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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: March 17

Highway 13 was closed between Highways 20 and 40 due to the snow storm that hit Montreal. Over 300 commuters were stranded in their vehicles overnight, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. File photo

From hundreds of drivers stranded in the major blizzard to a McLawsuit that targets advertising to children, here are the biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'Giant snow dog greets drivers in Saint-Eustache' Giant snow dog greets drivers in Saint-Eustache
Giant snow dog greets drivers in Saint-Eustache – Mar 14, 2017

Giant snow dog

“It’s always about what should I do to make people turn around and say ‘ah’ or ‘cute’ or ‘wow’.”

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Commuters on Highway 640 in Saint-Eustache were in for a surprise as they were greeted by a giant snow sculpture of a sad-looking dog.

READ THE STORY: Montreal artist builds giant bulldog in snow bank to warm people’s hearts

Click to play video: 'McDonald’s advertising faces class action lawsuit' McDonald’s advertising faces class action lawsuit
McDonald’s advertising faces class action lawsuit – Mar 13, 2017

Not so happy meals

“The purpose of this class action is not for me to be this big, bad Grinch and take away all the toys from the children.”

A Quebec father argues McDonald’s is advertising to children under the age of 13, which is illegal according to Quebec’s consumer protection laws.

READ THE STORY: Not so Happy Meals: McDonald’s faces class action lawsuit in Quebec

Click to play video: 'What went wrong on Highway 13?' What went wrong on Highway 13?
What went wrong on Highway 13? – Mar 15, 2017

Stranded overnight

“Sometimes to keep the appetite down we chewed gum.”

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Highway 13 southbound, between Highway 20 and Highway 40 in the West Island, was closed Tuesday night after a massive pileup stranded 300 vehicles.

READ THE STORY: Massive pile-up on Highway 13 strands hundreds of drivers overnight

Click to play video: 'St Patrick’s Day president and parade director' St Patrick’s Day president and parade director
St Patrick’s Day president and parade director – Mar 17, 2017

A parade for Les Canadiennes

“We’d like to make sure that they are part of it.”

Les Canadiennes de Montréal will have a parade to celebrate their Clarkson Cup win.

READ THE STORY: Clarkson Cup champs les Canadiennes to have float at Saint Patrick’s Day parade

Click to play video: 'Snow removal underway after major Montreal storm' Snow removal underway after major Montreal storm
Snow removal underway after major Montreal storm – Mar 16, 2017

Snow removal

“To ensure operations run smoothly, please move your car.”

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Slowly but surely, snowplows are out clearing the streets of Montreal after an intense snowstorm blanketed much of the province.

READ THE STORY: Snow removal underway after intense storm in Montreal

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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