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News for October 23rd, 2015

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Produced by Emeline Vidal

 

LOCAL
by Pauline Nesbitt

The City of Montreal has purchased eight hectares of Angell Woods, in Beaconsfield, for $3.5 million.  This piece of land will be added to the protected l’Anse-a-l’Orme nature park.

According to CBC News, this property had been purchased by a developer for the same price in 2011, who had intended to convert an existing building into apartments, but the building has remained vacant.


Thursday October 22nd 2015

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News for October 22nd 2015

LOCAL
by Julia Bryant

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre has released a new budget for road improvements over the next three years.

According to the Montreal Gazette, the Coderre administration is planning to spend a total of 5.24 billion dollars on the capital works program.


News for October 20th 2015

LOCAL
by Saturn de Los Angeles

On the day after the federal election, Justin Trudeau was seen taking selfies with commuters at Montreal's Jarry Metro station.

In a report by the Toronto Star, the newly elected Prime Minister was shaking hands with commuters at the Tuesday morning rush hour.


News for October 16th, 2015

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LOCAL
by Catlin Spencer

Montreal’s Concordia University will be hosting academics from all over North America on Friday to explore gender and human development.


Thursday, October 15th, 2015

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News for October 15th, 2015

LOCAL
By Emeline Vidal

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced Wednesday that the city will not dump its sewage in the St Lawrence river, following a federal law.

According to the Montreal Gazette, Coderre warns that withholding the sewage could lead to breaks in the sewage system, which would cause long-term pollution to the river.

The Quebec Environment minister sides with Coderre, finding that the province had already fully examined the case.

No mention was made of where or when the sewage would be released.

 

NATIONAL
By Saturn De Los Angeles

A new investigation reveals that many First Nation communities in Canada have experienced severe water problems in the past decade.


News for October 14th 2015

LOCAL
by Alexa Everett

A pair of Montreal men are facing charges of misrepresentation and exporting without a permit after selling American railway equipment to Iran.

According to CBC, sixty-seven-year-old Michael Allen and 75-year-old Hugo Dreckmann work at a locomotive company in St-Lazare. 


Wednesday October 14th 2015

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News for October 13th, 2015

LOCAL
by Julian McKenzie

An abandoned police station in Kanesatake was burned down on Monday.

According to CTV News, nobody was hurt and the cause of the fire is still unknown. 


October 13th, 2015

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News for October 9yh, 2015

Local
by: Alexa Everett

Montreal's Biodome and Insectarium will undergo a $45 million renovation.

According to CBC News, the city's animal attraction will be closed from September 2016 to December 2017 for a $22 million restoration. New features will include a sizeable lobby and a larger Sub-Polar exposition.

A butterfly house that will be added to the $23 million Insectarium makeover.  It is set to close in 2018, shortly after the Montreal's 375th anniversary.
 

National
by Pauline Nesbitt

The Canadian government had suspended the processing of Syrian refugee applications with no links to Canadian communities or organizations, earlier this year.


October 9th, 2015

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News for October 8th, 2015

LOCAL
by Julia Bryant

High school students on Montreal's West Island walked out of class on Wednesday to support their teachers who are working to rule.

According to CTV, students from 13 schools participated in the walkout at 9am. 

The students say they're tired of being caught in the middle of negotiations between teachers and the provincial government.

Teachers who are working to rule are not offering any extracurricular activities for students, including coaching sports teams and supervising field trips.

The students say they support their teachers in the strike but don't want to miss out on extracurriculars as a result. 
 

NATIONAL
by Emeline Vidal


Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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