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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.

  • Bell, Telus, Rogers price wars drop cellphone data plans to $60 for 10GB
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    Bell, Telus, Rogers price wars drop cellphone data plans to $60 for 10GB

    Major cellphone providers in Canada are waging a price war, offering consumers major deals on data plans just in time for the holidays. For a short time, Rogers, Bell and Telus are offering plans that include 10 GB of data for $60 per month for customers who already have their own device. "Canada has been extremely well known for its lousy telecommunication rates right across the board.

  • Emotions flare at vigil for missing Edmonton woman
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    Emotions flare at vigil for missing Edmonton woman

    "We are here for Nadia!" shouted Salwa Atwi, as the vigil for her missing daughter Nadia Atwi slipped into screams and accusations. "It's not time to let the emotions take us to the other side, we have to bring our efforts more tight together to find out where is that wife, that daughter, that mom, that sister. We have to find Nadia Atwi. The search quickly expanded to include south Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert.

  • 'Avery keeps me going:' Survivor recalls 10 freezing hours with young daughter
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    'Avery keeps me going:' Survivor recalls 10 freezing hours with young daughter

    Kristen Hiebert has a tattoo on her arm, written in Arabic, that sums up her outlook since the night she and her young daughter almost froze to death on the side of a rural Manitoba highway. Almost two years after her car crashed, Hiebert is still adapting to life without her lower legs — amputated due to frostbite — and continues to work to build a better life for herself and her daughter Avery, now 6. "Avery keeps me going," Hiebert says.

  • Houses built too close to bush spread huge California fires on 'front line of climate change'
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    Houses built too close to bush spread huge California fires on 'front line of climate change'

    Even for those who've spent days in the presence of this massive fire, tramping through ash and soot and carpets of nails from burned-down houses, the sight of Colina Vista Street in the city of Ventura is something different.

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    'People see me through a lens': Muslim woman tackles media misrepresentation and stereotypes

    Aisha Amijee remembers vividly the moment she knew she had to do something to combat stereotypes about Muslim women. The Surrey-based woman was sitting at a McDonalds with her two children, eating a Filet-O-Fish, when she overheard a group of high school students from her neighbourhood talking about Muslims. "They are just bashing Muslim girls, just saying really rude, negative things," she told CBC host of The Early Edition Rick Cluff.

  • Trudeau more unpopular than popular for the first time since election: survey
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    Trudeau more unpopular than popular for the first time since election: survey

    Justin Trudeau’s has been slipping in recent months. Just over two years after his election victory, Justin Trudeau’s popularity is running into political headwinds. For the first time, the prime minister’s popularity has fallen below the 50 per cent mark, according to a survey by the Angus Reid Institute.

  • Housing crisis in B.C. pushing seniors to brink of homelessness: advocates
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    Housing crisis in B.C. pushing seniors to brink of homelessness: advocates

    Skyrocketing rents and dwindling affordable-housing units in Vancouver are driving seniors to the brink of homelessness, forcing some to couch surf, seek roommates or even live in cars, advocates say. While the debate over the city's housing crisis often focuses on millennials, people who work with seniors say elderly adults have lower incomes and fewer supports to withstand being displaced from their homes. Seniors are enduring the same rent hikes as other tenants in Vancouver, but have disproportionately lower incomes and higher medical costs.

  • Homicide investigators take lead in Barry and Honey Sherman case
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    Homicide investigators take lead in Barry and Honey Sherman case

    Apotex founder Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife, Honey Sherman, 70, both died from "ligature neck compression," meaning strangulation, police said in a statement issued Sunday. A police source previously told CBC News that someone outside the Sherman family discovered the bodies, but police remain tight-lipped about the investigation. "We are shocked and think it's irresponsible that police sources have reportedly advised the media of a theory which neither their family, their friends nor their colleagues believe to be true," the statement continued.

  • Putin thanks Trump for CIA tip he says stopped bomb plot
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    Putin thanks Trump for CIA tip he says stopped bomb plot

    Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said. During the call, the two leaders' second in three days, Putin expressed gratitude for the CIA information. The Kremlin said it led Russia's top domestic security agency to a group of suspects that planned to bomb St. Petersburg's Kazan Cathedral and other crowded sites this weekend.

  • TTC subway trains carry 1st riders to Vaughan as Line 1 extension opens
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    TTC subway trains carry 1st riders to Vaughan as Line 1 extension opens

    Toronto Transit Commission subway trains carried the first riders on its new Line 1 extension early Sunday all the way to Vaughan.

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    Why this year's mandarin oranges aren't so tasty (and how to pick the perfect one)

    Slowly unwrapping that crinkly, green paper to enjoy a mandarin orange is a quintessential winter holiday experience. This year, some mandarins have been duds thanks to extreme weather in Asia ranging from hot summers to typhoons. "Rain and oranges don't go together," said Walt Breeden, vice president of sales for the Oppenheimer Group — one of North America's biggest produce distributors — in an interview with the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.

  • Hydro One releases names of four employees killed in eastern Ontario helicopter crash
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    Hydro One releases names of four employees killed in eastern Ontario helicopter crash

    Best friends, soulmates, fiancees and boyfriends: that's how friends and family are remembering some of the four Ontario utility workers who were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Ontario on Thursday. The men, identified by Hydro One on Saturday as 39-year-old James Baragar, 27-year-old Kyle Shorrock, and Jeff Howes and Darcy Jansen, both 26, were working on a transmission tower in Tweed, Ont., and crashed when the chopper was approaching to land. Jansen's mother, Brenda Jansen, said her son — a line technician from Long Sault, Ont. — was an outdoorsy person and an avid guitar player.

  • Flash mob dances for First Nations rights in downtown Regina Mall
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    Flash mob dances for First Nations rights in downtown Regina Mall

    It's been five years since the the first Idle No More flash mob danced their way around the Cornwall Centre mall in Regina. A flash mob filled the downtown shopping centre once again on Sunday, except this time members were dancing to call for the immediate adoption and implementation of Bill C-262. "I love peaceful movements," said Denica Bleau, who participated in the flash mob on Sunday.

  • World's steepest funicular opens in Switzerland
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    World's steepest funicular opens in Switzerland

    The world's steepest funicular railway has opened in Switzerland. Rotating carriages mean people stay upright while ascending the mountainside.

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    Plastic bags no more: Victoria to implement ban July 1

    The City of Victoria plans to ban businesses from offering plastic bags to consumers starting July 1, 2018. Councillors have approved a bylaw which prohibits grocery stores from offering or selling plastic bags to shoppers. Stores can still offer paper bags or reusable bags for a cost if customers ask.

  • Tay Valley man dead after ATV plunges through lake ice near Perth
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    Tay Valley man dead after ATV plunges through lake ice near Perth

    An 80-year-old Tay Valley Township man is dead after his ATV fell through the ice of a lake near Perth, Ont., Ontario Provincial Police say. The body of Elmer Abercrombie was found Sunday afternoon by the OPP's underwater search and recovery unit beneath the surface of Bennett Lake. Abercrombie had apparently been ice fishing on the lake the day before.

  • Honduras' electoral court declares president election winner
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    Honduras' electoral court declares president election winner

    President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner Sunday of Honduras' disputed election after three weeks of uncertainty and unrest in which at least 17 people died in protests amid the opposition's allegations of vote fraud. According to the court's official count, Hernandez won with 42.95 per cent to 41.42 for runner-up Salvador Nasralla, who well before the announcement had challenged the result and said he would not recognize it. There were reports of nighttime demonstrations on main boulevards in Tegucigalpa, the capital, and other cities, and Nasralla's party called for more protests Monday.

  • These Quebec drivers got pulled over by police for good driving — and a holiday surprise
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    These Quebec drivers got pulled over by police for good driving — and a holiday surprise

    Drivers in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 40 kilometres southwest of Montreal, had a bit of a different reaction when they were pulled over by police last week. Many drivers were surprised and confused upon being stopped by police.

  • French sailor Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record
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    French sailor Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record

    The organizers, tracking his journey by satellite, tweeted that 34-year-old Gabart reached the finish line near Ouessant island off France's western coast on his trimaran called "Macif" before dawn Sunday. Dozens of vessels swarmed around the victory vessel, accompanying Gabart as he waved torches. Supporters waited to fete him in nearby Brest, a historic port city and sailing capital from where he departed Nov. 4 and where residents have been following his travels.

  • Second bitcoin futures debut could lure volume to wild market
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    Second bitcoin futures debut could lure volume to wild market

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, launches its own contract to wager on the cryptocurrency on Sunday. The second U.S. bitcoin futures launch is seen as another step towards big institutional investors warming up to a volatile asset that had until recently been accessible only via largely unregulated markets. Like the futures contract launched last week by rival Cboe Global Markets, CME's will be cash settled.

  • U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station
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    U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station

    (Reuters) - A trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and flight engineers Norishige Kanai of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Scott Tingle of NASA lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 1:21 p.m. local time (0721 GMT/0221 EST). The crew will gradually approach the station, which orbits about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth, for two days before docking. ...

  • Defunct P.E.I. bands reunite, revive festival to honour late founder
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    Defunct P.E.I. bands reunite, revive festival to honour late founder

    Once an important part of the P.E.I. music scene, the Close to the Coast music festival at Baba's Lounge in Charlottetown is being revived after eight years to honour its founder, Lloyd Doyle.

  • Rusty, Winnipeg Therapy Dog With Glasses, Honoured With Ceremony
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    Rusty, Winnipeg Therapy Dog With Glasses, Honoured With Ceremony

    A very special dog can often be found in the halls of St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. Rusty, a nearly 15-year-old therapy dog, volunteers there three times a week with his owner George Ames. Ames adopted Rusty 13 years ago.

  • Resting place of the HMS Terror given national historic site protection
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    Resting place of the HMS Terror given national historic site protection

    Ottawa has set aside nearly 60 square kilometres of seabed off the coast of Nunavut to keep gawkers and scavengers away from one of Canada's most famous shipwrecks. The HMS Terror is one of two ships from the Franklin expedition which became trapped in ice in the Arctic in 1845, ultimately leading to the deaths of all 129 men on board, including expedition leader Sir John Franklin. The location of the wrecked ships were one of Canada's greatest unsolved mysteries until September 2014, when the first of the two ships, the HMS Erebus was found south of King William Island.

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    Female British embassy worker found strangled near Beirut

    BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) - A female British embassy worker has been found strangled near a highway outside Beirut, a Lebanese security source said on Sunday. The British foreign ministry provided a statement by the family of the woman, Rebecca Dykes, but gave no details of the circumstances of her death. Britain's ambassador to Lebanon, Hugo Shorter, tweeted: "The whole embassy is deeply shocked, saddened by this news." Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces said on Saturday that the body of a woman who had been strangled had been found by a highway outside Beirut.