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Crews rescue injured person in Sooke Hills Sunday night, climate protest to block Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria Monday and Indigenous groups speak to the National Energy Board in Nanaimo. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.
Rescue completed late Sunday night in Sooke Hills near Sugarloaf Mountain: An hours-long rescue effort was completed late Sunday night for a person who had to be stretchered out of Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park, near Sugarloaf Mountain. Officials say they got the call around 3 p.m. Juan De Fuca Search and Rescue posted on Facebook just before 11 p.m. the subject of the rescue was handed over to BC Ambulance. About 30 search and rescue and Metchosin Fire officials were involved, along with the CRD and BC Ambulance personnel.
Climate protest to block Johnson Street Bridge Monday: A protest tonight raising awareness to the issue of climate change will hold up traffic at the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria. The “Bridge Sit-in & Vigil 4 a Liveable Climate Future!” will start at 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Square, before the group marches to the bridge and will block traffic for 12-minutes as a symbol for the 12 years they say is left to turn around the climate crisis.
UN Secretary-General urges countries to take climate change seriously: The protest in Victoria coincides with the annual UN Climate Change conference, taking place in Poland. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is appealing to world leaders to take seriously the threat of global warming and take bold action to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures. He chided countries, particularly those most responsible for greenhouse-gas emissions, for failing to do enough to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord which set a goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius by the end of the century.
Alberta premier announces a cut in oil production: Alberta’s premier is making a big move to try to raise the selling price of Alberta crude and bitumen. Rachel Notley announced Sunday night that she’s ordering an across-the-board 8.7-per-cent cut in oil production in order to reduce the stockpile and prevent western crude from selling at a firesale price, due in part to Canada’s pipeline bottlenecks.
NEB moves to Nanaimo to hear from Indigenous groups on impacts of pipeline marine traffic: The National Energy Board has moved to Nanaimo to hear from Indigenous groups on the impacts of marine shipping from the trans-mountain pipeline. The NEB held similar hearings in Victoria last week. The Tsleil-Waututh Nation will focus on potential impacts the project poses to its way of life, including its cultural relationships with southern resident killer whales.
Canada is back in space with Russian Soyuz rocket launch: It was a flawless launch Monday morning for Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut. The trio blasted off from Kazakhstan on a flight to the International Space Station, where they will spend the next six months conducting experiments as they orbit the Earth.
Bus carrying youth football team crashes in Arkansas, one dead: One child is dead and dozens of others are hurt after a bus crash in Arkansas early Monday. The charter bus was travelling from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee when officials say it overturned. Police say it was carrying a youth football team that had played in Dallas this weekend. The bus driver is being questioned.
UK couple reunited with engagement ring lost down a New York sidewalk grate: The NYPD has come through for a UK couple that lost an engagement ring into a sidewalk grate. The video of the incident went viral. The newly engaged couple thought the ring was gone forever, but officers found it, and eventually found out who it belonged to. The couple says officers will get a mention at the wedding for a story they’ll share for a lifetime.
Ariana Grande song sets Youtube record: It’s good to be Ariana Grande. Her highly-anticipated music video for “Thank You, Next” set a first-day record on Youtube with more than 50-million views. The song itself tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a third straight week. Spotify says Grande has passed Selena Gomez as the services most-streamed artist worldwide.
Royals fall Sunday for a weekend split in Prince George: The Victoria Royals are off to Kamloops for a date with the Blazers Wednesday after splitting a pair of games in Prince George. The Cougars won their Teddy Bear toss game Sunday afternoon, 5-3, after jumping out to a 4-0 lead.
San Diego charges back for a win in Pittsburgh: In the NFL Sunday nighter, the San Diego Chargers came back from 16 points down in Pittsburgh and won with a late field goal 33-30 over the Steelers. Earlier in the day, the Seattle Seahawks took care of San Francisco 43-16.