Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top News Advisory for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top News Advisory for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

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Top News Advisory



6 p.m.

Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.


Hundreds attend funeral for Elijah Marsh


TORONTO -- Hundreds lined up Saturday for the funeral of a Toronto boy whose death earlier this month touched the hearts of Canadians across the country. Elijah Marsh died after he wandered out of his grandmother's apartment building in the middle of a frigid night wearing just a diaper, shirt and boots. PHOTO.


Crowdfunding nets $20,000 for woman in hijab dispute


MONTREAL -- Support has been pouring in for a Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab, including a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $20,000 in its first day.Rania El-Alloul expressed her gratitude Saturday for the campaign which was set up to raise money to help her buy a car after a judge refused to hear her case to retrieve her seized vehicle last Tuesday. PHOTO.


Two dead, one wounded in Toronto shooting


TORONTO -- Police say two men are dead and a third injured after an altercation in an east-end Toronto McDonald's escalated and "multiple" shots were fired early Saturday. Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne says an armed security guard, who was apparently in the restaurant to buy food, discharged his weapon following a "significant physical altercation" with two men.


B.C. polygamous leader seeks to quash charge


VANCOUVER -- A leader of a British Columbia polygamous commune is asking the province's Supreme Court to quash a criminal charge against him.Winston Blackmore filed documents on Friday arguing that the polygamy charge must be thrown out on a legal technicality. Will be writethru.


Cheers for freedom as event proceeds at mall


EDMONTON -- An organizer of a cheerleading championship at West Edmonton Mall says many parents have called to say it's important not to give in to fear.Denise Fisher of the Alberta Cheerleading Association says a dozen teams have pulled out of the group's championships next weekend due to a threat made against the mall in an online video.


Russian investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation


MOSCOW -- Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life. A statement from the body, the Investigative Committee, didn't address the possibility seen as likely by many of Nemtsov's supporters -- that he was killed for being one of President Vladimir Putin's most adamant and visible critics. …

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