Morning CHEK for November 30

Morning CHEK for November 30

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally signs revamped NAFTA deal, Marriott Starwood data breach compromises information of up to a half-billion people and BC Hydro report says more mega holiday displays is increasing power use and costs. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.

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Canada, U.S. and Mexico formally sign USMCA in Argentina: After much anticipation, Canada signed the revamped NAFTA in Argentina on the sidelines of the high-profile G20 summit. The three countries still need to ratify the deal. U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum remain in place, but a Canadian official says one advantage is an auto side letter exempting Canada of potential tariffs on exports of up to 2.6 million vehicles.

Two people sent to hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Victoria Friday morning: Emergency crews attended a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Cook and Pandora in Victoria Friday morning. Few details are known, but authorities said two people were taken to hospital and believe one of the vehicles ran a red light around 7 a.m.

Canadian economy grows two per cent in third-quarter, Stats Canada says: Stats Canada this morning says the Canadian economy grew at an annual pace of 2.0 per cent in the third quarter, compared to 2.9 in the second quarter. Economists say business investment spending and growth in household spending slowed down in the quarter.

Marriott says a information of half-billion people compromised in September: A massive data breach at Marriott’s Starwood hotels in September. The hotel says the information of as many as 500-million people has been compromised, including names, birth dates, and passport and credit card numbers. Marriott also uncovered unauthorized access within its Starwood network since 2014.

Age, political ideology divide Canadians over cause & threat of climate change, Angus Reid survey: An Angus Reid survey out Friday says age and political ideology is dividing Canadians on climate change. Angus Reid says 18-to-34-year-old Canadians appear to have a heightened sense of gravity to the climate change threat compared to older respondents. While more than four-in-five past Liberal and New Democrat voters believe climate change is a fact, it drops to just one-third of those who voted Conservative in 2015.

BC Hydro report shines light on increased power use and costs from more mega holiday displays: A BC Hydro report out Friday says the province’s power load has increased 15 per cent since 2012 because of bigger holiday displays, which is costing you more. In the Crown’s “Grinch to Griswold” survey, 15 per cent of holiday fanatics in BC admit they’ve blown a breaker from overloading lights and decorations. The report also found a third of displays use older and more expensive incandescent lights.

Colwood-based writer makes NY Times Top 10 list: The accolades continue to pour in for Esi Edugyan’s novel “Washington Black”. After winning her second Giller Prize earlier in November, the Colwood-based author’s work now ranks among the New York Time’s 10 Best Books of 2018.

Showing in Victoria of new documentary on the opioid crisis: A showing Thursday night in Victoria of a new documentary focusing on the ongoing opioid crisis. “Painkiller: inside the opioid crisis” features families of the victims, health workers on the front lines and others. You can watch the documentary online and for each view, Telus will give $5 to organizations providing critical care to those in need to a maximum of $50,000.

Payless pranks social media influencers: In an elaborate prank, shoe retailer “Payless Shoes”, known for low prices, convinced prominent fashionistas to buy their wares for hundreds of dollars! The retailer set up a fake luxury shoe store called “Paelessi” and the prominent social media fashionistas paid up to $600 for shoes normally priced between 20 and 40 bucks. The company plans on using the footage for a series of upcoming ads. Eventually, Payless let them in on the joke, refunded their money and even let them keep the shoes.

Hugh Jackman heading out on the road: “The Greatest Showman” star Hugh Jackman is hitting the road for his first world tour. “Hugh Jackman: the man, the music, the show” will feature the Tony and Golden Globe-winning performer doing songs from “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Miserables,” and other films and broadway shows. He’ll launch the tour in May.

Pettersson wows again in Canucks loss to Vegas: 
Vancouver Canucks’ young star Elias Petterson continues to find the highlight reel. He made a terrific play Thursday night while on his knees and somehow found Brock Boeser with a blind pass for the opening goal against Vegas. But the Golden Knights would get a short-handed tally in the third from William Karlsson that stood up as the winner in a 4-3 decision.

Cowboys ground Saints in Thursday night win: The Dallas Cowboys held the explosive New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees to just 10 points in winning their fourth in a row, 13-10. It ends the Saints 10 game win streak.


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