News for July 24th, 2015

by Catlin Spencer
Eight people are injured and three people have died in an apartment complex fire in Drummondville on Thursday.
According to CTV News, the cause of the fire remains unknown but is suspected to have started on the second floor of the three story building. 
Head of the Drummondville Fire Service, Georges Gagnon, says smoke filled the building very quickly and it took roughly 50 firefighters a few hours to get the fire under control.
Witnesses called the incident "apocalyptic," as residents were screaming from their balconies as the fire spread.
by Catlin Spencer
While positive steps have been taken in the last ten years since it's last review, the United Nations has found many concerns with Canada’s adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
According to The Star, the UN raised concerns over issues ranging from Canada's pay equity to the new C-51 anti-terror legislation.
Regarding the anti-terror legislation specifically, the UN committee writes that the mandate to expand information sharing should better impose safe-guards so that it doesn't lead to human-rights abuse.
The committee offered other points as well, but Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney says that Canada will keep the anti-terrorism legislation as-is.
by Catlin Spencer
Shots rang out in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana on Thursday, as a gunman killed two and injured six before killing himself.
According to CBC, the shooting happened around 7:20 p.m.
Vice president of operations for Acadian Ambulance, Clay Henry says emergency responders received a call roughly ten minutes later, and eight people were rushed to hospital.
The shooter and one other victim were pronounced dead on arrival.