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By Patricia Petit Liang

The McGill University Health Centre has changed its admission policies following the death of an Indigenous woman who was refused medical attention in 2016.

According to CBC News, 44 year old Kimberly Gloade’s health insurance card had been stolen and she was told that she would have to pay to see a doctor.

Gloade died at home a month later due to liver failure.

The MUHC stated that they will try harder to inform future patients about potential fees and to assess whether or not it is medically safe for patients to leave their emergency room.


By Loren O'Brien-Egesborg

The convenience store chain Couche-Tard is removing the alcoholic energy drink “FCKD UP” from their stores following the death of 14-year-old Athena Gervais.

According to CTV News, Gervais’s body was found in a stream behind her school in Laval, Quebec a few days after she was allegedly drinking stolen cans of “FCKD UP” during her lunch break with friends.

The Laval police stated that an autopsy and a toxicology test will soon confirm the cause of Gervais’ death and whether or not there was alcohol in her system.


By Karl Knox

Syria’s military forces are advancing to overtake the city of Damascus, where continuous violence has led to a humanitarian crisis with 600 reported dead since mid-February.

According to BBC News, humanitarian workers in the area described the situation as "catastrophic" with civilians left with no food, no medicine and no shelter.

The Syrian Civil War began with a peaceful uprising against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to protest high unemployment, widespread corruption, a lack of political freedom and state repression, and has claimed some 340,000 lives over the last 7 years.