5 things to know for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:35AM EDT
U.S. President Donald Trump is not backing down against his racist remarks towards four Democratic congresswomen of colour, insisting the American citizens leave the United States "right now." Here's what else you need to know to start your day.
1. Missing teens found: Ontario police say two 16-year-old girls last seen on Thursday in Algonquin Park have been found in "amazing condition" and have been reunited with their families.
2. Racist remarks: Political leaders around the world are taking to social media to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets towards four Democratic congresswomen of colour as racist.
4. Extreme weather: Manitoba Health says two people have died of conditions related to hyperthermia after a heat wave left blistering temperatures across the province over the weekend.
5. Library renovations: Edmonton's Stanley A. Milner Library is still seven months from opening, but angular architecture is already garnering unsavoury comparisons to battleships, tanks and dumpsters.
One more thing…
New money: The Royal Canadian Mint is breaking the mould with its first-ever Canada-shaped coin featuring iconic animals in the shapes of each province and territory they represent.