News for November 26th, 2015

By Saturn De Los Angeles

Ubisoft is launching a program to encourage young people to stay in school. 

According to the Montreal Gazette, the widely acclaimed video game maker known for series such as Assassins Creed will be spending 8 million dollars over five years to spark interest in learning technology and video game development. 

The plan includes pairing at-risk youth with game developers, launching internships, working with non-profit organizations, and encouraging competition among gaming labs. 

The plan is also intended to help fix Quebec's high school drop out rate, which is currently around 15 per cent.


By Emeline Vidal
Statistics Canada reported Wednesday that the country's homicide rate is at its lowest point in 50 years.

According to CTV News, Manitoba has had the highest homicide rate for 8 consecutive years, while Thunder Bay, Ont. is considered Canada's "murder capital".

Though they only comprise 5 per cent of the population, Aboriginals made up one-quarter of homicide victims in 2014, and were found to be 6 to 7 times more likely to be victims of violence than non-aboriginal people.

This is the first time Statistics Canada has reported all Aboriginal identity data.

By Julia Bryant
Germany is going to offer more military support for France in the fight against ISIS.
According to BBC, Germany will be deploying troops in Mali to relieve French soldiers who are already stationed there.
They will also be providing weapons and training for Kurdish troops fighting in Iraq.
French president Francois Hollande has asked all EU members to provide military assistance following the Paris attacks.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Nov. 13 that killed 130 people.