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CP NewsAlert: Opposition Wildrose members approve merger with Alberta PCs

CP NewsAlert: Opposition Wildrose members approve merger with Alberta PCs

RED DEER, Alta. — Alberta's Opposition Wildrose has approved a plan to merge with the province's Progressive Conservative party. Party members voted 95 per cent in favour of the deal, which would see the creation of a new United Conservative Party.
Federal officials to give an update on B.C. wildfire ahead of concerning weather

Federal officials to give an update on B.C. wildfire ahead of concerning weather

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Some people displaced by wildfires in British Columbia are heading home now that evacuation orders have been lifted.
Trudeau becomes first sitting prime minister to march in Halifax Pride parade

Trudeau becomes first sitting prime minister to march 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.

Credit agency pushes feds to give it access to list of social insurance numbers

OTTAWA — An international credit reporting agency is pushing the federal government to give it access to a monthly list of new social insurance numbers despite years of rejections over privacy concerns.

Man faces charges after allegedly chasing down parking officer who ticketed him

Toronto police say a 27-year-old man was charged with assault after he allegedly threatened and chased down a parking enforcement officer with his car.

Transgender inmate in B.C. wins right to move to a federal prison for women

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.

Appointments, NAFTA and tax avoidance: how federal politics touched us this week

OTTAWA — The week in politics was supposed to be all about kids and playing in the park.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million dollar jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on July 28 will grow to approximately $15 million. The Canadian Press
Wildrose and Tories in Alberta vote on merger into one united party

Wildrose and Tories in Alberta vote on merger into one united party

RED DEER, Alta. — Albertans will find out today whether the province's two right-of-centre political parties will merge into one to try and defeat Premier Rachel Notley's NDP government.
Stage commander: Confident Streetheart frontman Kenny Shields dies at 69

Stage commander: Confident Streetheart frontman Kenny Shields dies at 69

Kenny Shields, the brash lead singer of Canadian rock band Streetheart who swaggered across the country's stages for decades, died of heart failure Friday. He was 69.