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Response to the coronavirus and a protest-for-hire; In The News for Jan. 23

Response to the coronavirus and a protest-for-hire; In The News for Jan. 23

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada prepares as WHO decides whether to declare global coronavirus emergency

Canada prepares as WHO decides whether to declare global coronavirus emergency

Canadian public health agencies are ramping up preparations to deal with the coronavirus as the World Health Organization prepares to give more information on whether to declare the outbreak in China a global health emergency.
First phase of Meng Wanzhou extradition hearing to conclude today

First phase of Meng Wanzhou extradition hearing to conclude today

VANCOUVER — Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou are set to reply today to Crown arguments as the first phase of an extradition hearing for the Huawei executive draws to a close.
Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

OTTAWA — As the federal government moves to revise the law on assisted dying, new survey results suggest most Canadians support medical help to end suffering even when a natural death is some time away.

Commemorative stamp pays tribute to all-black hockey league in the Maritimes

CHERRY BROOK, N.S. — Canada Post plans to unveil a commemorative stamp today that pays tribute to an all-black hockey league that once thrived in the Maritimes.
Professional Lego builder 'hasn't worn a tie for years' after giving up IT job

Professional Lego builder 'hasn't worn a tie for years' after giving up IT job

VANCOUVER — Many years ago when Ryan McNaught was an IT professional he got an email from his manager who wanted to have a meeting about the number of meetings they were having.

Vancouver actor says she was conned into protesting Meng extradition

VANCOUVER — Something seemed off to Julia Hackstaff when an actor playing a reporter started asking her pointed questions about the protest sign she was holding.
RCMP in Manitoba, B.C. spent around $1.5M on massive manhunt after B.C. killings

RCMP in Manitoba, B.C. spent around $1.5M on massive manhunt after B.C. killings

WINNIPEG — The massive investigation and search last summer for two young men wanted for three killings cost the RCMP in Manitoba and British Columbia about $1.5 million. Cpl.
Union fined for violating court order in Regina refinery labour dispute

Union fined for violating court order in Regina refinery labour dispute

REGINA — A judge has fined a union that represents more than 700 workers at a Saskatchewan oil refinery $100,000 for violating a court order that set limits on picketing during an ongoing contract dispute.
Project by art students from New York may help police identify dead in B.C.

Project by art students from New York may help police identify dead in B.C.

VANCOUVER — Police are hoping a sculpture workshop at the New York Academy of Art will help solve the mysteries of 14 unidentified remains found in British Columbia.