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Byrdie Funk marked Canada Day by taking a citizenship oath, but unlike the 150 people around her who also raised their right arm to do the same, she is hardly a newcomer. Funk, who is a third-generation Canadian, became a first-generation Canadian Saturday after she regained her citizenship that was stripped from her just over a year ago by an arcane law. Funk, 37, was born in Mexico to Canadian parents and they moved back to Canada when she was just two months old.
The 28-year-old Illinois man charged with kidnapping a Chinese scholar now believed to be dead was among a select few admitted to the University of Illinois' highly competitive physics graduate program in 2013. Brendt Allen Christensen originally planned to earn a doctorate degree, but told his graduate adviser in 2016 he had changed his mind, Professor Lance Cooper recalled on Saturday. Christensen is in federal custody awaiting a court appearance Monday in the June 9 kidnapping of Yingying Zhang, the 26-year-old daughter of a working-class factory driver from China.
After a succession of administrations that embraced Spanish-language content, President Donald Trump's White House is all but ignoring Spanish speakers even though he has a robust online presence in English. It has eliminated the position of director of Hispanic media outreach. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in January that the administration had its "IT folks working overtime" to roll out a new Spanish language site after WhiteHouse.gov/espanol went dark in the hours after Trump took office.
Abbotsford, B.C. police say a 33-year-old man is facing multiple criminal charges after trying to evade officers following an incident in which an officer was dragged by a car. "The driver sped off, dragging the officer for approximately one block," said Abbotsford police in a release. The officer was able to climb inside the vehicle that was dragging him, police said, adding a "short, physical altercation" occurred before the officer jumped out of the vehicle.
Paper Maple Leaf flags soaked by an early morning downpour quickly turned into makeshift fans to ward off sticky afternoon warmth Saturday as thousands of people squelched and squished their way around Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. The crowds for this year's Canada Day celebration may have been the biggest ever, and due to the especially tight security thousands of people had to wait in lines — often for hours — as they funnelled through security checkpoints to get to the party on the Hill.
The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic. Yemen has been devastated by a 27-month war between a Saudi-led coalition and the armed Iran-aligned Houthi group, making it a breeding ground for the disease, which spreads by faeces getting into food or water and thrives in places with poor sanitation. Speaking at a joint news conference with representatives of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank, Zagaria said that had been some 246,000 suspected cases in the period to June 30.
A rapper whose concert in Little Rock was the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured was arrested early Sunday on unrelated assault charges while outside an Alabama club where he was performing just 24 hours later, authorities said. Ricky Hampton, 25, of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested on outstanding charges of aggravated assault with a gun out of Forrest City in eastern Arkansas, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Little Rock police said on Twitter that no arrests have been made in the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge in downtown Little Rock.
It may be a gorgeous, sunny weekend in Metro Vancouver, but officials are reminding hikers there's still plenty of snow on some backcountry trails in the popular Lynn Valley region.
Long lines snaked out of marijuana dispensaries in Nevada on Saturday, as the western US state became the latest to legalize recreational pot. Nevada joins Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska as states where recreational marijuana sales are permitted. Legal marijuana sales are sure to be a boon to the economy of Nevada's largest city, Las Vegas, bolstering its reputation as an "anything goes" party town for millions of visitors from around the world.
A group of skateboarders was out hitting the ramps at Dufferin Grove Park Saturday in memory of Toronto pro skateboard legend Justin Bokma on the one-year anniversary of his death. Bokma, who his friends said was one of the first pro skateboarders from the city to make it big in the United States, was fatally shot after intervening in an altercation at an after-hours club on College Street where he worked as a bouncer. "If you were a younger skater...he would go out of the way to introduce himself and help [you] along the way," Weiss said.
Canada has two new astronauts, but neither is from the Maritimes. Out of thousands of applicants vying to escape the confines of the planet, Alex DeLorey, originally from Moncton and Michael Anthony Jordan, originally from Halifax made it through to the final round of 17. DeLorey now lives in Milton, Ont. and has been putting his University of New Brunswick mechanical engineering degree to use working to refurbish nuclear reactors with Bruce Power.
Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc is seeking to hire underwriters for an initial public offering that could come later this year, which would make it the biggest U.S. technology company to go public since Snap Inc , people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The IPO will be a key test of Dropbox's worth after it was valued at almost $10 billion in a private fundraising round in 2014. Dropbox will begin interviewing investment banks in the coming weeks, the sources said, asking not to be named because the deliberations are private.
A convoy of more than 50 floats snaked through central Madrid amid a carnival atmosphere as part of celebrations marking the WorldPride parade, a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights that has been held in several cities across the world since its inception in 2000. Politicians from across the political spectrum walked ahead of the parade, passing through the Spanish capital which was decked out in rainbow flags to mark the occasion. “Madrid wants you to remember, and to never forget, that whoever you love, Madrid loves you,” Madrid's Mayor Manuela Carmena wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Hundreds of hikers were up before the crack of dawn Saturday morning to watch the sun come up on Canada Day from the summit of Mount Seymour. Organized by the Vancouver-based group, Chasing Sunrise, event coordinators estimated that more than 800 participants — many clad in red and white — made the trek.
There was an overwhelming amount of pride today in Windsor for Canada`s 150th birthday. The day started out with special citizenship ceremony. Forty people from 13 different countries were sworn in as Canadian citizens on Canada's 150th. The family came to Canada five years ago from India to provide a better life for their young girls.
"After two enjoyable years learning about the front office of hockey with the Senators, I'm pleased to pass along that I've made the decision to step away from the game and will take this time to evaluate what professional challenge I will pursue next," Alfredsson said in a statement issued through the team.
As thousands of people flocked to downtown Halifax to take part in Canada Day celebrations, a small group gathered at the foot of an Edward Cornwallis statue to try to call attention to darker chapters of the country's past. Cornwallis was a British military officer who founded Halifax in 1749. Chief Grizzly Mamma, who is originally from British Columbia but now lives in Halifax, shaved her head and then placed her hair — which had been braided in two sections — at the foot of the statue.
Hundreds of Saskatchewanians celebrated Canada 150 by forming a living Canadian flag on the lawn of the provincial legislature in Regina on Canada Day.