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3 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News

7 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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AccuWeather.com

Alberta, Saskatchewan at Risk for Tornadoes Thursday

As a strong storm system rolls out of the southern Canadian Rockies and onto the Prairies, there will be an elevated risk of tornadoes over southeastern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weather, North America, Canada, World News,

Canada.com

Cutbacks to Legal Aid will clog Alberta courts, lawyers warn

The appeal courts in Alberta could become jammed if the province doesn't drastically increase the underfunded Legal Aid system, says the Calgary-based Criminal Defence Lawyers Association.

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Edmonton Journal

Taste Alberta: Farm-to-fork meals remind us where our food comes from

There's a reason farm-to-fork meals taste so amazing. For one thing, the food is fresh.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, Pork, Meat, Canada, Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science, Vegetables

Brandon Sun

Protesters denounce Israeli offensive in Gaza, call on Harper to support peace

Tempers flared briefly as protesters marched through downtown Ottawa today, calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to denounce Israel's military actions in Gaza.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Stephen Harper, North America, Canada,

Vancouver Sun

Top court rules RCMP breached rights of accused Alberta impaired driver

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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Edmonton Journal

Alberta politicians challenged to play poor

To watch her jump on the bed or wrestle with her sister, Abigail Fraser is the picture of happy, active, slightly misbehaved three-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Alberta, MN, Canada, Family, Kids,

Earth Times

Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

The tailings ponds, the atmosphere, the slash and burn approach to forests are all part of the problem, but what stands out in Northern Alberta is the attitude to local communities and the lack of study into the effects on their health; Tar sands image ; Credit: A© Shutterstock Close to the massive spread of tar sand extraction near Fort ... (more)

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Canada,

CBC News

City lawyers to probe powers to curb new runway noise at airport

The old runway's flights and departures are shown here in red and green. The new runway, in yellow and white, creates a flight path over some communities that didn't used to see much air traffic.

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Related Topix: Canada

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