5 things to know on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:29AM EST
In a rush this morning? Here’s our time-saving guide to the five biggest stories this morning: The federal government approves two pipeline projects; Canada is expected to show strong economic growth in the third quarter; Ontario’s government spending watchdog releases her annual report; Toronto and Montreal face off in the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference final; and a giant Bay of Fundy lobster escapes the dinner table.
Plus, for “Dream Big Wednesday,” CTVNews.ca writer Angela Mulholland has some useful tips on how to make museums fun for kids when travelling as a family.
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1. Pipelines approved: The federal government has approved two pipelines: the Kinder Morgan expansion project and the Enbridge Line 3. However, the government did reject the Northern Gateway pipeline in northern B.C. The government's stance has brought criticism from some First Nations and politicians in B.C., but support from Alberta.
2. Economic growth: Economists are expecting strong third quarter numbers when Statistics Canada releases its results for economic growth this morning. The improvement would follow a downturn caused by a decrease in exports and the Fort McMurray wildfire.
3. Annual report: Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is set to release her annual report today, which will provide a close look at the province’s health care system, road and transit contracts, and the Liberal government’s environmental plans.
4. Second leg: Toronto FC will host the Montreal Impact for the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference final today. Montreal won the opening game of the series 3-2 last week, in front of 61,000 home fans.
5. No lobster dinner: A hefty 23-pound lobster, thought to be 100 years old, was returned to the sea after a vegan activist bought it from a lobster ship in southern New Brunswick. Dubbed "King Louie," the crustacean was sold for $230.
And for “Dream Big Wednesday”: CTVNews.ca writer Angela Mulholland and her family are on a six-month tour of Europe. Today, she shares her tips on how get children interested in museums, art galleries and historical sights.