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Sept. 5, 2023
Yellowknife’s essential workers return to the city, Justin Trudeau lands in Jakarta, a ‘Freedom Convoy’ trial starts today and Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell dies.
Here’s what you need to know to start your day:
1. Return to Yellowknife: Essential workers are on their way back to Yellowknife in advance of Sept. 6 — the date announced last week for the lifting of the evacuation order when all city residents will be allowed to return.
2. Indo-Pacific tour: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed in Jakarta today where he is kicking off a six-day tour of the Indo-Pacific region.
3. Freedom Convoy: The criminal trial of Tamara Lich and Chris Barber begins today, as they answer charges related to their role in the protest that threw Canada’s capital city into chaos last year.
4. Remembering an All Star: Steve Harwell, the longtime frontman of the Grammy-nominated pop rock band Smash Mouth that was behind the megahit “All Star” has died. He was 56.