While Quebec is closing Riverdale High School because it only has 441 students, Wisconsin is opening its second 1-student school.
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Charges were filed in connection with three murders carried out in the St-Léonard borough in December. In one case, Giovanni Presta Jr., 33, is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Sébastien Beauchamp, 44, a former member of a Hells Angels support club who was gunned down on Dec. 20 at a gas station. Presta was charged on Monday at the Montreal courthouse, along with a woman named Sonia Langlais, 30, with being in possession of loaded, restricted and prohibited firearms in Terrebonne. According to La Presse and the Journal de Montréal, an alleged hit man who was arrested on Saturday, Frederick Silva, 38, is a suspect in Beauchamp’s murder. Silva was charged with two murders on Saturday, but he is not charged with killing Beauchamp. Also on Tuesday, Fodil-Abderhamane Lakehal, 21, was charged with manslaughter in the Dec. 24 deaths of Davis Arbour, 38, and Marc-Hilary Dasilma, 41. Both men were shot to death inside an apartment on Jean Talon St. E.
The United Food and Commercial Workers union has been accredited to represent workers at a third Société québécoise du cannabis store, this time in Mirabel. A labour relations officer of the Tribunal administratif du travail rendered a decision to that effect on Tuesday. The UFCW, which is affiliated with the FTQ, already represents workers at the SQDC stores in Rimouski and Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. Negotiations have already begun between the SQDC and workers at the Rosemont location, which motivated the workers at the Mirabel store to choose the UFCW, according to the new union members.
A Wyoming school district plans to re-open an isolated school to serve a single student entering kindergarten this fall. The Laramie Boomerang reports Cozy Hollow School is about 60 miles north of Laramie. A modular classroom is already there but hasn’t been used for about a decade. It will be the second one-student school in the Albany County School District. They’re only a few miles apart, but connecting roads are impassable much of the winter. Wyoming law requires on-site education for isolated students when it’s impossible to transport them to other schools. The district tried live-streaming classes for isolated students but it didn’t work well, especially for young children. District officials say it will cost about $150,000 combined to educate the two students next school year.
With files from the Associated Press, Presse Canadienne