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June 23, 2018 10:05 PM Syrian children's choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Tang says most of the choir members immigrated to Canada within the last two years, and some parents worried that travel documents from their home country would raise red flags under a U.S. policy that bans travellers from five majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. It also affects two non-Muslim countries, blocking travellers 5

June 23, 2018 4:34 PM Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with L.A. Kings in $18M deal

After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings. The high-scoring forward agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings on Saturday, choosing Los Angeles over several interested teams for his return to the NHL. The 35-year-old Kovalchuk scored 816 points in 816 career 6

June 20, 2018 3:38 PM Interpol carries out giant crackdown against wildlife crime in 92 countries

PARIS—Nearly 100 countries took part in a globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, seizing tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber in a month-long bust that exposed the international reach of traffickers, Interpol said Wednesday. Officials also confiscated thousands of live animals, including turtles in Malaysia and parrots in Mexico 6

June 20, 2018 2:07 PM Ronaldo scores record-setting goal in win over Morocco

Portugal star's 85th marker the most ever for a European national team Cristiano Ronaldo has made European football history by scoring in a 1-0 win for Portugal that also meant Morocco was the first team eliminated from the World Cup in Russia. Ronaldo's header in the fourth minute was his fourth goal at this year's tournament, and his 85th for his country 7

June 17, 2018 9:00 AM Former Cree leader testifies at public inquiry about racist treatment at Val-d'Or hospital

William Mianscum says there's a pressing need to educate health care workers about Indigenous realities A former Cree leader says he experienced racism at a northern Quebec hospital and that health care workers should be educated about the Indigenous patients they serve. William Mianscum, a former chair of the Cree School Board and past chief of the James 6

June 17, 2018 3:17 AM Lather Up runs away with North America Cup

Earlier, Louis-Philippe Roy of Mont-Joli, Que., drove Shower Play to victory in the $415,000 Fan Hanover final for three-year-old pacing fillies. The 3-to-1 pick finished in 1:50.2 ahead of 7-to-5 favourite Kissin In The Sand, driven by Scott Zeron of Oakville, with 7-to-1 pick Sudden Passing and Jody Jamieson of Moffat. Ont. Shartin, the 3-to-5 favourite 10

June 15, 2018 9:10 PM Review cases of alleged McArthur victims, working group tells Toronto police board

Another key recommendation is to examine whether current police practices adequately protect marginalized groups, including the LGBTQ2S community, against “implicit or explicit bias or discrimination.” The working group also said the review should examine whether decisions about missing person investigations, including resource allocation, are affected 10

June 15, 2018 5:17 PM Suspicious substance mailed to U.S Embassy in Ottawa

Embassy says the substance turned out to be harmless The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa says it was mailed a suspicious substance yesterday, which was ultimately deemed safe. The envelope was sent to an offsite security screening location, said an embassy spokesperson. Staff members followed standard security protocols and the substance was tested and found 13

June 15, 2018 12:44 PM Canada Goose shares up after better-than-expects results, plans three new stores

Luxury parka maker reports fourth-quarter profit of $8.1 million or seven cents per share Shares of Canada Goose Holdings Inc. soared nearly 20 per cent in early trading after it reported stronger-than-expected earnings and announced plans for three new stores in North America. Canada Goose shares were up $11.56 or 19.27 per cent at $71.55 in trading 21

June 14, 2018 3:01 PM Leafs pick Newfoundland Growlers as new ECHL affiliate

It’s not the first time the Leafs have had a minor-league team in Newfoundland; from 1991 to 2005, their AHL affiliate was known as the St. John’s Maple Leafs. That club moved to Toronto and became the Marlies for the 2005-06 season. “We are excited to begin our relationship with the Newfoundland Growlers as our newest ECHL affiliate,” said Leaf GM Kyle Dubas 11