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July 17, 2023
Another Canadian firefighter has died battling wildfires, a man is dead after a gondola crash in Quebec, and a new report says Canada must welcome more newcomers to balance its aging population.
Here’s what you need to know to start your day:
1. Wildfire tragedy: Another Canadian firefighter has died in the course of battling a wildfire in the Northwest Territories, officials say.
2. Gondola crash: One man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after construction equipment crashed into a sightseeing gondola at the popular Mont-Tremblant resort in Quebec, according to provincial police.
3. Immigration report: At a time when skeptics are questioning Canada’s plan to ramp up immigration, a new report argues the country needs to welcome a lot more newcomers to counter-balance its aging demographic.
4. Indigenous Games: The North American Indigenous Games officially kicked off with the prime minister in attendance, as thousands of Indigenous athletes from across the continent filled the main hockey arena in Halifax.