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Metro Snapshot: May 23, 2008

Missing parents may be found, the credit crisis may be cooling, McCain may face Obama and the Olsen twins may be heavier. <strong>There's just one thing for sure: to find out what you need to know today,</strong><strong> <a href="http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/metrosnapshot/article/57780">you should read the Metro Snapshot.</a></strong><br />



In B.C., family and friends gathered to say goodbye to the young Kenyan man who died when a helicopter landed on him during a walk in his neighbourhood. In Toronto, police have arrested two people believed to be biological parents to the infant, known as "Angelica-Leslie," found in a cold parking garage stairwell in January. The credit crisis appears to be cooling off and the Bank of Canada governor has called for new regulations that would avert a repeat of the financial catastrophe. Meanwhile, things are heating up in Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial government with a caucus member quitting followed by accusations of intimidation and attacks on character. On the other side of the country, Michael J. Fox - the beloved Canadian actor and advocate for Parkinson's disease - received an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia.

Myanmar's ruling Junta has agreed to allow all aid workers into the country to help cyclone survivors following a meeting between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and junta leader Senior Gen. Than Shwe. UN and Haitian police are searching for a Canadian medical aid worker who was kidnapped for ransom in Haiti Wednesday. A UN food agency says soaring rice prices may begin to drop later this year but overall food prices that have spawned protests worldwide are likely to remain high. In Afghanistan a remote-control bomb exploded next to a passing Afghan National Army convoy, killing one soldier and wounding another. In the U.S. Barack Obama and John McCain have begun taking steps towards choosing their running mates in a sign that the Democratic nomination race is over.

Kristin Davis talks about being a recovering alcoholic, Sienna Miller's relationship is on the rocks, Steven Tyler is in rehab, and has someone been spiking the Olsen twins' drinks? Plus we review CDs by Scarlett Johansson, Atmosphere, Sam Roberts, Zaki Ibrahim and Foxboro Hot Tubs.

 
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