5 things to know for Friday, January 11, 2019

5 things to know for Friday, January 11, 2019
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Health-care workers are warning that young children are particularly vulnerable to the surge of H1N1 influenza with at least four deaths confirmed in Canada this flu season. Here s what else you need to know to start your day.

1. Service animal: An Ontario woman is blaming the death of her daughter with mental illness on an American man who she says failed to provide a trained service dog.

2. Flu surge: The predominant influenza strain affecting adults and children this year is H1N1, or the so-called "swine flu" with more than 400 children having already been hospitalized.

3. Trans Mountain: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged at a town hall in Regina that the Liberals did not run in 2015 on a plan to buy a pipeline, but defended the purchase as an economic necessity.

4. Wall funding: U.S. President Donald Trump is insisting that the will more than cover the cost of his long-promised border wall.

5. Sound waves: Scientists in B.C. have detected a mysterious repeating radio signal emanating from a distant galaxy -- only the second one ever recorded.

One more thing...

Breath tests: Lawyers say changes to Canada s impaired-driving laws could leave people having to defend themselves in court even if they only started drinking alcohol after they stopped driving.
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