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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.

  • Ottawa launches online public consultation on plastic, marine waste
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    Ottawa launches online public consultation on plastic, marine waste

    Environment Minister Catherine McKenna launched a public consultation on plastic garbage Sunday as Ottawa tries to develop a national strategy to cut back on how much plastic Canadians use and toss away. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to get other G7 nations to sign a zero plastics waste charter at the G7 leaders meeting this June in Charlevoix, Que., but Canada doesn't yet have a handle on what it wants to do about the problem domestically. Speaking from the seaside community of Eastern Passage, N.S., McKenna used Earth Day on Sunday to announce a public online consultation to help pinpoint ways for the country to eliminate plastic waste and reduce marine litter.

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    Ellen DeGeneres pays tribute to Humboldt Broncos crash victims at Calgary event

    Ellen DeGeneres began a speaking engagement in Calgary on Saturday night by carrying a hockey stick on stage to pay tribute to the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. After kissing it in front of a cheering and packed crowd of about 15,000 people at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the popular talk-show host placed it alongside a number of others standing on a rack in the back corner of the stage. Sixteen people died as a result of the April 6 collision involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team's bus and a semi-truck near Tisdale, Sask.

  • Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria
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    Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

    (This April 17 story corrects to change the media source in paragraph 8 to The Israeli News Company.) By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighboring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate. Iran, along with Damascus and its big-power backer Russia, blamed Israel for an April 9 air strike on a Syrian air base, T-4, that killed seven Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) members. Israeli media ran satellite images and a map of five Syrian air bases allegedly used to field Iranian drones or cargo aircraft, as well as the names of three senior IRGC officers suspected of commanding related projects, such as missile units.

  • Britain's Pippa Middleton pregnant with first child: Sun on Sunday
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    Britain's Pippa Middleton pregnant with first child: Sun on Sunday

    Britain's Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her first child, The Sun on Sunday newspaper reported. Middleton, 34, gained global fame when she acted as maid of honor at the 2011 wedding of her sister Kate to Prince William, who is second in line to the British throne. Middleton and her financier husband James Matthews married last year.

  • Jets' success, fans' passion win new admirers far and wide
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    Jets' success, fans' passion win new admirers far and wide

    The Winnipeg Jets' bandwagon is beginning to look more like an aircraft carrier. "We are receiving well wishes from fans across North America, Europe and as far away as Australia," said Rob Wozny, vice-president of communications and community engagement for True North Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Jets franchise. Of course, with Finnish stars like Patrik Laine and Joel Armia — and occasional call-up Sami Niku from the Manitoba Moose — there has been a high concentration of fans reaching out from Finland, Wozny said.

  • Tom Daley 'so, so excited' about new baby
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    Tom Daley 'so, so excited' about new baby

    Tom Daley has said that he and his husband are "so, so excited" about the prospect of becoming parents. Speaking to Nick Robinson on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, the Olympic diver explained how the forthcoming birth of their baby boy has changed his perspective on life.

  • Canada 'failed' latest victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, migrant workers groups say
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    Canada 'failed' latest victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, migrant workers groups say

    The alleged murder of a Sri Lankan refugee claimant has several migrant worker groups calling on the federal government to make what they say are long overdue changes to Canada's immigration laws. Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam. The 37-year-old fled the civil war in Sri Lanka eight years ago. The circumstances of Kanagaratnam's arrival in Canada, which a CBC Toronto investigation uncovered last week, has members of the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, Workers Action Centre and the Caregivers' Action Centre imagining what might have been different for McArthur's latest alleged victim if the Canadian government granted permanent resident status more readily.

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    UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian plane

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said Qatari fighter planes intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers to Bahrain on Sunday, UAE state news agency WAM reported. Quoting its civil aviation authority, the agency said the UAE civilian craft had to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision. It did not name the airliner involved. Both countries have accused each other of a series of mid-air incidents since Abu Dhabi and other powers imposed travel, diplomatic and trade sanctions on Qatar in June. ...

  • Mike Harris Jr., son of former premier, will run for Tories in Ont. election
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    Mike Harris Jr., son of former premier, will run for Tories in Ont. election

    Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford has appointed candidates in nearly a dozen ridings ahead of the upcoming provincial election, and they include the son of a former premier. Harris Jr. has been appointed to represent the PCs in the riding of Kitchener-Conestoga — a seat currently held by a politician with a strikingly similar name. Michael Harris — no relation to Harris Jr. — announced earlier this month he would not be running for re-election due to medical reasons.

  • 'So many other Tinas out there:' Caregiver calls for changes to curb runaways
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    'So many other Tinas out there:' Caregiver calls for changes to curb runaways

    The woman who raised a teen girl found dead in a river after she kept returning to the streets wants changes to Manitoba child welfare to prevent chronic runaways from ending up in grave danger. Tina Fontaine was being exploited and had repeatedly run away from hotel rooms and a Winnipeg youth shelter in the weeks before her death in August 2014. "I don't know what else we can do to keep a child like Tina (safe) — and there are so many other Tinas out there that just keep running," said Thelma Favel, Tina's great-aunt, who raised the girl on the Sagkeeng First Nation.

  • Ukraine foreign minister warns G7 of Russian threats to western democracy
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    Ukraine foreign minister warns G7 of Russian threats to western democracy

    Russia is using Ukraine as a test ground for its information war against Western democracy, Ukraine's foreign minister told G7 ministers meeting here on Sunday. Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland wants the disruptive influence of Russia on the West to be a top agenda item, and she set the table — literally — for Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin to deliver that message to her G7 counterparts.

  • Trump's travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown
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    Trump's travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump's immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. Chad previously was on the list but Trump lifted those restrictions on April 10. The high court has never decided the legal merits of the travel ban or any other major Trump immigration policy, including his move to rescind protections for young immigrants sometimes called Dreamers brought into the United States illegally as children.

  • Spring clean your garden in 8 simple steps
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    Spring clean your garden in 8 simple steps

    "Take soil samples of you garden or planting beds to figure out what is lacking," advises Mike Gallant with Beyond the Garden. "This will not only feed the plants but improve the drainage and moisture-holding capacity of the soil," because it contains organic matter, Mol says.

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    Serbian minister cancels visit to World War Two service in Croatia after tense week

    Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin called off his visit to an annual Serb Orthodox memorial service for the victims of a World War Two extermination camp held in Croatia on Sunday after Croatia said he was not welcome. The delegation's visit had been part of an effort to heal ties between the two neighbors, hostile to each other since Croatia fought a war of independence from Yugoslavia in the early 1990s in which around 20,000 people were killed. Vulin said Croatia's barring of his visit to the memorial service in the village of Mlaka, near the site of the WW2 camp at Jasenovac, was an attempt by Croatia to silence those speaking about the crimes committed there.

  • World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117
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    World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

    The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki said. Tajima, born on Aug. 4, 1900, was the last known person born in the 19th century.

  • Burnaby workshop damaged in overnight fire
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    Burnaby workshop damaged in overnight fire

    A workshop specializing in metal and wood fabrication has damage after an overnight fire in Burnaby. The fire was called in around 2:40 a.m. Sunday by the owners, who said thick smoke was billowing from the roof of the shop's warehouse on Still Creek Avenue when they arrived. Burnaby Fire Department crews had to use a cutoff saw to break down the doors of the building, which contained construction material and equipment.

  • Air strikes pound insurgent enclave close to Damascus
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    Air strikes pound insurgent enclave close to Damascus

    BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) - Air strikes pounded a jihadist-held area near Damascus on Sunday, footage broadcast by Syrian state TV stations showed, as the Syrian government stepped up efforts to wipe out the insurgency's last foothold near the capital. Thick clouds of smoke rose from the al-Hajar al-Aswad area and the sound of jets could be heard in broadcasts from the area just south of Damascus that is controlled by insurgents from the Islamic State and Nusra Front groups. UNRWA, the U.N. agency that cares for Palestinians, said two Palestinian refugee civilians - a father and son - had been killed in their home in the adjacent Palestinian camp of Yarmouk.

  • Regina vet warns cannabis edibles can have 'double toxicity' for pets
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    Regina vet warns cannabis edibles can have 'double toxicity' for pets

    Cannabis users will need to be particularly cautious about keeping edible forms of the soon-to-be-legal drug away from their pets, says a Regina veterinarian. Dr. Lesley Sawa said pot brownies and candies can be even more dangerous to dogs than marijuana alone. "Chocolate is toxic to dogs so then you'll have a double toxicity — you'll have the chocolate toxins and the marijuana THC toxins," said Sawa.

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    Nova Scotia farmers unhappy with funding program

    A rift has developed between Nova Scotia farmers and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership was announced earlier this week. Some $37 million was targeted for programs to assist the agricultural industry in Nova Scotia.

  • CBC Manitoba wins 2 prairie region RTDNA awards
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    CBC Manitoba wins 2 prairie region RTDNA awards

    CBC Manitoba won the Digital Media Award (Small/Medium Market) for journalist Bryce Hoye's Life on the Line, an online piece that looked at how fur trapping has changed over generations and asked whether the practice is stuck in the past or a vital piece of Canada's living heritage. Steven Silcox did graphics and edited 360 video for the piece, which was produced by Amber Hildebrandt, copy edited by Lara Schroeder and shot and edited by Jaison Empson.

  • Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat
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    Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

    MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France — French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and were searching houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services. The exceptional and elaborate evacuation of one of France's most-visited tourist sites came after a string of sporadic attacks around France in recent years targeting police, some of them fatal. An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw at least three police helicopters circling over the peninsula, notably famous for being isolated by high tides.

  • Runners dress up for 'hottest marathon'
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    Runners dress up for 'hottest marathon'

    From Big Ben to Paddington, runners dressed up in a variety of costumes for a sweltering London marathon.

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    Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. residents preparing for expected influx of thousands of tourists this summer

    Business is set to boom in the community at the end of the road. Tuktoyaktuk is home to six new businesses since the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk highway opened in November. "This is over and above the regular business travellers that do come to the community," said Steen.

  • What's going to have two claws and a hard shell? Shippagan's new roadside attraction
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    What's going to have two claws and a hard shell? Shippagan's new roadside attraction

    The Town of Shippagan believes the sight of big crab boats dry-docked at its sprawling wharf is not enough for tourists to see when visiting during the summer, said Jules Desylva, who manages tourism for the town. "Our trademark in the tourism sector is the big Atlantic fleet (of crab boats) so we want to make a sense of belonging with the community towards the fishing industries," Desylva said.

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    Eco-anxiety affecting more people - and inspiring them to change

    For Penny Summers, the tipping point was plastic. "I think a lot of people, myself included, you start looking at 'Where do I start making changes?' And for me specifically, it was plastics," said the Winnipeg resident. "Plastic is everywhere now.