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5 things you need to know this morning: Dec. 6, 2023

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Christine Sinclair ends Canada career in emotional night at BC Place

After 331 caps for Canada over nearly a quarter century, Christine Sinclair’s international playing career officially ended on Tuesday. She played her final game in front of a mammoth crowd of almost 50,000 at BC Place. There was no shortage of emotion and Canada ended up beating Australia 1-0.

2. Taylor Swift named Time Magazine’s person of the year

From her record-breaking tour to the most streams of any artist to dating NFL player Travis Kelce, it’s been hard to avoid Taylor Swift this year. It’s undoubtedly been the year of Taylor Swift and this morning she was named Time Magazine’s person of the year for 2023.

3. Two Canadians drown in Antigua

Global Affairs Canada has confirmed the death of two Canadian citizens in Antigua. While the department didn’t specify the circumstances behind the deaths, local media is reporting that a woman and child drowned last week at Devil’s Bridge, a natural rock formation on the east coast of Antigua and Barbuda.

4. Boston woman killed by shark while paddle boarding near Bahamas resort

In a similar story out of the Bahamas, a woman from Boston was killed in a shark attack on Monday. Local authorities say the 44-year-old tourist was paddle boarding near a beach resort when the fatal attack happened.

5. Hughesapalooza takes over Rogers Arena on Tuesday

John Shorthouse dubbed it “Hughesapalooza” and it certainly was. The Vancouver Canucks hosted the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, marking the first time that all three Hughes brothers have played in an NHL game together. Jack and Luke both scored for the Devils, while Quinn notched a pair of helpers for the Canucks. New Jersey ended up holding off a furious Vancouver comeback to win 6-5 on a last-minute goal.

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