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Toronto pastor and prominent gay activist Brent Hawkes opened Toronto Pride with his final service, emphasizing the importance of inclusion as the core value of the LGBTQ community. Hawkes, who has led the Faith and Pride service for more than 20 years, is due to retire from the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto at the end of the year.
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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the many people attending Fete nationale celebrations in Quebec on Saturday. Trudeau was mobbed by crowds as he visited a street party in his Montreal riding with his wife and three children. In a statement, he said the annual June 24 holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the French language and Quebec culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Vancouver-born luthier apprenticed under the likes of Roger Sadowsky (whose clients include Prince, Keith Richards and Bruce Springsteen) in her mid-teens before developing her own niche style. Now 27, she's among more than 80 other craftsmen and women who are in town for the first ever Vancouver International Guitar Festival. At only 16-years-old, while touring as a professional musician, Colomo noticed how prolific Sadowsky's instruments were amoung her peers and reached out to the guitar and bass maker who wasn't accepting apprentices at the time.
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.
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.
With approximately 60 students, the graduating classes at Advocate District School in Advocate Harbour, N.S., tend to be small, but this year it's really small. On Thursday, the school's only Grade 12 student will be graduating. It's different knowing you're the only one everyone is going to be looking at," said Jordan Macgillivary, 18.
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.
An Edmonton police officer has had her pay cut for a drunk driving incident last October, in which she urged a fellow officer to "do her a solid" after pulling her over. Kerr's vehicle was speeding at 70 km/h toward the checkstop, which was marked with a 20 km/h sign and numerous police vehicles with emergency lights on. A police officer had to jump out of the way when it became obvious her vehicle was not going to stop. Kerr's vehicle eventually came to a "very jerky stop," and when questioned by the police officer whether she had been drinking, Kerr said she had consumed two beers.
Last weekend, the Town of Yarmouth and the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia unveiled a bench in Frost Park near town hall. The idea came from the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, according to past president Dr. Shelley Goodwin. It's a progression of the buddy bench, a global trend toward providing safe and friendly places for bullied or lonely kids to sit with others.
Glow-in-the-dark coins are lighting up Canadians' pocket change and making headlines internationally. The Royal Canadian Mint released the new toonie a few weeks ago and there are now three million of the coins circulating to commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary. The two brothers behind the new design, both from Richmond, B.C., joined CBC's guest host of On The Coast, Gloria Macarenko, to talk about the distinctive coin.