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Work continues to remove grounded barge on Haida Gwaii, Amber Alert for six-year-old Saskatchewan girl cancelled Monday morning and opposition parties expected to take aim at the Trans Mountain pipeline in Ottawa. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.
Work resumes on a grounded barge on Haida Gwaii: Crews are in the process this morning of removing a fishing lodge barge that ran aground on the east side of Haida Gwaii last weekend. Lightering work, which removes fuel and other hazardous waste from the barge, is underway. Field teams have continued with environmental monitoring and say no pollution has been found around the barge on Lina Island, near the Village of Queen Charlotte.
Missing Saskatchewan girl found: The Amber Alert for a missing six-year-old Saskatchewan girl has been cancelled after she was found safe within the city limits of North Battleford this morning. Emma O’Keeffe was in the back seat of an SUV when it was stolen from outside a strip mall. Emma, who has autism and needs medication for severe epilepsy, is now receiving medical care.
Regina Park campers move to provincially owned land in Saanich: A number of campers evicted from Regina Park last week have set up what they call the first “urban reserve”, with another encampment going up this weekend on Ravine Way in Saanich. In a statement Saturday night, Saanich Police said the land is owned by the B.C. transportation ministry and they have not authorized police to remove the encampment from the site through the Trespass Act.
Dozens believed dead as the search continues after a mudslide in the Philippines: Rescuers are still digging through the massive mound of mud and debris covering a chapel in the Philippines after a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut on Saturday. A Philippine mayor says it is unlikely any of the 40 to 50 people thought buried are still alive.
Trans Mountain debate expected as MPs return to the hill in Ottawa: Opposition parties are expected to take aim at the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project as the fall sitting of the house of commons gets underway today. The Liberals will work to pass legislation to implement the wide-ranging Trans-Pacific trade deal, known as the C-P-T-P-P. The Conservatives complain the project is stalled under the Trudeau government and the New Democrats don’t want it built at all, in favour of clean energy investment.
Kavanaugh accuser says she’s willing to tell her story publicly: The woman accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school is willing to tell her story publicly to the Senate panel considering his nomination. Christine Blasey Ford alleges a drunken Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
B.C. will have one pot store when cannabis becomes legal: A month from today, marijuana becomes legal in Canada, and B.C.’s public safety minister says there will be only one cannabis store open for business Oct. 17. Mike Farnworth said the store will open in Kamloops and more retail locations are “anticipated” in the following months, with over 100 paid applications in various stages of entry.
Breached humpback whales getting world attention: An extraordinary video of three humpback whales surging out of the ocean one after the other in Nova Scotia is capturing attention around the world. The video of the triple breach was shot by passenger Edward Giroux, who was aboard a Zodiac last month when the three large whales approached. The video has been watched thousands of times and picked up by U.S. media outlets.
Underwood’s inspiration for her new album: Carrie Underwood has revealed one of the inspirations behind her new album “Cry Pretty”. The singer-songwriter told “CBS Sunday Morning,” she miscarried three times in a little over a year before her latest pregnancy, which she says is going well.
Emmy awards tonight: “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels is producing tonight’s Emmy Awards, and is tasked with boosting the event’s viewership. Last year’s ceremony had a television audience of 11.4 million, which narrowly avoided setting a new low. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is the defending champion in for best drama series, with “Game of Thrones” its top rival. “Atlanta” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” are front-runners for top comedy.
Seahawks at Chicago in NFL Monday night showdown: The Seattle Seahawks will try to get their first win of the season tonight. The Seahawks are in Chicago for a Monday night showdown with the Bears, who are also 0-and-1.
Marathon record smashed: Do you think you can run a mile in two hours flat? That is almost what it’s going to take after Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record Sunday by over a minute at the Berlin Marathon at 2:01:40.