Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
The United Kingdom and the European Union have come to an agreement on a new Brexit deal. Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the Europen Commission, says the deal is a “fair and balanced agreement.” It will now need to be voted on by the UK parliament, which is expected to happen this weekend.
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the death of Gord Downie. The Tragically Hip frontman was one of the most universally beloved Canadians and was taken from us far too soon. Tributes, stories and more are pouring in today as fans all over the country remember his brilliance.
Hard to believe it’s been 2 years since we lost our brother Gord.— The Tragically Hip (@thehipdotcom) October 17, 2019
We miss him every day and we miss doing what we always did together.
So many memories, so much love. Here’s to ya Gord, you did great xo
Love, The Hip pic.twitter.com/rzgYgd0LHb
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Sonny Milano scored a marvelous goal on Wednesday night and it’s already being discussed as a potential goal of the year. Milano put the puck through a defender’s legs as he crossed the blue line before putting the puck between his own legs and firing it top corner past Ben Bishop. You have to see it to believe it.
Iowa police arrested Daniel Burleson after he was spotted with a drink in his hand and a fake ID. It wasn’t your standard fake ID, as the 20-year-old had the famous McLovin ID from Superbad in his wallet. The story went viral and Seth Rogen chimed in on Twitter, saying “my work here is done.”
My work here is done. https://t.co/OxlR08Re8u— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 16, 2019
The Edmonon-Strathcona riding is believed to be one of the few ridings where Alberta won’t vote Conservtive and Michael Kalmanovitch is trying to aid that effort along. The Green Party candidate ended his own campaign on Wednesday and has thrown his support behind NDP candidate Heather McPherson, hoping that his supporters will do the same.
The Green candidate in Edmonton-Strathcona @GreenMichaelK1 has suspended his campaign and thrown his support behind the NDP in what might be the only riding a progressive can win in Alberta. In response, the Greens announced he's no longer a party member. #cdnpoli— Justin Giovannetti (@justinCgio) October 16, 2019
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