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  • Wearing the Hijab when she went to court, Rania El-Alloul poses for a photograph at her home in Montreal, Saturday, February 28, 2015. A crowdfunding campaign in support of El-Alloul, who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab, has raised more than $20,000 in its first day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
    Online campaign nets $20,000 for Quebec woman told to remove hijab in court The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago

    Support has been pouring in for a Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab, including a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than … More »Online campaign nets $20,000 for Quebec woman told to remove hijab in court

    Wearing the Hijab when she went to court, Rania El-Alloul poses for a photograph at her home in Montreal, Saturday, February 28, 2015. A crowdfunding campaign in support of El-Alloul, who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab, has raised more than $20,000 in its first day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

    Support has been pouring in for a Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab, including a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $20,000 in its first day. Rania El-Alloul expressed her gratitude Saturday for the campaign which was set up to raise money to help her buy a car after …

  • A leader of a remote British Columbia religious commune is asking the province's Supreme Court to quash a polygamy charge against him. Winston Blackmore filed a petition to the court on Friday arguing the charge must be tossed out, less than a month before he was to appear in court to decide on a judge or jury trial.  …

  • Reformed white supremacist Daniel Gallant is trying to deter young Canadians from being recruited to ISIS, by sharing his own story of radicalization, as part of a school-based program called Extreme Dialogue. I grew up in a fairly traumatic upbringing and by a young age was homeless and on the streets," Gallant told Daybreak …

  • Canadian indie rock band Yukon Blonde will be headlining an upcoming CBC Toque Session, playing alongside Vancouver bands Little India and Willa, formerly known as Ali Milner. Yukon Blonde, originally from Kelowna, B.C., will be releasing a new album this summer. Yukon Blonde's last album, Tiger Talk, was released in …

  • It's been 40 years since Canadian French horn player Robert Creech founded the School of Music at Vancouver Community College. Since then, the program has grown to include classical, world, pop, rock new music and jazz studies. "All over the world and in a myriad of musical styles, graduates of our program have used the …

  • The regional theme for the 37th Vancouver International Wine Festival may be Australia this year, but when it comes to reds, whites and rosés, B.C. wineries have plenty to offer. Jackson-Triggs isn't one of the 27 B.C. wineries that are participating, but co-founder Don Triggs says the industry has come a long way over …

 

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