The weekend is just around the corner and CTV News has the day’s top stories. Here are the five things you need to know: 21 passengers were injured after an Air Canada flight from Shanghai suffered severe turbulence; federal ministers are expected to provide an update today on Canada’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees; comedian and actor Bill Cosby was arrested and charged on Wednesday; a B.C. mom who fulfilled her wish of seeing her son died on Wednesday;
And for "Lifehack Thursday," a look at how to keep your cardio up in the snow.
1. Emergency landing: An Air Canada plane flying from Shanghai to Toronto was forced to divert to Calgary, after 21 passengers were hurt during severe turbulence over Alaska. One woman said her seatmate was thrown "down the aisle" and a man said flying objects hit passengers. Three children were among those taken to hospital for treatment or observation.
2. Refugee update: Immigration Minister John McCallum and Health Minister Jane Philpott are expected to provide an update Thursday on Canada’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. An analysis of the latest data posted on the immigration department’s website shows that Ottawa appears likely to miss its target of resettling 10,000 refugees by the end of the year.
3. Cosby charged: Bill Cosby was charged with felony assault on Wednesday in relation to a 2004 encounter with an Ontario woman. Prosecutors his accuser, Andrea Constand, was too impaired by the pills and wine Cosby gave her to consent to the sexual activity that followed at his home.
4. Miracle baby’s mom dies: A B.C. mother has succumbed to cancer just days after doctors helped grant her dying wish: to hold her newborn baby boy. Vancouver-area doctors performed an early caesarean section on Christmas Day to deliver tiny Salvatore. The child’s father also recently died.
5. Order of Canada: Joseph Boyden, the award-winning author of Three Day Road and The Orenda, is among the latest appointments to the Order of Canada. In all, 69 people were recognized by the Governor General.
And for "Lifehack Thursday:" You’ve seen them out there: winter runners bundled up in layers, jumping over snow banks and slush piles, faces swaddled in balaclavas and you’ve wondered: why? Why would anyone want to go for a run in the winter?