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Canadian Rangers' 67-year-old rifles kept in original boxes: document

FORT SMITH, N.W.T. - Like any true collector's item, the Cold War-era rifles still used today by the Canadian Rangers come in their original boxes....

posted: August 23,2014

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Alaska requests greater involvement in oversight of large B.C. gold mine

VANCOUVER - The state of Alaska has taken the rare step of asking the Canadian government for greater involvement in the approval and regulation of a controversial mine in northwestern British Columbia amid growing concern that the project ...

Complaints prompt New Brunswick Law Society to review Trinity accreditation

VANCOUVER - The Law Society of New Brunswick will meet next month to review its decision to accredit a controversial law school proposed in British Columbia....

Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic a concern to Harper

FORT SMITH, N.W.T. - Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic is a concern and Canada should not get complacent about it, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday during the second leg of his annual northern tour....

Lac-Megantic criminal investigation leads Quebec police into United States

MONTREAL - Quebec police investigating the Lac-Megantic train disaster say they've visited the United States four times to seize documents and to interview witnesses and they expect to go back....

Montana state loses witness in Ronald Smith's attempt to fight death sentence

CALGARY - The loss of a witness on behalf of the state of Montana could have an impact on Canadian Ronald Smith's attempt to avoid death by lethal injection....

Harper's comments on missing and murdered aboriginal women 'outrageous': Wynne

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is wrong in saying that police investigations, not a national inquiry, are the best way to deal with crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday....

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