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Morning Brew: January 25, 2008

Posted by Sisi / January 25, 2008

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Photo: "Slides in Parc Jarry," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler Humanoide.

Your morning news roundup for Friday, January 25th, 2008:

The story of a 12-year old St. Hyacinthe girl who escaped her would-be abductor is a hoax, according to the Sûreté du Québec. A crime investigator who was called in late yesterday used a special interrogation method and saw that she was lying. A developmental psychologist at Concordia University says that her motive might have been to impress others. Not only did the girl's story waste manpower, it also spread fear throughout the community. She will not be charged.

Unclaimed bodies in Quebec are not getting buried properly because there's not enough money to cover costs, says the provincial association of funeral directors. The government pays funeral homes $350 to bury an unclaimed body, but the sum barely begins to cover services like cremation. As many as 300 bodies go unclaimed a year. According to the association president, funeral homes need at least $2,500 for proper service. Because the province inherits estates from unclaimed bodies, he suggests there could be a way to use those assets to start a burial fund.

Quebec is considering a cigarillo ban due to a rise in teenage smoking. Individually-wrapped cigarillos are becoming more attractive to teens, who smoked more of them last year then ever before, says the province's health ministry. In 2004, teens made up 18 percent of cigarillo smokers, a figure that climbed to 22 percent in 2007. The flavoring of cigarillos with fruit, honey, and chocolate flavors misleads teens into thinking they're less harmful, according to the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health. Although cigarette smoking has declined in the last couple of years, overall teen smoking has increased because of cigarillo consumption.

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9 Comments

Christopher / January 25, 2008 at 02:54 pm
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What do you mean the little twit is not getting charged?
At the very least, she should be slapped with a public nuisance, and her parents fined for the cost of the wasted man hours.
Sisi / January 25, 2008 at 03:19 pm
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Hey, I totally agree with you that this was a complete waste of resources, but I think this girl will get enough flack from the community. She'll learn her lesson that way.
jt / January 25, 2008 at 06:39 pm
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this girl sounds like she f'd up enough. send her somewhere for help, not punishment. shes TWELVE years old! i'd love to be twelve! i had fond memories of being 12! this girl obviously is not enjoying her youth. she needs help, i hope she gets it.
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