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Sacha Trudeau, left, Deborah Coyne, Justin Trudeau, Suzette Rouleau and ex-wife Margaret Trudeau-Kemper assemble behind the hearse that carrys the casket of Pierre Trudeau at the state funeral for the former Canadian Prime Minister October 3, 2000 in Montreal, Canada. The funeral was held at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Trudeau died September 28, 2000 at the age of 80.

¨379591 01: Sacha Trudeau, left, Deborah Coyne, Justin Trudeau, Suzette Rouleau and ex-wife Margaret Trudeau-Kemper assemble behind the hearse that carrys the casket of Pierre Trudeau at the state funeral for the former Canadian Prime Minister October 3, 2000 in Montreal, Canada. The funeral was held at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Trudeau died September 28, 2000 at the age of 80. (Photo by Pierre Roussel/Liaison)

Justin Trudeau through the years

Justin Trudeau has been named the new leader of the federal Liberal Party of Canada on Sunday, April 14.

  • Premier Notley spars with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh over Trans Mountain
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    Premier Notley spars with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh over Trans Mountain

    Premier Rachel Notley wasn't mincing words Wednesday after federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh chastised the federal Liberal government for subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, and in particular, offering a financial backstop to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Singh said at a rally in Ottawa that he simply can't support the project and wants it scrapped as it places too much liability on Canadian taxpayers. "This would mean that the public would maintain all the risk, environmental and financial, to benefit private shareholders of a corporation in Texas.

  • Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12
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    Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12

    Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group. In Damascus, the SANA news agency said coalition aircraft struck military positions between the towns of Boukamal and Hmeimeh in Deir el-Zour province.

  • Exhaustion, concern and relief on board first Hercules airlift for Manitoba fire evacuees
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    Exhaustion, concern and relief on board first Hercules airlift for Manitoba fire evacuees

    Passengers on board the first military Hercules aircraft carrying residents from a fire-threatened Manitoba community were exhausted but relieved to be heading to safety Wednesday evening. Many of the passengers had been waiting more than 48 hours to leave their community of Little Grand Rapids, Man., forced out by a fire nearly half the size of Winnipeg that started on Monday. "I'm happy to get away," said Leena Leveque, shortly before takeoff.

  • Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters
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    Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

    Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America's game, NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday that allows players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker room but forbids them from sitting or taking a knee if they're on the field. Commissioner Roger Goodell called it a compromise aimed at putting the focus back on football after a tumultuous year in which television ratings dipped nearly 10 per cent .

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    Far-right group intimidates Vice journalists in their Montreal office

    Masked men stormed into the Montreal office of the Vice digital media company Wednesday, apparently in an effort to intimidate journalists and show their dissatisfaction with a recent article about the far-right group Atalante Québec. A half dozen members of Atalante — a group considered extreme even by other far-right organizations active in the province — ran around shouting and throwing papers at the employees, Vice reported. Atalante boasted about what happened on its Facebook page, explaining that it wanted to react to the publication of a Vice article about it last week.

  • Exclusive: Former Malaysia government used money raised from Khazanah to pay 1MDB dues - sources
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    Exclusive: Former Malaysia government used money raised from Khazanah to pay 1MDB dues - sources

    The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak used money raised from a deal with sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad to pay for some of the liabilities of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), two sources told Reuters. Khazanah paid the government 1.2 billion ringgit ($301.05 million) in mid-2017 in exchange for redeemable shares that the finance ministry owned, the sources said, adding that the funds were used to pay some of 1MDB's dues to Abu Dhabi fund IPIC.

  • 'Run, hide and fight': VPD provides tips on how to survive armed attack
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    'Run, hide and fight': VPD provides tips on how to survive armed attack

    The Vancouver Police Department has released a video of a simulated public shooting as a way to help people in the event they're faced with a gunman bent on inflicting mass harm. 

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    'Alarmingly high' amounts of plastic microbeads found in B.C. shellfish farming areas

    Areas off the B.C. coast used for farming shellfish are becoming highly polluted by plastic microbeads, new research has found. According to a release from Simon Fraser University, researchers analyzed dozens of sediment samples from 16 sites around Lambert Channel and Baynes Sound off Denman Island — where 130 shellfish farms are located — and found "alarmingly high" amounts of plastic pollution. "We found microbeads in the smallest bits of sediment and in a concentration equal to the amounts of silt and organic matter," Leah Bendell, professor of marine ecology and ecotoxicology at SFU, said in the statement.

  • Canadian Armed Forces arrive in Twin Lakes to bolster dike, protect homes
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    Canadian Armed Forces arrive in Twin Lakes to bolster dike, protect homes

    Craig Hunter, a homeowner who lives along the shoreline, said around 100 servicemen arrived on Tuesday, working through the night to move thousands of sandbags. Hunter says he's not planning to leave, despite the fact that he's still under evacuation order.

  • Regulation needed to 'even the scales' between Alberta's landlords and tenants, advocate says
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    Regulation needed to 'even the scales' between Alberta's landlords and tenants, advocate says

    An advocate for renters' rights says the Alberta government needs to step in with greater regulations after a family's lease was ended because of a crying baby. "I think we need to look at the laws that affect tenants and landlords in this province and say, 'Are they just, are they fair, are they working and if they're working, who are they working for?'" Kate Jacobson told Alberta@Noon on Wednesday. Jacobson is with Renters' Action, a group that advocates for tenants.

  • StandardAero Summerside expanding, adding 80 jobs
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    StandardAero Summerside expanding, adding 80 jobs

    StandardAero Summerside — formerly known as Vector Aerospace — is getting a 30,000 square-foot expansion that will bring an additional 80 jobs to the facility. Jeff Poirier, vice president and general manager for StandardAero, says work currently done in Winnipeg will now be transferred to Summerside. "Summerside's reputation in the industry for great quality, great turn time and superb customer service allowed them to transfer this work that was formerly done in Winnipeg to Summerside with very little concern," Poirier said.

  • Burnaby Board of Trade calls for revenue-neutral mobility pricing ahead of today's TransLink report
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    Burnaby Board of Trade calls for revenue-neutral mobility pricing ahead of today's TransLink report

    The Burnaby Board of Trade has released its own report on mobility pricing, ahead of a potential road pricing scheme set to be released at the TransLink Mayors' Council meeting Thursday morning. The report argues addressing congestion by reducing traffic at peak times should be the primary objective of any proposed road pricing system. Board President and CEO Paul Holden said that congestion and revenue neutrality are the two main priorities.

  • Montreal acquires land once slated for housing to expand L'Anse-à-l'Orme nature park
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    Montreal acquires land once slated for housing to expand L'Anse-à-l'Orme nature park

    The City of Montreal and the West Island suburb of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue have announced the expansion of L'Anse-à-l'Orme nature park. The stretch of land in question straddles the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, in the West Island. The mayors of Montreal and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Valérie Plante and Paola Hawa, held a joint news conference Thursday to announce Montreal would acquire the parcel — a little more than 14 hectares of forest, or about the equivalent of 22 CFL football fields.

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    Peanuts to profits: Lambton College students win competition for helping African farmers

    Lambton College in Sarnia, Ont. has won a national contest for their work in a southern African country after training 30,000 farmers to become more efficient and successful. In addition, the project also included starting up a peanut butter company, building infrastructure for alternative energy, increasing the amount of clean water in the region and building a clinic. The project, called 'One Seed,' earned students the title of Enactus Canada National Champions — a competition that challenges universities and colleges around the world to come up with innovative ideas to help others.

  • Speeding complaints prompt Yellowknife RCMP to amp up check stops in school zones
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    Speeding complaints prompt Yellowknife RCMP to amp up check stops in school zones

    Drivers in Yellowknife may have noticed more check stops lately — especially near schools. The RCMP says it has increased its presence in school zones since April, after requests from community members. Construction worker Dave Sloan called the RCMP two weeks ago to ask them to increase their presence at J. H. Sissons School.

  • Bloomfield Road residents petition to demolish damaged, vacant west Windsor homes
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    Bloomfield Road residents petition to demolish damaged, vacant west Windsor homes

    The founder of the community organization called Bloomfield House has started the Bloomfield Freedom Project. Tea Jai Travis is getting signatures on a petition that his group will take to city council, urging the city to waive the by-law prohibiting the demolition of the derelict vacant homes in that area. Deborah Vollan said she and her neighbours see trespassers breaking into the homes frequently.

  • More noise, more dust: Residents of Saint John street prepare for truck route
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    More noise, more dust: Residents of Saint John street prepare for truck route

    People on Saint John's Ready Street are coming to terms with news they will soon be seeing a lot more transport trucks on their short street. On Tuesday city councillors approved a plan to let the street "share the pain" with adjacent Harding Street West, which has been the truck route for the past three decades. Truckers will soon have a choice between Harding Street West and Ready Street as they make their way from industries like Irving Paper and Moosehead Breweries to Highway 1.

  • Abortion: What do Ireland's women think?
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    Abortion: What do Ireland's women think?

    In Ireland on the 25th of May, voters will decide in a referendum whether they want to change their Constitution in regards to the country's regulation of abortion. It is a highly emotive and sensitive issue in the country enshrouded in silence and shame. The BBC's Nuala McGovern, who grew up in Dublin, speaks to Irish women about whether this should be a moment of change for Ireland.

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    Illegal mountain biking on Mount Royal is damaging its ecosystem, experts say

    Montrealers on mountain bikes have been taking advantage of an unofficial network of trails on Mount Royal for years — but experts say doing so is destructive to the mountain's ecosystem, not to mention illegal. Through a hole cut in the fence, cyclists gather on the mountain, donning helmets, gloves and equipped with super-bikes with which to charge down makeshift paths. "We put up fences, and presto, they disappear," Richard said.

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    Vuitton owner LVMH makes e-commerce push with Lyst investment

    Louis Vuitton owner LVMH has invested in online fashion search business Lyst as the world's biggest luxury brands look to expand their presence online and capture younger shoppers. London-based Lyst did not disclose how much it had raised in its latest financing round which was led by LVMH and included other investors. The total investment raised was between 50 million and 100 million pounds ($67-$134 million), a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Red light! Iqaluit's first traffic lights cause social media stir
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    Red light! Iqaluit's first traffic lights cause social media stir

    Work has begun on Iqaluit's Federal Road — and with it, a first for Nunavut's capital: traffic lights. This stretch is a busy hub in Iqaluit, serving as an entrance to the city from the airport terminal. Typically, Iqaluit does not have any traffic lights, making the features a curiosity for residents, rather than the commute-halting nuisance they're often seen as in larger cities.

  • Could this man's window boxes get man to Chelsea?
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    Could this man's window boxes get man to Chelsea?

    This "urban garden" is slightly different from the usual million-pound show garden we see at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. But Rob Dicken from Wolverhampton thought they stood a chance, and so emailed the Royal Horticultural Society asking to be exhibited - and they responded. We arranged for garden designers Kate Saville and Tamara Bridge to give him some horticultural tips. Produced by Emily Wolstencroft

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    Suspect in attempted bike theft in hospital with 'blunt force injuries' after fight with owner

    An accused would-be bicycle thief is in hospital after a violent confrontation with a bike's owner near Kensington Market early Thursday morning. Police were called to the scene at Dundas and Bathurst streets around 2:30 a.m. A man was at work at a nearby bar or restaurant when he saw another man attempting to steal his bicycle, according to Toronto police Staff Sgt. Anthony Williams. The bike's owner tried to stop the attempted theft, Williams told CBC Toronto.

  • New Grace Hospital emergency room five times bigger than old one
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    New Grace Hospital emergency room five times bigger than old one

    The new emergency room at the Grace Hospital is more than five times the size of the old one and much more bright. "People talked about the darkness of the former department, so we were really focused on trying to provide warm, inviting, welcoming light-filled space," said Kellie O'Rourke, COO of the hospital.

  • Parents of P.E.I. micro preemie Paizlee Rose say they gain strength, support through Facebook
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    Parents of P.E.I. micro preemie Paizlee Rose say they gain strength, support through Facebook

    First-time mother Emily McCardle remembers the moment her new daughter Paizlee Rose was placed on her chest. Two nurses had to delicately manoeuvre around the tiny baby's many tubes and wires and gently lift her out of her incubator in the neonatal intensive care unit of the IWK Hospital in Halifax. McCardle had to wait a week to hold her daughter, but as soon as the baby was settled in her mother's arms, she seemed to sense she was home.