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By Patricia Petit Liang

Montreal’s first supervised safe-injection sites were opened on Monday.

According to CBC News, the 3 safe-injection sites will be open every day of the year and will supervise up to 300 injections daily.

The introduction of these safe-injection sites will make it easier for health-care workers to provide more services and to save lives around the city.

By Jeremiah Ho

Canadian Blood Services is appealing to the public to donate blood during our country’s blood shortage.

According to CBC News, Canada is currently between 6000 and 8000 units of blood short of the minimum 20,000 units it needs.

Blood supply is critical for patients recovering from accidents or suffering from diseases.  

By Karl Knox

Forest fires in Portugal killed 62 people, many of whom were trapped in their cars, on Sunday.

According to BBC News, Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has declared 3 days of mourning for the victims of one of the country's deadliest forest fires.

The fires were most likely started by a lightning strike on Saturday during an intense heatwave with rainless thunderstorms.