5 things to know on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:20AM EST
Strapped for time but looking for a quick morning update? Well, we've got it.
Here are the five things you need to know this Tuesday: a Canadian researcher says he's track five Canadian women who have travelled to Syria; doctors want higher-quality pain relief options for patients; a Valentine's Day date ended badly for a couple in Vancouver; Taylor Swift claimed the big prize at the Grammys; and a Toronto girl has surpassed an impressive milestone in fundraising to battle a genetic disorder.
1. Born into terror: A Canadian researcher says he’s tracked five Canadian women who travelled to Syria or Iraq to marry ISIS fighters and bear their children, leaving their families back home devastated. All the women are between the ages of 19 and 22.
2. Medical marijuana: Canada is in the midst of drawing up guidelines for end-of-life care, but some doctors believe that the medical system isn't doing enough to offer high-quality pain relief to patients, including the option to use cannabis.
3. Valentine's Day goes wrong: A couple visiting Vancouver for Valentine's Day say their planned date turned horribly wrong after confronting a driver who failed to stop at a crosswalk.
4. Grammy results: Taylor Swift took home album of the year at the Grammys – and delivered a subtle jab at Kanye West – while Canadians artists won a combined six awards.
5. Helping her brother: A six-year-old Toronto girl who started raising money two years ago to help find a cure for a genetic disorder affecting her older brother has surpassed the $90,000 mark. Na'ama Uzan got her start with a lemonade stand with the proceeds going towards the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.