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Many dim lights for ‘Earth Hour’

MONTREAL—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was one of many Canadians who joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights for “Earth Hour.”

Government buildings and monuments across the country also went dim from 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time, including Toronto’s CN tower, the cross on Montreal’s Mount Royal, and Edmonton’s High Level bridge.

Flames burn Habs

MONTREAL—It had been 14 months since Niklas Backstrom started a game in goal.

But if there was any rust, it didn’t show on the recently-acquired Calgary Flame.

The 38-year-old Backstrom stopped 21-of-22 shots as the Flames downed the injury-riddled Montreal Canadiens 4-1 last night.

It was his first appearance in goal since Jan. 13, 2015 with the Minnesota Wild.

The University of Calgary releases new study on testicular cancer

CALGARY — Testicular cancer is the most common form of the disease in young males and a new study out of the University of Calgary is showing a cure rate of almost 100 per cent in patients who are disease-free two years after diagnosis and treatment.

About 1,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year and if it is caught early, the survival rate is 99 per cent.

City bus hijacked

TORONTO—Toronto police say they have arrested a man in his 20s after a transit bus was hijacked by a man possibly jonesing for Tim Hortons.

Investigators said the suspect boarded the bus just before midnight yesterday in York Region, north of Toronto.

He then forced the driver at knifepoint to bypass several stops before eventually demanding to be dropped off at a Tim Hortons.

Refugee donation made

WINNIPEG—The Winnipeg Foundation, which raises money from the private sector for community projects, has donated half-a-million dollars to help Syrian refugees adjust to life in Manitoba.

Federal Immigration Minister John McCallum made the announcement yesterday at Welcome Place in Winnipeg.