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27 min ago | GlobalNews

Rental prices in Alberta continue to rise

Statistics gathered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation show the average cost of a two bedroom apartment in Alberta is $1,190 per month, which is a $135 increase from 2012.

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4 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Investors snap up Whitecap acquisition financing

Pumpjacks at work pumping crude oil near Stettler, Alta., June 20, 2007. Alberta's oil pipeline hub, where millions of barrels of crude flow each day to pipelines that feed markets in Canada and the United States is a beehive of activity.

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8 hrs ago | Turtle Island News

RCMP in southern Alberta search for stolen police cruiser, but find suspect

Turtle Island News is now providing the only national native news service delivered to your computer or cell each morning.

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13 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

RCMP complete investigation into fatal crash north of Lac La Biche

Emergency crews from Lac La Biche and Fort McMurray responded to the single-vehicle crash at kilometre marker 173 at about 9:30 p.m., approximately 150 kilometres north of Lac La Biche.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Edmonton Journal

'I'm not that dumb': Vader denies threatening to kill correctional officer in Edmonton

Travis Vader testified in his own defence Wednesday and denied he threatened to kill a correctional officer while held at the Edmonton Remand Centre in 2012.

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Canada.com

Man arrested after weeklong robbery spree

A Calgary man has been charged with multiple counts of robbery after a weeklong crime spree spanning gas stations, liquor stores, a bank and a pharmacy.

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Canada.com

Delegates at Canadian Medical Association meeting vote to oppose smoking of any plant substance

They already opposed tobacco. Now the nation's doctors say Canadians shouldn't smoke "any plant material" whatsoever, including marijuana.

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Vancouver Sun

Delegates at Canadian Medical Association meeting vote to oppose smoking of any plant substance

Users of the social media site Pinterest share photos of tattoos that just may cross the boundaries of good taste.

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Canada.com

Man in custody after allegedly ramming a police vehicle and...

A 28-year-old man is in custody after allegedly ramming a police cruiser and attempting to assault a police officer during a vehicle stop in Grande Prairie Tuesday night.

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Wireless Design & Development

Electrical Engineers Take Major Step Toward Photonic Circuits

Edmonton-The invention of fiber optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of.

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Vancouver Sun

Probe into alleged Syrian combatants brings RCMP investigators to Calgary

Users of the social media site Pinterest share photos of tattoos that just may cross the boundaries of good taste.

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Canada.com

Four Lethbridge residents face 33 charges after rowdy weekend

Four young Lethbridge adults are facing a combined 33 charges after a rowdy weekend that saw weapons brandished outside a house party, a liquor store grab-and-run and a car taken from its owner without their consent.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

CFRA

Trudeau praises Alberta's 'entrepreneurial spirit' during rally in Edmonton

Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid tribute to what he called Alberta's "entrepreneurial spirit" as he took the stage during a rally Tuesday night in a downtown Edmonton park.

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Canada.com

Canadian doctors want freedom to choose whether to help terminal patients die

Canada's doctors say they should be free to choose whether to help terminally ill patients kill themselves if the federal ban outlawing euthanasia is overturned.

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Brandon Sun

Calgary radio station hits stop button on format featuring shorter songs

A radio station in Alberta has given up a format featuring shorter versions of songs which it said gave listeners "twice the music."

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Brandon Sun

'Apologies are not enough;' Alberta tightens rules on use of government planes

Alberta Premier Dave Hancock, right, and Doug Horner, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, provide an update on the government's response to recommendations in the Auditor General's Special Duty Report on the Expenses of the Office of Premier Redford and Alberta's Air Transportation Services Program, in Edmonton on Tuesday, Aug. 19, ... (more)

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Brandon Sun

Sunny side up: Paleontologists looking for another dino egg nest in Alberta

A deep ravine in southern Alberta known as Devil's Coulee may be about to yield more of its secrets to paleontologists from the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

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Globe and Mail

Oil spills into Ohio River from Duke Energy coal plant

The oil spill occurred late on Monday during a "routine transfer of fuel oil" at the W.C. Beckjord plant in New Richmond, Duke Energy said.

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Business Journal

Who will win the great donut duel of 2014?

The restaurant chain has announced the four finalists in its Duelling Donuts competition.

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Edmonton Journal

U of A beetle research aims to help combat pine infestation

A University of Alberta professor is embarking on new pine beetle research in the hopes of helping to contain the spread of the pest in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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