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Police stop car held together by rope, deem it a 'road safety concern'
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - It was likely not what police expected to find when they pulled over a Newfoundland driver for a routine traffic violation: a car held together by rope.
Officers say they stopped the car in St. John's at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday after noticing it was unregistered.



A giant fireball is visible as a wildfire rips through the forest by Highway 63, 16 kilometres south of Fort McMurray, Alta on May 7, 2016. Nearly a year after the massive wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray, Alta., a climate scientist says there may be
Warm summer means increased risk of forest fires, meteorologists say
Nearly a year after the massive wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray, Alta., a climate scientist says there may be more forest fires in Canada this summer.
"If the forecast's right that it's a warmer than normal summer, we'll probably have more fires," says Mike Flannigan, a meteorologist and professor in the University of Alberta's renewable resources department.



Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on April 4, 2017. Military matters, trade, culture and innovation are among the issues Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will be talking about during a
Sajjan to talk defence, trade and innovation with Indian officials this week
OTTAWA - Military matters, trade, culture and innovation are among the issues Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will be talking about during a trip to India.
Sajjan arrives in India today and this week he'll be meeting with India's finance, defence and corporate affairs ministers.



Rabbit rescues prepare for peak season, expecting Easter bunnies to be abandoned
Rabbit rescue organizations are preparing for an influx of surrendered and stray bunnies as Easter weekend comes to an end.
Kaylie Ngo, president of London, Ont.,-based Hoppy Hearts, said the peak season for her rescue starts in June and July — and much of the volume stems from bunnies that were hastily purchased as Easter gifts for kids.



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Rebecca Thomas is shown in this undated handout photo. Thomas, Halifax's first Mi'kmaq poet laureate, blends oral tradition and social media savvy to affect political change. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Javian Trotman MANDATORY CREDIT
Organized rhyme: How Halifax's poet laureate became 'a change-maker'
HALIFAX - A poet didn't make history in Halifax last week, but she might have been the catalyst for changing how the city commemorates its history.
Rebecca Thomas, Halifax's 31-year-old aboriginal poet laureate, went before Halifax council with a poem chiding councillors for shutting down debate last year over how the city commemorates its controversial founder.



Geologist matches headstones in Titanic cemetery to quarry in New Brunswick
HALIFAX - A geologist using aerial photos appears to have solved a mystery over the origin of the headstones for victims of the Titanic buried in a Halifax cemetery.
There are 150 Titanic headstones in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery and all but one is made out of the same stone.



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B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark waves to supporters from a front-end loader during a campaign stop at Kentron Construction, in Kitimat, B.C. on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Clark often highlights the fact British Columbia has the lowest jobless rate in Cana
Premier Clark boasts about B.C.'s overall low jobless rate, but rural areas struggle
VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark often highlights the fact British Columbia has the lowest jobless rate in Canada, but rural and remote areas in the province are struggling with major industry downturns and job losses.
The power of jobs to support families and build strong communities is a major theme in the Liberal leader's bid for re-election on May 9, but some mayors say high unemployment is tearing at the fabric of their communities.



Number of asylum claims lodged in Canada from Mexico rose again in March
OTTAWA - The number of people seeking asylum in Canada from Mexico continues to rise.
New figures from the Immigration and Refugee Board show that March recorded the highest number yet of new claims in 2017 — 110, up from 85 in February and 71 in January, for a total of 266 so far this year.



Canada tries to strip citizenship from man accused of butchering villagers
OTTAWA - Canada is moving to strip citizenship from a man accused of slaughtering villagers in Guatemala using a grenade, gun and sledgehammer.
Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes concealed his brutal role in a 1982 massacre by the Guatemalan military in obtaining Canadian citizenship a decade later, the federal government says in newly filed court documents.



B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark, second left, poses for a selfie with a member of a Sikh motorcycle club during a Vaisakhi event at the Khalsa Diwan Society Sikh Temple in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, April 15, 2017. A provincial election will be held o
B.C. party leaders take election campaign to annual Sikh celebration
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Liberal and NDP leaders largely kept the politics out of their speeches while addressing the Sikh community at the annual Vaisakhi celebration this weekend.
The leaders spoke to worshippers at a Sikh temple in South Vancouver on Saturday ahead of parade celebrating the birth of the religion.



A natural gas site is shown in the B.C. North Peace region in this undated handout photo. Increasingly empty industrial yards near the northeastern B.C. city of Fort St. John are a welcome sign for Jennifer Moore. The regional economic development officer
Northeastern B.C. towns see Montney natural gas drilling recovery
CALGARY - Increasingly empty industrial yards around the northeastern B.C. city of Fort St. John are a welcome sign for Jennifer Moore.
Moore, a regional economic development officer, says the return of parked natural gas drilling rigs and related equipment to the field shows that a recovery is underway for one of Canada's biggest new energy plays.



No winning ticket for Saturday night's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot
TORONTO - No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw.
However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Quebec.



Escaped inmate from B.C.'s Mission Institution recaptured
MISSION, B.C. - A convicted killer who went missing from the minimum security unit of the Mission Institution in British Columbia has been recaptured.
The Correctional Service of Canada says Robert Raymond Dezwann, 53, was arrested by Fraser Valley RCMP at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday.



President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Judge Neil Gorsuch during a re-enactment in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 10, 2017, in Washington. Gorsuch's wife Marie Louise hold a bib
How American politics might be overhauled by a little-noticed procedural change
WASHINGTON - A potentially transformative event for American politics occurred a few days ago, gaining little attention amid the glare of cruise-missile strikes in Syria.
But it could have far-reaching consequences.



High end Lamborghini sports car goes up in smoke in Toronto
TORONTO - A section of Toronto's Lakeshore Boulevard was shut down Friday evening after a very expensive Lamborghini sports car crashed and burned.
The high end machine reportedly hit a guardrail and then ignited.



No winning ticket for Friday night's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot
TORONTO - Lotto Max players will have to wait until next week for another shot at striking it rich.
No winning tickets were sold for the $50 million jackpot in Friday night's draw — and the two Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each also went unclaimed.



NDP Leader John Horgan listens while taking questions during a campaign stop at a Chinese restaurant in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday April 14, 2017. A provincial election will be held on May 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. party leaders slamming opponents' spending promises on campaign trail
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's party leaders levelled criticism at each other's spending promises as they spent Good Friday campaigning.
Liberal leader Christy Clark started the day campaigning in her home riding of West Kelowna, dishing out pancakes to local residents.



Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingam, centre, arrives for a detention review at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Montreal, Thursday, April 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Accused Quebec murderer who was ordered deported will remain detained by CBSA
MONTREAL - A man who was charged with killing his wife will remain detained by the border services agency while he appeals a deportation order, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled Thursday.
Immigration board member Stephane Morin said Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingam remains a flight risk and a danger to the public.