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Written by Patricia Petit Liang, Allison O’Reilly, Rebecca Chant  and Luca Caruso-Moro

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LOCAL

By Patricia Petit Liang

The storm that hit Quebec over the weekend  left thousands of citizens without power on Monday and Tuesday.

According to CBC News, 200 Hydro-Quebec teams were sent out to deal with the power outages.

The rain and heavy winds caused tree branches to fall on power lines all across the province.

 

NATIONAL

By Allison O’Reilly

Woodland Caribou are continuing to decline as provinces fail to meet their protection deadlines.

Five years after provinces were forced to come up with strategies to protect habitats for boreal caribou, CBC News reports not a single province has met that deadline according to a federal progress report.

The document states that while provinces have made some progress with their recovery strategies, the species has declined in numbers and the conditions of their habitats has worsened overall.

 

NATIONAL

By Luca Caruso-Moro

A vigil to raise awareness of Indigenous youth suicides has entered it’s third month in operation.

* Live Report in Toronto

 

INTERNATIONAL

By Rebecca Chant

At least five people have been killed and twenty wounded in a suicide bomber attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

According to BBC News, the bomber was a 12 year old boy.

The explosion occurred in Kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic quarter called the Green Zone on Tuesday. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.