National News Hydro rates to go up next week; Trudeau set to give first media conference SHARE ON: Wendy Gray, staff Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 2019 Customers will see increase mid-to-late November Just as the weather gets cooler and the heat goes on hydro rates are going up. The Ontario Energy Board says the price for electricity will jump about $1.99 for a typical customer that uses 700 kilowatt hours per month. The rate hike takes effect November 1st and will be seen on bills a few weeks after. #Wexit trends on social media after Tory sweep of Saskatchewan and Alberta Later today newly re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold his first media conference. It’s widely expected he will detail his minority Liberal government’s priorities. Meanwhile, the Alberta separatist movement has taken Twitter by storm when #Wexit, a combination of Western Canada and exit, began trending Monday night and as of yesterday afternoon the movements Facebook page had over 170,000 followers. During Trudeau’s victory speech he acknowledged the discord in the Prairies after a Conservative sweep of both provinces, saying they were an “essential party of this great country.” New recalls add to more than 800 products recalled since October More beef and veal products have been recalled across the country. The issue is possible E. coli contamination at the processing plants. The new recalls add to the over 800 products recalled since mid-October. There have been no illnesses linked to the recalled products. To find a complete list of recalled products go to inspection dot gc dot ca. Extradition bill pulled in Hong Kong Hong Kong has scrapped its controversial extradition bill that sparked months of violent protests. The announcement comes after the release of the murder suspect at the heart of the extradition controversy.