A Few Of The News Stories We Are Following This Morning

The City of Montreal has partially lifted a complete ban on water use for a downtown neighbourhood.

The measure was put in place after 7 people fell ill after a spill of cooling fluid from an air conditioning unit at a building on the corner of Viger and St-Alexandre leached into an aqueduct.

The spill originally affected residents of a 12 block area who were told by the city not to use their tap water for any reason even if boiled prior to use.

At 11:30 last night, the ban was lifted for the area with the exception of a handful of addresses on Viger, St-Alexandre and de la Gauchetiere.

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Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Philippe Couillard will be in Lac-Megantic today to announce a rail bypass five years after the train derailment that devastated the town and flattened the downtown core.
Residents have been demanding a bypass since the tragedy that took the lives of 47 people.

The Feds are expected to pick up 60 percent of the tab for the bypass with the province picking up the remainder.
The price tag for the 11-kilometre stretch of track is estimated at
133-Million Dollars.

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Israel has again launched air strikes on Iranian military targets
in Syria.
The country’s Defense Minister says the military struck nearly
all of Iran’s facilities in Syria — including logistics compounds,
munitions warehouses and intelligence sites.
Israel says the strikes were a response to an attempted Iranian
rocket attack on the Golan Heights.

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You might call this one a “dating red flag”.

Seems 31 year-old Jacqueline Ades of Paradise Valley, Arizona was so smitten by her first date with a man that she met online that she texted him over 65,000 times following the encounter.

Some of those texts were threatening.

The man in question also said he spotted Ms. Ades parked outside his home on a number of occasions.

She showed up at his workplace claiming to be his wife.

And, last month, while out country, he checked his home surveillance cameras and noticed Jacqui in his house relaxing in the bathtub.

Ms. Ades is now residing as a guest of the State until her hearing later this month.

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Friday Weather:

Mainly sunny, windy and a high of just 13 today.

Clear and plus 3 overnight.

 

With Files From the Canadian Press

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