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Aug. 30, 2023
Hurricane Idalia hits Florida, a new COVID variant is confirmed in Canada, a travel advisory for LGBTQ2S+ Canadians and what will become of 24 Sussex Drive?
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
1. ‘Unprecedented event’: Hurricane Idalia is hitting Florida and is projected to bring “catastrophic storm surge and destructive winds”.
2. COVID variant: B.C. officials have confirmed Canada’s first case of the new BA.2.86 COVID variant.
3. Travel advisory: Global Affairs Canada has issued an LGBTQ2S+ travel advisory for the United States in the wake of new legislation.
4. Scrap it or salvage it?: As the future of 24 Sussex Drive becomes uncertain, Poilievre says a new house for the prime minister is not a priority.