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Convicted Sikh extremist reportedly invited to prime minister's events in India

Convicted Sikh extremist reportedly invited to prime minister's events in IndiaThe prime minister’s office has rescinded an invitation to a reception in Delhi to a man who was convicted of trying to assassinate an Indian cabinet minister in 1986. A senior official from Justin Trudeau’s office says an invitation to Jaspal Atwal issued by the High Commission to India for Thursday's reception was a mistake and was corrected as soon as it was found out. CBC News reported late Wednesday that Atwal attended a prime ministerial event with the Indian film industry in Mumbai, where he posed for photographs with Trudeau's wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi.

Edmonton will make outdoor pools free again in 2018

Edmonton will make outdoor pools free again in 2018Entry to Edmonton's outdoor pools will be free this spring and summer, after a vote at city council Wednesday. The free-swim pilot program was launched last summer for Canada's 150th birthday, with swimmers free to take a lap in the city's four outdoor pools — Fred Broadstock, Mill Creek, Oliver and Queen Elizabeth — from July to September.

Critics latch onto perceived snub, costume changes, as Trudeau tours India

Critics latch onto perceived snub, costume changes, as Trudeau tours IndiaA clash of political ideals may be behind a perceived snub of Justin Trudeau that was making international headlines as the prime minister passed the mid-point of his week-long trip to India, one expert familiar with the region said Wednesday. Media outlets including CNN and Al Jazeera seized on the comments of Indian officials who accused the Trudeau government of backing Sikh separatists known as the Khalistani movement. "Over the years, the Canadian political establishment ... has been mollycoddling Khalistani elements," former Indian envoy to Canada Vishnu Prakash told Indian news site The Print on Monday.

SIU investigating Ottawa police over weekend incident

SIU investigating Ottawa police over weekend incidentThe Special Investigations Unit is looking into the actions of four Ottawa police officers, after a 60-year-old man ended up in hospital with a serious injury. The SIU's early investigation reveals officers were called Sunday at 11:45 p.m. to a Boston Pizza restaurant at 1055 St. Laurent Boulevard for a report of a man making threats against staff. The SIU has assigned two investigators to the case and has identified four officers believed to be involved in the incident.

Contest takes aim at promoting James Bay region

Contest takes aim at promoting James Bay regionTourism officials in the James Bay region of Quebec are hoping a new contest will help create more local jobs and attract international travellers interested in adventure and Indigenous culture. Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Tourism, an association promoting the region, has launched an ambitious contest called Into the North — a five-thousand kilometre, two-week road trip for six people. The all-expenses-paid adventure will take participants to 11 places in the James Bay region this July, starting in the town of Chibougamau, in central Quebec.

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Vancouver 2010 Omlympics

Vancouver 2010 Olympics


Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Norm Letnick, BC Liberal MLA, Kelowna-Lake Country
Official closing of the 2010 Olympic ceremonies at the Rutland Centennial Hall.Game time starting at 12:15 p.m. at Rutland Centennial Hall on February 28 and is expected to end at about 3:30 p.m., but everyone is invited to stay, or come back and watch the 2010 Olympics Closing Ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. Bring both your Olympic and Canadian spirit, and dress in red to watch the men’s gold medal hockey game live on the big screen.

Admission is free and Rotary volunteers will be hosting a silent auction, 50/50 fundraiser as well as a concession to raise funds for the 2011 International Children’s Winter Games. Stewart Tulloch’s pride in Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics shines through in a roadside hockey shrine he set up outside his farm in Winfield‘ Tulloch will be cheering on Canada in the gold-medal men’s hockey game today, starting at noon‘ Central Okanagan residents can gather to watch the game for free at Rutland Centennial Hall and Seating is limited, so those who would like to attend are asked to pre-register. The festivities will continue until the Olympic Closing ceremonies at 5:30 p.m Preregister to watch at the Rutland hall by calling 250-765-8516.

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