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Ayres says he's incredibly honoured to have the stick on display at the Toronto hockey shrine. He says he's been approached about book and movie deals, but is happy to just be doing public speaking at this point, especially about organ donation (he's a kidney recipient).

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that longstanding international law prohibitions against forced labour, slavery, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and crimes against humanity can form the grounds for claims for damages under Canadian law. Excerpt from the ruling:

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The case involved Eritreans seeking to sue BC-based Nevsun Resources Ltd., the operator of a mine in their home country. They say they were forced to work there after being indefinitely conscripted into Eritrea’s military service. Previous @CBCNews  story:

@CBCNews  Quebec health minister advises temporary halt to tranditional greetings, says people should stop shaking hands, greeting each other with double kisses to prevent potential spead of coronavirus.

@CBCNews  WHO says China reports 329 new cases in last 24 hours, lowest daily number in more than a month. Total is now 78,959 cases with 2,791 deaths. Elsewhere, total of 4,351 cases in 49 countries with 67 deaths. Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nigeria report 1st cases.

@CBCNews  WHO increases global risk assessment of spread and impact of COVID-19 to 'very high.' Says increase in number of affected countries 'clearly of concern,' but says most cases traced to known contacts. No evidence 'as yet' virus spreading freely, so still a chance of containment.

LIVE: David Ayres’s game stick is going into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The former Zamboni driver became a sensation when he became the 1st emergency backup goalie to win a NHL game as well as the oldest goalie to win a game in his 1st appearance in the NHL.

Canada's privacy commissioner to investigate RCMP's use of facial recognition technology. Commissioner's office says it will work with provincial and territorial privacy regulators to develop guidance for all agencies, including police. Previous story:

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BREAKING: Global Affairs Canada tells CBC News that Canada will recognize Juan Guaido as the new president of Venezuela. The opposition leader took an oath in Caracas a short time ago, declaring himself acting president and saying Nicolas Maduro has been deposed.

This is the 1st-ever photograph of a black hole, unveiled by scientists this morning. More :

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Health authorities confirm 1st case of coronavirus in US. The virus, 1st detected in Wuhan, China last month, has now infected more than 300 people in 5 countries; 6 people have died. US case is in Seattle, Washington.

60% of world's wildlife has been wiped out since 1970.

Air traffic controllers from across Canada send pizzas to counterparts across the border working without pay during the partial U.S. government shutdown:

Astronomers discover most massive structure in the early universe. So-called 'proto-supercluster' could contain thousands of galaxies.

Canadian rock drummer Neil Peart dead at 67. Peart, primary lyricist for Rush, was known for his technical proficiency, and for weaving jazz and big band patterns with a hard rock style. Publicist says Peart died in California January 7. Background:

California officials say nine people were on the flight manifest for the helicopter that went down near Los Angeles today. They declined to identify victims. It's known that Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were on board.

South African athlete Caster Semenya has been cleared to run without testosterone medication after Switzerland’s Federal Court orders the immediate suspension of a new IAAF regulation:

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