Belgian news in brief, 9 June 2006

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Warning issued as ozone limits beached

Warning issued as ozone limits beached

EU acceptable limits for ozone in the air were breached in Belgium on Thursday and Friday. The limit was breached in Walshoutem (Flemish Brabant) and Vezin in the Ardennes in Wallonia on Thursday. The limit was breached again on Friday in Schoten and Berendrecht, both of which are in the province of Antwerp. A warning has also been issued for the coming few days. Children, the elderly and people with breathing difficulties are advised against exerting themselves between 12 and 8pm.

'Racist' bashing victim out of coma

The black man who was bashed into a coma in Brugge last month has regained consciousness. The Paris resident has not yet given testimony to police, however. Meanwhile, Brugge Court allowed on Friday the release from remand detention of one of the three skinheads being held for the allegedly racist assault. The 25-year-old man wants to undergo exams to obtain his high school certificate. The two other suspects were remanded in custody.

Belgian family deported from Canada

The Wallonian family Van Hauve was deported from Canada this week after spending eight years in the country on temporary residence visas. Canadian officials refused the family's request for a permanent residency visa because the father was convicted of theft and assault in Belgium 26 years ago. Two Canadian immigration officers escorted the family back to Brussels on Tuesday.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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