News for September 18th, 2015

By Catlin Spencer

Montreal Homeowners will no longer have to pay for repairs caused by water or sewage pipelines on city property.

According to the Montreal Gazette, the old bylaw had cost multiple homeowners tens of thousands of dollars, including one NDG resident who had to pay roughly 30, 000 dollars to repair a sewage pipe 50 feet from his property.

Projet Montreal recommended the city assume responsibility for the repairs with homeownwers paying only 5, 000 dollars. 

In turn, Montreal's executive committee decided to have the city assume all costs instead, as long as the damage was not caused by the negligence of the homeowner. 

By Emeline Vidal

Toronto’s police force has implemented new strategies when dealing with the mentally ill.

According to the Toronto Sun, the city’s police force has adopted 94% of the recommendations given to them in a report by former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci.

These changes came after the police were involved in the fatal shootings of Sylvia Klibingaitis, Michael Eligo and Reyal Jardine-Douglas, who all suffered from mental illness.

Deputy Chief Mike Federico claims that the goal of these changes is “zero harm, zero injuries and zero death”.

By Julia Bryant
Over one million people were displaced by the 8.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on Wednesday. 

According to BBC, 11 Chileans have died after 15 ft waves hit the town of Coquimbo. 

Tsunami waves hit all along the country's coast, with some reaching as far as Japan.
The earthquake lasted three minutes and is this year's strongest one yet.