WATCH: Morning CHEK with Andy Neal
Rallies across the country including Victoria in support of a First Nation protesting a planned pipeline in northern B.C., work begins to install sewage line on Dallas Road and “Green Book” the big winner at the Golden Globes. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.
Rally planned for Victoria Tuesday to support First Nations pipeline protest: Rallies and marches are already being organized across the country, including in Victoria, in support of members of a First Nation trying to block a planned pipeline through its northern B.C. territory. A “Day of Action” is planned for Victoria Tuesday starting at noon at the B.C. Legislature, with many other cities taking part. Indigenous demonstrators blocking access to the planned pipeline say they are anticipating RCMP action over an injunction filed against them. TransCanada says it has signed agreements with all First Nations along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route to LNG Canada’s $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat. But the protesters say the company lacks the authority to build through Wet’suwet’en territory because the hereditary chiefs have not given consent.
Saskatchewan set to apologize for the ’60s scoop: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is set to apologize to survivors of the ’60s Scoop in Regina Monday morning. About 20,000 Indigenous children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes starting in the 1950s until the late ’80s. Survivors are hoping the apology comes with action to reduce the number of children in care.
Work to install sewage pipe begins on Dallas Road in Victoria: Installation of a new sewage pipeline along Dallas Road in Victoria is underway Monday morning. Traffic is reduced to one lane in work areas at both Ogden Point and Clover Point, and Dallas Road from Niagara to Dock Streets will be closed a couple days a week. The Capital Regional District says parking will be impacted on Dallas Road.
Detained Canadians expected to be discussed between Canadian and Chinese officials: A delegation of Canadian legislators is meeting with their Chinese counterparts today in Shanghai — part of a planned visit between the two countries. Although not officially on the agenda, the issue of two Canadians being held by Beijing is expected to be front and centre. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in China last month, in apparent retaliation for the arrest in Vancouver of Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States.
Study says Canadians less likely to work three years after a cardiovascular event, significant pay cut: Middle-aged Canadians who have suffered a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest are less likely to be working three years later. That’s according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that also points out that those who can keep working often experience a significant drop in income.
UN refugee agency grants protection to 18-year-old Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse by her family: An 18-year-old Saudi woman who grabbed global headlines by barricading herself in a Thai hotel room as she sought asylum, has been allowed to leave the hotel and temporarily enter Thailand under the protection of the UN refugee agency. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun says she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family. She has also sent tweets asking for Canada and the U.S. for help as well.
President Trump considers emergency declaration for border wall: With the U-S government partial shutdown trudging into a third week, U-S President Donald Trump is now saying he is considering declaring an emergency to get his southern border wall built — the main reason behind the shutdown.
‘Green Book’ big winner at the Golden Globes: The big winner at the 76th Golden Globes was “Green Book”. The civil rights-era film won three trophies, including best motion picture. Jeff Bridges and Carroll Burnett both won lifetime achievement awards. The Internet remains abuzz over one winning performer’s comments. During his acceptance speech for best actor in a comedy or musical, Christian Bale thanked Satan for the inspiration behind his portrayal of former U-S Vice President Dick Cheney.
Chapman posts 37-save shutout in Grizzlies win over PG: Kurtis Chapman made 37 saves to help the Victoria Grizzlies defeat the Prince George Spruce Kings 3-0 Sunday in the BCHL. The Nanaimo Clippers upended Wenatchee 4-1 and Alberni Valley earned a 4-2 win at home over Langley. The Cowichan Valley Capitals fell 6-2 to the Kings in Powell River.
Missed field goal keeps Super Bowl champs alive: The Super Bowl defence continues for the Philadelphia Eagles after a heart-stopping win in Chicago Sunday night. After the Eagles scored a touchdown to take a 16-15 lead, a last-second field goal to win for the Bears hit both the upright and the crossbar, failing to go through and eliminating the NFC North champs.