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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: July 6

Amani El Khatib, Tala, Taha El Taha, Ahmad.
Amani El Khatib, Tala, Taha El Taha, Ahmad. Anne Leclair/Global News

From the click of an amateur photographer’s camera to a heartfelt reunion between a man and his family, these stories are guaranteed to make you smile (or cry!) this week:

Will you marry me?

A photographer is looking for a couple after capturing an intimate moment in Quebec City.
A photographer is looking for a couple after capturing an intimate moment in Quebec City. jrichardphotogs/Reddit

“I looked over and saw the guy getting down on one knee.”

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An amateur photographer from Winnipeg, MB is searching for a couple whose intimate Quebec City proposal he captured on camera.

READ THE STORY: Photographer searching for couple captured in Quebec City proposal photo

Police Academy

Longueuil police get extra assistance from little helpers
Longueuil police get extra assistance from little helpers

“They’ll meet with the emergency response team and learn how to deal with a disappearance.”

A dozen children are learning what it takes to be a police officer as they participate in a week-long day camp with the Longueuil police department.

READ THE STORY: Police day camp in Longueuil teaches kids what it takes to be a cop

Together again

Refugee claimant with cancer reunited with family
Refugee claimant with cancer reunited with family

“I feel very happy because I’m beside my husband after eight months.”

Life took an unexpected turn for a stateless Palestinian refugee claimant from Lebanon who fled to Canada late last year.

READ THE STORY: Terminally ill refugee claimant’s dream comes true after being reunited with family

Reunited

Layla is reunited with the Pointe-Claire public security agent who cheered her on during a family run.
Layla is reunited with the Pointe-Claire public security agent who cheered her on during a family run. Lisa Mancini/Global News

“She was happy to see her and they shared some super cute moments together.”

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A Pointe-Claire girl has been reunited with a public security agent who cheered her during a family fun run in June.

READ THE STORY: Pointe-Claire girl reunited with agent who cheered her on during fun run

Protecting nature

Protected Montreal islands now open to the public
Protected Montreal islands now open to the public

“When you’re able to walk and see the birds of prey, the small birds and plants that are on those islands here in the beauty of the river, then you’ll be able to understand.”

Four protected islands in the Hochelaga Archipelago off the eastern tip of Montreal are now open to the public.

READ THE STORY: Nature Conservancy of Canada opens protected Montreal islands to public

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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