News for June 15th 2015

By Tom Matukala

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) completed moving of all their facilities to the new super-hospital in NDG, according to the Montreal Gazette

This was the super hospital's third and final transfer, and has been touted to be the largest hospital relocation in Canadian history.

Sunday's move took over two hours to manage, and was reported to be as successful as the first two major moves last month.

The site of the former Montreal General Hospital downtown will continue to be used as a trauma centre, with new psychiatric, short stay and emergency units.


By Saturn De Los Angeles

The Quebec Superior Court will explore whether it will approve the compensation fund for victims of the 2013 Lac Megantic rail disaster.

In a report by CTV News, the court will hear both sides of the argument on whether to support the 432-million dollar fund - which is a class-action lawsuit launched by a consumer protection group against 25 companies alleged to have been responsible for the disaster.

If the fund goes through, all of the companies will be released from legal liability. On the other hand, the families of the victims will have to wait before Montreal Maine and Atlantic railway will be able to pay back.  

The hearings, led by superior Court Justice Gaetan Dumas, will take place this week.


By Patricia Petit Liang

Philae, the first spacecraft to have ever landed on a comet, has made contact with earth after going into hibernation since November 2014

According to BBC News, the European Space Agency’s comet Lander’s solar power battery had died after being away from the sun for so long.

Now that ITS battery has been recharged, scientists are waiting for it to collect more information on the components of comets.