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COVID-19 concerns give way to Habs Fever in Quebec as Montreal continues playoff run

The Habs, like other NHL teams, had been playing to empty arenas for much of the year thanks to measures barring fans from gathering in person and potentially spreading COVID-19. But the team's playoff run coincided with the easing of many provincial public health restrictions, including the reopening of restaurants and bars. And fans have followed.

Montreal Canadiens fans celebrate their team's overtime victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup semifinal outside of the Bell Centre in Montreal on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe

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Racially profiled sickle cell disease patients say they face poor care

Some 5,000 Canadians suffer from sickle cell disease that can leave them in excruciating and paralyzing pain during an attack, and when left untreated, can be deadly. But many patients who seek medical help are instead racially profiled and discriminated against, resulting in poor health care and potentially deadly consequences.