News for November 18th 2015

by Alexa Everett and Catlin Spencer


Pierrefonds Blvd. suffered a water main break last week and repairs have become so complex that a second team of specialists needed to be called in.

According to the Montreal Gazette, over 200 residences have been affected and are still without water.
Those affected can access 16 litres of water a day from the Pierrefonds Sportsplexe or the borough's Cultural Centre and showering is available at the Sportsplexe until 11 pm. 

The disruption will not end once the pipe is fixed unfortunately, as there will be a boil-water advisory for all residents until further notice.

by Patricia Petit Liang

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the new Liberal government is still adamant on accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees into Canada by the end of the year.

According to the Toronto Sun, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi all expressed concerns about the possible dangers of accepting the refugees.

Trudeau stated however that security has always been one of his priorities when working with the refugees, and is standing by his plan.


by Saturn De Los Angeles


It has been confirmed by Russian officials that an on-board bomb brought down Metrojet Flight 9268 in Egypt last month.

The Russian government has now declared a manhunt for the individuals responsible for hijacking the flight from an Egyptian resort town to St. Petersburg which killed all 224 passengers and staff.

In a report by CBC News, Russia's security service is offering a reward of 50 million USD to anyone who can provide information leading to the people connected to the incident. 

As of now, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, saying the attack was in response to Russia's air campaign against the Islamic State and other groups in Syria.