Morning CHEK for November 7

Morning CHEK for November 7

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Victoria police explosive device unit called to city hall late Tuesday after an earlier threat at the Victoria courthouse, a mixed verdict in the U.S. mid-term elections and the B.C. Liberal leader is in Nanaimo for a byelection announcement Wednesday. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.

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Suspicious package deemed not a threat near Victoria city hall: Some tense moments in downtown Victoria Tuesday as the result of two potential bomb scares. Last night, just around 10 p.m., police cordoned off Centennial Square and city hall, and shut down Pandora Street from Douglas to Government, with reports of a suspicious package that was found. Police determined there was no threat and the area was cleared Wednesday morning. Earlier in the day, Victoria police say a bomb threat was received at the Victoria courthouse, and the building was evacuated. There was no explosive device found.

Trump tweets message for Democrats after mid-term election results: With Democrats taking control of the house representatives in Tuesday’s mid-term elections, it gives them the ability to launch investigations into President Donald Trump and stifle his agenda. This morning, Trump tweeted if Democrats are going to do that, then the White House will respond by investigating leaks of classified information. Trump ended the tweet by saying, quote, “Two can play that game!” Republicans did manage to hold on to their Senate majority.

Wilkinson to make byelection announcement in Nanaimo: BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is in Nanaimo Wednesday morning, where he is expected to announce the party’s candidate for the upcoming byelection with former NDP MLA Leonard Krog now the mayor of the city. Former NDP Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcomson announced her intention to run for the NDP in the byelection two weeks ago.

Plane skids off Halifax runway: Halifax Stanfield International Airport has reopened its main runway after a 7-47 cargo plane went off the airport’s second runway earlier today. The incident sent four crew members to the hospital with what were believed to be minor injuries. It’s not clear what caused the plane to skid off the runway. The plane was reported to be travelling from Chicago to Halifax.

Facebook CEO rejects a request to appear before an international investigative committee: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request by the heads of Canadian and British parliamentary committees to appear before an international committee investigating fake news. Officials say pressure is building, with five parliaments now calling on the Facebook C-E-O to quote — “do the right thing by the 170 million users in the countries they represent.”

Conservative leader faces questions on longtime MP’s sexting scandal: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer faced a barrage of questions this morning about the resignation of longtime MP Tony Clement, who is embroiled in a sexting extortion scandal. Scheer says he is taking Clement at his word that he sent the photos to someone he thought had consented but admits the behaviour is still extremely upsetting and unbecoming. Clement had top security clearance and Scheer says the RCMP and the Privy Council Office are investigating to see if national security was compromised or if Clement was targeted because of that role.

Surveillance video shows a Florida man jumping into a croc pit: A Florida man took a dangerous dive Tuesday at an animal farm. He was captured on surveillance video jumping into a pond filled with crocodiles, and you can see the moment he was attacked by one of the 12-foot animals. Later, you can see the man writhing in pain and trying to make an escape by straddling a fence.

Michael Jackson hit returns to Billboard’s hot 100: 
Downloads and streams of “Michael Jackson’s Thriller” always surge in October. But this year, the tune actually returned to Billboard’s Hot 100 at number 31, its highest mark since being released in 1984.

Grande named Billboard’s Woman of the Year: Ariana Grande is Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande held the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart three times over the course of her career. Beyond music, the singer is known for using her star power to support causes like gun control, LGBTQ rights and Black Lives Matter.

Canucks start road trip with a shootout loss in Detroit: 
The Vancouver Canucks opened a six-game road trip in Detroit Tuesday night. Elias Pettersson scored his 10th of the season, but the Red Wings would earn the win in the shootout, 3-2. The Canucks are in Boston tomorrow night.

‘Special announcement’ expected by a group trying to bring the CFL to Halifax: The group working on bringing a Canadian Football League team to Halifax is expected to make a “special announcement” today. CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie will be there. Maritime Football Limited Partnership is looking to secure a conditional expansion franchise to begin play in Halifax in 2021.


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