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Ottawa enduring through extreme weather

LOCAL

(FROM CBC) Cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls have moved into Ottawa within the past week affecting commuters in what city officials are calling a “perfect storm for roads and sidewalks.”

OC Transpo buses experienced long delays due to snow accumulating faster than it could be cleared on city streets and the transit-way.

The forecast calls for freezing rain Wednesday evening, meaning that road conditions have the potential to be even worse for commuters on Thursday morning.

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NATIONAL

(FROM CTV News) Conservative Party Leader, Andrew Scheer, made clear that he would have fired Canada’s Ambassador to China, John McCallum, over comments he made regarding Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou.

On Jan. 22, 2019, McCallum commented that he believed Meng had “good arguments” to avoid extradition to the US.

Scheer said that the comments were completely unacceptable and that McCallum should be held responsible for his actions.

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INTERNATIONAL

(FROM CBC) Juan Guaido official became the new interim president of Venezuela today, an action endorsed and recognized by 12 countries, including Canada.

Longtime Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, began a new term as president on Jan. 10, 2019. However, after allegations of fraud emerged, his presidency was not recognized by several nations.

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