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September 1, 2017 11:55 am

5 Montreal stories you must read this week: September 1

Benoit Savard spent eight hours dancing in front of (almost) every Montreal Metro station, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.

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From a Montrealer with moves like Jagger and a daring police rescue, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Storm injury

“There was severe thunderstorm warnings and I asked her where she was working and she said under a big tent.”

A Montreal woman is awaiting surgery after being severely injured during the intense thunderstorm that raged through Montreal.

READ THE STORY: Montreal woman injured during storm to undergo surgery

Save a life

“They found the baby, who was in distress, and they were able to extract the child.”

Montreal police rescued a one-year-old baby from a fire in Montreal’s east end Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough.

READ THE STORY: Montreal police rescue baby from Hochelaga-Maisonneuve fire

Happy dance

“People are depressed all the time, so we find ways to put a smile on those faces.”

Benoit Savard — known online as Benoit Action — decided he had one goal: to dance in front of (almost) every Montreal Metro station.

READ THE STORY: This Montreal man danced in front of (almost) every Metro station

Flood compensation

“We identified a few problems that we will address together.”

Residents in Pierrefonds-Roxboro say they’re cautiously optimistic after having a one-on-one meeting with Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux.

READ THE STORY: Victims, Martin Coiteux discuss flood compensation process

Face-off

“Sometimes, people think we’re not approachable, but we’re not just there to give tickets.”

Montreal police officers were on duty when a young man came up and challenged them.

READ THE STORY: Police officer faces off with Montrealer who challenged him in park

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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