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By Jeremiah Ho

The Sûreté du Quebec continues to search for the body of Eric Boutin, a Waswanipi, Quebec man who went missing on January 9.

According to CBC News, Boutin went missing during a snowmobile trip after work.

Boutin is survived by his wife and two children, ages 8 and 12. 


By Michael Foldvari

Iqaluit man, Jovan Simic and his dogsled team fell through the ice while trying to cross the Sylvia Grinnell River on Saturday.

According to CBC News, Simic used an SOS device to call for help and nearby dogsled teams as well as emergency officials arrived immediately.

Thanks to the reaction time of the responders, both Simic and his dogs were left unharmed following this incident.

By Karl Knox

A boat carrying nearly 100 refugees sank off the coast of Libya on its way to Italy on Saturday.
The UN's Refugee Agency, which recorded 5000 undocumented immigrant drownings in the Mediterranean in 2016, reported that 8 bodies were discovered, 4 survivors werre rescued and that 90 people are still missing.
Doctors Without Borders assisted the Italian Coast Guard in the rescue of 550 immigrants on Friday and described current state of affairs as "horrific."