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A project honouring Canadians soldiers, who died in wars since Confederation, will plant 117,000 trees along the Highway of Heroes. Pictured is Scott Bryk, executive director of the project called Highway of Heroes Living Tribute, at Veteran's Memorial Park in Orillia. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES

Vet support takes root

Just as people lined up to welcome back Canadians soldiers, 117,000 trees will now line the Highway of Heroes to pay tribute to those that did not make it back.

This frame from video shows Italian firefighters extracting a child alive from under snow and debris of an hotel that was hit by an avalanche on Wednesday, in Rigopiano, central Italy, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Italian Firefighters/ANSA via AP)

Hotel avalanche survivors hail 'angels'

After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as “angels.”

President Barack Obama, right, and Michelle Obama, left, pose with president-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania at the White House before the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump sworn in as 45th president

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

This Dec. 11, 2016, file image made from militant video posted online by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group, purports to show a general view of the ancient ruins of the city of Palmyra, in Homs province, Syria. Islamic State militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the amphitheatre in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the Syrian government and opposition monitoring groups said Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Militant Video via AP, File)

ISIS destroys part of Roman theatre

Islamic State militants destroyed parts of the second-century Roman theatre in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra and the site’s landmark ancient Tetrapylon, the government and opposition activists said Friday.

Moments later, this massive gator leapt into the boat.

Gator launches self at boat, terrifies passengers

MIAMI — Less than a week after naturists discovered "Humpback" -- a massive, 12-foot gator near Lakeland, Fla. -- a Missouri couple vacationing in the Sunshine State had a close encounter with an alligator when it leapt into their airboat and became wedged in the boat’s railing.

President-elect Donald Trump waves as he walks to his vehicles at a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

10 promises Trump made for his first day

Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pa., to give American voters a “contract” detailing of what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump’s familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign.

US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive to attend an inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on Jan. 19, 2017. (GETTY IMAGES/PHOTO)

Trump is Mr. President now

Pay no attention to that scruffy-looking man standing on the corner with the sandwich board proclaiming, “The end is nigh.”

Tim Hortons. (Supplied)

Tim Hortons, Burger King app on way

The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King plans to launch an app Canada-wide this spring that would allow customers to order and pay in advance on their smartphone without lining up to pay a cashier.

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'(Pedestrians) were flying like skittles'

A man with a history of mental health and drug abuse issues drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city on Friday, killing at least four people, including a child, and injuring around 15 others, police said.

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