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The Toronto Maple Leafs added sticks to Legends Row outside the Air Canada Centre.
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PHOTOS: #SticksOutForHumboldt honours Broncos players gone too soon

On Friday, a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi truck, killing 15 people and leaving more than a dozen others injured.

The tragedy has affected not just Canadians, but people around the world. An outpouring of grief has prompted people to pay tribute to the team in myriad ways.

A GoFundMe campaign to help the Broncos’ families has raised more than $8 million, and is now one of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns of all time, CBC News reports.

Tim Hortons created green-and-yellow doughnuts to honour the team, and will donate all the proceeds to the Broncos.

News that Broncos player Logan Boulet, who died in the crash, had donated his organs to six people prompted a surge in new organ donors in multiple provinces, according to CTV News.

Kerry MacGregor, a Canadian living in France, created a heartbreaking drawing that combined the late Broncos players and Ottawa ‘Butterfly Boy” Jonathan Pitre.

Canadians are planning on wearing sports jerseys to work on Thursday, and have been tweeting their plans with #JerseysforHumboldt.

But arguably no tribute has gotten as much viral traction as #SticksOutForHumboldt. The trend involves people placing hockey sticks outside their front doors to honor the team. Everyone from the Canadian Forces in Iraq to NHL teams has taken part.

Here are some of the best #SticksOutForHumboldt photos people have shared.


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    CBC

    Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort guilty on 8 charges in fraud trial

    Manafort stood accused of hiding about $16 million US in income from the Internal Revenue Service between 2010 and 2014 by allegedly disguising the money he earned advising pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine as loans and hiding it in foreign banks. The trial was the first related to the special counsel investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller, although his probe has also secured guilty pleas from a number of individuals, including former longtime Manafort aide Rick Gates, who co-operated with prosecutors. One of Manafort's lawyers, Kevin Downing, told reporters outside the courthouse Tuesday that his client is disappointed in the conviction and is evaluating all his options.

  • Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons
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    The Canadian Press

    Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

    With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Post Malone for artist of the year. "I can't believe this is for me," Cabello said Monday onstage.

  • In the news today, Aug. 21
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    The Canadian Press

    In the news today, Aug. 21

    A new plan to help low-income Canadians will set a lofty goal of lifting more than two million people past the poverty line over the next 12 years, says a source familiar with Ottawa's long-awaited strategy. The government wants to reduce the rate of poverty in Canada by 20 per cent from 2015 levels by the end of the decade, which would require almost 850,000 fewer people living in poverty in 2020 compared to five years earlier. Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will lay out the details today in Vancouver. Hate speech and the politics of division are creating a "dangerous path" for Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday as he vowed to keep calling out those who rely on "extremist" methods to make their voices heard.

  • Exclusive: Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again
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    Reuters

    Exclusive: Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again

    In an interview with Reuters, Trump, who held a landmark summit with Kim on June 12, said he believed North Korea had taken specific steps toward denuclearization, despite widespread doubts about Kim's willingness to abandon his arsenal. While insisting that "a lot of good things are happening" with North Korea, Trump complained that China was not helping as much as it had in the past because of its trade dispute with the United States. Trump, who faced the North Korean challenge as soon as he took office in January 2017, said he had only been working on the North Korean issue for three months whereas his predecessors had been working on it for 30 years.

  • Sask. chiefs announce support for Enbridge Line 3 pipeline
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    CBC

    Sask. chiefs announce support for Enbridge Line 3 pipeline

    Two Sask. First Nations chiefs have announced their support for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, saying they see economic and employment opportunities for their people. A tour of the pipeline construction site was held near White City, Sask. on Monday. The controversial project replaces just over 1,000 kilometres of existing pipe running from Hardisty, Alta., to the U.S. border near Gretna, Man., carrying crude oil to refineries in the United States.

  • Plastic bag ban on the table for Happy Valley-Goose Bay
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    CBC

    Plastic bag ban on the table for Happy Valley-Goose Bay

    One of the largest town in Labrador is looking at how it can eliminate single-use plastic bags. Happy Valley-Goose Bay Coun. Lori Dyson says the town is hoping to launch an education program on why the bags should be nixed, and will need to collaborate with local businesses to get it done. This comes after a survey of 400 residents showed the vast majority — 94 per cent — were in favour of using reusable bags.

  • Eyes on the sky for retired 86-year-old paratrooper taking in Skyhawks show
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    CBC

    Eyes on the sky for retired 86-year-old paratrooper taking in Skyhawks show

    It's a bit flashier than he's used to, but retired paratrooper Douglas Parmiter is keen to catch the Canadian Skyhawks in action. Parmiter, 86, enlisted Aug. 17, 1950, and became a paratrooper with the First Batallion Royal Canadian Regiment, as well as serving in the Korean War. When he found out the Canadian Skyhawks were coming to Paradise for a demonstration, he had to be there, even if it meant keeping his feet on the ground.

  • Residents of Lennox Island briefed on Day School lawsuit
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    CBC

    Residents of Lennox Island briefed on Day School lawsuit

    Residents of Lennox Island have been provided with information about a national class-action lawsuit against the federal government which seeks compensation for damages and abuses suffered by those forced to attend Aboriginal day schools. An information session with the legal team involved with the suit was held last week on Lennox Island and attended by about 30 residents. It included the sharing of stories that prompted some of the Mi'kmaq First Nation residents to recall the day school in their own community. Lennox Island First Nation had a school as far back as 1868 and it ran until the 1970s, according to the Confederacy.

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    Mama dog plays tug-of-war with her puppies

    This mom does a great job entertaining her puppies with a fun game of tug-of-war. How cool is that?

  • Woman, 42, dead after collision between van and tractor trailer in Brampton
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    CBC

    Woman, 42, dead after collision between van and tractor trailer in Brampton

    A 42-year-old woman is dead and three others are injured after a collision in Brampton late Monday night. Police were called to the area of Bovaird Drive and Brisdale Drive shortly after 9:30 p.m. for reports of a collision. Police later tweeted the collision involved a van and a tractor trailer.

  • Bill Erasmus says goodbye to 3 decades of Dene leadership
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    CBC

    Bill Erasmus says goodbye to 3 decades of Dene leadership

    Bill Erasmus looks off into the corner of his office as he thinks back to his first day on the job as Dene national chief. Erasmus was first elected as the leader of the Dene Nation in 1987 and, except for a term from 2003 to 2006, has been ever since. Today, the Dene Nation is a primarily political organization that advocates for Dene rights, says Erasmus.

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    CBC

    40 electric buses coming to Montreal, Laval public transit networks

    A total of 40 electric, slow-charging buses are expected to hit Laval and Montreal roads by 2020. The buses fall under a $43.2 million contract that was awarded to Winnipeg-based company New Flyer Industries Canada, which will begin manufacturing the buses this coming spring. "To date, this is the largest firm order for electric buses in Canada," a joint statement from the two municipal public transport agencies says.

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    CBC

    Moncton council to cover $333K of basketball team's losses at events centre

    The City of Moncton has agreed to cover up to $333,000 in financial losses by the Moncton Magic in the basketball team's first season playing in the city's new events centre. Council voted 9-2 in favour of the agreement with the National Basketball League of Canada team. The agreement will see the city compensate the Magic for every dollar below what it originally projected to earn in revenue if it was allowed to play its next season at the Moncton Coliseum.

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    CBC

    Two-year wait greets some community college applicants

    Katrina Pierce didn't know a carburetor from a crankshaft the day she helped diagnose a friend's car troubles a few years ago. "I didn't know the name of anything in there," said Pierce. Pierce figured she had a natural aptitude for mechanics, and decided to pursue a career in the field by applying to the Nova Scotia Community College's heavy-duty equipment/truck and transport repair program.

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    The Canadian Press

    Animal crackers break out of their cages

    After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum's Animals crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA, which has been protesting the use of animals in circuses for more than 30 years, wrote a letter to Mondelez in the spring of 2016 calling for a redesign.

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    CBC

    'It just collapsed': large sinkhole appears in wooded area in Oxford, N.S.

    A large sinkhole has opened up in a wooded area off Main Street in Oxford, N.S. The hole is in a park belonging to the Oxford Lions Club. Don Christie, the chairman of the park, said club members first noticed the hole on July 28, when it was about about half a metre wide and deep.

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    CBC

    Dog walkers frustrated with $135K dog park shelter 'marred by problems'

    Dog walkers say they are frustrated that a shelter designed to provide shade for pets in the middle of an off-leash area in Cedarvale Park is too low and taking too long to replace. "Just the fact that we're going on a year now, for what was originally supposed to be a two-and-a-half month project, is obviously not the greatest," dog walker Jeremy Osborne said on Monday. "The construction workers working on it were taller already than the roof.

  • UK prosecutors drop charges against ex-police chief over Hillsborough
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    Reuters

    UK prosecutors drop charges against ex-police chief over Hillsborough

    A former British police chief constable accused of lying over his role in the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush that killed 96 fans will no longer face charges after a review of evidence, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Norman Bettison had been charged with four offences of misconduct in public office related to statements he made in the aftermath of the disaster and about the culpability of fans which prosecutors believed were untrue. The victims, all Liverpool supporters, died in an overcrowded, fenced-in enclosure at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, northern England, during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

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    Reuters

    Japan pushing to end smartphone bundling, cut wireless fees: source

    The government, which sees these contracts as muddying the cost of handsets and mobile fees and creating barriers for entry, wants carriers to charge separately for phones, the senior telecoms ministry source told Reuters. Iphones account for one in every two smartphones sold in Japan, according to MM Research Institute Ltd, with the device first introduced there by SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son in 2008. Shares of Japan's wireless carriers fell by up to 5 percent earlier in the day, in a steady broader market, after Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was quoted by Kyodo News as saying that they have room to slash wireless fees by 40 percent.

  • Roadwork still an 'itch' for St. Alban's, almost two years after damage
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    CBC

    Roadwork still an 'itch' for St. Alban's, almost two years after damage

    The newest patch of pavement has just been laid, but some roads that have been rebuilt in St. Alban's following the 2016 Thanksgiving storm are already crumbling at the edges. Town council has already seen rain washouts on road shoulders and by the sides of new pavement on Summit Drive and Rabbit Town Road — and, according to Mayor Gail Hoskins, requests to the province for mitigation measures like ditching and curbs have been denied. The provincial government is overseeing the reconstruction of town roads because the project falls under the government's disaster relief program.

  • US-China trade war hurting other Asian nations
    BBC News

    US-China trade war hurting other Asian nations

    As the US and China threaten each other with more trade tariffs, the spat is having an impact on other countries across Asia. One Singaporean business tells the BBC's Karishma Vaswani that it may be forced to close its Chinese factory.

  • Fundraiser launched for tenants of closing mobile home park
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    CBC

    Fundraiser launched for tenants of closing mobile home park

    A committee has come together in Summerside, P.E.I., to help the residents of Heritage Park Mobile Home Sites, home to 21 mobile home tenants. The tenants were told in May the park would be closing in November. The Heritage Park Community Response Committee launched a GoFundMe campaign Monday night.

  • 'Sister steamroller': Former Fort Smith advocate for seniors, women remembered
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    CBC

    'Sister steamroller': Former Fort Smith advocate for seniors, women remembered

    When Gilles Paquin tells people about his friend, Sister Agnes Sutherland, he likes to tell them the story of the snow plows coming around to clear the streets of Fort Smith in the winter. Sutherland died Aug. 10 in St. Albert, Alta., at the age of 92.

  • WhatsApp to clamp down on 'sinister' messages in India: IT minister
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    Reuters

    WhatsApp to clamp down on 'sinister' messages in India: IT minister

    WhatsApp chief executive officer Chris Daniels gave the assurance to India's information technology minister during a meeting in New Delhi. IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had asked the company to work out ways to trace the origin of "sinister" messages, like those that led to a series of mob beatings across the country this year. "It does not need rocket science to locate a message," Prasad said after his meeting, adding that the U.S. tech giant had agreed to name a grievance officer to deal with issues in India.

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    CBC

    Fire destroys house on Manitoba Avenue

    An early-morning house fire forced police to shut down part of Manitoba Avenue on Tuesday. Emergency crews responded to the fire in a duplex around 4:30 a.m., said police, who shut down traffic on Manitoba between Aikins and Charles while firefighters worked.