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5 things to know about CTVNews.ca for Thursday, January 27, 2022: CERB, coronavirus, truck convoy

5 things to know about CTVNews.ca for Thursday, January 27, 2022: CERB, coronavirus, truck convoy

CRA sends letters to verify eligibility of CERB recipients, Dr. Tam says serious COVID-19 disease trends are on the rise, and Ottawa prepares to protest truckers. Here’s what you need today.

1. COVID-19 Benefits: The Canada Revenue Agency is sending a new series of letters to CERB recipients to verify that they were eligible for assistance and alerting them to a possible need for repayment.

2. Coronavirus trends: Canada’s top doctor says that despite the decline in the average daily number of COVID-19 cases across the country, this does not accurately reflect the state of the pandemic.

3. Convoy of Truckers: As Ottawa prepares for the convoy’s arrival, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounces the “fringe” opinions of some of those who support the truckers’ demonstration.

4. Border tragedyIndian police have arrested six people in a crackdown on illegal immigration after four Indians were found frozen to death near the Canada-US border, officials said on Thursday.

5. Canada in Ukraine: The Prime Minister announced a three-year extension of Operation UNIFIER and the deployment of 60 additional Canadian soldiers to Ukraine in the coming days.

One more thing…

Space tourism: Kyle Hippchen could have – should have – been on board when SpaceX launched its first tourists into orbit last year after winning a coin toss, but ended up giving the honor to a friend.