5 things to know for Thursday, January 17, 2019
|CTVnews 17 Jan 2019 at 03:18|
A Canadian woman who was blocked from visiting her ailing father in China last week has again been barred by Chinese officials, this time at a Beijing airport as she tried to fly home. Here s what else you need to know to start your day.
1. Canadian detained: Ti-Anna Wang has been while trying to make a connecting flight to Toronto from Beijing, after previously being denied entry to see her father.
2. Global tensions: The United States has backed Canada s claim that the death sentence awarded to Robert Schellenberg is "politically motivated," while China says the Canadian government is being soft on drug crime.
3. Racial remarks: The Liberal candidate running in the Burnaby South byelection against NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has stepped down after making a racially tinged comment about her opponent.
4. Marijuana use: A new study suggests that even small amounts of cannabis use as a teenager -- just one or two joints before the age of 15 -- may be associated with significant changes in brain development.
5. Giving back: A Buddhist poker player from Halifax who won US$671,240 from finishing third in a tournament in the Bahamas says he is
One more thing...
Careful cash: A Toronto-area man is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills after he unknowingly accepted 63 fake $20 bills as payment for an iPhone.