Canada passenger rail company lays off 1,000 staff as blockades bite
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 Canada's passenger rail company on Wednesday said blockades by demonstrators had forced it to temporarily lay off 1,000 employees, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to solve a two-week protest.
Canadian business leaders are pleading with Ottawa for a swift end of the numerous blockades activists have set up in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who have come out against a gas pipeline in B.C..
“Jeopardy!” game show host Alex Trebek died on Sunday at the age of 80, and his passing was mourned by fans who called the brainy quizmaster a nightly source of information and sheer joy. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.