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5 things you need to know this morning: Sept. 22, 2023

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

Five things you need to know

1. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visiting Canada today

The president of Ukraine has touched down in Canada. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the First Lady Olena Zelenska will address Parliament at 1 pm ET. Before and after the address, Zelenskyy and Zelenska will be making a series of stops alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of cabinet.

2. Vancouver Aquarium releases 6 rescued harbour seals into ocean

After three months in the care of Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, six harbour seals were recently released back into the ocean in Richmond. They were rescued early in the summer after being separated from their mothers for a variety of reasons, including human interference.

3. Retiree out $300K after Canada Post loses inheritance cheque

A Quebec man says his retirement plans are ruined after Canada Post lost a piece of registered mail that contained a cheque for just over $300,000. It was money left for him in his late father’s will, which his brother attempted to mail to him through registered mail from Ontario. The brothers say they’re having no luck with Canada Post or TD Bank as they try to rectify the situation.

4. California school district agrees to pay $27-million to 13-year-old’s family in fatal bullying case

A California school district is set to pay out the “largest bullying settlement in the United States.” It will pay $27 million to the legal guardians of a 13-year-old boy who was fatally beaten at school in 2019. Diego Stolz was sucker-punched in the head by two other male students, fell to the ground and hit his head on a concrete pillar, causing a massive brain injury.

5. Canadian women’s soccer team in danger of missing Olympics

The reigning Olympic champs may not even get a chance to defend their title. It’s been a tough two years for the Canadian women’s soccer team since winning gold in Japan in 2021 and now they need to win a two-leg playoff against Jamaica to secure a spot in the 2024 Games in Paris. Game one is tonight in Jamaica, then game two goes Tuesday night at a sold-out BMO Field in Toronto.

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