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2 hrs ago | Cycling News

Tour of Alberta funded through 2016

Organizers of the Tour of Alberta have secured funding for three more years, allowing the race to run through 2016.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Washington Post

Alberta Mulls Higher CO2 Price to Win Support for Oil Sector

Alberta is still considering raising its price on carbon when it revamps its climate-change policy to win support for its oil sector, the fastest-growing source of global warming in the country.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Global Warming, Environment, Science, North America, Alternative Energy, Energy

Western Wheel

Youth leaders awarded

It's time again to recognize some impressive young people who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others.

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Edmonton Journal

Man killed in three-vehicle crash in northern Alberta

RCMP say the crash occurred on Highway 36, about 20 kilometres south of Lac La Biche about 7:40 a.m. Roads in the area were described by RCMP as being as in "extremely poor condition" and advised against travel in the area.

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Canada.com

Stabbing suspect Matthew de Grood transferred to psychiatric facility

Global TV News frame grab showing the suspect Matthew De Grood, identified at the suspect in Brentwood stabbings at a northwest Calgary house party.

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CBC News

Gas plant near Edson first leaked sulfolane in 2008

Mersadese Royale says she and her husband and two children became sick with diarrhea and headaches after drinking water at their home near Edson, Alta.

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Western Wheel

Provincial grant helps town equip for floods

Work to prepare for this year's flood season in Okotoks is getting a substantial boost from the provincial government.

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Edmonton Journal

Former prime minister promises to be a driving force at new Peter Lougheed Leadership College

Where, oh where, is Alison Redford? She's been spotted at a closed-door event in Calgary.

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Canada.com

Complaints about temporary foreign worker program spread

Alisha Harris worked at a Kelowna-area Dairy Queen for two years, but recently quit after she lost increasing numbers of hours to temporary foreign workers.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Fort Macleod Gazette

University of Lethbridge faculty creates John Davis scholarship

John Davis was honoured Thursday by the University of Lethbridge's Faculty of Management.

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Ottawa Citizen

Some key players in the Senate spending affair

Hockey style cards of the Conservative Senators Pamela Wallin, centre, Patrick Brazeau, right, and Mike Duffy are pictured at the Conservative convention in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.

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The St Paul Journal

Son of senior police officer charged in Calgary's worst mass murder

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Canada.com

University student named as suspect in Calgary's worst mass murder

A suspect has been arrested after five people were killed at a northwest Calgary house party early this morning.

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Vancouver Sun

Photos: At the scene of the Calgary stabbings

A lunar eclipse took place Tuesday. The entire event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to US space agency NASA.

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Prince George Citizen

Five people dead after violence at university house party in Calgary

Police investigator at the scene of a multiple fatal stabbing in northwest Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Canada.com

Ban on e-cigarettes urged in public paces

A debate is underway about the potential risk of e-cigarettes, with advocates arguing they are a valuable smoking cessation device that are harmless to non-smokers, while opponents say they "normalize" smoking and may entice young people to pick up the habit.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Canada

Red Deer Advocate

Airport looks to grow, quickly

Among the items on Red Deer Airport CEO RJ Steenstra's wish list is a runway extension, a bigger terminal building and more parking.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Alberta could repeal law that allows employers to pay disabled less than minimum wage

Juliette Max-Peters helps Caroline Gregg search for work. Goodwill Industries shares what they are doing to train and employ people with disabilities at their training facility and store, and share employee experiences in Edmonton, April 14, 2014.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Pharmacists can significantly improve blood pressure, cholesterol in stroke patients

Stroke patients managed by a pharmacist had a 12.5% improvement in blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein , or "bad" cholesterol levels compared with a control group, according to a clinical trial published in CMAJ .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Health, Canada, Nursing

Edmonton Journal

Day parole for driver in crash that killed Grande Prairie teens

Brenden Holubowich walks with supporters as he makes his way to the courthouse for sentencing in the deaths of four high school football players, in Grande Prairie Alberta, on Tuesday February 26, 2013.

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