5 Montreal stories you must read this week: October 6

A woman wipes away tears during a memorial service for Charleston Hartfield, an off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was killed during the Route 91 music festival mass shooting, in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 5, 2017. Reuters/Chris Wattie

From a father looking for answers at the Lac-Mégantic trial to Montrealers recounting how they survived the shooting in Las Vegas, here are the biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Click to play video: 'Montrealers react to mass shooting in Las Vegas'
Montrealers react to mass shooting in Las Vegas

Rush to safety

“We were just running for our lives. We didn’t know where the shooter was at that point.”

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Montrealers returning from Las Vegas say they are shaken after having been so close to the mass shooting that has killed at least 59 people, including four Canadians.

READ THE STORY: Montrealers returning from Las Vegas react to mass shooting

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Pierrefonds launches buy local campaign

Buying local

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“We are doing this because we want to get people back into our community and using the local businesses.”

A new “buy local” campaign has started in the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough to help businesses make a comeback.

READ THE STORY: Pierrefonds starts ‘buy local’ campaign after Quebec floods

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Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial begins in Sherbrooke

Search for answers

“I might be in trouble for saying this, but are the right people on trial? I don’t know.”

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Three men are on trial in the Lac-Mégantic train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed much of the small Quebec town on July 6, 2013.

READ THE STORY: Are the right people on trial for Lac-Mégantic train disaster?

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Quebec backs down on plans for systemic racism hearings

Systemic racism

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will review the format for province-wide consultations on systemic racism.

Couillard had previously refused to question the process but changed his mind after weeks of criticism from all sides.

READ THE STORY: Quebec government to review format of controversial systemic racism consultations

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Is NDG crosswalk an accident waiting to happen?

Accident waiting to happen

“When I try to cross Monkland [Street], nobody stops. No Cars. They don’t care.”
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At the corner of Monkland and Hingston avenues in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG), people are getting fed up of drivers flying through the crosswalk.

READ THE STORY: NDG residents demand action at dangerous intersection

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