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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will march in Canada's largest Pride parade today. Trudeau, who became the first sitting prime minister to march in a Pride parade during last year's event, will be joined by other dignitaries including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde and more than 150 groups and organizations. Toronto's long-running Pride festival draws huge crowds to the downtown area each year to celebrate the city's LGBTQ community.
Sikhs from Canada to India are celebrating a B.C. woman's historic appointment as the first turbaned Sikh judge in the country. Lawyer Palbinder Kaur Shergill will be serving as a judge at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. The announcement came Friday from federal Justice Minister Jody-Wilson Raybould.
On Sunday, in honour of Deafblind Awareness Month, the Toronto Public Library and the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) ran what they called a human library. Patrons could sit down with deafblind volunteers and openly ask questions about what it's like living with dual sensory loss. "I want people to know that deafblind people are wonderful," volunteer Barbara Milner said via tactile sign language with her intervenor. Sarah Darlucio, project lead at the CNIB, said removing stigmas and advocating the need for more intervenor services were both goals of the event.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden. "In some ways, I do think it's accelerated," Pompeo told MSNBC in an interview that aired Saturday. Pompeo said the United States needs to redouble its efforts to stem leaks of classified information.
Vancouver's Strathcona Business Improvement Association has begun a summer series of events to draw more people to East Hastings Street and make the area more walkable. "The idea is to make it, on a human level, a more comfortable, social place to be," said Emma Carscadden with the business improvement association. The association held a street party on Saturday, which unveiled a series of murals on local buildings, featured local artisans, food trucks, a beer garden along with music, dancing and tours of the area.
The federal fisheries department is trying to figure out what caused the recent deaths of several endangered right whales in the waters off eastern Canada. A fisheries official says at least five North Atlantic right whales were found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this month -- four of them in the past week -- near Quebec's Magdalen Islands. Biologist Cathy Merriman says the deaths are a serious blow to the endangered species, accounting for one per cent of the estimated 500 North Atlantic right whales believed to be living worldwide.
Frederick Lee of Kamloops died a century ago in battle during the First World War but his story is only just being told now. At age 21, Lee was killed during the Battle of Hill 70, near Vimy Ridge. A memorial is being constructed at the Kamloops Chinese Heritage Cemetery and, at the site of the battle in France, a walkway will be named after him.
Charlottetown Islanders defenceman Pierre-Olivier Joseph didn't have to wait too long to hear his name called at Friday's NHL draft in Chicago. Joseph, ranked 27th for North American skaters by the NHL going into the draft, exceeded that expectation and was picked in the first round, 23rd overall by the Arizona Coyotes. Joseph, 17, is from Chambly, Que. He just finished his second year with the Islanders.
Summer has officially started — though in Winnipeg, it seems like someone needs to give Mother Nature a heads-up.
"Don't trust Google to tell you how long it takes to get from place to place" was a common pieces of advice she was given, Stubblefield said. "That would be okay if I were close to transportation and civilization," she said, mentioning that she's heard it can be difficult to find housing in Vancouver. Stubblefield said she thinks her three young children will fit right into Canadian society.
"We know that the Inuktitut language here in Labrador is starting to almost disappear," Sara Townley told CBC's Labrador Morning. Inuktitut is full of lengthy words. Some phrases that would be five or six words in English are usually one or two longer words when translated into in Inuktitut.
By Paul Sandle GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined. Dismissed as a left-wing no-hoper before elections on June 8, Corbyn attracted a surge of support from 18-24 year-olds that helped his Labour Party deny Prime Minister Theresa May a parliamentary majority. The 68-year old's popularity at Worthy Farm in south-west England could be measured by the number of pro-Corbyn banners on display and Corbyn T-shirts.
Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest. "Do you know you just won the World's Ugliest Dog Contest?" asked Kerry Sanders of NBC News, one of three judges who gave Martha the crown.
Negotiations between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the union representing its workers will remain a secret ahead of a possible strike that could begin as early as Monday. The LCBO and Ontario Public Service Employees Union had said they planned to negotiate around the clock ahead of the union's threat of job action at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The LCBO said it had extended store hours — detailed on its website — so customers could get their shopping done.
Saturday's Constellation Francophone event will see more than 400 artists in six Canadian cities connect in person and online to celebrate the French-Canadian holiday. Constellation Francophone's live events will be shared through six two-hour webcasts, showcasing artists from across Canada, plus a few in Louisiana. With francophones tuning in across Canada and the world, Pelletier said Constellation Francophone organizers wanted to make it feel like one gigantic gathering.
BonTon Butcherie and Charcuterie is the brain-child of Shelby Jordan, a trained butcher and inspired sausage-maker. "A big push that I personally have is to improve the access to locally sourced meats for people in Dawson," Jordan said.
Saint Andrews, N.B., is being recognized by a major American news outlet as the best place in Canada to visit. "We were, if not the smallest, one of the smallest communities that was chosen for the top 10," said Mayor Doug Naish on Shift NB. Travel writers for the USA Today Best Destination in Canada contest picked the top-10 places and then the public voted for their favourite, explained Naish.
The Titanic was the world's largest passenger ship when it set sail from Southampton, England, to New York and subsequently sank after colliding with an iceberg in 1912. The Lego Titanic model is made up of about 125,000 pieces and measures about nine metres long, said the Maritime Fun Group's Jessica Caseley. The model was built by P.E.I. resident Ben MacLeod.
It started as a vision to showcase Toronto's waterfront from an entirely new vantage point — the harbour. Mariposa Cruises began in 1987 under the name, Adventures Afloat. One of its earliest vessels, is the Captain Matthew Flinders.