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Oct. 17, 2023
Water, power food and medicine are running out in Gaza, Trudeau weighs in on the Israel-Hamas war and calls for hostages to be released, and B.C. announces new rules for short-term rentals.
Here’s what you need to know to know to start your day:
1. Humanitarian situation in Gaza: Water, power, medicine and food supplies are nearing depletion in Gaza as Israel maintains its retaliation(opens in a new tab) for last week’s deadly rampage by Hamas, with no signs of a ceasefire in sight.
2. Trudeau on war: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling for Hamas to immediately free Israeli hostages and for unimpeded humanitarian access into Gaza(opens in a new tab) as the ongoing conflict stretches on.
3. New rules for rentals: British Columbia has introduced new legislation on short-term rentals(opens in a new tab) that will triple the fines for hosts who break the rules, among other measures.
4. The cost of food: Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he wishes Canadian grocers would be more forthcoming about their plans to stabilize prices.