Friday, February 19th 2016

Hosted by: Pauline Nesbitt
Stories by: Catlin Spencer, Patricia Petit-Liang, Emeline Vidal
Produced by: Emeline Vidal

by Emeline Vidal

The city of Montreal spent $445 million in 2015 to improve roads and water infrastructure.
According to the Montreal Gazette, this figure represents a 20% increase compared to the 2014 budget.
Lionel Perez, a member of Montreal's executive committee reports that five years of work will be necessary due to the large scale of the repairs.

Construction is set to slow down in the summer of 2017, to accommodate the celebrations of Montreal's 375th anniversary. 

The city also plans to make areas undergoing construction more attractive, in order to offset losses by surrounding businesses.


by Catlin Spencer

The US security no-fly list could disrupt travel plans within Canada for certain Canadian youth.

According to CBC News, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says delays can occur for passengers who share the same name as those on Canadian AND American no-fly lists.

In an effort to cut back on disruptions, Goodale says officials have reminded airlines that they don't need to screen children as part of the Passenger Protect Program.

The Ministers department is also looking into changing the Secure Air Travel Regulations to help identify and separate individuals who have similar names to those on no-fly list, but are not the intended targets.

by Patricia Petit Liang

A Bulgarian ship rescued more than 900 migrants near Greece on Thursday.

According to BBC News, the ship had been on patrol for migrants at sea because unsafe weather conditions were making it hard for refugees to make the crossing.

More than 1 million people have migrated to Europe in 2015, making it the continent’s largest refugee crisis since World War Two.