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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: December 1

A man who identified himself as Trevor Wesson gets into a heated conversation with Global Halifax Assignment Editor Richard Dooley, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Photograph taken from security footage.
A man who identified himself as Trevor Wesson gets into a heated conversation with Global Halifax Assignment Editor Richard Dooley, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Photograph taken from security footage. Rebecca Lau/Global News

Hi! Um, bonjour… Here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Cold? Take a free coat, says Vaudreuil thrift store
Cold? Take a free coat, says Vaudreuil thrift store

Staying warm

“We need to give back to the community, not just take.”

A Vaudreuil-Dorion thrift store is doing what it can to take care of the impoverished and homeless in its neighbourhood.

READ THE STORY: Are you cold? Vaudreuil thrift store owners set up free coat rack

‘Missing’ Montreal doctor ‘fears for his life’
‘Missing’ Montreal doctor ‘fears for his life’

Fleeing the province

“I am angry at him for disappearing. I feel betrayed.”

A man, who identified himself as Dr. Trevor Wesson, showed up at Global News’ office in Halifax, N.S.

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READ THE STORY: ‘Missing’ Montreal doctor Trevor Wesson tells Global News he fears for his life

Bye bye ‘bonjour, hi’
Bye bye ‘bonjour, hi’

Bonjour, hi

“In Montreal, they try to be served in French, and it’s ‘bonjour, hi’ and sometimes it’s just ‘hi,’ so this is a problem,”

Quebec lawmakers have passed a motion calling on store clerks to stop saying “bonjour, hi” when greeting customers.

READ THE STORY: Quebec passes motion for store clerks to stop saying ‘bonjour, hi’

Students make gift shoe boxes for indigenous community
Students make gift shoe boxes for indigenous community

Sharing joy

“They don’t get a lot of Christmas presents, so this really helps bring them joy.”

Students at St. Edmund Elementary School have filled over 200 shoeboxes for people and students of the Ulluriaq School in Kangiqsualujjuaq, an Inuit village in Nunavik.

READ THE STORY: Montreal students send gifts to remote Indigenous community in Quebec

Hymie Sckolnick, founder of Beauty’s, dies
Hymie Sckolnick, founder of Beauty’s, dies

A beautiful life

“He was an inspiration, not just to myself, but to everybody.”

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Hymie Sckolnick, founder of Beauty’s, one of Montreal’s household dining establishments, has died.

READ THE STORY: Hymie Sckolnick, founder of iconic Montreal eatery ‘Beauty’s,’ dies at 96

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca