News for October 15th, 2015

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.


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

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

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

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.

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

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. 

by Emeline Vidal

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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News for October 7th 2015

by Catlin Spencer

Environment Canada has told the city of Montreal to suspend it's plan to pump eight billion litres of untreated water into the St. Lawrence river.

According to CTV News, Mayor Denis Coderre has accused the federal government of playing politics behind the backs of Montrealers by making such a request.

Monday October 5th 2015

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October 2nd, 2015

By Patricia Petit-Liang
The owners of a mom-and-pop cupcake shop in Montreal were issued an order to redraw their chalkboard signs after receiving a letter from the Office Quebecois de la Langue Francaise to enlarge the French text on them.

According to CTV News, the owners of Cupcake Emmagination Bakery were frustrated by the demands of the OQLF, but will follow through with the changes because they don’t have the means to challenge them in court.

The bakery has until October 19th to change their signs.

By Alexa Everett

News for October 1st, 2015

By Saturn De Los Angeles

The City of Montreal has decided to temporarily put off its plan to dump 8 million litres of untreated waste water into the Saint-Lawrence river. 

According to the Montreal Gazette, the decision comes after gaining widespread attention from the local media and concern from opposition councillors.