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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: December 22

James Pantemis at the Scitec West Island Dome on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
James Pantemis at the Scitec West Island Dome on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Felicia Parrillo/Global News/File

From a forgotten hero of Quebec’s mosque shooting to Sun Youth being forced out of its Plateau home, here are the biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

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Brossard priest-turned-pilot receives Order of Quebec – Dec 21, 2017

Taking flight

“I say this with great humility, but I’m very grateful to the people of Quebec and the people of Canada.”

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For years, a Brossard man used his passion for flight to help people around the world.

READ THE STORY: Brossard humanitarian pilot, Order of Quebec recipient an inspiration to many

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Community raises money to support paralyzed Quebec mosque shooting victim – Dec 20, 2017

Forgotten hero

“He’s a hero and he’s a Canadian hero. One that we should be celebrating and supporting.”

Aymen Derbali was left paralyzed after a shooter opened fire at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City on Jan. 29.

READ THE STORY: Muslim community raises money for paralyzed mosque shooting victim

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Sun Youth voted out of home by school board – Dec 21, 2017

Kicked out

“The school board needed it back to turn it into a school.”

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Sun Youth, which has been a fixture in Montreal’s Plateau neighbourhood for 36 years, is being forced to relocate.

READ THE STORY: Sun Youth forced to move after school board vote

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West Island’s James Pantemis makes an impact in professional soccer – Dec 20, 2017

Making an impact

“I had no words when I got the call. It was amazing.”

James Pantemis is one of the Montreal Impact’s newest recruits for 2018.

READ THE STORY: Montreal Impact’s James Pantemis on his come up from Lakeshore Soccer Club

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Dorval overpass inaugurated – Dec 18, 2017

Years late

“Due to construction, it was not possible to do snow removal on Highway 20.”

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After years of delays, the Dorval Interchange was officially inaugurated — but the overpasses weren’t immediately opened.

READ THE STORY: Dorval Interchange still not open to traffic following official inauguration

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca