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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.

  • Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital
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    Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

    An American woman who was rescued with her family last week after five years held by a Taliban-linked group has been hospitalized, her Canadian husband said. Joshua Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife Caitlan was admitted to a Canadian hospital on Monday and remained there on Wednesday. The children were born while the family was being held by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.

  • $250K reward offered in case of Calgary millionaire shot through window of Rolls Royce
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    $250K reward offered in case of Calgary millionaire shot through window of Rolls Royce

    Calgary police have released new photos from last year's attack that nearly killed real estate mogul Riaz Mamdani, while the millionaire businessman's friends are offering a $250,000 reward for information in the case. Mamdani was shot through the window of his Rolls Royce as he was leaving his mansion in one of Calgary's wealthiest neighbourhoods in December 2016.

  • Labrador father and children can't find affordable home
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    Labrador father and children can't find affordable home

    It's been a tough 14 months for Corey Everard and his children since they moved back to Labrador from Alberta. The 45-year-old single father of two said they've been been staying with friends and family because he can't find an affordable place to live in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay area. My children are getting pretty upset with me bouncing around all over the place.

  • Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre
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    Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

    In his only public recounting of the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and wounded more than 500, guard Jesus Campos told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show that he was heading down the hall after calling for a maintenance worker when he heard "rapid fire" gunshots through the nearby doors of Stephen Paddock's suite in the Mandalay Bay. The hotel engineer, Stephen Schuck, who was sent to check a fire exit door that Campos found bolted shut, told DeGeneres that he didn't hear gunfire when he reached the opposite end of the 32nd floor hallway. Schuck said Campos leaned out from a door entrance and yelled for him to take cover.

  • Math exam removes calculators, some Grade 6 students struggle
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    Math exam removes calculators, some Grade 6 students struggle

    A new non-calculator portion of a provincial math test shows Grade 6 students in Alberta struggle to do arithmetic with only a pencil and paper. Almost 35 per cent of students who wrote the Provincial Achievement Test in June failed to meet the "acceptable standard" on the section that requires questions to be answered without a calculator. Students had 15 minutes to complete the section.

  • Sex assault victim of taekwondo instructor King Yeung sues academy, CFS
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    Sex assault victim of taekwondo instructor King Yeung sues academy, CFS

    A victim of former taekwondo instructor and convicted sexual abuser King Yeung has now filed a lawsuit against the taekwondo academy where he groomed his victims, and West Region Child and Family Services, alleging they didn't do enough to protect her. Yeung, 58, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three of his former students and was sentenced last spring to 10 years in prison. Yeung, a former grandmaster at the academy in Winnipeg, and Joey Adamowski, grandmaster at the academy's Dauphin, Man., location, are also named as defendants in the lawsuit. Adamowski allegedly hosted Yeung and students for overnight stays in his home when they were in town for tournaments.

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    Trudeau forced to defend Morneau's decision not to put business shares in a blind trust

    In question period on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his finance minister's decision not to put tens of millions of dollars' worth of shares in his company into a blind trust before joining the federal cabinet. Trudeau took every question, as has become convention in the House of Commons on Wednesdays, and all but a few were about the conflict of interest controversy involving Finance Minister Bill Morneau. "When the finance minister was first elected, he clearly said that he was going to put his vast fortune into a blind trust.

  • Fighting 'chemo brain': Mother determined to make good memories
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    Fighting 'chemo brain': Mother determined to make good memories

    Diane Bishop was grateful to celebrate her son's 24th birthday recently. Like mothers do, she bought a cake with a big 2-4 on it.

  • Another traffic fatality in our city, this time involving a cyclist
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    Another traffic fatality in our city, this time involving a cyclist

    Wed, Oct 18: As Catherine McDonald reports, 39-year-old David Delos Santos was riding home after dropping his daughter off at school as he did every day when he was killed by an out of control pickup truck.

  • 'It is blinding toxic': Expert sounds alarm on ammonia at public rinks
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    'It is blinding toxic': Expert sounds alarm on ammonia at public rinks

    A former chief inspector with the B.C. Safety Authority says he's been sounding the alarm about the dangers of ammonia for over 30 years, and can't understand why the substance is still widely used at B.C. ice rinks. It is blinding toxic," said Lou Roussinos. On Tuesday, three workers were killed by an ammonia leak at the Fernie Memorial Arena, in Fernie, B.C.

  • Police: 1 dead after man gives toddler gun to chase victim
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    Police: 1 dead after man gives toddler gun to chase victim

    Aiken County Sheriff's Sgt. Stephen Shunn said witnesses told deputies that 24-year-old Timothy Johnson was shot in the chest Tuesday afternoon after the gun fired while the child was carrying it outside a home in Warrenville. Shunn said in a statement that 31-year-old Albert Davis is charged with murder, possession of a stolen handgun and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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    Shipwrecked man's wallet found years later — by same ship that rescued him

    Four years ago, Capt. John Allen Baker lost his ship — and his wallet — to the bottom of the North Atlantic. 

  • Northern First Nations slam Ottawa for tactics on damaged Churchill rail line
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    Northern First Nations slam Ottawa for tactics on damaged Churchill rail line

    Angry words continue to fly as the possibility of repairing Manitoba's northernmost rail line before winter fades. Leaders from several northern First Nations took aim at the federal government at a news conference on Wednesday, saying Ottawa is getting in the way of a solution. Last week federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Ottawa would sue Denver-based railroad owner Omnitrax unless the line to Churchill was repaired in 30 days.

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    Oh deer! B.C. buck caught in backyard hammock

    Conservation officials are reminding rural homeowners to take down hammocks and volleyball nets on their properties after a large mule deer had to be removed with the help of a tranquilizer. The four-point mule buck got himself tangled in a backyard hammock on Monday near Kimberley in the East Kootenay. Two officers attended and sedated the buck with a tranquilizer in order to cut the hammock from the animal's antlers.

  • Volunteer firefighter dies battling one of nearly a dozen wildfires in Alta., Sask.
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    Volunteer firefighter dies battling one of nearly a dozen wildfires in Alta., Sask.

    A volunteer firefighter from southern Alberta died while battling a blaze that straddled the border with Saskatchewan Tuesday night — one of almost a dozen windswept wildfires that forced hundreds of people to flee and torched homes in several communities. RCMP announced Wednesday afternoon that James Hargrave, a 34-year-old volunteer firefighter with Cypress County Fire Services — which handles the southeast corner of Alberta — died as he worked to fight a wildfire that started near Hilda.

  • Janes brand breaded chicken products recalled due to possible salmonella
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    Janes brand breaded chicken products recalled due to possible salmonella

    Breaded chicken products sold under the Janes brand name are being recalled due to possible contamination from salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the uncooked products include Pub Style Chicken Burgers and Pub Style Snacks Popcorn Chicken. The burgers carry a code of 2018 MA 12 on the package and the code on the popcorn chicken packages is 2018 MA 15.

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    'He was a really beautiful man': NLers touched by the loss of Gord Downie

    Gord Downie is being mourned right across the country, and Newfoundland and Labrador is no different. "I think a lot of people in Canada have some kind of connection — or something like that — to the Hip and to Gord," says Jenn Galliott, who owns Galliott Studios in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland. The Hip frontman was in western Newfoundland for the Writers at Woody Point Literary Festival and he came into Galliott Studios, chatted with patrons and shook their hands.

  • Remembering Gord Downie: 1964-2017
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    Remembering Gord Downie: 1964-2017

    One of Canada’s preeminent musicians, the Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie, passed away today at the age of 53. Loved by Canadians from coast to coast to coast, Downie was diagnosed with glioblastoma — an incurable form of cancer — in May 2016, he and his band announced a final tour across Canada. Originally from Kingston, Ont., Downie formed the Tragically Hip with four high school friends. The band had pockets of supporters all over the world, but nothing like the popularity it enjoyed in Canada. Downie led his band to 16 Juno music awards, a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, and immortalization on a postage stamp in 2013. Beyond his musical career, Downie was always an advocate for Indigenous rights and environmental protection. His commitment to improving the lives of Canada’s Indigenous people earned him an honorary title “Wicapi Lomani”, meaning “the man who walks among the stars” from the National Chief  of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde.

  • 'We are stacked right up to the ceiling': Smithers, B.C., public library squeezed for space
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    'We are stacked right up to the ceiling': Smithers, B.C., public library squeezed for space

    Staff at the sole public library in Smithers, B.C. are purging classics by Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro just to free up shelves. Teetering." That's how library director Wendy Wright describes the cramped 3,400-square-foot space. The town council is mulling plans for an Arts and Culture Centre that would house the library, art gallery, museum, radio station and visitor information centre in the town's historic Central Park.

  • 325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her
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    325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

    Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office report identified Posey as the girl's cousin. During the punishment, Dericka told Posey and two other adult relatives, who are identified in the report as the girl's parents, that she couldn't breathe.

  • Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump
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    Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the firing of the FBI director to a broader inquiry into Russian election meddling. The repeated, often-testy questioning about the Russia investigation, coming even as Sessions spearheads sweeping changes to the Justice Department in the areas of LGBT rights, criminal justice and immigration, illustrates the extent to which the probe continues to shadow Sessions even though he recused himself months ago.

  • Sackville Sports Stadium racks up $295K in debt that municipality can't collect
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    Sackville Sports Stadium racks up $295K in debt that municipality can't collect

    Halifax Regional Municipality's audit and finance committee is recommending that Sackville Sports Stadium's $295,000 in uncollectible debts be written off. "It seems to me to be totally unrealistic," said Mayor Mike Savage of the policy. Coun. Russell Walker agreed, but was critical of how long it took staff to deal with the problem.

  • Bill Morneau announces $50,000 passive income threshold
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    Bill Morneau announces $50,000 passive income threshold

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau is adjusting tax proposals to allow $50,000 of passive income investment to be sheltered annually, meaning only three per cent of privately owned corporations will have to pay higher taxes.

  • Portfolio shuffle a punishment for amalgamation vote, says Georgetown councillor
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    Portfolio shuffle a punishment for amalgamation vote, says Georgetown councillor

    Four Georgetown, P.E.I., councillors had their portfolio's shuffled on Monday's council meeting — one citing it as "punishment" for voting to pull the town out of amalgamation talks. ​Four of Georgetown's six town councillors — Phil Hebert, Cody Jenkins, Faye McQuillan and Cindy MacLean — voted in September to remove Georgetown from the amalgamation process.

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    'Don't drive past the danger sign,' TTC warns as another vehicle stuck in streetcar tunnel delays riders

    A vehicle stuck in the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel delayed transit riders for an hour Wednesday morning. There have been 23 incidents of motorists driving into and being stuck in streetcar tunnels since 2014, with two of those occurring this year, he said.