News for November 10th, 2015

By Julian McKenzie

The city of Montreal has finally been given permission to dump sewage into the St. Lawrence River with some restrictions.

CTV News says Environment Minister Catherine McKenna approved Montreal's plan to dump eight billion litres of waste but it must be done before December 5th to decrease the environmental impact.

Mayor Denis Coderre will also reveal details on Tuesday for when the dumping will take place.

Montreal must also follow a number of guidelines that include transparency, monitoring the quality of water, and collaborating with First Nations members in Kahnawake for the project.

By Pauline Nesbitt

The Liberal government announced on Monday the creation of a special cabinet committee to coordinate efforts to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by Christmas.

According to CBC News, the minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, confirmed the government is exploring all possible means of relocating the refugees from Syria quickly, while ensuring that all security measures are met.

He added that provincial governments, international organizations as well as NGOs, will be approached to assist with the needs of these people and that individual Canadians will also have an opportunity to get involved.

By Danny Aubry
Russia's track and field competitors are facing a temporary ban due to doping accusations.
According to the Globe and Mail, four coaches and five athletes face the possibility of being banned from the sport for life.
Russia's sports minister stated that his country is being unfairly singled out by these anti-doping investigators.
Montreal's anti-doping crusader Dick Pound assures that hard evidence found by investigators indicates that Russia's sports minister should have been aware of the ongoing drug abuse among the athletes.