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NEWS UPDATE: At least three provinces fighting forest fires

Ash is raining from the sky, and smoke is blotting out the sun and creating eerie yellow horizons in the western part of Canada as more than 418 wildfires burn.

According to Global News and the Globe and Mail, almost 4,500 fires have burned over 2,150,000 hectares of forest since the beginning of the year.

In British Columbia, Metro Vancouver has had to issue an air-quality advisory and advise those with medical conditions to forgo strenuous activities until it has lifted due to smoke in the city. Evacutaion orders have also been issued in Kootenay, Central Okanagan districts, and the Port Hardy area- which issued a state of emergency on Saturday.


July 6th 2015

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News For Monday July 6th 2015

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By Catlin Spencer
 
This past weekend marked the 7th edition of Montreal Comic Con at the Palais de Congres.

News for July 3rd, 2015

The Montreal SPCA is at full capacity as of Thursday.

According to CTV news, the situation is common after July 1rst, which is Quebec's moving day.

The agency argues that the influx of abandoned pets is due to wide-spread no-pets clauses.

The SPCA is lobbying to prohibit such clauses, as the Quebec government tabled legislation last month regarding the status of animals as "sensitive beings".


July 3rd, 2015

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Stories by: Patricia Petit-Liang, Emeline Vidal, Catlin Spencer

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


Wednesday July 1st 2015

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News for July 1st 2015

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by Catlin Spencer

 

A massive Montreal water gun fight that was scheduled for Saturday at Lafontaine Park has been cancelled due to lack of a permit.

According to CBC News, the event started as a planned gathering amongst friends, that quickly turned into a giant event on Facebook with more than 38 000 participants.


What's Happening for Canada Day Despite the Weather

While the forecasted gloom of rain and thunderstorms may be dampening your spirits for this upcoming Canada Day, both CTV News and CBC News report that the following activities are still a go:

 

- The Canada Day parade will be taking place, beginning at 11 am at Fort and travelling along St Catherine Street to Place Philips. Festivities will be held, and it is rumoured that there will be cake. Enough to feed about 2 000 people.

- Speaking of cake, there will be more of it in the Old Port, as well as a 21-cannon salute and concerts including Elizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite, Lisbonne Telegramme, and Too Many Cooks. However, the inflatable attractions and hockey zone may be canceled if the rain becomes too heavy.


News for June 29th 2015

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by Patricia Petit Liang

 

 

Volunteers are getting ready to handle hundreds of abandoned animals as moving day is just around the corner.

According to the Montreal Gazette, a volunteer organization called The Freedom Drivers picks up animals from pounds near Montreal, and transports them to rescue organizations in Ontario, Quebec and even the Maritimes.


Monday June 29th 2015

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News for June 26th, 2015

Free Wi-Fi has become available in Old Montreal as well as around the Palais des Congres as of Thursday.

According to the Montreal Gazette, Mayor Denis Coderre is working with the Palais des Congres and Montreal en Histoires to develop a free Wi-Fi network throughout the entire city.

This comes as part of the city’s “Smart and Digital” plan that aims to complete the MtlWifi project in the next 3 years.


Friday, June 26th 2015

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Stories by: Patricia Petit-Liang, Catlin Spencer, Emeline Vidal

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Wednesday June 24, 2015

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Stories by Catlin Spencer

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June 22nd 2015

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News stories for Monday, June 22nd 2015

By Saturn De Los Angeles

The STM is hoping the new Metro cars will be ready for use at the end of this year.

According to the Montreal Gazette, the La Pocatière-based plant owned by the Bombardier/Alstom consortium, is on its way to completing the production of the new AZUR-branded cars.

The plant had shut down temporarily late last year following a misunderstanding between the software manufacturer Ansaldo STS, and the consortium, taking away 245 jobs.


News for June 19th, 2015

 

Two Montreal taxi drivers are facing 11 charges including theft, fraud and conspiracy, after using a device to skim customers PIN numbers and draining their accounts.

According to the CBC, Mohamad Fadel and Ayman Hajj Ali allegedly stole 400 000 dollars from customers between December 2014 and June 2015.


June 19th, 2015

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Stories by: Catlin Spencer, Emeline Vidal, Patricia Petit-Liang

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News for June 17th, 2015

City councillors are pushing for a stronger stance on Quebec's proposed anti-tobacco legislation.

According to the Montreal Gazette, eight councillors, including NDG-Cote-des-Neiges' Marvin Rotrand and Lachine's Claude Dauphin, are asking not only to increase cigarette prices- but also to ban them in playgrounds, beaches, and athletic fields.


June 17th, 2015

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Stories by: Tom Matukala, Saturn de Los Angeles, Patricia Petit-Liang

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


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.

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June 15th 2015

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Stories written by Tom Matukala + Saturn De Los Angeles + Patricia Petit Liang

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News for June 12th, 2015

Court cases were delayed for an hour at Montreal’s Palais de Justice after five judges refused to hear cases until the constables changed into their official uniforms.

According to CBC News, the constables wore jeans and camouflage pants on Thursday morning to protest their low wages and poor working conditions.


June 12th, 2015

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Stories by: Emeline Vidal, Catlin Spencer, Patricia Petit-Liang

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News for June 10th, 2015

Mayor Denis Coderre announced Tuesday that the city will increase fines to landlords who fail to provide tenants proper living conditions.

According to CTV News, the move aims to crack down on landlords who refuse to pay the penalties and get away with it through legal negotiations.

Housing activist Maude Begin-Gaudette says the city should instead use other options to make landlords improve the buildings they own- such as issuing warnings or ordering tenants to leave the building.


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