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Montreal's Lachine Canal now a popular fishing spot

Live music pulses through the air as Henry Leung casts a lure into the murky waters of the Lachine Canal at a site wedged between a noisy festival and the high-rises of Montreal's Griffintown neighbourhood.

Montreal sponge parks soak up the storm

After over 100 millimetres of rain pummelled Montreal Wednesday evening, some Montreal streets saw less flooding, and sponge parks played a big part in soaking up the precipitation.

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A stool sample could help diagnose autism

This, at least, is the hope of research carried out at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the results of which were recently published in the medical journal Nature Biology. The study's authors examined stool samples from 1,627 children aged between 1 and 13, including some with autism. They painted a complete picture of these samples by analyzing the bacteria they contained, but also viruses, fungi and single-celled microorganisms called archaea.

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Spanish town to fine tourists for hogging beach spots

While tourists in Barcelona risk being squirted with water pistols, those in the town of Calpe on Spain’s Mediterranean coast face another threat: a hefty fine for reserving space on the beach for themselves.

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