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By Luca Caruso-Moro

Lennox Charles, father of Quebec musician Gregory Charles, has passed away in hospital after allegedly being hit by a snow plow in Côte-des-Neiges

CBC reports Montreal police are looking into the incident, which took place last Tuesday.

Montreal mayor Valerie Plante has expressed condolences to the family.



By Luca Caruso-Moro

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott has declared the government of Canada will cover the future and retroactive costs of Indigenous Child and Family Services.

CBC News reports the declaration is a reaction to another compliance order from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, stating the government’s actions do not reprisent the "seriousness and emergency of the issues.”

Ottawa will also immediately begin funding First Nation children and youth mental health services in Ontario, and vowed to stop relocating funds from other programs for child welfare services.



Jeremiah Ho

About 950 workers are still trapped in a gold mine in South Africa after a storm caused the mine to lose power on Wednesday.

According to the BBC, miners are receiving food and water and being rescued one at a time while power is restored to the mine’s cages.

South Africa’s mining industry has been criticized for its safety record, with 80 deaths recorded in 2017.