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2 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

No 'rainbow families': Ethnic donor stipulation at Calgary...

An embryologist at work in the Regional Fertility Program lab in Calgary. The clinic, which has operated since the 1980s, won't allow a woman to use a sperm donor "that would result in a future child appearing racially different than the recipient or the recipient's partner."

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Related Topix: Canada, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, North America, World News

6 hrs ago | Corvettes

Calgary Police Find Betsy, the Stolen 1962 Corvette

For a Corvette enthusiast in Calgary, Canada, what started as a sad story wound up having a very happy ending.

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10 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

Alberta's finances worse than other energy-rich provinces and states: Fraser Institute report

On the subject of a single national securities regulator, Finance Doug Horner has said the province is "not going to be bullied into signing something that's not right for Alberta."

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14 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Wet, blustery weather across Edmonton and central Alberta

Anyone planning on spending Friday outdoors may want to reconsider. High winds and heavy rain are forecast in and around Edmonton, and across central Alberta.

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16 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Alberta Summer Games kicks off in Airdrie

A four-year-old boy was banned from a Monroe, Connecticut doughnut shop for asking a woman if she was pregnant.

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21 hrs ago | Canada.com

Body discovered in Abbeydale pond

Police and emergency crews on the scene after a body was found in a pond near Stoney Trail and Abbydale in Calgary on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Western Wheel

Collision closes highway

A serious collision between a minivan and a Corvette sent four people to hospital and forced the closure of part of Highway 2 on Thursday morning The minivan was hit as it was attempting to cross the highway's southbound lanes at the 370 Avenue intersection sometime before 10:30 a.m. Okotoks RCMP Sgt.

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Airdrie City View

Accused murderer's case held over, search called off

Calgary Search and Rescue Police blocked off the entrance to the former Cam Clark Ford building off of East Lake Ramp on July 19, as part of the search for the bodies of Alvin Liknes, Kathy Liknes, and Nathan O'Brien of Calgary.

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Edmonton Journal

Alberta man hopes to become North America's first amputee firefighter

Amputee Chris Cederstrand wants to raise enough money for a high-tech leg that will allow him to pursue his dream of being a re ghter.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, Canada

Brandon Sun

Pilot, plane OK after CF-18 hit by lightning near Whitecourt, Alta.

A Canadian CF-18 fighter takes off from CFB Trenton in Trenton. Ont. Thursday October 11, 2001.

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AutoWeek

600-car collection in Alberta heads to auction

Just three weeks from now, hundreds of old cars from a cache based in the town of Spruce Grove, Alberta, will be going up for auction.

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Related Topix: Canada, Pierce, NE, Autos

CBC News

Garlic spray tested on mosquitoes in Leduc

A spray containing a potent form of garlic is being tested as a mosquito repellent in Leduc, south of Edmonton.

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GlobalNews

Health policy keeps elderly couple from joining family in Alberta

Airdrie's Johanna Hirons wants her elderly parents to move from Toronto to Alberta, as they both require care.

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Related Topix: Family, Canada, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Health Care Policy, Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014

ThinkProgress

21 Protesters Arrested While Attempting To Block The First Tar Sands Mine In America

Twenty-one activists in Utah were arrested Monday after they chained themselves to fences and equipment at a site planned to become the first to mine tar sands in the United States.

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Related Topix: Prison, Canada, US News, Liberal Political News

Calgary Herald

McIver promises high-speed Internet for rural Alberta

PC leadership candidate Ric McIver has committed to investing $20 million of taxpayers' dollars into high-speed Internet infrastructure for rural Alberta communities if he becomes premier this fall.

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Canada.com

Three U.S. men charged with trying to enter Alberta with undeclared guns

Border officers seized this loaded .40 calibre pistol at the port of Carway on July 20. An Ohio man is facing charges.

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SooToday

Couple kept $50M lotto win a secret for 7 months

William and Andrea Groner pose at the Western Canada Lottery Corporation in Edmonton, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Regina Leader Post

Proposed licence plate design uses Montana image, claims Calgarian

Brent Nicols believes that the design for one of Alberta's potential new licence plates illustrates not Alberta, but Sweetgrass Hills in Montana.

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Canada.com

Mapping waterworks beneath Canada-U.S. border may help avoid water woes

TransLink is warning passengers to make other transportation arrangements after SkyTrain has been shut down on the Expo and Millennium lines, due to a technical problem.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Brandon Sun

Edmonton drug dealers handing out cocaine samples to potential customers

Edmonton police allege that three drug dealers trying to drum up business were handing out cocaine samples to young people.

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