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$2 million of extra relief money for tornado victims

LOCAL:

Quebec has promised to provide an additional $2 million to the Red Cross for victims of the Sept. 21 tornadoes that devastated parts of Ottawa and Gatineau.

The Red Cross said that there are still around 80 families staying in hotels out of the 927 who were displaced in the powerful storm.

The extra money comes mere weeks after a $1 million donation from Quebec’s previous Liberal government.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault insisted that his new government will create a program to assist future disaster victims.

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NATIONAL:

Six sharks tagged off the coast of Nova Scotia are now able to be tracked on Ocearch’s website. The data-centric organization spent nearly a month in Nova Scotian waters searching for sharks in an effort to study their mating habits a migration patterns.

Most of the sharks stayed around the maritime province but three of them, Jane, Cabot and Jefferson, all made their way a little more south. Jane and Cabot were tracked as far as New Hampshire, while Jefferson proved to be the more adventurous of the bunch, travelling all the way to Rhode Island.

The expedition’s purpose is to learn about shark movements in order to help protect them.

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INTERNATIONAL:

Rockstar Games is taking heat after their co-founder, Dan Houser, recently boasted about employees working 100-hour work weeks to finish the company’s upcoming release, Red Dead Redemption 2.

A common practice among many major video game developers, “crunch” is the industry term for the final weeks of production leading up to the release of big titles that can have workers working six days a week and 12 hours a day.

The narrative has flipped back and forth since the controversial comments were made, with some former employees alleging abuse, while some current employees have said that any overtime past 60 hours was self-imposed.

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