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5 things to know for Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – CTV News

An RCMP officer killed on duty has been identified, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith apologizes for remarks on Russia’s war in Ukraine, and Ottawa’s outgoing mayor reveals the city’s struggles during the “Freedom Convoy” protests. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. ‘Her loss is immeasurable’: The RCMP officer who was killed on duty in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday has been identified as Const. Shaelyn Yang, a member of the local detachment’s mental health and homeless outreach team.

2. ‘Ill-advised comments’: After previously saying she doesn’t want to “relitigate” past statements and calling opposition criticism “offensive,” Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has issued a public apology.

3. ‘Many failure points’: Outgoing Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson offers his testimony, revealing the city’s struggles with the “Freedom Convoy” protests, as public hearings continue into the invocation of the Emergencies Act earlier this year.

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