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Former MP fighting for more than his own life

Since 2004, Nick Discepola has lived with diabetes. The former Kirkland mayor (1989-92), Liberal Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil (1993-97) and then Vaudreuil-Soulanges (1997-2004), was diagnosed the year he lost his seat to the Bloc Québécois's Meili Faille. ? Page 15 GMAA SPORTS

No weak Lynx in win over Knights

The LaurenHill Lynx soundly defended their home turf against the visiting John F. Kennedy Knights 49-9 at the LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent Thursday. ? Page 34

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By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban A trial will be held in Quebec Superior Court March 16, during which the Crown and defence lawyers will agree Maor Attar was not criminally responsible when his 14-year-old sister Shirel was murdered in their Côte St. Luc home

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Kimberley Fortin visited Kenya last summer as part of a Free The Children tour of various cities the organization had helped in recent years. See story page 9.

Lawyers agree CSL murder suspect not criminally responsible

Aug. 9. Two psychiatric reports, both from doctors at Pinel, reached the same conclu- See MURDER, page 3

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Flu bug hits the island

By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban As yet another flu virus begins to make its way through the city, hospital emergency rooms are filling to capacity as the bug begins to take its toll. While flu numbers usually reach their peak by mid-January, this year's flu came early which is why the city's emergency rooms were overwhelmed during the holiday season. "People didn't get vaccinated in time to develop their immunities," said Lorraine Bouvier. As a Director of Nursing Services for Côte St. Luc's Réné Cassin CSST, Bouvier said there's still time to get vaccinated because while everybody is vulnerable, some are more vulnerable than others. "As usual, the old, the young and the chronically ill are more affected than others," said Bouvier. "But it's still a virus and there's nothing much you can do except to stay home, drink plenty of fluids and take some aspirin." While many still confuse a common cold with the flu, there is a big difference between the two. While a runny nose, sore throat and a cough are usually the normal symptoms of a common cold, a fever combined with a pounding See FLU BUG, page 8

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