Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
The latest data from Statistics Canada shows that the country’s annual inflation rate rose from 3.3% to 4% in August. The agency says the rise in inflation was largely driven by gasoline prices. It’s the second straight month inflation has risen, but economists still expect there to be progress on getting the rate to stall over the next few months.
Canada’s inflation rate jumps to 4.0% in August on higher gas prices https://t.co/0C7h0g7FnB— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) September 19, 2023
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is reportedly coming to Canada for a visit later this week. Sources say Zelenskyy will arrive in the country late Thursday and is expected to deliver a speech to parliament Friday morning. It will be a quick visit, as he’ll head from Ottawa to Toronto and depart Canada later on Friday, making it a 24-hour trip.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been arrested again. She was charged with disobeying a police order last week, less than two months after being convicted and fined for the same offence. The 20-year-old could face a harsher sentence if convicted a second time, as failure to obey a police order carries a potential prison sentence of six months.
Officials say that they’ve found the debris field and launched an investigation into the “mishap” that forced a pilot to eject from a F-35 fighter jet as it flew over South Carolina on Sunday. The pilot was found and taken to hospital shortly after ejecting, but it took a multi-agency search around 24 hours to locate the missing jet.
BREAKING: Authorities have found debris that belongs to a missing F-35 Marine fighter jet that crashed in South Carolina after its pilot ejected. https://t.co/FAKQo3qkBJ— The Associated Press (@AP) September 18, 2023
History was made on Monday, as the Professional Women’s Hockey League conducted its first ever draft at CBC headquarters in Toronto. Minnesota had previously won the draft lottery to select first overall, and the club took homegrown talent Taylor Heise with that top pick. Heise led the NCAA in scoring the last two seasons playing with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
New beginnings and dreams coming true: 3 stories from the inaugural PWHL draft— CBC Sports (@cbcsports) September 19, 2023
Thumbnail photo of Taylor Heise being selected first overall courtesy of the PWHL.