5 Things To KnowToday
Charlie Hedbo to print 3 million copies of next issues with Mohammed on cover. Extreme cold weather warning for the coldest morning of the year. Price of gas dipping again tonight. Divers recover crashed Air Asia black box. Keystone XL pipeline clears important steps in the U.S. Senate.
CHARLIE HEDBO TO PRINT 3M COPIES OF NEXT ISSUE WITH MOHAMMED ON COVER
The French magazine Charlie Hebdo is going straight back to its business with plans to publish 3 million copies of its edition this week. It normally sells about 30,000 copies per week. The cover will feature a caricature of the prophet Mohammed with a tear on his cheek and holding a sign that read “Je suis Charlie.”
THE COLDEST MORNING OF THE YEAR
Toronto is dealing with the coldest morning of the year and it’s pretty close to the coldest January 13th of all-time. We’re at -21 degrees right now – just shy of the all time record low of -22.5 degrees set back in 1999 – and the wind chill is making it feel like -32 degrees this morning. Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold weather warning for most parts of the GTA. Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Northern York & Durham Regions and Halton Region are currently under the warning. Toronto Public Health has declared an extreme cold weather alert for the city, opening up additional shelter beds for the homeless, while beefing up street outreach programs. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.
PRICE OF GAS DIPPING AGAIN
The price at the pumps will fall again at midnight. Dan McTeague from gasbuddy.com says that will bring the average price from 89.9 to 87.9 a litre in Toronto. These are prices Toronto drivers haven’t enjoyed since the end of March 2009.
DIVERS RECOVER CRASHED AIR ASIA BLACK BOX
Searchers have now retrieved the 2nd black box from the Air Asia jet that crashed into the Java Sea. With both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder, investigators should be able to piece together what caused the plane to go down last month, killing all 162 people on-board.
KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE CLEARS IMPORTANT STEPS IN US SENATE
The future of the Canada-American Keystone XL pipeline got a little more real today. The US Senate agreed to move forward on a bill that would push President Barrack Obama to approve infrastructure for the project with a filibuster. Obama in the past has been critical of the projected and says that even if the bill is passed he will veto it.