#1 — CBC | Nunavut’s food crisis is becoming an election issue
With sky-high grocery prices and increasing costs associated with hunting, it’s not uncommon to hear stories of Nunavummiut concerned about their next meal. There are even accounts of people foraging in local landfills for food. Consider this: two litres of orange juice can cost $26. 5 kilograms of flour? $25. And a case of bottled water can be over $100. To put that into context, the median income for the Inuit in Nunavut was just under $20,000 last year.
#2 — CNews | Florida man charged in sexual assaults dating back four decades
BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — RCMP in Nova Scotia have laid several charges against a 61-year-old man in connection with sexual assaults dating back four decades.
#3 — CTV | Judge says woman should have accepted Pickton brother’s settlement offer
VANCOUVER — A jury was right to reject a woman’s claim that her life was ruined after a sexual assault by the brother of serial killer Robert Pickton, says a judge who awarded her no costs at trial.
#4 — Global | Argentinian ballet dancer wakes from coma after rollerblading accident in B.C.
VANCOUVER – A promising young Argentinian ballerina is practicing dance moves in her bed just two weeks after suffering a severe head injury in British Columbia.
#5 — Postmedia | Harper should take a break from campaign to help jailed Canadian Fahmy: NDP, Liberals
MONTREAL – Stephen Harper’s political opponents are calling on the prime minister to take time off the campaign trail and concentrate on securing the release of jailed Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy.
#6 — BBC | Migrant crisis: Syrian children disappear from Austrian hospital
Police in Austria say three Syrian children and their families who were rescued from a minivan containing 26 migrants have disappeared from the hospital where they were being treated.
#7 — CNS | Obama: ‘…As We Push Our Economy and the World to Ultimately Transition Off Fossil Fuels’
(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said in his weekly address today that four villages in Alaska are in “imminent danger” because of climate change and that safety will be his administration’s top consideration in permitting offshore oil and gas drilling “as we push our economy and the world to ultimately transition off of fossil fuels.”
#8 — Fox | Sanders gains on Clinton in latest Iowa poll
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is continuing to gain on Hillary Clinton in Iowa, and is now within 7 points of the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race, according to a newly released poll.
#9 — DM | Asylum in open door UK hits a 10 year high
The number of people claiming asylum in the UK reached its highest level for a decade – even before thousands more arrived in Calais hoping to cross the border.
#10 — WT | Chris Christie says immigrants should be tracked like FedEx packages
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Saturday pitched an interesting idea for how to keep tabs on immigrants and visitors to the U.S.: track them like FedEx packages.