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By Michael Foldvari

A Montreal woman named Arlene Gallone is pursuing a lawsuit against the use of solitary confinement by     Corrections Canada.

According to CTV News, Gallone aims to change how correctional institutions use solitary confinement and aims to provide those who have spent more than 72 hours in isolation over the past three years with $10,000 in compensation.

Currently, 20% of inmates in the Canadian Correctional system spend 120 days or more in solitary confinement.    


By Olivia O’Malley

A pipeline near Stoughton Saskatchewan has been shut down after a 200,000 litre  oil spill.

CBC News reported that the provincial government was notified about the spill on Friday evening.

Although the source of the leak is unknown, cleanup has begun and is being led by Calgary-based Tundra Energy Marketing Inc.


By Patricia Petit Liang

The United Nations is struggling to provide emergency aid to hundreds of thousands of civilians in Mosul, Iraq as government forces continue their mission to rid the city of Islamic State insurgents.

According to Reuters, 750,000 civilians risk displacement in western Mosul.

As the Iraqi government and militants prepare for a violent confrontation, thousands of citizens are starving and have no choice but to burn their own furniture to stay warm.