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5 things to know about for Friday, September 23, 2022: Travel restrictions, Hurricane Fiona, Chinese ambassador

Hurricane Fiona is expected to make landfall in Atlantic Canada this weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apparently supports an end to COVID-19 vaccine border rules, and Canada is finally set to appoint a new ambassador to China. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. Hurricane Fiona: Hurricane Fiona is on track to cross Atlantic Canada and Quebec as a formidable post-tropical storm this weekend.

2. Border rules: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apparently agreed to allow a Cabinet Order in Council imposing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the Canadian border to expire at the end of this month.

3. New Ambassador: Trudeau has also tapped Jennifer May to be Canada’s new ambassador to China, filling a nearly year-long vacancy in the key diplomatic post, sources told CTV News.

4. Color change: Lakes are becoming less blue, with many at risk of turning green-brown permanently, and the reason might surprise you, a new study has found.

5. We asked, you answered: Amid a shortage of various over-the-counter children’s medications, parents told of their efforts to find relief for their sick children.

One more thing…

Hurricanes in Canada: Here is an overview of the major hurricanes that have hit Canada.

Pleasure boats take a beating along the waterfront in Halifax as Hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, September 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

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