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#ICYMI: Gang violence, Montreal First Peoples' Festival, Olympic proposal

Catch up on today's local stories.

A Montreal Canadiens flag hangs from the rafters at Jean Talon Market in Montreal, on Monday, August 2, 2021.

Gangs behind ‘unprecedented’ broad daylight shooting in R.D.P., police say

The same building had been targeted by gunfire on June 5 and neighbours are scared of more violence. Read more.

Time will tell if off-season moves pay off for Canadiens | HI/O Show

The panel talk about Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin’s moves so far this off-season. Read more.

Open Door worker aims to tackle homelessness for Movement Montreal

With an increase in homelessness throughout the city, this could become a key issue in the election, still more than three months away. Read more.

Montreal First Peoples’ Festival a ‘dive into the Indigenous soul’

Also known as Présence autochtone, the event has a broad scope, bringing together Indigenous cinema, music, visual art, theatre and culture through Aug. 11. Read more.

Olympic medallist Jennifer Abel gets engaged at airport after returning from Tokyo

The Montreal Olympic diver had just touched down at Trudeau airport when she “said YES to (her) soulmate.” Read more.

Quebec and Ottawa reach agreement on financing daycare centres

An infusion of billions of dollars in federal payments is expected to allow the creation of 22,000 new daycare spots. Read more.

Mauricie region expanding efforts to quell COVID-19 outbreaks

A mobile vaccination clinic will be available in Trois-Rivières from Wednesday to Saturday. Read more.

Football news:

15 (8+7) points of Benzema for 6 rounds of the championship - a record of the top 5 European leagues in the XXI century
Pioli on 2-0 with Venice: Milan's work last season will bear fruit this year
Asensio scored the first hat-trick for Real Madrid and the second in his career
Milan has 4 wins and a draw at the start of Serie A
Man City will play West Ham in the 4th round of the League Cup, Chelsea - with Southampton, Liverpool - with Preston, Arsenal - with Leeds
Lewandowski on forwards: Holand has a huge potential. Benzema is in top form. Lukaku is frighteningly powerful
PSG won two matches in a row thanks to goals scored after the 90th minute