National News Alberta’s insurance rates are jumping higher than anywhere else in Canada; Ottawa sides with opposition for leadership in Venezuela SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Thursday, Jan. 24th, 2019 Insurance rates in Alberta spiked over a year: report If you’ve noticed your auto insurance bill creeping up, you’re not alone. LowestRates.ca reports Alberta has the highest insurance rate increase in Canada. The study found Albertans on average are paying 10 per cent more compared to this time last year, with women seeing a higher increase than men. Officials say rate increases usually reflect a jump in coverage payouts for insurance companies. Canada officially recognizes opposition in Venezuela as country’s true leader Canada is joining the US and other countries in recognizing a new leader for Venezuela. Juan Guaido recently named himself interim president to put an end to what is referred to as the dictatorship of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. Donald Trump has declared he will use the full weight of the US to pressure Maduro out of office, a move panned by Russia and China. Feed babies allergy-risky foods early to build up immunity: Health officials How can you prevent your baby from developing a food allergy? According to new guidelines from the Canadian Paediatric Society, feed them allergen-risk foods before they’re six months old. Health officials believe this new method will help prevent allergies from developing, especially in high-risk babies. But, they say you should never start feeding a baby before four months of age. Trump agrees to delay State of the Union address Donald Trump is giving into a demand from his democratic opposition. The President has agreed to postpone his State of the Union address until the government shutdown is over. The decision came after the Democrats banned Trump from using the House Chamber as a venue. The shutdown has reached a historic length as both sides fight over Trump’s demands for a Mexico border wall. Doomsday Clock time to be changed today Humanity will find out how close we are to total destruction today. The time on the famed Doomsday Clock will be changed once again. Last year, scientists set it at two minutes to midnight, citing tensions between the US and North Korea. The only other time the clock was that close to midnight was in 1953 during the hydrogen bomb tests.