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Turnout at funeral for seven young fire victims shows widespread support: imam

Turnout at funeral for seven young fire victims shows widespread support: imam

HALIFAX — The massive turnout at a funeral for seven young victims of a devastating house fire shows that Halifax is uniting in support of the surviving members of the family, according to the spiritual leader of a local mosque.

Some Quebec elementary schools experiment with letting kids play rough

MONTREAL — While pushing and shoving is often frowned upon in the schoolyard, some Quebec elementary schools are experimenting with the idea of letting their students play rough.
Tariffs could jeopardize new NAFTA deal in Parliament, Garneau warns

Tariffs could jeopardize new NAFTA deal in Parliament, Garneau warns

WASHINGTON — Parliament will struggle to ratify the new North American trade deal if U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum exports aren't lifted soon, Canada's transport minister warned Sunday during a high-profile gathering of American state lawmakers.
U.S. won't allow performance of Newfoundland play about man with disability

U.S. won't allow performance of Newfoundland play about man with disability

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland playwright says his failed two-year battle for a visa to perform in the United States speaks to the barriers facing independent artists telling diverse stories. Earlier this month, the U.S.
Canada a leader, but more must be done for women in conflict zones: UN official

Canada a leader, but more must be done for women in conflict zones: UN official

OTTAWA — Canada is a trailblazer when it comes to assisting women in humanitarian crises around the world, but far more needs to be done to improve outcomes for women and girls in conflict zones, says the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Hu
Impact of political scandal, religious symbols debate felt in Outremont byelection

Impact of political scandal, religious symbols debate felt in Outremont byelection

MONTREAL — Julia Sanchez, the NDP's candidate in Monday's Outremont byelection, says people in the riding talk to her about climate change, wealth inequality — and sometimes what the leader of her party wears on his head.
Liberal turmoil a 'gift' to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in B.C. byelection: expert

Liberal turmoil a 'gift' to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in B.C. byelection: expert

BURNABY, B.C. — The stakes are high for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in a Metro Vancouver byelection race, but an expert says recent Liberal turmoil has been a "gift" to his campaign.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $10 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Feb.

Court rejects B.C.'s request to declare Alberta oil export law unconstitutional

CALGARY — A judge has dismissed the British Columbia government's request to declare unconstitutional an Alberta law that could restrict the flow of refined oil products to B.C. The attorney general of B.C.
A 'warm embrace' for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims

A 'warm embrace' for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims

HALIFAX — One by one, seven small white caskets were carried inside a cavernous waterfront hall on Saturday, where thousands of mourners gathered for an emotional embrace of grieving parents who lost their children in a devastating house fire.