A wildfire raging through the town of Fort McMurray, Canada. Weather conditions were making it more difficult to extinguish a forest fire that has forced the evacuation of some 70,000 people from the northwestern Canadian city of Fort McMurray
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Smoke fills the air as a small plane flies overhead in Fort McMurray, Alberta
The sun begins to rise over the skyline in Toronto on Monday.
The glow of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is seen in the horizon in the Kawartha Lakes region, southern Ontario. The colorful cosmic display of the northern lights is rarely seen in Ontario.
Canada’s Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is applauded in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Thursday. Vickers shot a gunman during an attack on the Parliament Buildings on Tuesday
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers gather to attend the funeral of three fellow officers who were killed while on duty last week in Moncton, New Brunswick, after they responded to a call about an armed man. The gunman open-fired, killing the three and injuring two others
Ron Ward/Moncton Times & Transcript/Reuters
Emergency response team members take cover behind vehicles in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Three police officers were shot dead and two more were wounded, police said as they conducted a manhunt for a man carrying a rifle and wearing camouflage clothes
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper address a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin
Danny Berube holds his son Jaxx during welcoming ceremonies for the last Canadian troops to leave Afghanistan, as they returned to Ottawa, Ontario.
Sarah Reid of Canada prepares to start a training run for the women’s skeleton during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press/AP
People make their way on plowed paths in the frigid temperatures outside city hall in Toronto.
Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford speaks during a city council meeting to respond to allegations that he made sexual comments about a female staffer. Bot the staff member and Mr Ford deny the allegations, local media reported.
Workers prepare the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, ahead of Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, delivering the Speech from the Throne on October 16, which will outline his government’s agenda
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Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper (right) walks through the Hall of Honour with the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, on Parliament Hill, Ottowa, Canada.
Competitors prepare to fire their single action revolvers into the air to signal the start of the Canadian Open Index Fast Draw Championships in Aldergrove, British Columbia
The remains of the runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of Lac Megantic, Quebec in Canada.