5 things to know on Thursday, January 14, 2016
Published Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:31AM EST
The weekend is just around the corner and CTV News has the day's top stories. Here are the five things you need to know: there are winners for the gigantic U.S. Powerball lottery; explosions and gunfights in downtown Jakarta have left seven dead; Winnipeg parents are upset after their son, who has intellectual disabilities, was beaten and left in a dumpster; acclaimed actor Brian Bedford has died; and three Edmonton students are designing 3D prosthetic hands.
And for "Lifehack Thursday," how to keep eating healthy foods in spite of rising food costs.
1. We have a winner: There are three winning tickets for Wednesday's record breaking Powerball lottery. The tickets were bought in a Los Angeles suburb as well as Florida and Tennessee.
2. Attacks in Jakarta: A series of explosions struck downtown Jakarta, with police battling gunmen in the street. At least seven people were killed in the melee. Authorities have said one Canadian may be among the dead.
3. Cruel attack: The parents of a Winnipeg teen say their son, who has intellectual disabilities, was attacked and left in a dumpster for hours in freezing temperatures. Jean-Michael Morrissette, 13, was on his way home from school when he was approached by two men who beat him up and threw him in a trash bin in an alley in Winnipeg's North End. The teen was found hours later by a woman who heard his faint cries for help.
4. Theatre loss: Acclaimed actor Brian Bedford, a veteran of Ontario’s Stratford Festival and a Tony Award-winning mainstay of Broadway, has died. He was 80 years old. Bedford's Stratford roles included King Lear, Macbeth and Richard III. He also got rave reviews for playing Lady Bracknell in the festival's production of "The Importance of Being Earnest."
5. Prosthetic hands: Three high school students from Edmonton are learning the science behind 3D printing to build prosthetic hands for children from low-income families in Alberta and others around the world. The students are hoping to create more 50 hands, which will each take about 13 hours to complete.
And one more thing for "Lifehack Thursday:" You may have noticed grocery prices are going up.
The cost of food rose 4.1 per cent in 2015 and will likely rise another three per cent this year, says the University of Guelph's annual food prices report.
So how can Canadians eat well without blowing their budgets? CTVNews.ca spoke to registered dieticians for their advice on affordable healthy eating.