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By Michael Foldvari

Quebec City started releasing wastewater into the St. Laurence River on Tuesday morning.

According to CBC News, these dumps will allow for maintenance work to be performed on the city’s sewage treatment system.

These dumps will continue into early December, with the total amount of sewage reaching 135 million liters.


By Patricia Petit Liang

The Canadian government is trying to regulate e-cigarettes and ban the sale of vaping products to citizens under the age of 18.

According to CBC News, a new act has been proposed to amend the Tobacco act and regulate the manufacturing, sale and labelling of e-cigarettes.

Health Canada has found that although using e-cigarettes can reduce the risk of tobacco-related death and disease, it still carries potential health risks for vapers nationwide.


By Patricia Petit Liang

Authorities defended their decision to spray protesters with water in freezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Monday.

According to CTV News, at least 17 protesters were hospitalized and many were treated for hypothermia.

Protestors received additional treatment for injuries after being shot in the head with rubber bullets and one protester had a heart attack during their encounter with the police.