Sunday April 20, 2014


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Chris Hadfield flies paper airplanes with B.C. kids Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tossed paper airplanes with a group of Grade 5 students, saying the airplanes are an example of inspiring kids with simple engineering.

Rob Ford fans say 'honesty' & 'integrity' reasons to back mayor Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has officially launched his re-election campaign. Supporters say they look past the "circus" that surrounds the mayor and focus on his accomplishments.

Amanda Todd's mother 'extremely happy' charges laid Five charges including child pornography and extortion have been laid against a man in the Netherlands in the Amanda Todd case. The mother of B.C. teen who killed herself in 2012 says this progress is what she has been waiting for.

Father of Calgary mass murder suspect 'shocked and devastated' The father of a man charged in the stabbing deaths of five young people says his family "will never recover." Stricken with emotion, veteran police officer Douglas de Grood offered condolences to the victims' families Thursday.

New Brunswick woman says she lost 'everything' in flood Flood waters are gradually dropping in many parts of New Brunswick, but Premier David Alward is urging people not to let their guard down. One Sussex resident says she escaped her basement apartment with just the clothes on her back.

Raptors GM says he hasn't lost sleep ahead of playoffs The Toronto Raptors are preparing to face the Brooklyn Nets in their first playoff appearance in six years. General manager Masai Ujiri says he hasn't spent much time worrying about the Saturday matchup.

Canadian CF-18s to join NATO Ukraine crisis response: Harper The prime minister says Canada is sending six fighter jets to eastern Europe at the request of NATO. Stephen Harper says the action is in response to Russia's "expansionism and militarism" in the region.

Raw Video: Floods damage parts of Eastern Canada Parts of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick continue to battle rising flood waters, with hundreds of residents forced to evacuate their homes.

Jim Flaherty funeral a 'fitting' tribute: Politicians Tory cabinet ministers Peter MacKay and Jason Kenney say the state funeral for Jim Flaherty was a "fitting" send-off. Scores of friends, relatives and dignitaries gathered to remember the former finance minister Wednesday.

Woman found not guilty in Manitoba's first televised verdict Manitoba woman Cassandra Knott was acquitted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her abusive husband, Orzias Knott. The verdict was the province's first-ever televised criminal proceeding.

Mourners gather to pay respects to Jim Flaherty Political dignitaries from all sides attended a state funeral in Toronto Wednesday for Jim Flaherty. Members of the public also gathered outside the cathedral to pay their respects to the former finance minister.

Calgary stabbing victim was 'very popular': Former employer The former funeral home employer of Calgary stabbing victim Jordan Segura says he was "well rounded" and "likable." He says Segura always wanted to help people in their time of grief.

On the job with an assistant movie director You won't see Vanessa Driveness on the big screen, but movies can't be made without people like her. The assistant director on the upcoming film "Preggoland," says seeing her name in the credits is worth the long days on set.

Skier finds 'freedom' on slopes after losing leg Erez Avramov says he thought his active lifestyle was a thing of the past after he lost his leg. But Avramov says ski lessons from Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports have helped him forget his disability.

Message of togetherness at Calgary vigil for stabbing victims Hundreds gathered at the University of Calgary for a vigil to pay tribute to the five victims stabbed to death at a house party. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi expressed the importance of togetherness in dealing with the tragedy.

Police officer's son suspected in Calgary's worst mass murder A senior police officer's son is the only suspect in a deadly knife attack on a group of university students at a Calgary house party. Police say the city's worst mass murder, which took the lives of five people, appears unprovoked.

Refugee says effects of discredited security suspicions linger Hassan Almrei says his 9/11-era arrest on a national security certificate continues to haunt him, even though the certificate was tossed out over four years ago. The Toronto-area refugee says he wants to build a new life in Canada.

Jim Flaherty remembered at visitation as irreplaceable A visitation is being held for Jim Flaherty in his home riding of Whitby, Ontario. Mourners are remembering the former finance minister as "very supportive."

Former inmate describes prescription drug use in prison A former federal inmate says she believes Canada's prisons are overmedicating inmates, saying antipsychotic drugs are being prescribed as sleep aids. The Canadian Press and CBC launched a joint investigation into the allegations.

What is Seroquel? A joint investigation by The Canadian Press and CBC was launched amid allegations by former prisoners and their advocates about the overmedication of inmates, including the non-intended use of Seroquel as a sleeping aid. But what is Seroquel?

Allegations antipsychotic drug used as sleep aid in prisons The Canadian Press and CBC launched a joint investigation into allegations an antipsychotic drug has been prescribed as a sleep aid in prisons, following revelations that 60 per cent of female inmates are receiving psychiatric drugs.

Raw Video: Ice moves at breakneck speeds on Quebec river A huge pileup of ice is rapidly flowing down the Chaudiere River in Quebec. Several dozen homes and businesses were given evacuation notices Saturday because of rising water levels caused by the ice jam.

Latest Russian action in Ukraine prompts tough talk from Harper The prime minister is using his harshest words yet against Russia. Stephen Harper is calling pro-Russian groups who have occupied buildings in eastern Ukraine "Russian provocateurs sent by the Putin regime."

The Detroit ghost town Canadian oil helped build The Oakwood Heights neighbourhood in Detroit resembles a ghost town after the Marathon refinery paid residents to leave as its business expanded. But not all the homeowners took the money, saying they would have nowhere else to go.

The best time to view this week's lunar eclipse Canadians have a chance to view a total lunar eclipse this week – if they are up in the middle of the night. A spokesman for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada says the eclipse will begin in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

Jason Kenney should 'mind his own business': Calgary candidate Former Alberta cabinet minister Ron Liepert defeated Calgary MP Rob Anders for the Tory nomination in the rejigged riding of Signal Hill. Following his victory, Liepert took aim at Jason Kenney for his endorsement of Anders.

Business Forecast: Investors to focus on interest rates Canadian interest rates are in focus this week with the Bank of Canada making its next rate announcement on Wednesday. Traders will also look to a number of U.S. earnings reports.

First Nations group says no to Northern Gateway pipeline A coalition of First Nations in British Columbia are officially rejecting the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline. Members of the Yinka Dene say the decision is final.

Rising waters cause state of emergency in Belleville, Ontario Firefighters in Belleville, Ontario are busy helping residents sandbag their homes due to flooding and rising water levels on the Moira River. Officials say the river is expected to peak Sunday night.

Patrick Brazeau heading to rehab A crown attorney says Patrick Brazeau will check into a rehab facility after being released from custody on bail. The suspended senator is facing charges connected to what police describe as a violent domestic incident.

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