5 things to know for Monday, April 15, 2019
Published Monday, April 15, 2019 6:27AM EDT
Health officials are warning parents not to be fooled by claims that purposefully exposing children to the measles virus at so-called "measles parties" is a safe alternative to the MMR vaccine. Here's what else you need to know to start your day.
1. Church shooting: A 25-year-old man is in custody following a shooting at a church in Salmon Arm, B.C. that left one dead and sent another to hospital on Sunday morning.
2. Measles parties: Anti-vaxxers continue to push the idea of measles parties on social media, but experts warn having measles as a child "gives you a much more significant chance of disability later in life."
3. Alleged robocall: Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel is calling for an investigation after claims that automated phone calls are being made by a person who sounds like him endorsing United Conservative leader Jason Kenney.
4. Dog poisoning: Pet owners are on edge in a small town near Winnipeg after a woman's dog fell ill in what she suspects is a series of pet poisonings.
5. Sawuti Choir: A Ugandan children's choir raising money for poor kids to go to school in Africa is heartbroken after thousands of dollars and their possessions were stolen in Vancouver.
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Money Monday: Buying a home is a big step for anyone, but experts say that parents looking to help their children need to make sure it is affordable and that their children are ready for the change.