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Canadians Rise for Early-Morning Royal Wedding Celebrations

Canadians Rise for Early-Morning Royal Wedding Celebrations

By The Canadian Press

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Fans of the royals gather at a Tim Hortons in London, Ont., to watch the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on Saturday, May 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins)

Canadians moved by the romantic ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle experienced a brief moment of panic while watching the event Saturday.

In Markle’s former adopted home of Toronto, a crowd watching the ceremony at the Princess of Wales Theatre was seized with cries of shock as the live broadcast temporarily cut out, followed by sighs of relief when the feed came back on a few seconds later, just in time for the wedding dress to be revealed.

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National Barbershop Chain Probably Would Have Lost in Court: Expert

National Barbershop Chain Probably Would Have Lost in Court: Expert

By The Canadian Press

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HALIFAX – An expert on trademark law says a national chain that threatened to sue local Halifax-area barbershop for trademark infringement would not have stood a chance in court.

Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop, which has more than 60 Canadian locations, has apologized for issuing a cease-and-desist letter that said barber Thong Luong had to change the name of Tommy’s Barber Shop by May 22 or face court action.

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Coroner Speaks About Mix-Up of Humboldt Broncos Crash Victims, Release of Name

Coroner Speaks About Mix-Up of Humboldt Broncos Crash Victims, Release of Name

By Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press

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Humboldt Broncos players Xavier Labelle (left) and Parker Tobin (right) are shown in undated team photos. A coroner involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it wasn’t until an injured player woke up in hospital and said he was a different person that officials realized there had been a big mistake in identifying the dead. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League)

A coroner involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it wasn’t until an injured player woke up in hospital and said he wasn’t who everyone thought he was that officials realized there had been a big mistake in identifying the dead.

Since the crash, Parker Tobin’s loved ones from Alberta had been at the bedside of the player they thought was Parker, an 18-year-old goalie. He had serious facial injuries, but they believed he was their boy.

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Prices at the Pump Headed Higher as Long Weekend Brings Out Canadian Drivers

Prices at the Pump Headed Higher as Long Weekend Brings Out Canadian Drivers

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

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A gas pump is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 30, 2018. Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they fire up their vehicles for road adventures on the Victoria Day long weekend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

CALGARY – Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they fire up their vehicles for road adventures on the Victoria Day long weekend.

But price direction will vary across the nation, said fuel market analyst Dan McTeague of GasBuddy.com, with prices rising in Ontario, the Maritimes, Manitoba and Saskatchewan but actually expected to fall from recent peaks in Alberta and Quebec.

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Broncos Start Legislated Process to Deal with Money from GoFundMe Campaign

Broncos Start Legislated Process to Deal with Money from GoFundMe Campaign

By The Canadian Press

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Kevin Garinger, director of the Humboldt Bronos’ Memorial Fund speaks during a press conference about the fund in Regina on Thursday May 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

REGINA – Money raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will go directly to survivors and families of those killed, but a fee of nearly $500,000 is being deducted by the online fundraising site from just over $15 million in donations.

Broncos president Kevin Garinger says Saskatchewan has legislation to deal with the administration of any funds raised through a public appeal.

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Trudeau Uses NYU Graduation Speech to Criticize Growth in Identity Politics

Trudeau Uses NYU Graduation Speech to Criticize Growth in Identity Politics

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in the procession prior to delivering the commencement address to New York University graduates at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first order of business after descending on Donald Trump’s hometown Wednesday was to enlist thousands of newly minted American university graduates in the fight against a rising tide of intolerance and nationalism around the world.

Officials had billed Trudeau’s three-day trip to New York and Boston as focused on trade and the economic relationship between Canada and the U.S., with looming NAFTA deadlines as a backdrop.

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BlackBerrys Accounted for Only 3% of Smartphones Used in Canada at End of 2017

BlackBerrys Accounted for Only 3% of Smartphones Used in Canada at End of 2017

By Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press

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A man touches the new BlackBerry KEYone before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. According to online measurement firm comScore, there aren’t many holdouts left in Canada still using a BlackBerry. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Manu Fernandez)

TORONTO – Somewhat reluctantly, Athar Afzal finally gave up on BlackBerry earlier this year.

He was a longtime fan of the iconic Canadian phone brand but his company forced employees who weren’t already using iPhones to transition over. He was ready to make the change though, having grown fed up with the slowness of his aging BlackBerry Priv.

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Winnipeg Commodity Exchange’s Last Trading Function Moving to New York

Winnipeg Commodity Exchange’s Last Trading Function Moving to New York

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Riders and their horses pass through a canola field as they take an afternoon trail ride near Cremona, Alta., on July 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

WINNIPEG — The American company that bought the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in 2007 says it is shutting down its last commodity trading function.

Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) says it will move trading of canola contracts from Winnipeg to New York by July 29.

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