5 things to know for Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Normal operations at CN have resumed after the rail company and its workers union reached a tentative deal to end the nationwide strike that gripped the country for over a week. Here's what else you need to know to start your day.
1. Fertility pills: A U.S. consumer watchdog says two Canadian fertility supplements are among dozens "selling false hope" by providing no scientific evidence that the supplements help women become pregnant.
2. Racism in hockey: Bill Peters' status as the Calgary Flames coach is being questioned as the NHL and the team investigate allegations he directed racist slurs at a Nigerian-born player in the minors 10 years ago.
3. Feces assaults: Toronto police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a string of incidents in which victims were attacked with what is believed to be liquid fecal matter.
4. Dartmouth brews: The marketing campaign behind a beer called "Dirty Blonde" has sparked a controversy in Nova Scotia's craft brewing industry amid complaints that its ads are sexist.
5. Arctic ice melt: As the UN sounds the alarm about an impending climate disaster unless countries immediately reduce fossil fuel emissions, a new study warns the Arctic Ocean will be essentially ice-free within the next 50 years.
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