Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

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(Mali-Cda)

Prime Minister Trudeau's foreign affairs and defence ministers are expected to unveil details today of Canada's peacekeeping mission to troubled northern Mali.

A senior government official has told The Canadian Press on the condition of anonymity that Chrystia Freeland and Harjit Sajjan will announce that Canada will deploy up to six helicopters -- Chinooks and Griffons -- to the west African nation later this year.

The aircraft will provide medical evacuations and logistical support and act as armed escorts.

The military's foray to the U-N mission in Mali is also expected to include a marked female presence as the Trudeau government looks to have Canada lead by example in the push to have more women on peacekeeping missions. (3)

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(Ajax-Family-Homicide)

It was an emotional Sunday at a Toronto hockey rink as a Toronto minor Triple-A team played in its first game since their star goalie was killed in an alleged triple-homicide.

The bodies of 15-year-old Roy Pejcinovski (peh-jah-NOFF'-skee) and his 39-year-old mother Krassimira were found in their home in nearby Ajax on Wednesday, while his 13-year-old sister Vanallia was rushed to hospital but later died.

Roy was considered a prospect in the Ontario Hockey League draft next year.

His Don Mills Flyers team played the Toronto Marlboros in an exhibition game yesterday.

A man who was in a relationship with Roy's mother is charged with three counts of second-degree murder. (3)

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(BIZ-Tilray-Sandoz)(Audio:57)

As Canada moves to legalize pot for recreational use later this year, a licensed medical marijuana producer is touting what it calls the first collaboration between a pot producer and a local affiliate of so-called Big Pharma.

Toronto-based Tilray says it has formed an exclusive alliance with Quebec-based drugmaker Sandoz Canada.

Tilray will become the exclusive collaborator with Sandoz on non-smokable cannabis-based products, such as gel caps, pills and creams. …

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