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March 17, 2017 2:35 pm
Updated: March 17, 2017 2:37 pm

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.

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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:

Giant snow dog

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

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

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

Stranded overnight

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

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

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

Snow removal

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

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


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