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O'Leary slammed for timing of gun video

OTTAWA—Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary says he took down an Internet video of himself firing automatic weapons out of “respect” for the memorial to three of the six victims of the weekend massacre at a Quebec City mosque.

The video depicted O'Leary firing a variety of high-powered weapons—including machine guns and an assault rifle—during a visit to a Miami gun range.

Pigs killed in barn fire

PLYMPTON-WYOMING, Ont.—Nearly 4,000 pigs were killed when a fire destroyed a large barn in southwestern Ontario earlier this week.

The OPP said the blaze broke out just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday and quickly spread throughout the barn in the town of Plympton-Wyoming, east of Sarnia.

At the time of the fire, the barn held about 4,000 pigs, all of which were killed.

72 vying to be Canada's next astronaut

OTTAWA—A military fighter pilot, a navigation engineer for NASA, and a doctor specializing in brain and spinal injuries are among the candidates short-listed by the Canadian Space Agency to join the country's team of astronauts.

The space agency released the list yesterday of the 72 people selected out of the 3,772 applications submitted online for two new spots in its program.

Wynne visits mosque

TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited a mosque yesterday in the aftermath of a deadly shooting attack in Quebec City to tell the Muslim community that “the only antidote to hatred is love.”

“I want to just say that we are shocked,” Wynne told the Muslim Association of Canada Masjid Toronto following prayers.