Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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There are weather warnings in place in most of Canada's eastern half this morning -- from the lower half of Ontario's border with Manitoba, all the way to the eastern-most tip of Newfoundland.

Extreme cold temperatures and wind chill warnings are the concern for much of northern Ontario, southern Ontario, most of Quebec -- where temperatures are making it feel like minus 34 this morning in Montreal, Toronto and Thunder Bay.

And there are flash-freeze warnings in P-E-I, and northern Nova Scotia, and rain warnings for much of Newfoundland and eastern Labrador.

And New Brunswick is cleaning up from a punishing mix of rain, freezing rain and snow -- with temperatures expected to drop tonight to minus 20. (5)



Prime Minister Theresa May is set to unveil her new plan to break Britain's Brexit deadlock -- and it's expected to look a lot like the old plan that was handily rejected by Parliament last week.

May plans to brief the House of Commons this morning on how she intends to proceed.

There are few signs she will make radical changes to her deal, though she may seek to alter its most contentious section involving a guarantee to an open Irish border after Brexit.

The E-U insists it will not renegotiate the March withdrawal agreement. (5)



A federal inmate who claims he was shackled in a transport van for hours is suing the government for a million dollars for alleged physical and mental pain and suffering.

Edwin Nott, a 65-year-old inmate who identifies as Metis and uses a walker, is serving a six-year sentence at eastern Ontario's Bath Institution.

He alleges he was handcuffed and bundled into a "sardine-can style" compartment of a van to get to a court appearance in Kingston last February -- but ended up spending nearly eight hours in the vehicle. …

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