News for September 8th, 2015

by Saturn de Los Angeles

Car owners in Repentigny found their vehicles vandalized over the Labour Day weekend with stickers carrying anti-Islamic hatred.

According to CBC News, among the many stickers included one that had an emblem of the Muslim brotherhood, and another with a message threatening people to convert to Islam, claiming that Quebec is Allah's land. 

A member of a local Islamic advocacy group believes the vandalism was done in poor taste to provoke fear against Muslims.

Repentigny police have increased patrolling around the town to prevent a repeat of the incident

by Catlin Spencer

A new report states that while Canada is one of the best countries in the world to get an education, it is failing its aboriginal students.

According to The Globe and Mail, most of the findings are positive: with the country in the top 10 for performance, efficiency and equity in education.

Unfortunately, there is a widening achievement gap between Canada's indigenous and non-indigenous graduates: calculated at 17 percent back in 2011.

The author of the report, Andrew Parkin, says it is one of Canada's greatest failures in education.

While he is not advocating for major changes, Parkin notes that Canada's education system is only in need of minor adjustments to improve..  

by Julian McKenzie

Humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is running out of an effective snakebite treatment, and putting thousands at risk.

According to the BBC, the treatment, Fav-Afrique, can neutralize 10 kinds of snakebites in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

It has been proven to be the only safe way to treat snake bites in the continent.
The last batch of Fav-Afrique is expected to run out by March of 2016.
In Sub-Sahara Africa, 30,000 people die of snake bites annually.