Firefighter Dies, Montreal Riots, Offenders Monitored
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Firefighter Dies, Montreal Riots, Offenders Monitored

Senior firefighter Robert Leek died yesterday and Sunrise Propane company employee Parvinder Saini is still missing following yesterday’s explosions and blaze at a fuel facility near Wilson and Keele. Many residents were able to return to their homes on Sunday evening, though up to 3,000 residents were prevented from doing so because of concerns over asbestos.
Two Montreal police officers were injured—including one officer shot in the leg—during a riot this weekend in a northern Montreal neighbourhood. The mayhem started in response to the death of a teenager shot by police after a group of twenty youths surrounded and rushed the officers. Surely this riot will be the end of it and we’ll hear no more about this issue.
The Feds are set to announce a pilot project today that will electronically monitor high-risk offenders who are on parole or statutory release, using an ankle-bracelet loaded with GPS technology. Violent offenders lobbied hard, yet unsuccessfully, for the more fashionable wrist bracelet.
Soul pioneer/animated chef/Portishead sample material/scientologist Isaac Hayes was found dead in his home on Sunday. He was a baaaaad mother—and he will be missed.
After a weekend of thoroughly depressing news, we’re happy to inform you that scientists are finally one step closer to “developing materials that could render people and objects invisible.” That only leaves 3,140,943 steps to go! It’s great news for international spies and rich peeping toms, though.
Photo by Gene’s from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.