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5 things to know for Tuesday, April 23, 2019

5 things to know for Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Sri Lanka s president has declared a state of emergency following the deadly Easter bombings, giving the military sweeping police powers to detain and arrest possible suspects. Here s what else you need to know to start your day.

1. Sri Lanka explosions: Sri Lankan officials say in connection with Sunday s attacks -- including the driver of a van allegedly used by the suicide bombers -- as the death toll rose to 310.

2. Grass fire: An area southwest of Biggar, Sask. has been evacuated following an out-of-control grass fire , while other residents near the area are advised to be prepared to leave if necessary.

3. New drug: The British Columbia Interior Health authority is warning street-drug users of a synthetic cannabinoid that has been in New York.

4. Insurance rates: An Ontario couple saw their home and auto insurance premiums increase by hundreds of dollars because they were given a new postal code -- even though they didn t move.

5. Bee population: The American Bumblebee is now considered critically endangered and could face possible extinction in Canada, according to a new study.

One more thing

Curling sweeping: A former champion curler from Saskatchewan is running experiments aimed at developing an optimal technique for sweeping , which he says the sport is currently lacking.
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