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By Patricia Petit Liang

Former interim mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum began his corruption trial on Monday in Quebec Court.

According to CBC News, prosecutors claim that Applebaum was part of a real estate scheme while he was the borough mayor of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

Applebaum is facing these charges after a 19 year career in politics.


By Patricia Petit Liang

The premier of Saskatchewan will meet with First Nation leaders to develop a long-term plan to manage the province’s suicide crisis.

According to CBC News, the province has hired dozens of therapists and is providing specialized training to local teachers to help tackle this issue.

The federal government will spend $69 million over the next three years in an attempt to prevent future tragedies of this nature.


by Jeremiah Ho

New Zealand’s South Island was struck by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Sunday, taking the lives of two people.

According to BBC News, officials issued a tsunami warning and urged residents to head inland or to higher ground.

The warning was later downgraded after waves were measured at 1m along the coast.

The quake’s epicenter was about 95km from Christchurch, leaving structural damage to a number of homes and roads in the surrounding region.