News for October 27th, 2015

by Pauline Nesbitt

Two Montreal police officers were suspended without pay for threatening to tie a homeless man to a pole.  

According to CBC News, the incident took place in January of 2014, when the temperature was around minus 35 degrees.  

The victim was wearing a T-shirt and a pair of shorts while panhandling near a metro station.
A witness had recorded a video of the incident with a cell-phone and then posted it on YouTube.

by Danny Aubry

A whale watching boat known as the Leviathan II capsized as it was traveling off the coast of Vancouver island.

According to CTV News, the lives of at least five people on board were claimed as the accident occurred.
The owner of the Leviathan II stated that the boat travelled the same route twice a day for the last twenty years, making the tragedy puzzling.
He also stated that investigations by the Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the accident.
The victims were four men and a woman between the ages of 18 and 76.

International News
by Julian McKenzie

A report from the World Health Organization was released yesterday revealing that processed meats and red meat are potential causes of cancer.

According to the BBC, eating 50 grams of processed meat a day, a little less than two slices of bacon, increases the chances of developing colorectal cancer by 18 per cent.

However, the World Health Organization also mentioned that meat does have some health benefits, and suggested that the report should give people a reason to cut down on eating meat as opposed to going cold turkey.