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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: June 23

Mother and daughter Merle and Lindsey Finklestein, who are both fighting breast cancer, pose for a picture at their home, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Felicia Parrillo/Global News

From an exclusive story about an STM employee’s dangerous driving to a mother and daughter fighting breast cancer together, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'West Island ‘can man’ raises money for charity' West Island ‘can man’ raises money for charity
West Island ‘can man’ raises money for charity – Jun 21, 2017

Mr. Can Man

“He’s a staple. He’s a staple in the community. He’s a wonderful man.”

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Ken McHarg has been picking up cans at West Island sporting events for years so he can donate to charities like the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

READ THE STORY: Beloved West Island ‘Can Man’ an inspiration to sporting community

Click to play video: 'STM driver caught using cellphone on bus route' STM driver caught using cellphone on bus route
STM driver caught using cellphone on bus route – Jun 19, 2017

Driving and texting

“I feel scared, I feel scared for my life and the lives of the other people.”

A West Island family has filed a complaint with the city’s transit authority after the son filmed a bus driver using his cellphone while on the job.

READ THE STORY: Montreal bus driver caught on camera driving while texting

Click to play video: 'MS patients struggle to access FDA-approved drug in Canada' MS patients struggle to access FDA-approved drug in Canada
MS patients struggle to access FDA-approved drug in Canada – Jun 21, 2017

Medical miracle

“We have to gain more in understanding how the brain works not only the immune system so we can deal with this very serious disorder.”

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Experts are urging Health Canada to fast track the approval process for a drug that can help patients with multiple sclerosis.

READ THE STORY: Experts, patients call for more treatment options for progressive MS

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Longueuil artist loses life’s work – Jun 20, 2017

A life’s work

A water main break was devastating for a Longueuil artist who lost her life’s work.

READ THE STORY: Water main break in Longueuil devastates artist’s home

Click to play video: 'Montreal mother, daughter fight cancer diagnoses together' Montreal mother, daughter fight cancer diagnoses together
Montreal mother, daughter fight cancer diagnoses together – Jun 22, 2017

Best friends

“Two best friends, two cancer diagnosis and two double mastectomies.”

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A Montreal mother and daughter who were both diagnosed with breast cancer talk about their double mastectomies and fighting the deadly disease together.

READ THE STORY: Mother and daughter fight breast cancer together, undergo double mastectomies

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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