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CTVNews.ca Top Stories What to know on the fifth day of the latest Israel-Hamas war The war between Israel and the militant group Hamas raged for a fifth day on Wednesday, as Israeli warplanes hammered neighbourhood after neighbourhood in the Gaza Strip. Here are some key takeaways from the war. DEVELOPING DEVELOPING | Israeli strikes demolish entire Gaza neighbourhoods as sealed-off territory faces imminent blackout Palestinians in the sealed-off Gaza Strip scrambled to find safety Wednesday, as Israeli strikes demolished entire neighbourhoods, hospitals ran low on supplies and a power blackout was expected within hours, further deepening the misery of a war sparked by a deadly mass incursion of Hamas militants. NHL bans players from using Pride tape on the ice The NHL sent a memo to teams last week clarifying what players can and cannot do as part of theme celebrations this season, including a ban on the use of rainbow-coloured stick tape for the Pride nights that have become a hot-button issue in hockey. War crimes inquiry research sheds fresh light on Canadian screening, policies Alti Rodal’s archival research and case analysis — including the once-hidden elements — are finding new relevance amid a push for greater transparency about how Canada has dealt with suspected Nazi war criminals and collaborators. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit fire-ravaged Northwest Territories Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to visit areas ravaged during a record wildfire season in the Northwest Territories today. Trudeau is scheduled to meet with local leaders in Hay River and visit sites affected by recent wildfires. Ontario NDP calls for retraction of Hamilton MPP’s statement on Israel-Gaza war The leader of Ontario’s NDP is calling on one of its own members to retract a statement on the Israel-Gaza war, which she says was not approved by the caucus. DEVELOPING DEVELOPING | Live updates: Day 5 of the latest Israel-Hamas war The Israeli military said more than 1,200 people, including 155 soldiers, have died in Israel since Saturday’s incursion. In Gaza, the health ministry says more than 1,050 have been killed and over 5,100 injured. ‘We will help you’: Canada to send military aircraft to evacuate citizens from Israel in ‘coming days’ The Canadian government is ‘planning’ to assist Canadians and their families departing from Tel Aviv ‘in the coming days,’ using Canadian Armed Forces aircraft, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly announced Tuesday. Federal officials are also working on other options for those who cannot reach the airport amid the Israel-Gaza war. Five years later, researchers say the impacts of legalizing cannabis in Canada have been mixed Since Canada’s legalization of cannabis five years ago, researchers say the policy has had mixed results in terms of public health and justice reform. Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit fire-ravaged Northwest Territories Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to visit areas ravaged during a record wildfire season in the Northwest Territories today. Trudeau is scheduled to meet with local leaders in Hay River and visit sites affected by recent wildfires. Ontario NDP calls for retraction of Hamilton MPP’s statement on Israel-Gaza war The leader of Ontario’s NDP is calling on one of its own members to retract a statement on the Israel-Gaza war, which she says was not approved by the caucus. How to talk to kids and teens about the Israel-Hamas war Mental health experts and school boards are offering support for kids and youth in Canada worried about the escalating Israel-Hamas war, as well as tips for parents on how to talk about it. Judge to decide if Ottawa locals can testify in ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizers’ trial The criminal trial of two prominent “Freedom Convoy” organizers is expected to resume today with a ruling on whether the court will hear testimony from local Ottawa residents. War crimes inquiry research sheds fresh light on Canadian screening, policies Alti Rodal’s archival research and case analysis — including the once-hidden elements — are finding new relevance amid a push for greater transparency about how Canada has dealt with suspected Nazi war criminals and collaborators. Health ministers converge in P.E.I. as governments negotiate final deals Federal Health Minister Mark Holland is set to sit down with his provincial and territorial counterparts in Charlottetown on Wednesday to discuss how they’re going to grow the health workforce. World Some Israelis abroad desperately try to head home — to join reserve military units, or just to help At the most harrowing of times, some Israeli citizens living overseas aren’t running from the war at home, but to it. 2 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in critical condition after fire in mobile gun range trailer Two veteran Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were seriously hurt Tuesday when a fire broke out inside a trailer serving as a mobile shooting range north of Los Angeles, authorities said. 6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes part of western Afghanistan where earlier quake killed over 2,000 Another strong earthquake shook part of western Afghanistan on Wednesday morning after an earlier quake killed more than 2,000 and flattened whole villages. The latest magnitude 6.3 earthquake was about 28 kilometres outside Herat, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. DEVELOPING DEVELOPING | Israeli strikes demolish entire Gaza neighbourhoods as sealed-off territory faces imminent blackout Palestinians in the sealed-off Gaza Strip scrambled to find safety Wednesday, as Israeli strikes demolished entire neighbourhoods, hospitals ran low on supplies and a power blackout was expected within hours, further deepening the misery of a war sparked by a deadly mass incursion of Hamas militants. Star witness Caroline Ellison says FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried hoped to be U.S. president someday Caroline Ellison, the tech executive who ran Sam Bankman-Fried ‘s hedge fund while sometimes dating him, testified Tuesday that he directed her to commit crimes before his cryptocurrency empire collapsed last November. She also revealed that her former boss thought he might be U.S. president someday. Lidia becomes Category 4 hurricane with 225 km/h winds, takes aim at Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta resort Lidia became an ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4 hurricane Tuesday with winds of 225 km/h (140 mph) as it took aim at Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta. Politics ‘We will help you’: Canada to send military aircraft to evacuate citizens from Israel in ‘coming days’ The Canadian government is ‘planning’ to assist Canadians and their families departing from Tel Aviv ‘in the coming days,’ using Canadian Armed Forces aircraft, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly announced Tuesday. Federal officials are also working on other options for those who cannot reach the airport amid the Israel-Gaza war. Canada to continue sending humanitarian aid to Gaza, insists no money will go to Hamas The Canadian government plans to continue delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza and the West Bank, but insists it will ensure none of the funds end up with Hamas, which it has designated a terrorist organization. ‘All options are on the table’: IDF not ruling out ground offensive into Gaza against Hamas Israel is not ruling out a ground offensive into Gaza against Hamas, an international spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces tells CTV News. Health Health ministers converge in P.E.I. as governments negotiate final deals Federal Health Minister Mark Holland is set to sit down with his provincial and territorial counterparts in Charlottetown on Wednesday to discuss how they’re going to grow the health workforce. Deadly bird flu reappears in U.S. commercial poultry flocks in Utah and South Dakota Highly pathogenic bird flu has made its first appearances in U.S. commercial poultry flocks this season, affecting one turkey farm in South Dakota and one in Utah and raising concerns that more outbreaks could follow. Five years later, researchers say the impacts of legalizing cannabis in Canada have been mixed Since Canada’s legalization of cannabis five years ago, researchers say the policy has had mixed results in terms of public health and justice reform. Sci-Tech Utah sues TikTok, alleging it lures children into addictive, destructive social media habits Utah became the latest state Tuesday to file a lawsuit against TikTok, alleging the company is “baiting” children into addictive and unhealthy social media habits. Ancient tree showed remnants of the largest-ever solar storm: researchers An ancient tree held evidence of the largest solar storm in Earth’s history, a process researchers say can be used to identify the risks in the future. X promises ‘highest level’ response on posts about Israel-Hamas war. Misinformation still flourishes The social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, says it is trying to take action on a flood of posts sharing graphic media, violent speech and hateful conduct about the war between Israel and Hamas. Entertainment Scientists winkle a secret from the ‘Mona Lisa’ about how Leonardo painted the masterpiece The research, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, suggests that the famously curious, learned and inventive Italian Renaissance master may have been in a particularly experimental mood when he set to work on the “Mona Lisa” early in the 16th century. Michael Chiarello, Food Network chef, dead at 61 Michael Chiarello, a prominent chef known for appearing on ‘Top Chef,’ has died. He was 61. Dealer gets 10 years in prison in death of actor Michael K. Williams A New York City drug dealer was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for providing “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams with fentanyl-laced heroin, causing his death. Business Dozens of flights are cancelled after a fire rips through a parking garage at London’s Luton Airport Thousands of travellers faced disruption as all flights were suspended on Wednesday at London’s Luton airport after a fire tore through a newly built parking garage, destroying vehicles and partially collapsing the structure. Birkenstock prices its initial public offering of stock valuing the sandal maker at $8.64 billion Birkenstock has set a price for its initial public offering of stock that values the 249-year-old German maker of upmarket sandals at $8.64 billion. Deadly bird flu reappears in U.S. commercial poultry flocks in Utah and South Dakota Highly pathogenic bird flu has made its first appearances in U.S. commercial poultry flocks this season, affecting one turkey farm in South Dakota and one in Utah and raising concerns that more outbreaks could follow. Lifestyle How to talk to kids and teens about the Israel-Hamas war Mental health experts and school boards are offering support for kids and youth in Canada worried about the escalating Israel-Hamas war, as well as tips for parents on how to talk about it. Powerball jackpot grows to US$1.55 billion for Monday; cash option worth US$679.8 million The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated US$1.55 billion for Monday night’s drawing after no one matched the game’s six numbers for the giant prize Saturday. 104-year-old Chicago woman dies days after making a skydive that could put her in the record books Dorothy Hoffner, a 104-year-old Chicago woman whose recent skydive could see her certified by Guinness World Records as the oldest person to ever jump from a plane, has died. Sports NHL bans players from using Pride tape on the ice The NHL sent a memo to teams last week clarifying what players can and cannot do as part of theme celebrations this season, including a ban on the use of rainbow-coloured stick tape for the Pride nights that have become a hot-button issue in hockey. Raptors’ first-ever head coach Brendan Malone dead at 81 The Toronto Raptors’ first-ever head coach Brendan Malone has died. He was 81. Messi a doubtful starter for Argentina; Vinicius back with Brazil for World Cup qualifying Lionel Messi is again a doubtful starter for Argentina in the next World Cup qualifying match against Paraguay. Autos Canadian auto workers, GM reach tentative contract agreement less than 24 hours after strike began Unifor workers have kicked off a strike at General Motors Canada after failing to reach a new contract with the U.S. automaker. Workers at Mack Trucks reject tentative contract deal and will go on strike early Monday Union workers at Mack Trucks have voted down a tentative five-year contract agreement reached with the company and plan to strike at 7 a.m. Monday, the United Auto Workers union says. Connected vehicles can be at risk of hacking, consumer awareness paramount: experts Blasting the heat with a remote sensor before you even get into your vehicle on a brisk winter morning is a welcome convenience. So are the comforts of lane assistance, voice command, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. But experts warn modern, connected vehicles, which are heavily packed with microchips and sophisticated software, can offer an open door to hackers. Stay Connected

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