5 things to know on Monday, March 14, 2016
Published Monday, March 14, 2016 6:50AM EDT
Here's your quick Monday morning catch-up to start your week with the 5 things to know: new security changes are designed to make Canada-U.S. cross-border travel smoother; Toronto health officials are expected to ask the city to introduce a safe drug injection site; two deadly terror attacks in Ivory Coast and Turkey; a Vancouver biotechnology company is making its cancer genome test free to 1,500 patients; and a 12-year-old is living out her dream.
Plus, we have some Money Monday advice on how to save a few dollars.
1. Border security changes: Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says a series of border security changes, recently announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama, are designed to make cross-border travel "smoother."
2. Safe injection site proposal: Toronto health officials are expected to make a pitch for bringing supervised safe injection facilities to the city. Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's medical officer of health, will host a media event on Monday to promote the release of a Board of Health report on the sites.
3. Terror attacks: Turkey has launched airstrikes against Kurdish rebels and carried out raids in the city of Adana after a bomb exploded in Turkey's capital on Sunday; and Ivory Coast's president is holding an emergency cabinet meeting after 16 people were killed when gunmen attacked an area popular with tourists.
4. Cancer test: Starting this week, a Vancouver biotechnology company is making an unconventional offer to Canadian cancer patients: its new cancer genome test, at no cost. The move is part marketing, part testing the potential market in an emerging field of cancer therapy called "personalized medicine."
5. Living a dream: A teenager has fulfilled a dream of performing at a cheer competition, despite being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Natasha Gould, 12, was sidelined last year, after being diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas.
And one more thing for "Money Monday": Three young Canadian entrepreneurs have launched a free online tool to help you see what tax credits you're eligible for.