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By Allison O’Reilly

Two Concordia professors under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct in the school’s creative writing program have had their courses reassigned.

According to CTV News, the suspensions were first announced by the executive of the Concordia Association for Students in English.

The group called a meeting for students on Friday to discuss the growing number of allegations towards the department’s teaching staff.

Concordia said they would not discuss the reassignment, citing privacy reasons, but did say the investigation will be conducted by an external party.


By Ana Bilokin

A new water treatment plant is scheduled to be built in Potlotek, a Mi'kmaq First Nation community in Nova Scotia.

According to CBC News, members of the community are frustrated after decades of only being able to have access to brown and smelly water that is frequently under boil water advisory, a state that has become commonplace in Potlotek and many other First Nation communities in Canada.

The facility is expected to cost $6 million and will be completed in the summer of 2019.


By Loren O'Brien-Egesborg

A burning oil tanker carrying 136,000 tonnes of ultra-light crude has sunk in the East China Sea a week after its collision with a freighter carrying grain to the United States.

According to BBC News, the crewmen of the freighter were rescued, but all 32 crew members of the oil tanker are dead.

Chinese officials are saying the oil slick is not severe.

Rescue workers managed to recover the ship’s black box and the cause of the crash remains unknown.