Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Impaired driving laws have been revised in Canada and it’s giving more power to the police. Officers can now demand alcohol breath tests from people in bars, restaurants and homes. The new rules also say that people can be considered to have violated impaired driving laws two hours after they’ve driven.
NEW impaired driving rules not reported on: police can demand breath sample at your home or at a bar if you’ve been drinking within 2 hours. Toronto criminal defence lawyer Joseph Neuberger explains it in plain language. Story 530/6. @globalnewsto pic.twitter.com/ns2RjU62Tm— Seán O’Shea (@ConsumerSOS) January 8, 2019
Starbucks employees have voiced concerns about health and safety following a number of incidents involving drug users and homeless people inside store bathrooms. As a result, the company will be installing sharp boxes for needle disposal in the bathrooms of certain stores.
Starbucks workers have petitioned for sharps boxes and sent me photos of what they deal with in bathrooms, including blood, syringes, and general mess. https://t.co/cRQH6WFAm1 pic.twitter.com/hPLmoJgI89— Kate Taylor (@Kate_H_Taylor) January 9, 2019
A trio of young children are dead in Saskatchewan from the flu. All three were unvaccinated and public health officials say that most children in the province are that way. Only 287,000 doses of the flu vaccine have been administered in the province.
3 preschoolers have died from flu in SK. 'Public health officials say they've given out 287,000 doses of the flu vaccine, but most Saskatchewan children remain unvaccinated.'A #flushot isn't a guarantee, but it's our best first defense. #forjudeforeveryonehttps://t.co/pv4ucQuLHN pic.twitter.com/u7f7mNmaTa— Jill Promoli (@jillpromoli) January 9, 2019
Following the recent documentary series on R. Kelly, Lady Gaga has come forward and apologized for working with the musician. She has also removed the pair’s song, ‘Do What U Want (With My Body)’ from streaming platforms. Gaga says she stands behind these women 1000%.
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019
Police continue to investigate a bizarre child birth in Arizona, where a woman in her 20s, who’s been in a vegetative state for years, gave birth. It’s suspected that the woman was sexually assaulted by a male employee at the long-term care facility where she resides and police have now served a search warrant to get DNA from all of those employees to find out who did it.
PHOENIX (AP) - Police have served a search warrant to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who was in a vegetative state for years gave birth.https://t.co/kuMDQck5jz— KLBK News (@KLBKNews) January 9, 2019
Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)
Rod Stewart (74), George Foreman (70), Pat Benatar (66), Jemaine Clement (45)