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Father reveals son made bad decision by defacing Saskatoon rainbow crosswalk

SASKATOON — The father of a young man who left long tire skid marks on a Saskatoon crosswalk freshly painted with the hues of the LGBTQ community's rainbow flag says his son didn't realize what the colours mean to the city's Pride festival.
OECD latest international body to call out Canada on housing markets

OECD latest international body to call out Canada on housing markets

TORONTO — The OECD is calling on Canada to do more to address risks associated with high-priced housing markets in cities such as Toronto and Vancouver, the latest international body to draw attention to the country's real estate sector.

Airbnb launches global platform to help connect hosts to refugees

TORONTO — Airbnb has launched a platform to assist hosts who want to provide free housing to displaced people in need in an effort to help the global refugee crisis.
Industry insiders decry dearth of women on the boards of corporate cannabis

Industry insiders decry dearth of women on the boards of corporate cannabis

TORONTO — Since co-founding the Green Organic Dutchman, a medical cannabis producer based in Ancaster, Ont., Jeannette VanderMarel says she has often found herself the only woman in a room full of men.

Snowbirds aerobatic squadron resumes airshow schedule after hiatus

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Canda's Snowbirds aerobatic squad is resuming their airshow season after it was put on hold last month to allow their pilots to get more practice.
Research suggests T. Rex was covered in scales instead of feathers

Research suggests T. Rex was covered in scales instead of feathers

EDMONTON — Research suggests Tyrannosaurus rex and some of its close relatives were covered in tiny scales and not feathers as many scientists previously thought.

Gay former navy officer loses appeal of court decision in human rights case

HALIFAX — A former navy officer who alleges the military discriminated against him because he is gay has lost an appeal in his case.
Former girlfriend testifies at trial of medical student charged with murder

Former girlfriend testifies at trial of medical student charged with murder

HALIFAX — The defence in the case of a Halifax university student accused of murder closed its case Tuesday, saying William Sandeson remains "confident" after weeks of testimony at the jury trial.
Five stories in the news for today, June 7

Five stories in the news for today, June 7

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, June 7 ——— SAJJAN TO ANNOUNCE DEFENCE POLICY REVIEW Minister Harjit Sajjan will announce the government's defence policy review today, which is expected to make the case for billions in new military spending.
Government aims to bring sexual assault law up to speed with the courts, times

Government aims to bring sexual assault law up to speed with the courts, times

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is changing sexual assault law to make it clear that an unconscious person cannot consent to sexual activity, part of an effort to bring legislation up to speed with the courts — and the times.