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Thousands lined Toronto's Yonge Street for the annual Pride parade, 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, waving to the thousands of people who lined both sides of the parade route down Yonge Street.
Canada has 17 brand-new citizens in Winnipeg, just in time for its 150th birthday. The group of new Canadians made their citizenship official at a ceremony on Saturday, swearing oaths in both English and French in honour of St. Jean Baptiste Day. "I'm very happy today, very proud for this day," said Edgar Maurecio, who came to Canada from Ecuador.
Thousands of people lined the streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era. In a year when leaders are anxious about the president's agenda, parade organizers in New York and San Francisco were more focused on protest. Activists have been galled by the Trump administration's rollback of federal guidance advising school districts to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
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.
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.
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.
Since June 7, six North Atlantic right whales have been found dead, floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in a loss that amounts to more than one per cent of the population of the endangered species. While there have been sightings of dead right whales in the area before, Tonya Wimmer, a marine biologist and the director of Marine Animal Response Society, said it's on a different scale this time around. The charitable organization is dedicated to rescue and study of marine animals.
As the 2017 NHL Entry Draft moves into its second day, a pair of Winnipeg-born players are already bound for the big leagues after being snapped up in the top 10 overall picks. The Philadelphia Flyers selected Nolan Patrick, 18, with the second overall pick on Friday. Cody Glass, 18, became the first-ever draft pick in franchise history for the Vegas Golden Knights in the No. 6 spot overall after a season with the Portland Winterhawks.
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.
Ham or amateur radio may be seen as outdated technology and merely a hobby. "Our regular communications infrastructure that we've come to rely on so deeply, such as cellular phones or mobile data, that whole system could come down at any time," said Taylor. Taylor and other members of the P.E.I. Amateur Radio Group were at the Canadian Red Cross building in Charlottetown to participate in the annual Field Day event, where amateur radio operators across North America communicate with each other on the last weekend in June for a 24-hour period.
Actor Bradley Cooper surprised fans by taking the stage at the Glastonbury Festival Friday, since he wasn't exactly part of the lineup. The Hangover star was shooting a scene for the upcoming film A Star Is Born, which he is also directing. Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott and Dave Chapelle are also part of the cast.
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.
With approximately 60 students, the graduating classes at Advocate District School in Advocate Harbour, N.S., tend to be small, but this year it's really small. On Thursday, the school's only Grade 12 student will be graduating. It's different knowing you're the only one everyone is going to be looking at," said Jordan Macgillivary, 18.
Voices from around the world celebrated Canada's diversity at Regina's downtown farmers' market on Saturday. Writers and artists were gathered to perform storytelling, poetry and music. The event featured performances by writers Jennifer Graham and Martine Noël-Maw, rapper Brad Bellegarde, also known as InfoRed, and poet Mirtha Rivera.
Kimberly Gouldstone has been a nurse, cop and private investigator. Gouldstone, who will turn 60 this year, came out as transgender only last January. "It's been a whirlwind," she told CBC Toronto at this year's Dyke March on Saturday afternoon, where she was handed an award for her work as a nurse.
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.
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.
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.