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In the news today, Jan. 22

In the news today, Jan. 22

Four stories in the news for Monday, Jan. 22 ——— WOMEN'S MARCH TWEET SPARKS DEBATE IN ALBERTA A minister in Alberta's NDP government has chastised a tweet by the Opposition's communications chair that slammed this weekend's women's marches.

New Brunswick to spend $25 million in effort to create jobs for youth

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government will spend $25 million dollars in the coming year in an effort to boost the number of young people working in the province.
Tesla to install Atlantic Canada 'supercharger' stations for its vehicles

Tesla to install Atlantic Canada 'supercharger' stations for its vehicles

HALIFAX — Tesla Inc. is building fast-charging stations for its electric vehicles in Atlantic Canada, opening up the East Coast to road trippers with the California automaker's high-end plug-in cars.

Coaches, players, volunteers increasingly targeted in sports lawsuits: expert

VANCOUVER — Sports insurance lawsuits have moved beyond targeting teams and leagues and are increasingly zeroing in on coaches, players and even volunteers, an industry expert says.

'Colorado low' could pelt southern Ontario and Quebec with freezing rain

OTTAWA — It could be a messy start to the work week in southern Ontario and Quebec, with Environment Canada issuing freezing rain warnings for much of the region.
Fishermen take chilly challenge to raise money for Nova Scotia fire victims

Fishermen take chilly challenge to raise money for Nova Scotia fire victims

PUBNICO HEAD, N.S. — Dozens of fishermen are plunging into frigid waters as part of a fundraising campaign, with some donations going to the survivors of a tragic fire in southwestern Nova Scotia. Todd Newell, a fisherman in Cape Sable Island, N.S.
Small-scale Nova Scotia women's march that charmed internet sees turnout double

Small-scale Nova Scotia women's march that charmed internet sees turnout double

SANDY COVE, N.S. — A small-scale women's march in rural Nova Scotia that charmed the internet in 2017 more than doubled its turnout this year to 32 people — amounting to nearly half the village's permanent population, according to an organizer.

'Archaic' liquor laws in B.C. hurt consumers, whisky distributor says

VANCOUVER — An Alberta-based whisky distributor says "archaic" liquor policies in British Columbia are limiting the range of products consumers can access. Robert Carpenter, co-founder of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, said B.C.
Boy who endured three years as ISIL captive asks for meeting with Justin Trudeau

Boy who endured three years as ISIL captive asks for meeting with Justin Trudeau

WINNIPEG — A Yazidi boy who was held captive for three years by Iraqi militants before being reunited with his family in Winnipeg last year is requesting a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Justin Trudeau to push middle class interests as he heads to Davos

Justin Trudeau to push middle class interests as he heads to Davos

OTTAWA — After spending the past two weeks criss-crossing the country to speak with ordinary Canadians in town hall meetings, Justin Trudeau is heading to Switzerland where he'll rub elbows with the rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Da