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April 28, 2017 1:44 pm

5 Montreal stories you must read this week: April 28

A cat wandering the streets of Verdun, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

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From poisoned cat food to an apple pie surprise and songs of love for sick children, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Steely surprise

“Fortunately, she didn’t break her teeth or anything, or swallow it.”

A Laval family said they were shocked to find a metal bolt baked into a pie they bought at Costco.

READ THE STORY: Laval resident finds two-inch bolt in Costco pie

English, please?

“This is an affront to his constituents and to the English-speaking community of Quebec.”

Quebec public security minister Martin Coiteux has apologized for answering an English question in French during Question Period.

READ THE STORY: Martin Coiteux apologizes for answering English question in French

Quality of education

“I was being asked to pass students who did not pass. I was being asked to turn a blind eye to some plagiarism that was reported.”

There are growing concerns about vocational programs at both the EMSB and the LBPSB.

READ THE STORY: Former teacher worried about quality of education at EMSB, LBPSB

Dangerous treats

“I used to let them out in my backyard, but I don’t feel safe letting them out anymore. I’m really careful.”

Residents are on the alert after poisoned cat food was found in Verdun.

READ THE STORY: Poisoned cat food in Verdun sparks investigation by Montreal SPCA, Animex

Songs of love

“It’s like a double dose of music therapy because we’re actually dispensing a personalized brand of it.”

John Beltzer is on a mission to help empower sick children across North America through the healing power of music.

READ THE STORY: Songs of Love: non-profit helping sick kids cope through personalized songs


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