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Emotional prayer room ceremony marks 6th anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

An emotional ceremony took place today marking the sixth anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting, held for the first time in the same room where many of the victims were killed. Six men died that night: Mamadou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzeddine Soufiane and Aboubaker Thabti were gunned down not long after evening prayers at the suburban Quebec City mosque.

Ayman Derbali, injured victim of the 2017 mosque shooting, speaks of the ordeal as his son Ayoub cries while holding the microphone during a ceremony, Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the mosque in Quebec City. An emotional ceremony took place today marking the sixth anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting, held for the first time in the same room where many of the victims were killed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Soccer scouts from across North America hunt for young talent at Montreal showcase

In the wake of the FIFA World Cup, the eyes of the soccer world are starting to focus on Canada, and that means more opportunities for Montreal's top youth soccer talent. More than 40 coaches from professional and university soccer teams travelled from across North America to Montreal this weekend for a talent showcase, where 140 of the city's best young players were given the chance to prove what they've got.

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