Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

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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)



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)



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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