MONTREAL – From school children receiving a kind letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Montrealers making waves on the international stage, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:
Montreal March madness
“I don’t know how good I can become.”
Montrealer Chris Boucher has overcome a broken family, abject poverty and high school failure to become an NBA prospect and a star of March Madness for the Oregon Ducks.
READ THE STORY: Montrealer Chris Boucher an up-and-coming star of March Madness
Moldy and sick
“Our first reaction was to call the builder cause it was a brand new house, it wasn’t even one year old.”
A mother of three in Vaudreuil-Dorion has hired a lawyer after she says her daughter fell ill due to mold infestation in their home.
READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: Vaudreuil couple says ventilation system left home moldy and child sick
Thank you for remembering
“Thank you all very much for taking the time to write and send your drawings to me abut Canada’s veterans and active duty soldiers.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote a kind letter to students at Saint-Lambert Elementary school to thank them for sending him their artwork to commemorate Remembrance Day.
READ THE STORY: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanks Montreal-area school for Remembrance Day gift
Steven Miller speaks out
“I’m not here to play a victim or ask for anybody’s sympathy. All I can do is provide everybody with the truth.”
West Island landscaper Steven Miller, accused of taking money and not fulfilling contracts, defends himself after months of silence.
READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: West Island landscaper under investigation speaks out
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Brittany Kennell back home
“It just feels so good to share the experience with everybody – with the fans, with family, with Montreal.”
Right before fulfilling her life-long goal of singing “O Canada” at a Montreal Canadiens game, Brittany Kennell is spending some time with her family to watch her battle round performance on The Voice.
READ THE STORY: Quebec singer Brittany Kennell gets past battle rounds on ‘The Voice’