Stories by Jeremiah Ho, Karl Knox, Michael Foldvari & Aloysha Nowlin





By Michael Foldvari

47 year-old Hisham Saadi has been charged with carrying out a hoax regarding terrorist activity, uttering threats, and mischief following Wednesday's anti-muslim bomb threats at Concordia University.

According to CBC News, Saadi was arrested by police on Thursday morning at his Côte-des-Neiges apartment.

Saadi has never previously faced the criminal justice system.


By Alyosha Nowlin

The Canadian Parks Conference in Alberta has made providing First Nations groups with more influence in the operation of national parks their priority this week.

According to CBC News, discussions about potential proposals have already begun between First Nations groups, Parks Canada, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.​​

These proposals could provide indigenous people with more control over existing parks, and the protected areas they create under land claim and self-government arrangements.


By Karl Knox

The body of Jurgen Kantner, a German citizen taken hostage by the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, has been retrieved from the island of Sulu in the Phillipenes.

According to BBC News, a video of his killing was released onlinr after the deadline for his $600,000 had passed.

Kantner disappeared back in November of 2016 and his wife Sabine Merz, was found dead on their abandoned yacht.


By Jeremiah Ho

The charge by Iraqi forces to recapture the old city center of Mosul has displaced more than 40,000 residents over the past week.

According to Reuters, aid organizations are concerned that these residents will not be able to receive any shelter or accommodation.

The UN has warned that over 400,000 people could be forced to leave because of conflict in the region.