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Oh my gosh, I love this. Announcer: The Good Stuff with Mary Berg, weekdays on ctv. [ ] [ ] >> Heather: tonight, bracing for delays. Border workers vote in favour of a strike. [ ] the looming threat to summer travel. >> I can see people being frustrated, inconvenienced, upset. We're not asking for anything outrageous. >> Heather: with talks at an impasse. >> The best labour agreements happening at the bargaining table. >> Heather: fit for deportation. The driver behind the humbolt broncos crash ordered to leave. >> He has a family, a wife and child both canadian citizens. >> Senseless. Really is, just senseless. >> Heather: the alleged terror ties to a fatal restaurant shooting. >>> Plus a fallen soldier's return more than a century later. >> A big honour. Sucha a weight on the shoulders to perform to your highest standards. >> Heather: and the insect infestation. >> It comes once every 17 years. I hope I'll be here for the next one. >> Heather: the rare sound of the cicadas as trillions take flight. [ ] [ ] >> Announcer: "ctv national news" with heather butts. >> Heather: good evening. We begin tonight with the threat of significant disruptions at the border heading into the busy summer season. Canadian airports and land crossings could see long lines as border workers have voted in favour of a strike mandate. Unions representing roughly 9,000 members say they could be on the picket lines next month. Ctv's quebec bureau chief genevieve beauchmin reports from near l'ecole border crossing. >> Reporter: canadians plans for a summer trip abroad could hit a roadblock. Canada border service agency workers handed their unions a strike mandate. A move supported by 96% of members who voted. >> Absolutely I can see people being frustrated, inconvenienced, upset. Annoyed. All of those things. It's not something that we want either. >> Reporter: cbsa employees are posted at land crossings, airports, marine ports, but also work as intelligence officers investigators. They want work conditions in line with those of other law enforcement agencies like the rcmp. >> We're looking for greater parity regarding salaries, protections around excessive discipline, protections around contracting out and equitable retirement benefits. >> Reporter: they also want telework options for those who can work at home when the public sector has threatened a summer of discontent over the government mandating more days in the office. But where the union sees an impasse, the employer, the federal government says a strike is unnecessary. >> Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: we recognize the hard work that they do every day keeping canadians safe at our borders. But we also know that the best labour agreements happen at the bargaining table. And that's exactly where the ministers are focused. >> Reporter: and the government says 90% of union members are designated as essential. They must provide services in the event of a strike. Still, the unions say their job action could lead motorists idling at international crossings for hours, like in 2021 when they brought in work to rule measures. It could also slow the flow of goods across these borders and spend any time here at the border crossing and you can see how trucks are flowing back and forth here. The unions say the window to avert disruptions is closing. Strike measures could come by mid-june. Genevieve beauchmin at the lacolle border crossing in québec. >> Heather: the rookie truck driver behind one of canada's worst tragedies will be deported to india. In 2018 he barreled through a stop sign and into the path of a bus carrying the humbolt broncos junior hockey team. 16 people were killed, 13 injured. Ctv's stacey hein on what's next. >> Reporter: jaskirat singh sidhu is set to be deported to india following a decision from an immigration and refugee board hearing. >> So at a hearing like this, a really limited discussion. They have to determine if the person is a citizen or not. And if they've been convicted of a serious crime. >> Reporter: sidhu became a permanent resident a month before the humbolt broncos bus crash that left 16 dead and 13 others. He was a rookie truck driver who drove through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey bus in april of 2018. While some family members did not want to comment on sidhu's deportation, the father of logan boulet says, quote, bernadine and I are thankful for the decision today as we continue to believe that Mr. Sidhu should be deported from canada. We are prepared to remain

diligent in this belief even as Mr. Sidhu may launch further appeals. Crash victim ryan straschnitzki says he wishes sidhu happiness. >> Obviously you want the best for someone and best for humans and a human and you know there's no -- there's no negative emotions towards him and his family. >> Reporter: in 2019, sidhu pleaded guilty to dangerous driving offences and was sentenced to eight years in prison. He got full parole last year. Since sidhu was a permanent resident and not yet a canadian citizen, the canada border service agency agency recommended deportation. >> He has a family, a wife and child who are canadian citizens would probably cannot go back to india. So it would be extremely destructive to his life. >> Reporter: his lawyer says he won't be taken into custody immediately and can reapply for permanent resident status on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. He says that process could take a few months or a few years. Stacey hein, ctv news, saskatoon. >> Heather: canadians struggling under the soaring cost of groceries will be eagerly awaiting the results of a probe by canada's competition bureau. It's launched an investigation into the parent companies of grocery chains loblaws and sobeys for alleged anti-competitive conduct. Ctv's paul hollingsworth explains. >> Reporter: sobeys and loblaws already facing intense scrutiny over rising food prices find themselves on the receiving end of an investigation launched by the competition bureau of canada. >> Any time you're being investigated by the competition bureau, something serious is happening because they don't get involved all that often and I think it's a fairly novel case. >> Reporter: both grocery giants are accused of implementing restrictive covenants on their properties to limit competition in the retail grocery sector. A lack of competition is directly linked to the high price of food. >> When you try to control geography as a retailer, and you're suppressing competition, access, access to food, affordable food becomes an issue. >> Reporter: sobeys owner empire called the investigation unlawful. >> One of the allegations sobeys are making against this process is that it presents the competition bureau in a biased way. >> Reporter: millions of canadian shoppers are struggling with skyrocketing grocery prices. >> Terrible. Like I said, our pensions don't match up to what we're paying out I'll tell you that much. >> It doesn't surprise me, no, but some competition would be great. >> Reporter: dalhousie university law professor wayne McKAY says the competition bureau will be challenged to tune out public emotion. >> They have to come to it independently. They're not the overly influenced by political or public opinion. >> Reporter: he does think the competition bureau has enough to pursue the case going forward which means, he says, it's possible this case could lead to more competition and more affordable groceries. Paul hollingsworth, ctv news, halifax. >> Heather: the university of toronto has issued a trespass notice to pro-palestinian protesters. >> It's a notice of trespass, okay? >> Heather: special constables issued the order to people at the encampment on the school's downtown campus set up for more than three weeks. Demonstrators have until monday morning to clear out. If they do not leave, the university is vowing to pursue other legal steps. Both sides have agreed to meet again on sunday.

>>> A major ruling today from the U.N. international court on the war in gaza. It ordered israel to halt its the military operation in rafah. It adds more pressure on israel even though the court itself has no means to enforce the order. Ctv's jeremie charron is following the story. >> Reporter: inside this courtroom in the netherlands today, a landmark emergency ruling in a case brought forward by south africa accusing israel of genocide. >> Israel has not sufficiently addressed and dispelled the concerns raised by its military offensive in rafah. >> Reporter: a strict order from the world court. >> Israel must immediately halt its military offensive and any other action which may inflict on the palestinian group in gaza conditions of life that could bring about its physical destruction. >> Reporter: the president of the court ordered israel to open the rafah border crossing to allow humanitarian aid in, calling the situation in gaza catastrophic. >> Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: canada's position has been clear for many, many weeks now. We need an immediate ceasefire. Hamas needs to lay down its arms, release all hostages, but there also must be no more military operations in rafah. >> Reporter: the court also called for the release of all remaining hostages and while its order is legally binding, the icj lacks the power to enforce it. >> The international court of justice doesn't have its own army, doesn't have it's own police. It depends upon the security council to implement its orders. >> Reporter: this is the third time the court has issued orders for israel to pull back and address the humanitarian suffering in gaza, but israel has been accused of ignoring their orders in the past. >> Israeli spokesmen have already announced that essentially israel will not comply with the order, that they will continue their operation. >> Reporter: israel has repeatedly dismissed accusations of genocide, insisting it has the right to defend itself from hamas. South africa's wider case here accuses israel of state-led genocide against palestinians, the ruling on that could take years, but the icj has denied israel's request to throw the case out. Heather? >> Heather: ctv's jeremie charron in ottawa.

>>> Ceasefire negotiations for the war in ukraine may be back on the table, but only one that rehe current battlefield lines. [Speaking in Alternate Language] russian president vladomir putin told reporters peace talks must resume but based on common sense. In ukraine, president volodmyr zelenskyy visited a printing house that was destroyed by a russian missile attack that killed at least seven people. >>> A group with links to the terror group isis may be behind a fatal shooting at a restaurant near toronto three years ago. The jury heard in court today that the victim was likely targeted because he wanted to expose his alleged killer. Ctv's jon woodward is tracking the story. >> Reporter: it was a bloody scene in may of 2021 in chicken land. Five people shot, 25-year-old naim akl died in an attack that shocked the city of mississauga. >> I just don't understand. >> Senseless. Really is, senseless. >> Reporter: at the time, police released this surveillance video of the gunman before and after the shooting. Part of the investigation that led to the arrest of three men. And led the crown attorney to tell a jury in the first degree murder trial of the brampton courthouse that akl had gone to work in abbasi's warehouse. The crown attorney said you will hear evidence that akl became aware the group pledged allegiance to isis. They weren't just buying and selling products. They had pledged allegiance to isis and money was being used to finance that organization sent back home to further that cause. He was planning to go to the authorities and betray the others. It's our position that the others came up with a plan to prevent that from happening, a plan to kill naim akl and his family. The plan was put into action with nav entering the restaurant, pulling a handgun and shooting seven times in less than 18 seconds. Witnesses told the court they saw a slender man rush from the restaurant and hop into the trunk of a waiting honda accord. It sped off. Inside, akl's mother had heard several pops. She was shot in the army and rushed in to see several other family members being shot including a son. She said I looked at him. He was looking at me. I could see the blood everywhere on the ground. I could do nothing. If she she said she called 9-1-1 and asked any driver in the gas station for help. Police pulled footage from 70 dash cams and surveillance cameras enroute to follow the route back to abbasi's business, a major break in the case. Jon woodward, ctv news. >> Heather: a ceremony is set to begin just hours from now in france where officials are preparing to return the remains of an unknown soldier home to newfoundland. The soldier represents the hundreds who never made it back. Ctv's garrett barry is in beaumont-hamel and introduces us to a group with a very special role in tomorrow's service. >> Reporter: they've been practicing all week. The pressure is on. Tomorrow's event is once in a lifetime. >> Big honour. Such a weight on your shoulders to perform to your highest standard really. It's to go out there, make sure you look the part, act the part. You're bringing home one of our own. >> Reporter: for the newfoundlanders in this group it's a very special job. Bringing a countryman home for the first time in a hundred years. >> Something as big as this is hard to put into words. Like to be a newfoundlander and as far as I can think back, everyone is a newfoundlander from where my family is from. >> Reporter: they'll walk alongside an unknown soldier as he heads back home to newfoundland. >> Everyone's going to feel very solemn. I think feelings are going to be a bit high. I'm proud to be there. >> Reporter: many put their hand up to walk alongside the casket, so it be picked is a real honour. >> There's a lot of history around it obviously. Being in the military, our family in the military. So I want to take it personal and it's a great honour. >> Just feel proud really. Feel proud. Represent canada. Represent newfoundland. You're here and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. >> Reporter: that same group will accompany the unknown soldier on his final trip to be entombed at the national war memorial in downtown st. John's. It will happen july 1st, newfoundland and labrador's memorial day. Heather? >> Heather: garrett, a few people in the story are wearing a special flower that you also have on. Tell us a little more about that? >> These blue flowers are forget me notes, similar to the poppies worn on remembrance day. It was actually exactly a hundred years ago that the veterans association of newfoundland adopted these blue flowers as their official symbol. They sold them, part of the project to pay for war memorials. To this day, newfoundlanders and labradorians will wear the blue flowers to remember the sacrifice of newfoundlanders and labradorians in wars fought overseas. Heather? >> Heather: a very moving tribute.

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>>> Documentary filmmaker morgan spurlock has died following complications with cancer. The director was best known for his mcdonald's film supersize me. Ctv's kamil karamali has more. >> Double quarter pounder with cheese meal. >> Reporter: putting his body and his health on the line became a part of morgan spurlock's legacy. >> I think I have to supersize. >> Reporter: known for his oscar nominated megahit supersize me, the documentary filmmaker ate nothing but mcdonald's for an entire month. >> You're going to die. >> I want more. More. More. More. >> Reporter: despite his deteriorating condition. >> I think that people don't realize that just these types of diets can be very dangerous. >> Reporter: the movie took a bite out of the fast-food industry raising awareness of america's obesity. McDONALD'S discontinued their supersize menu and included healthier options. >> Because of him it changed from supersize from a bargain to an epidemic in the pop culture imagination. >> Reporter: spurlock used the film's successes as a springboard. >> Osama. >> Reporter: releasing where in the world is osama bin laden. >> I want to do films that don't polarize people but make things that are for everybody. >> Reporter: directing a film for boy band one direction and hosting his own show on cnn. Spurlock stepped down from his production company in 2017 after admitting to sexual misconduct. The west virginia native died from complications due to cancer at the age of 53. His brother saying morgan gave so much through his art, ideas and generosity. Today the world has lost a true creative genius and a special man. I am so proud to have worked together with him. >> Became an actor in his own documentary. Paved the way for reality television. Even the way he changed entertainment and how we consume it was a huge impact. >> Reporter: most will remember him for a film that showed his hunger to the world, what followed was continuing to make films that everyone had an appetite for. Kamil karamali, ctv news, toronto. >> Heather: still ahead, looking to fly? This is not your average scene at altitude. [ ] the luxury airline offering owners and their pets a howling good time. [ ] ( ) (Clattering) ( ) I sit back And let a Bud light the way Welcome to the Wayborhood. With Wayfair, finding your style is fun. [ music playing ] Yes! When the music stops grab any chair, it doesn't matter if it's your outdoor style or not. [ music stops ] I'm sorry, Carl. This is me in chair form. I don't see you. -Oh, come on. This one's perfect for you. But you. Love it. I told you we should have done a piñata. I explained it so many times. Um-hum. They're not sitting. -And it rocks... You need to sit down. Wayfair. Every style. Every home. [ ] You might not know how to fix a broken air conditioner. SFX:[phone/truck/bag/fan] But we do. "That was fast." And if you need a new one pay as little as three dollars a day and make no monthly rental payments for 6 months Call on Reliance Find a great deal foryour ideal hotel.Open trivago, type inwhere you want t select your check-in andcheck-out dates and search. Compare prices forthe same hotel and save up to $50 a night. Hotel? trivago. ( ) Make room for more fresh ingredients. Say to goodbye to less-than-fresh take out. Say hello to home made and delicious. HelloFresh, home cooking made easy. Arghhh!!! [woman sneezing] Don't let airborne allergens scare you. Aerius provides fast relief of your 15 worst allergy symptoms. So you can love the air again. Aerius. (Horn honking) Hi, Dad! (Vehicle departing) How's your visit with Noah going? He took out my Jag! (Chuckle) But he doesn't know how to drive stick. He doesn't? (Tires screeching, thud) Ah, f... Fix Auto! The first words that should come to mind after an accident. Crave, The most talked about... Sounds intense. ... most anticipated shows... You step out of line even once. ... All right here. Subscribe now atCRAVE.CA. (Snickering) Hanging tree Like a puzzle piece stops now. Man: Us tribute's don't have a choice. My name is Alex Hitchons. Call me Hitch. >> Heather: a top official from the professional women's

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>> The loudist I've ever measured a cicada chorus is 96 decibels. To put into perspective, when jets are flying into chicago o'hare, the cicadas will drown out the jets. >> Reporter: there are apps to track them and zoo animals find they're a tasty snack. Even humans like to fry up a little crunchy cicada cuisine. >> I like to tell people if it's coming from a new orleans kitchen, even if it's bizarre, it's going to be tasty. >> Reporter: so enjoy the spectacle. Above ground the bug's life isn't long and a double brood won't be back until 2037. Joy malbon, ctv news, washington. >> Heather: a spectacle indeed. That's our newscast for this friday. For all of us at "ctv national news," thank you for watching. I'm heather butts. Goodnight and I'll see you again tomorrow. [ ] [ ] . It's spring time in paris and the kings and queens of clay have come out to play Tennis played on another planet That is a piece of art right there

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