Wednesday, April 20th 2016

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Stories by Saturn de Los Angeles, Catlin Spencer & Patricia Petit Liang

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by Saturn De Los Angeles

The City of Montreal is suing a pair of security guards for allegedly failing to look after one of their buildings. 

According to the Montreal Gazette, the City is seeking 1.5 million dollars in damages from the employee's workers union, as it believes the guards on duty ignored an intrusion alarm back in February. 

The alarm was triggered by a water pipe that had burst, and ended up flooding the building's basement in the middle of the winter's cold snap.

As of Wednesday, the union's spokesperson says they have yet to comment after speaking with lawyers.

by Catlin Spencer
Two pregnant women in British Columbia have tested positive for the Zika virus, the mosquito and sexually transmitted disease linked to birth defects.

According to CTV News, the women are among seven people in the province who have tested positive in recent months.

So far, BC Centre for Disease Control epidemiologist Dr. David Patrick says they're being monitored but none of those diagnosed require hospital treatment at the moment.

Patrick adds that outbreaks of the Zika Virus rank far below those of SARS and the avian flu in Canada.

by Patricia Petit Liang

On Tuesday, the United Nation’s General Assembly met to scrutinize the anti-drug treaties put in place eighteen years ago and end the global war on drugs.

According to CBC News, the UN has urged governments to rethink global anti-drug measures-

as violence has increased in Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala because of the international narcotics trade.

Officials and academics agree that the war on drugs has been a failure, and that changes must be made in order to keep citizens safe.