'Illuminate Barrie' will include fireworks, a cultural festival, public art, live music and interactive displays as part of Celebrate Barrie, to celebrate Canada's 150 anniversary this year. City of Barrie image

Flags on waterfront

Illuminate Barrie will include 150 new Canadian flags around the waterfront and two new paintings to be installed.

NDP leadership candidates, from left, Guy Caron, Charlie Angus, Niki Ashton and Peter Julian participate in a debate in Montreal, Sunday, March 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughe

NDP: Grits' pot promise going up in smoke

The Liberal government’s plan to move ahead on marijuana legalization is up in smoke, NDP leadership candidates suggested during Sunday’s leadership debate in Montreal while they also addressed a range of issues affecting youth including student debt and precarious work.

Canadian border guards are silhouetted as they replace each other at an inspection booth at the Douglas border crossing on the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday August 20, 2009. Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump's immigration policies are making it much harder to cross, The Canadian Press has learned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fewer Canadians denied entry at U.S. border

Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump’s immigration policies are making it much harder to cross, The Canadian Press has learned.

U.S. President Donald Trump. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump blasts conservatives over bill failure

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, as aides signalled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care.

In this photo provided by Evgeny Feldman, Alexei Navalny is detained by police in downtown Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (Evgeny Feldman for Alexey Navalny's campaign photo via AP)

Hundreds arrested during protests across Russia

Russia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republicans struggling to govern

The Republican Party of “no” for Democrat Barack Obama’s eight years is having a hard time getting to “yes” in the early Donald Trump era.

U.S. President Donald Trump. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obstacles for Trump's border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the “big, beautiful wall” that he’s promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own.

In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, joined by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Al-Qaida leader killed in U.S. airstrike: Pentagon

A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

James Harris Jackson appears in criminal court during his arraignment, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in New York. Jackson, accused of randomly killing Timothy Caughman, a 66-year-old black man on the streets of New York by stabbing him with a sword, was charged Thursday with murder as a hate crime. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)

He would rather have killed younger black man

A white Army veteran accused of killing a 66-year-old black stranger in a racial attack in New York City says he regrets killing the man because he would rather have killed a younger or more successful black victim.

This is an undated photo released by the Metropolitan Police of Khalid Masood. (Metropolitan Police via AP)

London attacker used WhatsApp before rampage

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.

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