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Canada’s oldest naval vessel visits the Sault

Crowds showed up by the thousands to view Canada’s oldest and longest serving naval vessel. HMCS Oriole spent the Canada Day weekend docked at the Port of Sault Ste. Marie, where the crew offered free tours of the 101-year-old sailing ship.

Crowds showed up by the thousands to view Canada’s oldest and longest serving naval vessel. (Mike McDonald/CTV News Northern Ontario)

Steel City NerdCon returns to Sault Ste. Marie

Retro video gamers, card collectors, and vintage toy enthusiasts descended upon the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in the Sault for Steel City NerdCon. This is the first such event since COVID restrictions were lifted, bringing in large crowds. Some attendees dressed up as their favourite sci-fi, fantasy and comic book characters.

Enthusiastic crowds gathered for Steel City NerdCon. (Mike McDonald CTV News Northern Ontario)

Disabled athlete attempting to cross Lake Superior

A Toronto man is getting set to become the first disabled athlete to cross Lake Superior on a paddleboard. Mike Shoreman, who made a stop in Sault Ste. Marie Friday, has already crossed Lake Erie, and most recently crossed Lake Huron. He is raising money for youth mental wellness.

A Toronto man is getting set to become the first disabled athlete to cross Lake Superior on a paddleboard. Mike Shoreman, who made a stop in Sault Ste. Marie Friday, has already crossed Lake Erie, and most recently crossed Lake Huron. (Mike McDonald CTV News Northern Ontario)

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'They couldn't breathe': Survivor shares details inside migrant trailer

Simple advice from a friend to stay near the door may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly fate that befell 53 other migrants when they were abandoned trapped in a sweltering semi-trailer last week on the edge of San Antonio. The 20-year-old from Guatemala's capital said it was already hot on June 27 when she stepped out of the warehouse on the Texas side of the Mexico border where she had been waiting and climbed into the back of the trailer.

Mynor Cardona, Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás's father, enters the Foreign Ministry for a meeting with authorities to find out about the fate of his daughter, in Guatemala City, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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CTV National News: Fourth of July parade shooting

Six people are dead and dozens are injured in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Illinois. Richard Madan reports.

Six people are dead and dozens are injured in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Illinois. Richard Madan reports.

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