MONTREAL – From a Lachine native making the WNBA to a dangerous hit that left a hockey player paralyzed and the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion trying to evict a senior, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:
“We had to accept it, we had to be strong for Andrew, and that’s what we did.”
Andrew Zaccardo suffered a major hit during a hockey game that left him a quadriplegic.
READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: Paralyzed hockey player Andrew Zaccardo, awarded $8M, speaks out
“I’ve decided that the following actions be taken: Mme. Savoie has offered to leave her post, which of course, we accepted.”
Quebec’s anti-corruption agency has reportedly opened ten files investigating contracts related to the province’s transport department.
READ THE STORY: UPAC reportedly investigating Quebec’s transport ministry
Making WNBA history
“When I heard the news that I’d made the WNBA, I was so excited. I’ve wanted to make the WNBA since I was a kid.”
Lachine native Nirra Fields has become just the second Montrealer to ever to make it into the Women’s National Basketball Association.
READ THE STORY: Lachine’s Nirra Fields becomes second Montrealer to make WNBA
Vaudreuil tries to evict senior
“I live in my place, I don’t bother anybody, I don’t make noise.”
The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is in the process of evicting an elderly man from the home he built and has been living in since 1962.
READ THE STORY: Vaudreuil resident heartbroken over city’s plan to demolish his home
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“The government and organization is not capable to manage Quebec taxpayers’ dollars and that is incredibly worrying.”
Ninety-eight days after the first new STM Azur metro train was put into service, passengers are still waiting for the second train to hit the tracks.
READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: STM won’t say when second Montreal AZUR Metro train will hit the tracks