5 things to know for Thursday, September 17, 2015
Published Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:52AM EDT
The weekend is in sight and CTV News has the five stories you need to know as you start your day. Here are the five things you need to know; Chile was hit by a magnitude-8.3 earthquake on Wednesday evening, killing at least five people and forcing millions to be evacuated; the NDP has promised balanced budgets and billions in spending ahead of the leaders’ debate tonight; four years after a devastating flood, members of a Manitoba First Nations returned home to find their new homes were uninhabitable; a day after Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette was found dead in Alberta, her mother spoke out about the tragedy; and social media lit up in support after a Muslim teen was briefly arrested after a teacher mistook a homemade clock for a bomb.
1. Trembling in Chile: A magnitude-8.3 earthquake struck just off the South American nation’s Pacific coast on Wednesday evening, causing at least 5 casualties and forcing tsunami warnings as far away as Hawaii, New Zealand and California.
2. NDP costing: The party has promised balanced budgets but also billions in new spending. Ahead of Thursday’s economic debate in Calgary, the party offered a "costing" that says they would pay for their plans through measures like raising the corporate tax rate and cancelling a couple of Conservative tax cuts.
3. Uninhabitable: Members of the Peguis First Nation who lost their homes during a flood in 2011 returned back to their homes to find out the prefabricated homes bought for them are uninhabitable.
4. Mourning mother: A day after two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette was found dead in Alberta, her sorrowful mother said she didn't know why anybody would kill her little girl and praised Hailey’s deceased father. Police have charged the mother’s one-time "close friend."
5. #IStandWithAhmed: After a teacher mistook a Muslim-American teen’s homemade clock for a bomb, a social media campaign supporting the ingenious boy grabbed the attention of big names like Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama.