5 things to know on Thursday, February 11, 2016
Published Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:49AM EST
With the weekend in sight, CTVNews.ca has five things you need to know: a man who went missing 30 years ago has been identified in unusual circumstances; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN chief Ban Ki-moon are meeting today; researchers have released evidence linking Zika and microcephaly; two men accused of causing the death of Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi have gone on trial; and Saskatchewan residents are very clear on where the name of their province comes from.
1. Finding yourself: A man who went missing 30 years ago from an Ontario city has been located, after he finally remembered his identity. It turns out Edgar Latulip had suffered a head injury and then got lost, and police never cracked the case.
2. Meeting up: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN chief Ban Ki-moon are meeting today as the government looks to work more closely with the world body.
3. Scary side-effects: Researchers have released the strongest evidence to date of a link between Zika virus in Brazil and microcephaly, a condition where babies are born with abnormally small heads. Meanwhile, other researchers think Zika may cause eye abnormalities.
4. On trial: Two alleged human smugglers have gone on trial in Turkey, both accused of causing the death of three-year-old Syrian migrant Alan Kurdi and four others. The picture of Kurdi lying lifeless on a beach sparked world attention on the refugee crisis.
5. Sasquatchawan? Residents of Saskatchewan are eager to correct the record after an NBA announcer insisted Wednesday that their province is named for its abundance of sasquatches. In fact, the word comes from Cree.
And one more thing for Life Hack Thursday: Anyone who has ever had to give a whole day of speeches or presentations knows that it doesn't take much to wear out your voice. Talk too long in a loud voice and you're going to end the day with a dry croak in your throat.
We spoke with three Canadian opera singers and one professional voice coach to obtain their tips on we can all do to keep our voices strong and clear even during the most challenging workdays.