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What reason could a brewery have for going alcohol-free?


Employees at Aux Fous Brassant in Rivière-du-Loup are taking on a 28-day sobriety challenge in February to raise money for Fondation Jean Lapointe, an organization that supports substance abuse and addiction treatment in Quebec.


According to CBC, owner Éric Viens said that this initiative is also meant to encourage people who are sober all year round and those who act as designated drivers.


The brewery will be replacing the alcoholic beverages with other alternatives like kombucha, cider and cold-pressed coffee.


So do you think you can the 28-day sobriety challenge?


On Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in downtown Vancouver to protest against the proposed pipeline to be built through northern B.C.


The protesters marched in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief's opposition to the Coastal GasLink project to move natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the coast.


According to CBC, protesters also voiced their concern over the effect the pipeline extension will have on the environment, holding signs with messages such, “the climate is changing, why aren't we?"


Earlier in the week, multiple people were arrested at a checkpoint outside Smithers B.C. for protecting the Wet'suwet'en territories from pipeline workers and RCMP officers.


A Saudi women who pleaded for help on Twitter while fleeing from her family has been welcomed to Canada as a refugee.


According to National Post, Prime Minister J. Trudeau announced that the federal government was asked by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to allow Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun to settle in Canada,

“That is something that we are pleased to do because Canada is a country that understands how important it is to stand up for human rights, to stand up for women’s rights around the world,”


Al-qunun launched a social media campaign after running away from her family to Bangkok. She barricaded herself in a hotel room, and wrote on Twitter, that she was afraid and that her family would kill her if she returned home.