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NATIONAL NEWS

Wildrose leader Brian Jean celebrates the yes vote during the Unity Vote at the Wildrose Special General Meeting in Red Deer Alta, on Saturday July 22, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
CP NewsAlert: PCs approve deal to merge with Wildrose, uniting Alberta's right
CALGARY - Alberta's two main conservative parties have voted to unite.
Progressive Conservative members voted 95 per cent in favour of a deal to merge with the Opposition Wildrose.



SPORTS NEWS

CFL rookie Wilder to get the start at running back for Argos versus Redblacks
TORONTO ONTARIO, - James Wilder Jr. is hoping to get a little physical with the Ottawa Redblacks on Monday night.
Wilder will get the start at running back for the Toronto Argonauts (2-2) in place of veteran Brandon Whitaker. Whitaker is coming off a 1,000-yard rushing campaign last year but has run for just 66 yards on 22 carries (three-yard average) this season.



BUSINESS NEWS

Canada's annual inflation rate slows again, this time to 1.0% in June
OTTAWA - The annual pace of inflation slowed once again last month as lower gasoline and electricity prices helped offset higher costs in most other categories, Statistics Canada said Friday.
Overall, the agency's latest inflation report found that prices were one per cent higher in June compared to a year earlier.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

CP NewsAlert: Streetheart lead singer Kenny Shields dead
WINNIPEG - Kenny Shields, the lead singer of Winnipeg-based rock band Streetheart, has died.
Shields died on Friday at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, according to Robyn Stewart, executive director for the Western Canadian Music Alliance.



HEALTH NEWS

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumour after blood clot removed
WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain of Arizona diagnosed with brain tumour after blood clot removed.
More to come.