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By Michael Foldvari

Héma-Quebec refused to allow a transgender citizen donate blood on Thursday.  
According to CBC News, Héma-quebec has no policy in place to accommodate transgender individuals. 
Héma-Quebec states that it is taking steps to better accommodate the transgender community and donors in the future. 


By Patricia Petit Liang

Members of Toronto Pride voted to adopt a list of demands put forward by the city's chapter of Black Lives Matter at their annual general meeting on Tuesday.

According to CTV News, their requests included banning police presence from the parade and increasing their efforts to represent marginalized communities.

The majority of Toronto Pride members present at the AGM voted in favor of adopting all of the new policies.


By Sarah Boumeddah

Rescuers are still searching for survivors at a hotel that was struck by an avalanche in central Italy earlier this week.
According to BBC News, the avalanche occurred after four earthquakes shook the area.
Rescuers have discovered two bodies, and the search for thirty five more people, including three children, continues in the freezing weather and snow.

By Jeremiah Ho

At least 20 firefighters were killed after a 17-story building in Tehran caught fire and collapsed on Thursday.

According to BBC News, another 70 people were injured in the collapse.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire due to previous concerns about the building’s safety.