5 things to know on CTVNews.ca on Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Texas school shooting, Ukraine ammo depot, aftermath of Hurricane Ontario
One of the worst mass shootings in US history that left scores of children dead at an elementary school in Texas, Canada is sending more ammunition to Ukraine, and billionaire George Soros has issued a warning. catastrophic warning to the world before the Russian invasion. Here’s what you need to know today.
1. Deadly school shooting. An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children and two adults. The attacker was killed by law enforcement.
2. Invoice 96. The Quebec government’s controversial law to protect the French language in the province has been passed in Parliament.
3. Ukraine aid. Canada is sending more ammunition to Ukraine for its military to use in its ongoing defense against the Russians – at a cost of $98 million.
4. Dire Alerts. Russian President Vladimir Putin must be defeated “as soon as possible” if the world wants to preserve civilization, billionaire and philanthropist George Soros told the World Economic Forum in Davos.
5. Another rocket launch. South Korean officials say North Korea launched three ballistic missiles into the sea just hours after US President Joe Biden wrapped up a tour of Asia.
And one more thing…
Tourism renaissance. International travel to Canada continues to increase with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions but remains below pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.
People line up to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on May 12, 2022. CANADI PRESS / Nathan Denette