WATCH: Morning CHEK with Andy Neal
Community rallies for Campbell River teen battling cancer, Cowichan Tribes members drink clean water after a decades-long wait and people remain without power after Friday’s tornado in the national capital region. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.
Campbell River teen in England for cancer treatment: A Campbell River teen is in England awaiting a new treatment as he fights life-threatening cancer, but the treatment comes with a $300,00 bill. 18-year-old Jonah Shankar was preparing for graduation in June when he suddenly couldn’t walk and soon learned he had a rare and aggressive cancer. There was a special photo shoot Sunday in Campbell River, the latest in the community’s support for Shankar, with more than $115-thousand in less than two weeks.
Clean water finally running from Cowichan Tribes taps: Members of Cowichan Tribes are finally drinking clean water from their taps, and for some, they haven’t had that in more than 30 years. Ottawa spent $2 million to connect the water source from Duncan, and Cowichan Tribes Chief Chip Seymour says 20 other homes are slated for connections to safe water by next spring.
Goldstream camper says closing park gates adds fuel to the fire for concerned residents: Morgan Van Humback is among a group of the homeless tenters that set up last week at Goldstream Park. Van Humback says the gates to the campground being closed is adding fuel to fire and not allowing community members to see for themselves what is going on. Residents near Goldstream Park held a town hall Sunday afternoon to voice concerns about the Tent City occupying the park.
Residents told to stay home around nation’s capital: Ottawa residents are being urged to stay home today as crews continue to try and restore power to thousands still in the dark after the wreckage left by two tornadoes that tore through the nation’s capital on Friday. Ontario Premier Doug Ford pledged the province’s full support to get everyone back on their feet.
Case adjourned nearly a month against man charged in deadly Fredericton shooting: The defence lawyer for Matthew Vincent Raymond, charged with four counts of murder in a deadly shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick Aug. 10, says he needs more time review a large volume of material in his client’s case. Raymond is accused of killing four people, including two police officers. His case is adjourned to Oct. 22.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee faces more of sexual misconduct allegations: Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U-S Supreme Court has been further imperilled by a second sexual-misconduct allegation, dating back to his first year at Yale. The latest allegation from Colorado resident Deborah Ramirez in an interview with The New Yorker magazine, claiming Kavanaugh exposed himself to her. The first accuser is scheduled to testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Megan Markle’s ‘something blue’: You know the old tradition: a bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. Megan Markle said she had a piece of blue fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Harry sewn into her wedding dress in an HBO TV documentary about Queen Elizabeth II.
Sentencing hearing begins for Bill Cosby: Bill Cosby could get up to 30 years in prison, or be sent home on probation. A sentencing hearing is underway in Pennsylvania. The 81-year-old comedian was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Canadian woman Andrea Constand in 2004. More than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct since Constand went to police in 2005.
‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ is weekend box office winner: “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” has ticked off a box office win. The movie made 26.9-million dollar in ticket sales in its debut weekend.
Tiger wins again: It took more than five years, but Tiger Woods has reached the 80-win plateau on the PGA Tour. Woods won the Tour Championship in Atlanta Sunday and said after the win, “I can’t believe I pulled this off.” Woods’ career had been derailed by injuries, which included needing four back surgeries. The 42-year-old is just two victories behind the career win record held by Sam Snead.
Seahawks win home opener: Russell Wilson threw two touchdowns and Chris Carson ran for over 100-yards with a major score in the Seattle Seahawks’ 24-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys in their home opener. The win is Seattle’s first of the season. They will go on the road to face Arizona next week.
Canucks face LA in Utah: The Vancouver Canucks continue their pre-season schedule Monday night in Salt Lake City, Utah to face the LA Kings. The Canucks defeated the Kings 4-3 in a shootout in Vancouver last Thursday, their lone win in four exhibition games.