Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
Richard RM Vaughan, age 55, was found deceased over the weekend after being reported missing on Oct. 13, 2020. Vaughan was an author, playwright and artist, and was a beloved figure in Canada's LGBTQ arts scene. Police in Fredericton, Ontario said that they are not treating his death as suspicious.
#LatinAmerica #Chile— Buenos Aires Times (@theBAtimes) October 26, 2020
Chile voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to scrap its Pinochet-era constitution and draft a new one. With 36% of votes counted, 77.7% backed a fresh charter, a key demand by protesters that took to the streets last year in huge numbers.https://t.co/8V7c30GGaC
In April of next year, a 155-member assembly will be elected to draft a new constitution after Chileans voted in support of rewriting it. The document dates back to the dictatorship of Gen Augusto Pinochet.
Agricultural department workers wearing protective suits have eradicated the first nest of giant "murder hornets" -- so-called for decimating honeybee colonies -- discovered in the US, vacuuming them out of a tree in Washington state https://t.co/xnjvho2qNS #AsianGiantHornets— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 25, 2020
The Washington State Department of Agriculture destroyed the first nest of Asian giant hornets in the US. Entomologists dealt with the nest by vacuuming the insects out of a tree near Blaine, Washington.
“This pandemic is clearly driven almost exclusively by people,” said veterinary internal medicine specialist Scott Weese. “Ultimately, we want to keep this purely a human disease because it’s easier to contain.”https://t.co/ldrpnbMkq0— Toronto Star (@TorontoStar) October 26, 2020
A Niagara-area dog is the first in Canada to test positive for COVID-19, but experts say there is nothing to worry about. The dog belongs to a household where four out of six members tested positive for the virus. The dog had no symptoms and a low viral load, suggesting that pets remain at a low risk for becoming severely ill.
According to Entertainment Canada, everyone’s favourite three witches are reuniting on screen. ET said that a sequel to cult-classic Halloween comedy Hocus Pocus had been greenlit for Disney+. Bette Midler confirmed in an interview, saying “They want to make a movie, they’ve asked us if we were interested and of course all of us said yes.”