News for September 9th, 2015

by Patricia Petit Liang

The McGill University Health Centre is in the process of ridding Montreal’s superhospital of black sewage.

According to CTV News, the Glen site hospital facilities were built with toilets that use three times less water than regular toilets.

Unfortunately, there have been multiple cases of black sewage overflowing from the same toilets and out onto the floor.

The MUHC is investigating possible causes of the plumbing problems, which include construction material being left in the pipes, and patients flushing bizarre objects like latex gloves down the toilets.

by Catlin Spencer
While Canada is seeking ways to improve the Syrian refugee resettlement process, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says no one will be airlifted from Syria or Iraq without proper screening.
According to CBC, Harper says the screening is necessary since the evacuations would be taking place where extremist organizations operate.
While the NDP has criticized Harper for lacking the political will to take in more refugees, the Prime Minister stated that  efforts to bring in more refugees cannot come at the expense of Canadians security.  

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that four million refugees have fled Syria, and that another 7.6 million are displaced within the country.

by Saturn de Los Angeles

Great Britain celebrates a crowning milestone on Wednesday as the 89-year-old Queen Elizabeth II becomes the country's longest reigning Monarch.

According to ABC News, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor will have had 63 years, 7 months, and 3 days on the job as the Queen, surpassing that of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Surprisingly her rise to the throne was purely accidental, as her father, King George IV passed away a couple of years shortly after his reign, making Elizabeth the heir.

Having lived through major historical events in the second half of the 20th Century and the first wave of the new millennium, experts believe that she will continue to represent the Monarch as opposed to her European contemporaries who have renounced their position.