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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.

  • Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife, Honey Sherman, found dead in North York home
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    Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife, Honey Sherman, found dead in North York home

    Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex has confirmed its founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman, are dead, amid reports that two bodies were found in their Toronto home.

  • 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

    Friends and families are mourning the loss of 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 Barager, 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. Friends of Howes, who was from Bath, Ont., and was a line technician with Hydro One since August 2013, took to Facebook to remember him as someone "who always had a smile on his face" with a contagious laugh to match.

  • People forced from homes in freezing temperatures with 24 hours notice
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    People forced from homes in freezing temperatures with 24 hours notice

    Some people left quietly piling bags into arriving cars, others were angry, yelling at police and members of the fire department as they tried to figure out what to do, while one man stood quietly at the curb with four reusable grocery bags piled full of his belongings at his feet. Three buildings were condemned by the Moncton fire department at the corner of Gordon and HIghfield Streets. The properties were purchased just over a month ago by Ashford Investments, for nearly half a million dollars.

  • 'I have no country': After more than 60 years in Canada, B.C. woman discovers she doesn't have citizenship
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    'I have no country': After more than 60 years in Canada, B.C. woman discovers she doesn't have citizenship

    Irene Gyselinck arrived in Canada as a refugee from Germany on Aug. 25, 1951, with her mother and brother. She was just a one-year-old, and has never known any other home since. Gyselinck, 67, grew up in Manitoba and now lives in Deep Cove, B.C. Over the course of her life, she has worked as a welder, car detailer, and artist, among other things. The realization that she's not a Canadian citizen has sent her life into a tailspin, leaving her unable to acquire valid identification and at risk of losing her health insurance.

  • Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death
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    Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

    Authorities say the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death more than seven years ago. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright has been charged in the death of her ex-husband, a Memphis native who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and centre in the NBA. Police in Riverside County, California, arrested Sherra Wright on Friday night on a fugitive from justice warrant, online records show.

  • Peter Jackson's Weinstein story opens old wounds for Sorvino
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    Peter Jackson's Weinstein story opens old wounds for Sorvino

    Director Peter Jackson says he is now realizing that Harvey Weinstein's advice to avoid working with Mira Sorvino or Ashley Judd was likely part of a smear campaign against the two actresses. Jackson tells Stuff that he was told by Miramax in the late 1990s that they were "a nightmare" to work with and thus didn't consider either for his Lord of the Rings films. Sorvino said on Twitter that she burst out crying when she saw the article.

  • Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored
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    Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored

    A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II has been saved from a junkyard and is being carefully restored in Wisconsin. The C-47, called "That's All, Brother," carried the first paratroopers who were dropped behind German lines at Normandy. The aircraft led the more than 800 other C-47s also carrying paratroopers.

  • Labrador mayor who was shot in face in hunting accident has died
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    Labrador mayor who was shot in face in hunting accident has died

    HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Labrador's largest community is in mourning for mayor John Hickey, who struggled by snowshoe and snowmobile to get help after being shot in the face while hunting alone. Hickey had been checking rabbit snares alone Saturday just west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, a community of 8,000 he's led since being elected in September.

  • Confederation Bridge tolls rise to $47 for cars
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    Confederation Bridge tolls rise to $47 for cars

    It will be a bit more expensive to leave P.E.I. in the new year, with tolls for the Confederation Bridge set to rise Jan. 1, 2018.

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    With ice road complete, 1st haul of goods set to arrive in Churchill before Christmas

    It looks like Santa was listening to Churchill residents' wishes. An ice road to the remote Manitoba town, about 1,000 kilometres north of Winnipeg, has been completed and is ready for sleighs full of goods to be shipped in before Christmas. "It hasn't been done before," said Mark Kohaykewych, president and CEO of Polar Industries, which built the road in collaboration with Fox Lake Cree Nation and Churchill's Remote Area Services freight company.

  • West Vancouver takes developer to court over axed trees
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    West Vancouver takes developer to court over axed trees

    The District of West Vancouver is taking a luxury home developer to court after two district-owned trees were chopped down. The municipality is prosecuting Lexa Developments for the "unlawful cutting" of two mature Norway maple trees that once stood on the district-owned boulevard that runs along Glenmore Drive, according to an official statement from district spokesperson Donna Powers. The two 14-metre trees stood on land adjacent to 29 and 31 Glenmore Drive — two properties that are in the midst of being redeveloped into luxury homes.

  • Daughter says funeral home took mother's body without permission
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    Daughter says funeral home took mother's body without permission

    Laura Scrimshaw hasn't had time to grieve her mother's death.

  • Grieving Windsor mother hoping for Christmas miracle
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    Grieving Windsor mother hoping for Christmas miracle

    Fri, Dec 15: It's the holiday season, a time to reflect on those who have made and continue to make a difference in our lives. It's a time of giving and receiving, but for one Windsor mother Brenda Roberts, what happened Tuesday night in the driveway of her home was heartbreaking. Susan Hay has the story .

  • 4th generation Syrian soap maker to launch Calgary retail outlet
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    4th generation Syrian soap maker to launch Calgary retail outlet

    Abdulfatah Sabouni has been in Calgary for about two years, but in a few weeks he hopes to open the doors to a new Syrian soap store which will showcase more than a century of family experience. ​"For me, 25 years," Sabouni said, of his experience making Aleppo soap.

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    Iain Stables given conditional sentence for stealing $1.2M in farm equipment

    Iain Stables' farm machinery theft spree ended in February 2016 when a John Deere dealer flying over his Saskatchewan property recognized the stolen equipment in his yard. Prosecutor Michael Segu said that flight led to a search warrant and Stables' eventual arrest. Court heard how Stables stole the machinery to help run his cattle farm west of Saskatoon.

  • Trenton, Ont. man, 38, dead after head-on crash on Highway 401 near Bowmanville
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    Trenton, Ont. man, 38, dead after head-on crash on Highway 401 near Bowmanville

    Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, spokesperson for the OPP's Highway Safety Division, said the man who died was driving the SUV and was its lone occupant. The transport truck driver was uninjured. The eastbound lanes of Highway 401, which were closed from Liberty Street to Bennett Road as officers investigated the crash, have been reopened. The crash was east of Toronto.

  • 'Gotta get your moose, b'y' getting harder as N.L. prepares to cut back licences
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    'Gotta get your moose, b'y' getting harder as N.L. prepares to cut back licences

    Newfoundland and Labrador could soon be cutting down on the number of moose hunting licences it gives out. Gerry Byrne, the province's minister of fisheries and land resources, is ready to take action after hearing feedback from hunters, outfitters and hunting organizations that the number of moose in the province is on the decline. "I think it's time to bring those licences down," Byrne told CBC Radio's On The Go.

  • Quebec children to get sex ed starting in kindergarten. What will they learn?
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    Quebec children to get sex ed starting in kindergarten. What will they learn?

    Quebec will make a drastic shift this September in its approach to informing children about sex and sexuality. Next September, the province will go from having abandoned sex education from its curriculum a decade ago to making the matter a mandatory subject in every grade, beginning in kindergarten. Quebec's new curriculum falls in line with the ones that exist, or will soon be implemented, in British Columbia and Alberta, as well as in Ontario, where some parents protested and pulled their children from school when the new subject matter was brought into the classroom.

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    Toronto's new subway stops are designed to make you feel 'a little bit of joy' on your commute

    One stop north, at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, riders will descend to the subway platform under a ceiling of mirrors, with skylights dotted among the panels. The stations are part of the Toronto Transit Commission's new six-stop Toronto-York Spadina extension, which is set to become the city's first subway expansion in 15 years. "I have to assume that on one of those really cold, miserable January mornings ... there will be people down there travelling to a job that they'd probably rather not do," said Will Alsop, the renowned British architect behind the Pioneer Village and Finch West stations.

  • Killer pleads guilty to fatal stabbing in puppy sale gone wrong
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    Killer pleads guilty to fatal stabbing in puppy sale gone wrong

    A remorseful killer who stabbed a man he'd just met in a puppy deal gone wrong has pleaded guilty to manslaughter nearly five years after Matthew Brown died in the basement of his home.

  • An Alberta bungalow with views of the Rockies or a 'piece of poo' in Vancouver? Life on a $3M budget
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    An Alberta bungalow with views of the Rockies or a 'piece of poo' in Vancouver? Life on a $3M budget

    If you think spending millions of dollars on a house less than a thousand square feet in size is just a Vancouver thing, think again. The unit has pristine Rocky Mountain views that a local realtor says will never be obstructed, and the space is designed by renowned architect James Cutler, who designed Bill Gates' home. Realtor Emma May says the luxury home is a step up from what you can get in Vancouver for roughly the same price.

  • Alaska lawmaker accused of inappropriate behaviour resigning
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    Alaska lawmaker accused of inappropriate behaviour resigning

    An Alaska lawmaker who was accused by several women of inappropriate behaviour announced Friday that he will resign. Staff for state Rep. Dean Westlake hand-delivered his resignation letter to the House speaker's office. The letter came three days after Westlake rejected calls from House and party leaders who said he should step down.

  • 'Sugar Mountain' tent city residents defy eviction notice
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    'Sugar Mountain' tent city residents defy eviction notice

    Last week, the city issued a notice to residents of the homeless camp, saying it wanted the site at 1131 Franklin Street cleared, so it could begin construction on temporary modular homes. Ward Ferguson said residents weren't given enough time. "Five-day eviction notice, that's kind of unreal like, how do you pack a three bedroom apartment up in five days," said resident Ward Ferguson.

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    Snowy owl's return to Ottawa may hold clues to Arctic changes

    Hardscrabble has returned. The four-year-old snowy owl has picked a corn field in the Ottawa Valley for a second winter in a row and with his arrival comes a potential treasure trove of information. "For us it's really exciting," said Daniel Lafortune, a volunteer tasked by Project Snowstorm to head out to the location where Hardscrabble's transmission pinged a cell-tower in Renfrew County earlier this week.

  • Crash that killed 4 Hydro One workers took place as helicopter prepared to land: TSB
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    Crash that killed 4 Hydro One workers took place as helicopter prepared to land: TSB

    Investigators say a helicopter crash that killed four Hydro One workers in eastern Ontario this week happened as the chopper was approaching to land. The Transportation Safety Board says it has obtained initial statements from witnesses to Thursday's fatal crash in Tweed, Ont. but still must examine maintenance records, pilot training and several other factors. Meanwhile, Hydro One says its eight helicopters will not operate until a thorough review of safety protocols and equipment is complete.