5 things to know on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:39AM EDT
Are you already dreaming about the weekend? If so, we have a Dream Big Wednesday story on a man and his tree climbing goal to give you some inspiration.
Plus, your daily dose of five things to know: The prime minister and ministers have begun fanning out to promote the federal budget; Belgian authorities are continuing the search for clues in the wake of yesterday's deadly attack; seven Canadians have been awarded Carnegie medals for heroism; Rob Ford's death has shone a light on a rare form of cancer; and a rocket has set off to carry food and supplies to the International Space Station.
1. Federal Budget: The Liberal government abandoned its promise to balance the books by 2019, forging ahead with plans to spend billions on infrastructure projects and tax benefits for the middle class amid significant deficit projections for the next four years. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and ministers have begun fanning out to promote their plan. Find out how it affects you.
2. Brussels attacks: Brussels residents are looking to return to normalcy as authorities continue searching for clues in yesterday's deadly attack. Among those caught in the bombings was an American teenager who had previously survived the terrorist attacks in Paris and Boston.
3. Carnegie medals: Seven Canadians are among the latest recipients of the Carnegie medals for heroism. The awards are named after philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who created the awards in 1904.
4. Rare cancer highlighted: Rob Ford's death at the age of 46 has drawn attention to a rare form of cancer. Liposarcoma make up 15 per cent of one per cent of all cancers diagnosed in Canada.
5. Liftoff: A rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station took off overnight, bringing food and materials for experiments to astronauts. Recent supply runs have ended with the rockets destroyed before reaching their destination.
And one more thing for "Dream Big Wednesday": Trevor Burton has been climbing trees since he was just a kid, scrambling up trunks and swinging on branches in Nova Scotia. Now, the 38-year-old is off to Texas, where he’ll compete with the world’s top tree climbers, and enjoy what he calls the ultimate workplace view. "My office is always at the top of a tree somewhere," he said.