Trudeau announces affordability measures, flooding deaths rise in Libya, and Hurricane Lee advances

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September 15, 2023


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new measures aimed at tackling housing and grocery affordability, the death toll in Libya exceeds 11,000, and communities in the Maritimes brace for the arrival of Hurricane Lee.

Here's what you need to know to start your day.

Groceries and housing

The Liberal government is dusting off a measure it promised years ago and pulling in other parties' proposals for cheaper groceries and more homes as it struggles to tackle affordability concerns that are top-of-mind for many Canadians.

Flooding in Libya

The death toll in Libya's coastal city of Derna has soared to 11,300 as search efforts continue following a massive flood fed by the breaching of two dams in heavy rains.

Hurricane Lee

Parts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Lee, expected to approach the Maritimes as a Category 1 hurricane Saturday morning.

Have another coffee

According to a recent study, the number of coffee cups an individual consumes reveals how high or low their risk is of developing mental health disorders like depression or anxiety.

UFO stories sought

NASA scientists are asking people to share their experiences of unidentified anomalous phenomena sightings, saying more information and research surrounding these reports could help reduce stigma associated with the topic.


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