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Wednesday, July 29, 2020: Here are some of the stories on montrealgazette.com today.

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Jul 30, 2020  •   •  2 minute read

The James McGill statue, on the front lawn of the university on Monday June 15, 2020. It is now the subject of a petition calling for its removal since he owned Black and Indigenous slaves.
The James McGill statue, on the front lawn of the university on Monday June 15, 2020. It is now the subject of a petition calling for its removal since he owned Black and Indigenous slaves. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020: Here are some of the stories on montrealgazette.com today.

Systemic racism exists at McGill, prof says

A McGill professor says systemic racism exists at the esteemed university that bears the name of slave owner James McGill (1744-1813). Read more.

Business owners upset about Notre-Dame St. decision

Several Sud-Ouest business owners are angry about the City of Montreal’s decision — effective Wednesday — to make Notre-Dame a one-way street between Vinet and Workman Sts. for the next eight weeks, while removing scores of parking spots. Read more.

Dozens test positive at day camp

At least 27 people connected to a day camp in Boucherville have contracted COVID-19, public health authorities said Wednesday. Read more.

Analysis: Hudson tennis club closes following COVID-19 exposure

The Royal Oak Tennis Club in Hudson closed on Wednesday after learning of a COVID-19 case among at least one of its members — the latest athletic facility in the Montreal area to have to shut down amid a resurgence in the pandemic. Read more.

Red Cross staffing lower than expected

The number of temporary Canadian Red Cross-trained workers needed in Quebec’s long-term care homes is short of the 900 that were expected to replace departing Canadian military personnel. Read more.

Also:Coronavirus updates for July 29: our daily blog

Masabatha Sylvia Kakandjika and her four children (clockwise from top): Marc-Andy, 11; Melody, 7; Marc-Rene, 3; and Jacqueline, 10. They say they are traumatized and afraid to leave their home in Longueuil since Kakandjika had an altercation with a security guard at the Place Desormeaux mall on June 10.
Masabatha Sylvia Kakandjika and her four children (clockwise from top): Marc-Andy, 11; Melody, 7; Marc-Rene, 3; and Jacqueline, 10. Dave Sidaway/Montreal Gazette

Racism alleged in ‘citizen’s arrest’ on woman

A Longueuil woman says she and her four children have been traumatized and afraid to leave their home since June 10, when she claims a security guard at the Place Desormeaux shopping centre made racist comments and violently attacked her. Read more.

Lobby group fears for public transit

A $400-million emergency aid program for public transit announced by the Quebec government in June to help agencies overcome losses induced by COVID-19 could end up having a perverse effect on service to riders, warns a public transit lobby group. Read more.

MMFA members want board members replaced

At least 100 members of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) are asking for several people on the institution’s board of trustees to be replaced. Read more.

Three tornadoes in Quebec?

Environment Canada on Wednesday confirmed that a small village in the Eastern Townships and a town in the Mauricie had indeed been hit by tornadoes on Monday. A possible third tornado on Tuesday is still under investigation. Read more.

Traditional forms of media more reliable for COVID news: study

A study by McGill University researchers has found that those who get their information on COVID-19 from social media are more likely to be misinformed than those who rely on more traditional forms of media. Read more.

MONTREAL, QUE.: JULY 23, 2020 --  Basketball player Karim Mane at an outside basketball court near his home in St Hubert on Thursday July 23, 2020. Mane is attempting to become the first player to go directly from CEGEP to the NBA.   (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 64772- 2940
“If you believe enough in yourself, take the risk or you lose your chance,” Karim Mané says about his decision to enter NBA Draft. “It might be seen as a risk, but to me it’s just the best decision I could have made. I know I’m ready.” Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

Vanier star sets sights on NBA

Karim Mané might be a little-known Montreal basketball phenom. But if things go according to plan, soon his name will be on the lips of many North American hoops fans. Read more.

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