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By Patricia Petit Liang

Montreal city councillors voted in favor of the pitbull bylaw this Tuesday.

The Montreal Gazette reported that this new bylaw will ban the adoption of pitbulls and impose expensive regulations on the owners of more than 7000 pitbulls starting October 3rd.

The new bylaw will also make it mandatory for all cat and dog owners to register their pets or be forced to pay a minimum fine of $300.

Citizens who currently own pitbulls, pitbull mixes or dogs that share similar physical qualities with pitbulls will have to apply for a special permit by December 31st in order to avoid having their pet euthanized.


By Patricia Petit Liang

Ontario police have arrested the prime suspect in a fatal hit-and-run that took place in Mont-Royal.

According to CTV News, the 33 year old man was arrested for driving the stolen pick-up truck that took the life of a  79 year old woman on Sunday.

Police are continuing their investigation and are now contacting local businesses for surveillance footage of the tragedy.


By Patricia Petit Liang

Ottawa police have launched a criminal investigation following the unexpected death of award-winning Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook.

CTV News wrote that the police are unable to release more information about her death because they do not want to influence the testimony of potential witnesses.

Pootoogook’s works are currently on display at the National Gallery of Canada.


By Patricia Petit Liang

The World Health Organization is urging officials to create safe evacuation routes for wounded citizens in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

According to Reuters, there are only 35 physicians available to treat hundreds of patients in the face of a severe shortage of blood and medical supplies.

These conditions are the result of an assault launched onto eastern Aleppo targetting rebels, carried by the Russian-backed Syrian government on Thursday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that recent airstrikes have killed an additional 248 civilians in and around Aleppo.