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at 19:09 on July 23, 2014, EDT.

Lac-Megantic locomotive suitable for museum exhibit or scrap heap, local says

MONTREAL - The owner of a Lac-Megantic bar incinerated in last year's rail disaster says he would be equally comfortable seeing the train's locomotive become a museum exhibit or scrap metal.

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at 19:05 on July 23, 2014, EDT.

Arctic growth hot topic at Whistler, B.C., economic summit

WHISTLER, B.C. - The Arctic may be a hot commodity, but a conference has heard that Canada and the United States are barely out of the ice age when it comes to harnessing the region's growth potential.

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at 18:52 on July 23, 2014, EDT.

Restrictions on transporting firearms to be eased under federal proposal

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is proposing new legislation that would ease restrictions on transporting firearms, make firearms-safety courses mandatory for first-time gun owners and prevent people convicted of spousal assault from legally owning guns.

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at 18:46 on July 23, 2014, EDT.

Report says whale, dolphin research would suffer if they're banned from aquarium

VANCOUVER - A new report says research-and-rescue work on dolphins and whales at the Vancouver Aquarium could suffer if the facility ended its captivity program.

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at 18:23 on July 23, 2014, EDT.

B.C. man faces terror charge, accused of joining Islamist fighters in Syria

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia man has been charged under a new anti-terrorism law for allegedly leaving the country to join Islamist fighters in Syria.

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at 18:05 on July 23, 2014, EDT.

Quebec town of L'Isle-Verte sued for negligence in seniors' home fire

MONTREAL - A multimillion-dollar lawsuit has been filed against the Quebec town where 32 people died in a fire at a seniors' home last January.

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