Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits La Loche, Sask., a week after fatal shootings

Trudeau met with residents of the northern village where four people died of gunshot wounds on Jan. 22.

WIP PM Trudeau hugs Phyllis Longobardi in La Loche Sask Jan 29 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugs a woman in La Loche, Sask., on Jan. 29, a week after four people died of gunshot wounds at a residence and a nearby school. A teen has been charged in the shootings. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

U.S. presidential candidates in Iowa

WIP Des Moins Iowa caucus coming up Jan 28 2016 Trump poster

A giant poster of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the backyard of a supporter in Des Moines, Iowa, glows on Jan. 28. The heavily scrutinized Iowa caucuses are the first major electoral event in the run-up to deciding the next U.S. president. They begin on Feb. 1. (Christopher Furlong/Getty)

World Health Organization warns Zika virus 'spreading explosively' 

It's back to business as usual for Kim Jong-un, according to state media

WIP NORTH KOREA-Kim Jong Un looks at back packs Jan 28 2016

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, nearly a month after claiming his country tested a hydrogen bomb, appeared in state media inspecting children's backpacks at a textile mill reported to be in Pyongyang on Jan. 28. (KCNA/Reuters)

Residents of a 650-year-old village in Hong Kong prepare to move

WIP Nga Tsin Wai village in Hong Kong Jan 26 2016

Hong Kong's Nga Tsin Wai village, which is slated for demolition as part of an urbanization plan, sits among the city's skyscrapers on Jan. 26. The village can be traced back to the 14th century and authorities say it's the only remaining walled village in an urban area. (Anthony Kwan/Getty)

Sperm whales wash up on a U.K. beach

WIP BRITAIN-SPERM WHALE washes up on Skegness Jan 25 2016

Three dead sperm whales, including this one, washed ashore at Skegness beach, in the U.K. last week. On Jan. 25, when this photo was taken, an operation to segment and remove the massive carcasses was still underway. By Jan. 29, the bodies had been moved to a landfill. (Andrew Yates/Reuters)

Why did the sloth cross the road?

How this cute-looking little mammal ended up hugging a highway barrier is unknown, but a spokesman for Ecuador's transit authority said in an email to CBC News that it was given a clear bill of health by a veterinarian before being returned to its habitat.

WIP ECUADOR-highway sloth rescued Jan 22 2016

This sloth, found stranded and soaking wet on an Ecuadorean highway median, became an internet darling after photos of it taken by two highway patrolmen were posted to Facebook. (Ecuador transit commission/Reuters)

U.S. cities on East Coast, including Washington, D.C., grind to a halt on account of snow

WIP Washington snowstorm dumps nearly 60 cm Jan 23 2016

Road, rail and air travel ground to a halt in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and other American cities on account of a massive snowstorm, which left many areas like this D.C. neighbourhood blanketed in snow. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Big red moon rises over Toronto

WIP moonrise over Toronto from Milton Ont Jan 23 2016

The moon came up big and reddish over Toronto on Jan. 23. This shot was taken from Milton, Ont., in the early evening. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Al-Shabab-linked attackers kill over a dozen people at Mogadishu beach cafe

WIP Lido beach Mogadishu SOMALIA-attacks Jan 22 2016

Government forces patrol Mogadishu's Lido beach on Jan. 22 after an attack by gunmen and suicide bombers linked to the Islamist group al-Shabab killed over a dozen people at a beachside restaurant in the Somali capital. (Feisal Omar/Reuters)

Funeral for Céline Dion's husband, René Angélil, held in Montreal

WIP Celine Dion kisses casket of husband Rene Angelil Jan 22 2016

Céline Dion, who a day earlier stood by her husband René Angélil's open casket for close to seven hours greeting Quebec dignitaries and the public, kissed its closed lid during a funeral for her partner and long-time manager at Notre-Dame Basilica, in Montreal, on Jan. 22. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters)