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52 min ago | St. Albert Gazette

Electric bus whirrs into town

What sounds like a time machine and gets you around St. Albert for free? The city's new electric bus, of course.

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1 hr ago | CNews

Did you attend a party with a human skull?

If you were at a party in Hinton, Alta., in the late '60s or early '70s where a human skull was shown or passed around, the Mounties would like to talk to you.

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6 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Customers won't bear cost of replacing SaskPower's fire-prone meters: premier

It looks like SaskPower ratepayers will not be on the hook for the cost of replacing 105,000 defective smart meters.

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10 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

Man arrested after high-speed pursuit on Highway 16

It's here: August. The pulsing epicentre of our city's annual entertainment scene, with - count them - 12 festivals in the Edmonton area, including our top bananas, the Folk Fest and the Fringe.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Edmonton Journal

U of L students' union slams its appearance in raunchy frosh video

It's here: August. The pulsing epicentre of our city's annual entertainment scene, with - count them - 12 festivals in the Edmonton area, including our top bananas, the Folk Fest and the Fringe.

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Airdrie City View

Airdrie Runner falls just short in breaking provincial record in gold-medal run

With the crowd urging him on at Ed Eggerer Athletic Park on July 26, Airdrie runner Scott Chalupiak used every ounce of energy he had to try and break a long-standing provincial record during the men's U15 800-metre race at the 2014 Alberta Summer Games.

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CBC News

2 men charged in Airdrie house explosion in January

Two men have been charged with production of a controlled substance and arson in connection with an explosion in January at a house in Airdrie.

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Canada.com

Notable Mr. Big stings in Alberta

Jack Dennis Woods and Richard Duncan, both from Vancouver, were given life sentences in January 1996 for the 1993 killings of Harvey Bernard and David Rosamond.

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The Daily Townsman

More charges laid in police pursuit

New charges have been laid against a 27-year-old woman from Okotoks, Alta., after a police pursuit across southern Saskatchewan that ended on the set of the "Corner Gas" movie.

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Brandon Sun

Candlelight vigils to be held for Canadian teacher detained in Indonesia

Candlelight vigils will be held in several cities tonight for a Canadian teacher who has been detained in Indonesia for more than two weeks.

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Western Wheel

McIver puts rural Alberta on his agenda

To vote in the upcoming Progressive Conservative leadership vote Albertans must be at least 14 years of age and hold a Progressive Conservative membership.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

CBC News

Changes made to Alberta's list of 'at-risk' animals

The birds, which biologists say are on their way to recovery, are still identified as a "species of special concern" meaning that while they are not immediately in danger of disappearing, they are still classified as vulnerable in the province.

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Brandon Sun

Think I'll go out to Alberta: province claims 3rd big lotto prize in a week

Emery and Lorraine Cressman of Calgary are the latest multimillion-dollar winners in the province with their Lotto 6-49 ticket worth $7 million.

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Canada.com

Ronald Crelinsten: Exporting extremism

Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen, left, the head of the Norwegian intelligence service , Benedicte Bjoernland and head of the police Vidar Refvik, right, during a press conference in Oslo, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, North America, Canada, World News,

Canada.com

Alberta electricity grid 'stressed' as power demand hits record

Calgary, Alberta; MARCH 19, 2014 -- Downtown Calgary is framed by electrical power lines, in Calgary on March 19, 2014.

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Vancouver Sun

Alberta Premier Alison Redford and her MLAs accused of further misuse of government planes

The hot, dry weather has Vancouverites out catching some rays at beaches around the city.

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Canada.com

Four species added to Alberta's threatened-species list

The trumpeter swan has been removed from Alberta's threatened species list, but four other species have been added due to declining populations.

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Brandon Sun

Trumpeter swans still species of concern, but off Alberta threatened list

It is still identified as a species of special concern, which means it is still vulnerable, but not in immediate danger.

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Prince George Citizen

UNBC reaches into Alberta for presidential pick

The answer to the University of Northern British Columbia's search for a new president ended up taking Weeks - away from the University of Lethbridge.

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Daily Journal

Local residents getting kick from pro soccer

With the jukebox blaring, bar patrons were having loud conversations with one another while watching NASCAR and ESPN's "SportsCenter" on big-screen TVs.

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