St-Laurent to be pedestrian-only, Iroquois Nationals will compete in the world games, Kahnawake grand chief dies in hospital

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro 



St-Laurent to be pedestrian-only 

St-Laurent street is now pedestrian only. 

The stretch between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal has been closed to traffic, coinciding with the summer mural festival. 

It will remain closed until August 23. 


Iroquois Nationals will compete in the world games

After months of debate, The Iroquois Nationals will play in the 2022 world lacrosse games. 

The team represents the 6 Nations confederacy, which includes several First Nations in Ontario, Quebec, and the northern United States. 

The organization in charge of the games, World Lacrosse, did not give reason for excluding the team from the roster.

The Nationals did qualify to compete, and will now do so in Birmingham in 2022.


Kahnawake grand chief dies in hospital

In Kahnawake news, 

Grand Chief Joseph Norton passed away in hospital Friday evening. He was 70 years old. 

Norton led his community for nearly three decades before stepping away from office in July for health reasons. 

He will be remembered as a tireless leader instrumental in shaping the community for years to come.