COUPLE FINDS GIANT MUSHROOM Teachers decry Quebec’s proposed religious symbol ban
MONTREAL—Amrit Kaur’s turban never leaves her body, no matter what she does.
A 27-year-old student teacher from Vaudreuil-Dorion, west of Montreal, she’s one of many Quebecers who could see her career choices limited if the province’s newly elected government goes through with a promise to Olya Kutsiuruba and David Swab of Vancouver burst out laughing on seeing the giant king bolete mushroom. It tipped the scales at 2.92 kilograms and measured about 36 centimetres wide. Amrit Kaur says students must see diversity in school.
ban certain state employees — including judges, police officers and teachers — from wearing religious symbols in the workplace.
“To say that you can be different as a class, but your teachers have to be this (certain) way, sets the precedent that this is the norm, and it’s not OK to just live your truth,” Kaur said.
Montreal teacher Furheen Ahmed said she’d fight for her rights and those of her colleagues. Rob Green, a fellow teacher, said many of Ahmed’s colleagues will be fighting right there with her.
In the past, he said teachers have held demonstrations, created viral videos and donned religious symbols en masse as a form of support. VANCOUVER—The Trans Mountain pipeline has been shut down as a precautionary measure after a possible oil spill in Surrey.
In a statement, the company said it is investigating the source of a “gasoline-like substance” found in a ditch near the pipeline.
“At this time, we have found no evidence that the source of the product is the pipeline,” the company said.
Surrey fire department assistant chief Shelley Morris said fire crews deployed a hazardous-materials team to the scene on Saturday evening. BEIJING—Chinese authorities scrambled to contain a public relations mess over the disappearance of the former Interpol president during his trip home to China, saying Monday that he was being lawfully investigated for bribery and other crimes.
On Monday, the acting Interpol president told The Associated Press the agency had not been informed in advance of the Chinese probe into Meng Hongwei, who is also China’s vice-minister of public security. In a sign of the urgent and possibly unplanned nature of the investigation, the Ministry of Public Security said in an announcement that top ministry officials met in the early hours of Monday to discuss Meng’s case.