5 things to know on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:54AM EST
It’s Wednesday and CTV News has gathered the day’s top stories. Here are the five things you need to know: North Korea claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb; more parents are sharing stories of their children on "no-fly lists"; a gene that turns some bacteria into superbugs has been found in Canada; a military deal with Saudi Arabia will continue despite backlash; a Winnipeg woman has a very Canadian take on healthy eating.
And for "Dream Big Wednesday," a look at some top alternative travel destinations for those of you who are looking for something different from the normal tourist traps.
1. Bomb test? North Korea says it has completed its first successful test of a hydrogen bomb, which in turn triggered a magnitude-5.1 earthquake. However, South Korean spys and experts aren't so sure the North actually tested a hydrogen bomb.
2. 'No-fly list': More parents are coming forward with stories of their children mistakenly being on "no-fly lists," after six-year-old Canadian Syed Adam Ahmed captured national attention. Muslim groups are also looking for the federal government to take concrete steps to prevent the wrong names from landing - and staying - on the list.
3. Superbug gene: Scientists have discovered that the MCR-1 gene, which turns some bacteria into antibiotic-resistant superbugs, has been in Canada for at least five years. The gene has the ability to make E. coli and other forms of bacteria resistant to colistin, which is considered a powerful, last-resort antibiotic for some diseases.
4. Deal will continue: Despite the mass execution of 47 people in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says Canada won't cancel a multi-billion dollar private contract that has military vehicles sold to Saudi Arabia.
5. Eat local: A new Winnipeg restaurant is hoping to take advantage of the movement toward eating healthier food sourced closer to home by offering indigenous cuisine. Entrepreneur Christa Bruneau-Guenther said she first realized the value of quality food while working as a day-care provider. She said increasing the kids' physical activity and feeding them a healthy indigenous-inspired diet helped the kids make a complete turnaround.
And one more thing for Dream Big Wednesday... Looking to shake up your travelscapes in 2016? For frequent flyers who've ticked off the tried and true, and for those looking for off-the-radar places, here's a list of alternative travel destinations for the beach-lounger, foodie and city-lover.