Top 5 at 5: historic apology, Virginia tech, 'weather bomb'
High winds knocked over a truck near Sydney, N.S. (CBC)
News that Canada accepted the Japanese government's apology for the treatment of prisoners held during the Second World War held the attention of CBC Community members Thursday. Meanwhile, on the East Coast, people battled power outages and intense conditions triggered by a 'weather bomb." Both were among the top-viewed stories on CBCNews.ca today.
1) Shafia dad breaks down testifying at canal deaths trial
Mohammad Shafia, accused along with two other family members of killing his first wife and three daughters, told a Kingston, Ont., court Thursday he did not interfere in his children's lives.
2) Virginia Tech shootings leave 2 dead
Virginia Tech officials said a police officer and another person were shot and killed on the school's campus Thursday and the university locked down the campus, where 33 people died in 2007 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
3) 'Weather bomb' hits East Coast
Pounding rain, high winds and the threat of heavy snow are causing power outages in four provinces, school closures, ferry shutdowns and a rare total closure of Confederation Bridge.
4) Canada accepts Japan's apology for Hong Kong PoWs
Canada has accepted the Japanese government's apology for the treatment of prisoners held during the Second World War for five years after the Battle of Hong Kong.
5) Pesticides found in Canadian organic produce
Some organic produce in Canada contains pesticides, according to government inspection documents obtained by CBC News -- including nearly 24 per cent of organic apples.
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