5 things to know on Friday, February 26, 2016
Published Friday, February 26, 2016 6:21AM EST
Before you wrap up your work week, here are 5 things to know this morning: an airdrop in Syria gone wrong; Neil Battleman turned himself in to Indonesian authorities this morning; Donald Trump took on two opponents in last night's debate; Ontario had a surprising announcement for low-income post-secondary students; and a lookahead to this weekend's Oscars.
Plus, for #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look back at a unique event seen from Manitoba.
1. Airdrop failure: Bad weather and a tricky flight path marred an attempt to airdrop food over the Syrian city of Deir el-Zour, where starving residents are under siege by the Islamic State. The head of the United Nations World Food Program told CTV News that she isn’t giving up.
2. Bantleman surrenders: Neil Bantleman turned himself in to Indonesian authorities on Friday morning. Indonesian authorities said he flew from Bali to Jakarta to turn himself in.
3. Trump against two: Donald Trump found himself under attack by his two closest rivals, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, during the latest Republication debate. Trump was his typical self, telling Cruz: "You get along with nobody. ... You should be ashamed of yourself." And good news for Canadians: If Trump becomes president, he said he has no plans to build a wall along America’s northern border.
4. Affordability: Ontario has announced that university and college will soon be free for low-income students in Ontario. The pledge came as part of the provincial government's latest budget.
5. Academy Awards: The Oscars will be awarded on Sunday and if you're filling out the ballot for your Oscar poll, CTV News has all the coverage you need. From the roles Academy voters prefer to the night's biggest moments and which kinds of roles win big are all covered.
And one more thing for "Flashback Friday": A look at a day when a solar eclipse blotted out the sun in Brandon, Man.