5 Montreal stories you must read this week: September 29

Bagpiper Jeff McCarthy and his colleague play for the final time at Ogilvy on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Felicia Parrillo/Global News

From Uber threatening to leave Quebec — again — and bagpipers playing their last tune at Ogilvy, here are the five biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'No more bagpipers at Ogilvy'
No more bagpipers at Ogilvy

Moving on

“Let’s face it. We were the rock stars of that place.”

Story continues below advertisement

A 72-year tradition at Ogilvy is about to come to an end.

READ THE STORY: No more bagpipers at downtown Montreal Ogilvy department store

Click to play video: 'Anglos in exile: Why come back?'
Anglos in exile: Why come back?

Coming home

Financial news and insights delivered to your email every Saturday.

“I did regret leaving Quebec. I mean, I love Quebec; I was influenced by the cinema, the culture. I loved growing up there.”

Statistics show that half a million English-speaking Quebecers have left the province in the last 40 years.

READ THE STORY: Coming back to Quebec is easier said than done

Click to play video: 'Uber threatens to leave Quebec again'
Uber threatens to leave Quebec again


“We hope the government opens the conversation with us.”

Story continues below advertisement

Uber is planning to cease operations in Quebec starting Oct. 14, saying it is not happy with the imposed regulations on drivers.

READ THE STORY: Uber announces it is planning to leave Quebec

Click to play video: 'Montreal schools stay open, despite heat wave'
Montreal schools stay open, despite heat wave

Hot, hot, hot

“If it’s too hot in a class, we change classes; if we have to go outside, we’ll do just that.”

Montreal students were not given a day off school, despite the fall heat wave.

READ THE STORY: Should Montreal have heat days?

Click to play video: 'Quebec floods: Pierrefonds community rallies to save neighbour’s home'
Quebec floods: Pierrefonds community rallies to save neighbour’s home

Losing everything

“We don’t have a kitchen anymore – [we lost] basically everything.”
Story continues below advertisement

Six months after Quebec’s spring floods, Dorota Wasel’s home on des Maçons Street in Pierrefonds remains uninhabitable.

READ THE STORY: Community comes together to help Pierrefonds family

Sponsored content