Get a head start on your Thursday with today’s round-up of 5 things to know.

Here are the five things to know: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a busy day in Washington, capped with the first state dinner between the two countries in 19 years; CTV’s Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme sat down with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for a wide-ranging interview; Canada is planning new guidelines for methane emissions; a Manitoba First Nations community has declared a state of emergency; and a boy has a furry companion to thank for alerting his mom to a health problem.

And one more thing: a Life Hack Thursday story to make life a little simpler.

1. State dinner: For the first time in 19 years, the U.S. is throwing a state dinner for a Canadian prime minister. His day is full of meetings with Obama in the Oval Office, as well as a press conference at the State Department. If you're curious what's on the menu tonight, you can take a look at the menu here.

2. One-on-one with John Kerry: CTV’s Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme sat down with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss topics ranging from Islamic State militants, the Syrian refugee crisis and the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.

3. New methane rules: Environment Canada is poised to announce new proposed rules for methane emissions. Sources tell CTV News that the agency will develop its regulations in collaboration with provinces, territories, indigenous people and other stakeholders.

4. State of emergency: A remote Manitoba First Nations community has declared a state of emergency due to a suicide epidemic. The community has experienced six suicides in the last two months and 140 attempts in the last two weeks alone.

5. Jedi: A seven-year-old boy has his own Jedi knight to thank after a health scare. Luke Nuttall’s service dog Jedi woke up his mother when it realized his friend’s blood sugar was low.

And one more thing for "Life Hack Thursday": The pressures on working professional mothers come from many sides, but Calgary resident Karen Dawson has learned that a busy career doesn't have to make anyone less of a parent; in fact, it can make you a better one. Here's how.

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