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April 14, 2017 1:03 pm

5 Montreal stories you must read this week: April 14

Bissan Eid, right, pictured with family members in Gaza.

Bissan Eid

From a Concordia student trapped in Gaza to the death of a renowned HIV/AIDS researcher, here are the biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Damage-control mode

“Going and suing your critics into oblivion is not really the right way to improve the airline although I understand it’s all an economic game.”

United Airlines is still in damage-control mode, days after videos of a passenger being removed from a flight went viral.

READ THE STORY: United Airlines drags Montrealer to court over parody website

Construction drama

“We noticed that on Sundays, when there’s a lot of tourists and shopping, people can’t find us. We’re invisible.”

Ongoing construction on Bishop Street, near Concordia, has taken its toll on local businesses.

READ THE STORY: Bishop Street merchants gearing up for court fight over lengthy construction work

Trapped in Gaza

“I thought since I’m Canadian, it’s gonna be easier for me to leave Gaza and come [to Canada] — unfortunately that didn’t happen.”

A pregnant Concordia University Master’s student, who returned to Gaza in June 2016 to get married and visit her grandparents, says she isn’t able to leave because Israeli authorities won’t approve her exit visa.

READ THE STORY: Pregnant Montrealer trapped overseas after visiting family in Gaza

Drive to 25

Excited Montreal Canadiens fans are flocking to the fan jam ahead of Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

This year’s team is markedly different from last season, when the Habs didn’t make the playoffs.

READ THE STORY: The drive to 25: Montreal Canadiens get ready for playoffs

Remembering Mark Wainberg

“His son couldn’t see he him swimming anymore, so he went over and found him unconscious.”

Renowned HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Mark Wainberg has died from drowning in Miami after suffering an asthma attack.

READ THE STORY: Renowned Montreal HIV researcher Dr. Mark Wainberg drowns at 71


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