawrence Elementary in Candiac as the Riverside School Board looks at re-zoning.

READ THE STORY: Parents considering French schools if Riverside School Board re-zones

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#GreatMTLer: Anne Dubé, the saviour at Rosie Animal Adoption – Dec 1, 2016

Giving dogs a second chance

“[Anne Dubé is] the epicentre of this rescue, she’s the heart and soul of this rescue. She has the ability to inspire people.”
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Anne Dubé found her true calling in life 15 years ago — simply because she has a love of dogs.

READ THE STORY: #GreatMTLer: Rosie Animal Adoption’s Anne Dubé, saviour who gives dogs 2nd chance at life

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EXCLUSIVE: Battle of secrecy at LBPSB – Nov 28, 2016

LBPSB ethics scandal

“I can assure you one thing positively, I have the utmost respect for all of our administrators, always have.”

Since the beginning of the school year, the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) has been embroiled in an ethics scandal.

READ THE STORY: Calls for resignation of LBPSB chair Suanne Stein Day date back to at least December 2015

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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