5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Friday, September 23, 2022: Travel Restrictions, Hurricane Fiona, Ambassador of China

Hurricane Fiona will make landfall in Atlantic Canada this weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apparently supports ending border rules on the COVID-19 vaccine, and Canada will finally 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 sweep through Atlantic Canada and Quebec this weekend as a formidable post-tropical storm.

2. Boundary Rules: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apparently agreed to overturn a cabinet order to enforce mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the Canadian border at the end of this month.

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

4. Color Change: A new study found that lakes turn less blue, and many are at risk of turning permanently green-brown, and the reason may surprise you.

5. We asked, you answered: Amid a shortage of several over-the-counter medications for children, parents told CTVNews.ca about the effort they are making to find relief for their sick children.

One more thing…

Hurricanes in Canada: Here’s a look at the major hurricanes that hit Canada.

Pleasure boats sail along the waterfront in Halifax as Hurricane Dorian approaches on Saturday, September 7, 2019. THE CANADEAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

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