News for Friday March 11th, 2016

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

by Patricia Petit Liang

The City of Montreal has created a new pothole-patching contract, which includes a guarantee that the patches will last at least 30 days..

According to CBC News, Montreal will adopt this program by March 21st.

If repairs are needed within 30 days, they will be performed at no extra charge to the city, which would amount to savings of 7% over the previous years.

In the past, boroughs were responsible for deciding which potholes would be repaired, but as of this year the city will now fix major arteries first.
by Catlin Spencer

After six suicides in two months and 140 attempts in the last two weeks, the Cross Lake Cree community of Manitoba has declared a state of emergency.

According to Reuters, the community appealed to federal aid on Thursday in the hope that qualified short-term health workers will address the suicides and self harm attempts.

Acting Chief Shirley Robinson says that while the community has access to nurses, doctors, teachers and local clergy to confront the problem, there is not enough help.

The federal government promised to tackle the issues of poverty, crime, health, and missing and murdered aboriginal women in the indigenous communities in December.


by Emeline Vidal

The German federal police revealed it has received more than 20 000 files, listing the personal data of ISIS members.

According to CTV News, the documents were obtained at the border between Syria and Turkey, from a member of the islamic association.
The files also contain details regarding bureaucratic work, as well as identities and sponsors of foreign-born recruits.
While the German government believes the information to be authentic, some scholars urge caution, noting that the leak could be an effort to engage intelligence services worldwide, and aim to distribute planted information.