MONTREAL – From a vicious dog attack to a family raising concerns about security measures at the Douglas Institute, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:
“Why does the net have to move? Is it going to fall on a car?”
Shaun Kelso, a father of three, said he’s angry after receiving a letter from the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro warning him that he could face a fine if he didn’t move his kids’ basketball hoop.
READ THE STORY: Pierrefonds-Roxboro father facing fine over basketball hoop
“He missed the main artery in my leg by a quarter of an inch.”
When a Montreal-area woman was found dead after police believe she was attacked by a pit bull-type dog, another victim, Donna Codner, said it brought up difficult memories.
READ THE STORY: Dog attack victim calls for pit bull ban in wake of Quebec woman’s death
Escape from the Douglas
“It’s gone too far and I’m thinking about the other parents who aren’t speaking out, enough is enough.”
A Montreal mother is at the end of her rope after her schizophrenic son escaped from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute four times in just over one year.
READ THE STORY: EXCLUSIVE: Montreal family sounds the alarm over alleged lack of security at the Douglas Institute
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Bain in court
The murder trial of Richard Henry Bain, accused in the deadly shooting the night the Parti Québécois was elected in 2012, has begun with the Crown outlining its case.
The 65-year-old Bain also faces three charges of attempted murder, one of possessing an incendiary device or explosive substance and one of causing damage by fire or explosion.
READ THE STORY: Trial begins for Quebec election-night shooting suspect Richard Henry Bain
Petro-Canada language fight
“He started cussing at me and [said], ‘oh, we don’t want you here, we don’t serve your kind here. This is Quebec. We speak French.’”
Verdun resident Christine Kovacs was shocked when she was told to leave a Petro-Canada because she was speaking English.
READ THE STORY: ‘We don’t serve your kind here’: Montreal woman claims she was kicked out of Petro-Canada