5 things to know on Thursday, January 28, 2016
Published Thursday, January 28, 2016 6:28AM EST
With the weekend in sight, CTVNews.ca has five things you need to know: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to meet with Rachel Notley over a financial stimulus package; First Nations leaders are meeting with Finance Minister Bill Morneau; the Canadian military wants a sensitive solution in the case of a soldier's service dog; Canadian Blood Services is keeping an eye on the Zika outbreak and Edmonton has approved Uber.
Plus for "Lifehack Thursday," A Utah mother has come up with an innovative way to turn the periodic table of elements into a "Battleship"-style game.
1. Go West: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to meet with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on Feb. 3 to discuss a financial stimulus package tailored specifically to help those in the province who have lost their jobs. Alberta lost 19,600 jobs in 2015 -- its worst year for unemployment since 1982.
2. Meeting up: First Nations leaders are expected to meet with Finance Minister Bill Morneau today, following this week's earlier landmark ruling that the federal government had systematically underfunding First Nations child welfare services.
3. "Sensitive solution": The Canadian military wants a more sensitive solution to accommodate a service dog belong to a soldier who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Sgt. Jeffrey Yetman says he was recently told he couldn't bring his dog on base; which he says restricts his ability to function.
4. Dealing with Zika: Canadian Blood Services says it is looking at its donation policy in light of the growing outbreak of the Zika virus. The virus is typically considered a mild illness that leaves sufferers with symptoms such as a fever, rash, red eyes and joint pain for several days to a week but has been linked to birth defects.
5. Edmonton OKs Uber: Edmonton city council approved a bylaw that will allow ride-sharing app Uber to operate legally. The bylaw is set to take effect on March 1. Edmonton's mayor say the bylaw is a result of demand for more choice in the vehicle for hire industry.
And one more thing for "Lifehack Thursday:" For any parents, teachers or students looking to make learning a little more exciting, here’s some inspiration from a creative Utah mother. Karyn Tripp, the mom behind the blog "Teach Beside Me," has come up with an innovative way to make elements entertaining: a periodic table version of Battleship.