Morning Headlines – January 8th

Darya Zargar / January 8, 2019

The Humboldt Broncos have released a statement on the guilty pleas.

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Semi-truck driver pleads guilty to numerous Humboldt Bus Crash deaths

Jaskirat Singh Sihdu was charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Sihdu is a semi-truck driver for Adesh Deol Trucking and appeared in court last April in Melfort Saskatchewan.  He pleaded guilty to all charges against him.

Sixteen people died and 13 people were injured when the Humboldt Broncos bus collided with Sihdu’s semi-truck on Highway 35.

Wet snow expected to hit the Lower Mainland

Environment Canada issued a special weather warning for Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Forecasters say that we may see sleet or snow today and places like Hope could see up to 4cm of snow.

Strong winds and heavier snowfall will only affect the Sea to Sky country-between Squamish and Whistler.

A blast of winter could be swooping over parts of the province.
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Trump is planning to move forward on the wall without Congress approving the $5.6 billion he wants.

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Trump to take case for border wall to a prime-time audience

President Donald Trump will argue tonight that a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the wall he’s demanding before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

Trumps  first Oval Office speech will be followed by a Thursday visit to the southern border, to highlight his demand for the barrier.

A move like this could draw legal challenges and Trump is willing to continue negotiations for now.