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5 things you need to know this morning: Sept. 19, 2023

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Canada’s inflation rate jumped to 4% in August

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.

2. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy visiting Canada this week, sources say

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.

3. Greta Thunberg facing jail time after another arrest

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.

4. Debris from F-35 fighter jet that disappeared over South Carolina has been found

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.

5. Inaugural PWHL draft sees Minnesota take homegrown forward 1st overall

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.

Thumbnail photo of Taylor Heise being selected first overall courtesy of the PWHL.

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