MONTREAL – From final farewells to one of Quebec’s entertainment giants to a patient desperate for a bed at the MUHC, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:
Desperate for medical help
“The Glen super hospital saw the [Global] report…[they] invited me, and not just for the day, but they want me to stay.”
After a Global News report, Richard Lemieux received some life-saving treatment; he was hospitalized at the Lakeshore General Hospital for two weeks while he waited for a bed to free up at the MUHC.
READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: Single father desperate for medical care at MUHC Glen Site
Final farewell to René Angélil
The funeral service for Celine Dion’s late husband was held in Montreal Friday afternoon.
People gathered at the Notre-Dame Basilica to say “good-bye” to René Angélil, who died of throat cancer at the age of 73.
READ THE STORY: Celine Dion, family to say final good-byes at René Angélil’s funeral
Landscaping fraud investigation
“I’m really glad and proud of other people for speaking up and getting together, because that’s the right thing to do.”
DDO residents are starting to come forward, claiming their contracts with a local landscaping company were never fulfilled.
READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: Steven Miller Landscaping clients take their complaint to police
Shakespeare in Brossard’s parks
“An actor who can perform Shakespeare in English is not the same actor who can perform Shakespeare in French.”
The City of Brossard has changed its mind, and will now allow the Repercussion Theatre to perform its Shakespeare in the Park plays.
READ THE STORY: Repercussion Theatre can perform ‘Shakespeare in the Park’: Brossard
Freezing at the MUHC
“Many people complain to me and say it’s very cold.”
For several weeks now, Montrealers have bundled up to battle the January winter deep freeze outside, but inside the MUHC, some employees complain there isn’t much difference.
READ THE STORY: More problems plague MUHC as employees complain of bitter cold
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