5 things to know on Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:46AM EST
It’s Wednesday and CTV News has gathered the day’s top stories. Here are the five things you need to know: Passengers are upset after a Sunwing flight turned into an eight-hour ordeal; an earthquake was felt on the south coast of B.C.; an Edmonton mother says she's learned a lesson after her car was stolen with a precious bundle inside; a rundown of new laws due to come into effect on Jan. 1; and a look at what the future holds for trends.
1. Quake rumbles B.C.: A moderate earthquake jolted B.C.'s South Coast on Tuesday night, frightening residents. The quake was centred near the town of Sidney, B.C. on Vancouver Island but has not caused any damage nor started any tsunamis.
2. Travel nightmare: A planeload of frustrated Sunwing passengers finally disembarked in Calgary on Tuesday, after a long delay in Ontario and hours spent stuck on the tarmac. A stop to refuel and change crews turned into an eight-hour delay with little food, water or information from the airline, passengers say.
3. Lesson learned: An Edmonton mother says she learned a tough lesson after her vehicle was stolen with her baby inside. Suzie Kaddu says she left her eight-month-old daughter in the car while she ducked into a Value Village for a few minutes. When she came out of the store, the vehicle was gone, but police located it and the baby – who was unharmed – about 10 minutes later.
4. New laws: With 2016 just around the corner, Canadians can also expect new laws and some tweaks to current ones that will take effect on Jan. 1. From income tax cuts to distracted driving fines, we've listed the key ones you need to know.
5. 2016 trends. It's hard to predict the future, but that hasn't stopped trends experts who are looking ahead to 2016. They say it will be a year of new fashion trends, wearable tech and…toast? Some companies are even predicting which paint colours will be trendy in 2016.
And one more thing for "Dream Big Wednesday:" From ice sculptures to snow slides, outdoor skating rinks, sugary Beavertails and maple syrup drizzled on snow – nobody else celebrates winter like Canadians. Here's a look at five winter festivals that will make you want to pull on your toque and head outdoors in 2016.