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at 16:51 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Agriculture dominates second day of prime minister's northern tour

FORT SMITH, N.W.T. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is on the second leg of his annual visit to Canada's North, armed with initiatives to promote fresh food production in the region.

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at 16:40 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Member complaints prompt NB Law Society to review Trinity Western accreditation

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

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at 16:34 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

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.

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at 16:23 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

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.

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at 08:45 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Man charged with murder after father, adult son found slain in Prince Edward Island

MONTAGUE, P.E.I. - A 46-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a man and his adult son at a home in rural Prince Edward Island.

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at 13:34 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Priest says rural P.E.I. town, families stunned by double homicide

MONTAGUE, P.E.I. - A Roman Catholic priest says a double-homicide has created a deep sadness and left a sense of shock in the small Prince Edward Island community where a man and his son were found dead earlier this week.

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at 15:37 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Ottawa police release video from neighbourhood that's home to Trudeau

OTTAWA - Ottawa police have released a video of a person of interest in a recent "nighttime prowling incident" in the city's Rockcliffe area �— the same neighbourhood that's home to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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at 12:41 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Alberta oilsands to research documentary

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest celebrity to visit Alberta's oilsands.

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at 15:00 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Harassment, bullying continues in national police force: Liberal MP

VANCOUVER - A Liberal MP who has met with Mounties across the country says officers tell her harassment and bullying continue within the force, despite assurances of action by the RCMP's top brass.

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at 14:44 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

TV industry watchdog says 'pick-and-pay' model would hurt economy, cost jobs

OTTAWA - Some local TV stations will be forced to close and more than 30,000 people could lose their jobs if Canada's broadcast regulator adopts changes it wants Canadians to consider, says a broadcast industry watchdog group.

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at 14:02 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Defence tells sentencing hearing Winnipeg man was trying to save kids from mom

WINNIPEG - A man believed he was saving his two children from their mother's drug use when he kidnapped them and hid them in Mexico for four years, his lawyer told a judge Friday.

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at 13:37 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Two former University of Ottawa hockey players charged with sex assault

Two former University of Ottawa hockey players were charged Friday after a lengthy police investigation into an alleged sexual assault which took place when the now-suspended team was in Thunder Bay, Ont., for a game earlier this year.

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