Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Montreal’ Category

Quebec teen suspended for donning sports jersey in support of Humboldt victims

Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Philippe Volek, 14, was kicked out of class for wearing a red and blue soccer shirt to his high school in Sainte-Adèle, north of Montreal, for Jersey Day. He was told to take it off or go home. He chose to leave.

Former Expos great Rusty Staub dead at 73

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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Born Daniel Joseph Staub, the Montreal baseball icon would have turned 74 on Sunday. He was an original member of the Expos, but also played for the Mets, Astros, Tigers and Rangers.

‘I feel duped’: Montreal mother angry after son’s U.S. football dreams dashed by recruiters

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Innavage Consulting recruits high school football players who dream of playing in the U.S., but some parents whose sons were sent to American prep schools say they were lured by false hopes and left with empty pockets.

Returning Olympians met by cheering crowd at Montreal’s Trudeau airport

Monday, February 26th, 2018
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More than two dozen Olympians are landing in Montreal’s Trudeau airport Monday night after a strong showing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which drew to a close Sunday.

Alouettes release linebacker Kyries Hebert after 6 seasons

Friday, February 16th, 2018
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The Montreal Alouettes have granted the 11-year CFL veteran his release upon his request.

Playing pickup with a champion: Sidney Crosby surprises Quebec teen at local hockey rink

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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A 19-year-old Quebec hockey player didn't expect to meet Stanley Cup champion Sidney Crosby when he stepped onto fresh outdoor ice during a frigid morning last month.

Quebec provincial police investigating gymnastics coach accused of sexual assault

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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The Sûreté du Québec won't confirm the name of the man under investigation, however it has confirmed police are investigating seven complaints against the same 56-year-old coach, all from girls and young women who were between the ages of 10 and 20 at the time of the alleged assaults.

Legendary hockey writer Red Fisher remembered in Montreal

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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Legendary hockey writer Red Fisher was remembered as a man who "demanded excellence" at a funeral attended by former hockey players and executives as well as several of his media colleagues on Wednesday.

Bertrand Charest’s lawyer appeals client’s 12-year prison term

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
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The lawyer for ex-national ski coach Bertrand Charest has filed an appeal of his client's 12-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting his teenage students.

Figure skating could help ease Korean tensions and Montreal played a role

Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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If the world manages to avoid nuclear war this year, a figure skating coach from Montreal may well have played a small role.