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Wildrose votes yes to unity with 95% of the vote

The Wildrose Party approved unifying with Progressive Conservatives in an historic vote Saturday.
Just over ninety-five per cent of Wildrose members voted yes for unity, well above the 75 per cent majority it needed to give the merger a go-ahead.
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9/11 victim's wife disgusted by $10.5M Khadr deal [Photos]

The widow of a Toronto businessman killed in the World Trade Centre on 9/11 says its sickening that the Liberal government has allowed terrorist Omar Khadr to play the victim card and collect $10.5 million.
Maureen Basnicki’s husband, Ken Basnicki, was in New York City on business when he was killed in the North Tower on Sept.
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Wonder Woman 2 confirmed at San Diego's Comic-Con

After smashing box office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con to present new footage and trailers for Warner Bros' expanding comic book film franchise.
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B.C. transgender inmate wins women's prison transfer request

VANCOUVER — A transgender inmate in British Columbia has won a years-long battle to serve the remainder of her sentence for first-degree murder at a women’s prison.
Fallon Aubee is one of the first federal prisoners to relocate under policy changes at Correctional Services Canada that allow inmates to transfer facilities based on gender identity and not physical anatomy, said Jennifer Metcalfe, a spokeswoman for the West Coast Prison Justice Society.
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U.S. Congress strikes deal on sanctions bill, handcuffing Trump on Russia

U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday, in a bill that would limit any potential effort by President Donald Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow.
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Williams Lake mayor hopes residents can return early next week

The mayor of Williams Lake, B.C, a community evacuated one week ago due to the threat of raging wildfires, says he’s hopeful that some residents can return early next week.
Mayor Walt Cobb told CTV News Channel on Saturday that the fires burning in the region have moved away from the city of 11,000, creating a “a much safer situation.
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Trudeau marches in Halifax Pride Parade

HALIFAX — Throngs of people lined the streets of downtown Halifax Saturday to see a sitting prime minister walk in the city’s Pride parade for the first time.
The rainbow-clad crowd erupted in cheers as Justin Trudeau marched in the procession with his family at his side.
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Protestors, police clash again in bitter fight for Venezuela's constitution

Protesters rallied Saturday in the Venezuelan capital for a march toward the embattled nation's Supreme Court, chanting slogans opposing President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.
Organizers hope the opposition-led demonstration will send a forceful message to Maduro to cancel a July 30 election for delegates to a constitutional assembly that would be tasked with overhauling the nation's charter.
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Ben Affleck addresses rumours that he's out as Batman

SAN DIEGO - Ben Affleck says he is still Batman and has the support of Warner Bros for the stand-alone film.
Affleck addressed rumours that he would not be appearing as the caped crusader past "Justice League" this November Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego.
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Spielberg debuts action-packed 'Ready Player One' footage

SAN DIEGO - Steven Spielberg dives into the world of virtual reality in his adaptation of "Ready Player One." The director unveiled action- and nostalgia-packed footage from the film Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.
The 6,500-person Hall H crowd gave the director a standing ovation and cheered heartily when the first images from the dystopian future world came up on screen, and even more so when The Iron Giant popped up.
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Fire burning near Banff covers 4,100 hectares: Parks Canada

BANFF, Alta. -- Parks Canada says it has been able to get a better idea of the size of a wildfire that's been burning close to Banff.
The agency says its fire management personnel were able to fly around the perimeter of the Verdant Creek fire on Friday and determined it covers approximately 4,100 hectares.
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Indigenous Games: Akwesasne athlete inspires women by breaking barriers

Kawehnokwiio Bailey Thomas buried her face in her jersey as tears came down the side of her face.
She and team Eastern Door and the North (EDN) fell in straight sets to team Newfoundland and Labrador to finish 10th in the U19 female volleyball competition at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).
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