This is a live blog of the Feb.1 edition of CTV National News, covering day 1 of the Ghomeshi trial, the raised threat level of the Zika virus and the protection of an essential BC rainforest.
Also reporting on the Bosma trial, involving a man killed after offering a test drive of a truck he was planning on selling. Leads with Ghomeshi trial.
First witness testifies, Ghomeshi made her feel safe. In car kissing, Ghomeshi pulls her hair hard and grabs her. Shows Jian's old neighbourhood where he allegedly attacked her.
Vennavally-Rao focuses on defence strategy, attacking credibility of witness.
Next story focuses on Rev. Brent Hawkes accused of sex crimes who performed the first same-sex marriage ceremonies in Canada.
Moves onto next story: Gen. Jonathan Vance reports higher number of sexual assaults and harassment reported in military due to support centre.
Next is Bosma trial. Went missing in 2013, taking two potential customers of his truck on a test drive. Reported he was shot, later incinerated.
Peter Akman reports from the Hamilton courthouse.
Donald Trump mention in regard to loss to Ted Cruz.
Focuses on the actual people, the voters, who are troubled and "frustrated with politics"
"He needs to get enough voters out to make his dream real." - Joy Malbon, re: Trump
Mostly Hillary v. Bernie in Iowa caucus.
Zika virus raised to "public health emergency of international concern" (LaFlamme)
threat is because Zika is carried by mosquitoes, says Avis Favaro
Canada will participate in making a vaccine.
Suicide bomber outside Kabul.
LaFlamme says conflict contributes to influx of refugees in Europe.
Manitoba First Nations housing is mostly "uninhabitable."
Jill Macyshon reports UN is calling on Canada to make changes. Indigenous Affairs Minister says the government is committed to helping First Nations people.
Macyshon says 60 new houses will be built.
Alphabet unseats Apple as most valuable company. Company owns Google.
Fluffy story about a "lamb-pede" of a traffic jam in New Zealand.
Great Bear Rainforest now protected from industrial logging. 85% completely off-limits, 15% subject to restrictions.
Rainforest story closes the newscast.