A roundup of today's best photos.
A roundup of today's best photos.
Sikhs from Canada to India are celebrating a B.C. woman's historic appointment as the first turbaned Sikh judge in the country. Lawyer Palbinder Kaur Shergill will be serving as a judge at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. The announcement came Friday from federal Justice Minister Jody-Wilson Raybould.
Thousands cheered on Toronto's annual Pride parade Sunday and waved rainbow flags, though continued debate over the exclusion of the city's police force swirled amid the colourful procession that weaved its way through the downtown core. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne were among the dignitaries who were marching in the procession. Trudeau was casually dressed in a blue blazer and pink shirt, with a temporary tattoo of a rainbow-coloured maple leaf on his left cheek.
Vancouver's Strathcona Business Improvement Association has begun a summer series of events to draw more people to East Hastings Street and make the area more walkable. "The idea is to make it, on a human level, a more comfortable, social place to be," said Emma Carscadden with the business improvement association. The association held a street party on Saturday, which unveiled a series of murals on local buildings, featured local artisans, food trucks, a beer garden along with music, dancing and tours of the area.
On Sunday, in honour of Deafblind Awareness Month, the Toronto Public Library and the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) ran what they called a human library. Patrons could sit down with deafblind volunteers and openly ask questions about what it's like living with dual sensory loss. "I want people to know that deafblind people are wonderful," volunteer Barbara Milner said via tactile sign language with her intervenor. Sarah Darlucio, project lead at the CNIB, said removing stigmas and advocating the need for more intervenor services were both goals of the event.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden. "In some ways, I do think it's accelerated," Pompeo told MSNBC in an interview that aired Saturday. Pompeo said the United States needs to redouble its efforts to stem leaks of classified information.
Security is at the top of everyone's minds in Rosario, Argentina these days. On Friday, soccer superstar Lionel Messi will be married there to Antonella Roccuzzo at a lavish celebration bringing together some of the world's best-paid soccer players, just up the street from one of the city's poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods. Some 21 members of the hugely popular FC Barcelona team, including Luis Suarez and Neymar, as well as stars like Gerard Pique -- accompanied by partner Shakira, perhaps more popular than the Catalan defender himself -- will be flying into this port city 180 miles (300 kilometers) north of Buenos Aires.
Five days after a windstorm pummeled Red Deer with winds of more than 110 km/h, power has been restored to the entire city and a state of local emergency has been lifted, officials said. Tara Shand, a public information officer with the City of Red Deer, said that as far as they know, power has been restored to every home affected by the storm. "There may be, as there always can be, some pockets of the area or some scattered houses that are without power that we don't know about," Shand told CBC News Saturday.
Some in the Kensington area of Calgary have been practically counting down the days, and they need count no more. The Regal Cat Café on 10th Street N.W. opened Saturday with a huge line out front, and the concept is so new that legislation had to be tinkered with to accommodate it. "We have worked with Alberta Health right from the start of this," co-owner Tia Wieler told CBC News.
At the highest point of the Coricancha temple in Cuzco at dawn, an indigenous actor interpreting a ceremony of the ancient Inca raises his hands to receive the sun's first rays. The procession begins the morning of June 23 and lasts until dawn the next day.
A group of Calgarians gathered at city hall on Saturday ahead of a march against Islam planned for Sunday at the nearby Olympic Plaza. Organized by the Calgary Anti-Oppression Network, the Saturday afternoon event drew about 70 people. The event had two main goals, according to 86-year-old Mariam Meir, one of the organizers. "First to show support for the Muslim community and anybody else who is being oppressed," she told CBC News Saturday.
Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. The ancient glass quarter in Firozabad never recovered after authorities blamed smoke drifting from its furnaces for yellowing the Taj's magnificent white marble, threatening the beauty of India's number-one tourist attraction.
By Venus Wu and Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of pride she once felt toward mainland China. Sitting with her parents when she was 11, Chau watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics on television in awe and felt "excitement in the heart" as China's athletes swept the board with 48 gold medals, more than any other nation. "I thought China was great," Chau said.
"Having a paralysis is so much more than just walking, but to so many people it's a big goal, right?" Gill said. Gill launched Edmonton's first annual 5K Walk, Run & Roll at Gold Bar Park. People of all ages and abilities participated in the event Saturday to raise money for a local paralysis recovery centre.
A Utah woman injured in a high-profile London attack on Westminster Bridge says she was looking at her camera and didn't see the sport utility vehicle coming before it plowed into a crowd of pedestrians, killing her husband. Melissa Cochran said Saturday she and her husband Kurt Cochran had been grabbing each other's hands, kissing and saying how much fun they were having just before the March 22 attack. A London police officer who rushed to help a Utah woman after she was injured in a high-profile Westminster Bridge attack that killed her husband says he travelled to Utah for a concert to honour the slain man's life.
At the back of Mandisa Zwane's typical yellow plaster-clad Soweto house is a bustling hive of activity set to a soundtrack of gospel music and crying babies that emanates from nearby. When she began making her distinctively bold and bright African print garments in South Africa's most famous township in 2009, she made just three every month. Zwane is one of dozens of township entrepreneurs whose creations have sold worldwide with help from Soweto's Box Shop, a not for profit organisation helping local designers and craftspeople market their creations internationally.
A market in Montreal North is making fresh local produce more accessible to residents by cutting out retailers and keeping prices low. The market was created by the Panier Futé Coop in Montreal North, an organization that aims to increase the accessibility of affordable, healthy food in the neighbourhood. Imboua says the local produce the market sells is less expensive than in supermarkets because the coop reached out to producers and farmers directly.
If you're in downtown Ottawa this weekend, you might see a blind man leading dozens of people around City Hall with their eyes closed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives widened their lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) to 15 points in a weekly opinion poll by the Emnid institute published on Sunday, three months before the Sept. 24 election. The Christian Democrats (CDU) and its CSU Bavarian sister party were steady at 39 percentage points in the Emnid poll published in Bild am Sonntag newspaper, while the SPD fell one percentage point to 24.
A mental health advocate who attempted suicide when he was a teen growing up in Sydney, N.S., said people should "protest in the streets" if the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board goes ahead with proposed cuts to some of its guidance counsellor and school psychologist positions. "It would be a grievous mistake if the school board were to withdraw or otherwise limit mental health services to students," said Mark Henick, whose TED Talk, Why we choose suicide, has been viewed almost 3.6 million times. Henick started experiencing symptoms of what he now knows was depression in elementary school.
Ontario motorists are being urged to look out for turtles in an effort to curb the number of injuries and deaths among the animals, most of which are classified as at risk in the province. Nathalie Karvonen, executive director of the Toronto Wildlife Centre, says many of those injuries are due to a confluence of events that happen at the start of summer. "Similarly in June, humans get really active," she added. "There's a lot more traffic up to cottage country, and in areas where there's turtles there's a lot more cars on the road moving quickly.
Summer is less than a week old, but guesses are already in for what will be the so-called song of the summer. Both lists include the Justin Bieber remix of the Luis Fonsi-Daddy Yankee tune Despacito and Selena Gomez's Talking Heads-sampling Bad Liar. Here are some musings about what makes a good summer song and advice on how to craft one from those who have helped write some of the biggest hits of the past summers.
Twenty-five Grade 6 students roam the halls, throwing out waves, hugs and high-fives to residents. "It gave me a reason to get up in the morning, and an enthusiasm for life that I hadn't had," care home resident Jodi Grant told CBC News. For decades, Grant taught literacy in schools.