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gordiehoweGORDIE HOWE FUNERAL TODAY

The funeral for hockey legend Gordie Howe will be held today at Detroit’s Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The public is invited to the funeral, just as it was for yesterday’s 12-hour visitation at Joe Louis Arena. A steady stream of fans and well-wishers shuffled slowly down a red carpet towards Howe’s coffin for the chance to say goodbye to the man many consider to be the greatest player ever. Howe died last Friday at the age of 88.

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hamilton courtJURY STILL DELIBERATING AT HAMILTON MURDER TRIAL

A Hamilton jury is entering a third day of deliberations at the trial of two men accused of killing Tim Bosma three years ago and burning his body in an animal incinerator. Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges. Bosma, 32, disappeared on May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive of a truck he had listed for sale online.

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SENIOR G20 OFFICER TO BE SENTENCED TODAY

The only senior officer convicted for his role in the mass detentions and arrests at the G20 summit in Toronto six years ago finds out his sentence today. Supt. David (Mark) Fenton was convicted last year of exceeding his authority and discreditable conduct. The prosecution has called for a year-long demotion, while the defence asked for a reprimand or the docking of vacation pay.

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rcmpWATCHDOG PROBES RCMP’s ARAR AFFAIR REFORMS

The RCMP watchdog has launched a review of how well the Mounties learned the lessons of the Maher Arar torture affair. The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP will examine issues ranging from the sharing of sensitive information with foreign governments to the detention of Canadians in overseas prisons. Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, was detained in New York in 2002 and was later deported by U.S. authorities to Syria.

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kathleen-wynneONTARIO GIVES CHRYSLER $85 MILLION FOR WINDSOR PLANT

The Ontario government will provide more than $85 million to Fiat Chrysler for an expansion of the automaker’s minivan assembly plant in Windsor, The Canadian Press has learned. Sources said the provincial investment will “safeguard” the Windsor assembly plant, where Chrysler will produce the new Pacifica minivan. Premier Kathleen Wynne is expected to make the announcement today at Chrysler in Windsor.

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laney mcdonaldLANNY McDONALD GOING ANOTHER ROUND WITH BROOKFIELD

A group of investors led by former hockey great Lanny McDonald will face off with corporate heavyweight Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in the Alberta Court of Appeal today. The two sides are at odds over how a company called Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. went under in 2008, and how its $1.6 billion limestone quarry in the heart of Alberta’s oilsands ended up in Brookfield’s hands for less than $50 million.

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HUGE TURNOUT EXPECTED FOR PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VICTORY PARADE

A huge turnout is expected in downtown Pittsburgh today tp celebrate the Stanley Cup-winning Penguins. About 400,000 people turned up when the team last won the trophy in 2009. The Penguins clinched the championship with a 3-1 victory Sunday night against the San Jose Sharks, winning the best-of-seven series 4-2.