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Over the past century the issue around the extinction of big cats has become a big issue. Form keeping the big cats as pets, to killing them to make big money in the black market, we all need to become more aware of what is happening to these cats but as well what we can do to help. The article “Here Are 10 Shocking Reasons Why Big Cats Need Your Help To Survive” gives us ten different reasons why big cats need our help.

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Emilie Cunningham Art of the Pride Final project outline Gabriel Flacks Winter 2015  

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On February 12th, 2015, there was an article in The Gazette called “Schreindorfer in New York for experimental leukemia trial” by Charlie Fidelman. This news article told the story of Matthew Schreindorfer, a 25-year-old leukemia patient from Laval, who got moved to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York for potential life-saving experimental therapy.

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Big cat rescue gives people the opportunity to see big cats and educate visitors about the realities of the endangered species. They rescue and care for exotic cats while telling their backstories, some kept as pets, others to guard large amounts of drugs, and provide educational facts such as; white tigers, while beautiful and majestic to look at they are the result of inbreeding and suffer often from birth defects.

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Very recently, MTL blog snapped a picture of a homeless woman and man doing sexual favours in public in place des arts metro. Synden Hope-Johnsten, the editor of this ‘article’ post a picture of the incident and poking fun at this woman and man. The metro is not the place to do such things, but I personally pass these people every day, for I work in Place des Arts metro. Finding this obscure article and picture, I hardly find this ‘article’ to be news at all, if anything these people need help.

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“Dog recovering after being shot, tied to train tracks in Florida” by The Associated Press published March 15, on CTV News.

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According to an article called At-risk Montreal schools fight high dropout rates published by CBC News on December 13, 2013, dropout rates of students are the most pronounced in the East Island of Montreal mainly because of poverty. On the other hand, Danish students do not seem really affected by this issue since they are getting paid from the government to attend to school, as described by an article from journalist Rick Noack from the Washington Post posted on February 4, 2015 named Why Danish students are paid to go to college.

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The recent decision from The Supreme Court of Canada to remove the ban on doctor-assisted suicide is a big win for Quebec, but it is not a unanimous agreement from the rest of Canada. An article from The Montreal Gazette, two others from National Post and a last one from CBC News will help me to demonstrate the different points of view in Canada.

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John Jonchuck, 25, is being accused for throwing his 5 year old daughter off Skyway Bridge in Tamps Florida. Now investigators have discovered that child abuse phone calls that were made for Phoebe Jonchucks wellbeing were not taken seriously just 12 hours before phoebes body was found in the river. A week before the incident a concerned caller told the “Department of Children and Families” that Phoebe had been physically abused.

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                The Supreme Court of Canada, in a unanimous decision, lifted the ban on assisted suicide for patients who are mentally competent to take decisions on their future. The decision was quite a surprise as the court changed its mind from a previous judgement contrasting their current approach. The ruling came after two women went in court in order to reverse the current law, which would enable them to die earlier and peacefully from their degenerative disease.

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Boko Haram Appears to be using abducted school girls as suicide bombers: Experts” By alexander smith, brings back the hashtag Bring Back Our Girls as experts believe some of the 300 abducted school girls as young as the age of 10 are being used as suicide bombers. The Atlantic  council claims that the terrorist group tactics have changed, moving to children to influence people to follow strict Islamic law.

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Electronic cigarettes or E-cigs have gained popularity over the past few years. People can be seen vaping all over Montreal; including in restaurants, on buses, in the metro, and public parks. They emerged on the premise that they are a safer alternative to traditional smoking and that they provide a means for people, even life-long smokers, to quit. However, the public has not been quick to shout success. Many people question e-cigarettes, wondering just how safe they truly are.

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War changes people in many ways, from physical distortions to mental illness like depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). ABC news covers the upcoming February 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine “Healing Our Soldiers” by Lynn Johnson. The magazine confronts injured soldiers who have been using art therapy to cope with their physical and mental injuries after serving in the war. The soldiers create masks to express how they feel, red for anger, barbed wire for pain, the colors of their flag to show pride and much more.

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Original title: Quebec takes steps to protect pets from shock collars, prongs Global News, Quebec Politics   By Billy Shields Reporter Global News                                                                                                    Published on July 7th, modified on July 14th 2014  

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