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at 22:49 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

WestJet plane diverted following threat; company believes it's a hoax

CALGARY - WestJet says a bomb threat it believes was a hoax prompted the airline to divert a Vancouver-to-Toronto flight to Calgary on Wednesday night.

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at 21:51 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Four arrested after annual Cannabis Day protest in Vancouver turns violent

VANCOUVER - The organizer of an annual marijuana protest in downtown Vancouver is blaming the city for an outbreak of violence that led to several protesters being arrested on Canada Day.

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at 19:42 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Sex assault victim of serial killer's brother 'elated' at court victory

VANCOUVER - A woman who was sexually assaulted by the brother of serial killer Robert Pickton says she is elated she can once again walk tall after winning a lengthy court battle.

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at 19:19 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

World Heritage Committee wants to check effects of development on Alberta park

EDMONTON - The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has asked Canada to invite a team to Alberta to study how the oilsands and other nearby projects will affect Wood Buffalo National Park.

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at 16:47 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Politicians give a nod to looming election on Canada Day

OTTAWA - Canada's federal leaders were waving the flag and priming their political messages Wednesday, on a Canada Day that landed smack in the buildup to this year's election campaign.

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at 16:31 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Smoke so thick it's making Saskatchewan fires less volatile, official says

REGINA - The number of people forced from their homes by Saskatchewan wildfire smoke continues to climb, but a provincial official says the smoke is now so thick that it's actually helping control the fires.

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at 14:00 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Groups seek court order to ease new voter ID rules for fall federal election

OTTAWA - A left-leaning advocacy organization and a national student group will be in Ontario Superior Court on Thursday and Friday hoping to relax voter identification rules for the looming federal election.

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at 13:00 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

From typewriters to Twitter: Marjory LeBreton on 50 years in politics

OTTAWA - When Marjory LeBreton first entered the world of professional politics, she was a rarity.

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at 13:00 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Business innovation has continued to fade despite billions in federal cash: memo

OTTAWA - Spending billions of public dollars over two decades has done little to reverse Canada's long decline in the key economic category of business innovation, the federal government acknowledges in a newly released document.

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at 04:00 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Emojis the modern day answer to cave paintings, one tweet and text at a time

TORONTO - People around the world have pledged their love, expressed their frustrations and declared their pressing need for pizza in billions of tweets in the last two years, all using emojis.

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at 10:15 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Re-introduced purebred bison thriving on the Saskatchewan prairie

CLAYDON, Sask. - It's as if they never left.

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at 10:00 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Re-introduced purebred bison thriving on the Saskatchewan prairie

CLAYDON, Sask. - It's as if they never left.

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