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Jagmeet Singh Reacted To The Calgary Turban Rescue & Said He Is 'So Thankful'

He described the meaning of turbans in the Sikh faith.
Jagmeet Singh Reacted To The Calgary Turban Rescue & Said He Is 'So Thankful'

On Friday, October 30, two teen girls fell through a frozen pond in Calgary and were saved by a group of local men who unravelled their turbans to make a rope. 

The Calgary turban rescue has caught the attention of the NDP party leader, Jagmeet Singh, who has spoken out about it on Twitter

A witness to the rescue said that, "In their Sikh faith it’s a big thing to take your turban off but they didn’t think for one moment," when speaking about the heroic efforts of the men. 

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One of the reasons Sikhs wear a Dastaar (turban) is because it represents a beacon. Jagmeet Singh

"In times of need, find someone wearing a Dastaar and they will help you," he continued. 

He called the story an embodiment of that spirit "in the most Canadian way." 

He finished his brief messaged by saying he is thankful the girls were brought to safety. 

A number of Twitter users have commented on the politician's tweet, thanking him for sharing information about his faith and saying they didn't know the meaning until now. 

A Woman Was Apparently Forced Into A Car Near High Park On Saturday Night

Police say they're concerned for her safety and are looking for info.

Police are asking for the public's help in investigating a potential abduction in Toronto's High Park area.

A woman was reportedly seen being pushed into a car by two men at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night near the park and police say they're concerned for her safety. 

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To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's turban is a fitting shade of green and he's showing it off.

Singh shared a photo of himself rocking the colour he doesn't wear often these days as a salute to the Emerald Isle.

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Alberta RCMP Are Searching For 2 Little Girls Who May Have Been Abducted By Family Members

The girls are believed to have been taken by their grandma and aunt.

Alberta RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating two missing girls who are believed to have been abducted by their grandmother and aunt in Cochrane, Alberta. 

The two girls, Wyatt and Leonine, are two and five years old and "are believed to be with their grandmother, Therese and aunt, Alison," wrote the RCMP. "This is currently being investigated as an abduction."

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'This Isn't A One-Off:' Mass Violence Expert Reveals The Magnitude Of Toronto's Van Attack

"The mistake would be to think, 'This case found him guilty & we've solved the problem.'"

Three years after the rampage took place, the Toronto Van Attack verdict was handed down on March 3.

But even though this individual trial is over, one Ontario expert says the case could have long-standing repercussions for Canadians.

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