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By Allison O’Reilly

First-year students living in Concordia’s residences will be taking courses in consent as part of a mandatory new program aimed at preventing sexual assault.

According to CTV News, the classes will be taught by staff from Concordia’s Sexual Assault Centre and coordinator Jennifer Drummond.

Drummond says that the courses will also be given to faculty and residence assistants.

While this is Concordia’s first mandatory course for those living in residences, the university launched a similar program for the school’s athletes three years ago.


By Patricia Petit Liang

The Manitoba First Nations School System held its official grand opening on Wednesday.

According to CBC News, the school system will be operated exclusively by members of Manitoba's First Nations community.

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott announced that an additional $800,000 will be used to fund a family advocacy office run by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to reduce the number of Indigenous children being taken away from their families and put into Child and Family Services.


By Patricia Petit Liang

More than 150 people have gone missing since wildfires broke out in California on Sunday.

According to BBC News, at least 15 people have died and thousands of homes have been destroyed.

The fires are some of the deadliest in California's history, with 17 fires burning down 115,000 acres of land in the less than 24 hours.