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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | 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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23 hrs ago | 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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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Canada.com

Province urged to toughen worker laws after 15-year-old killed on gravel site

The province is being called on to toughen its employment safety standards in the aftermath of a workplace incident that killed a 15-year-old Albertan on Saturday.

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Brandon Sun

Alberta labour group wants changes to laws after 15-year-old boy dies on the job

The Alberta Federation of Labour hopes the death of a teen at a work site will prompt change in youth labour laws.

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Edmonton Journal

Preview: Danzas Folkloricas Manzanillo brings elite dancers to Alberta

The elite dancers of Danzas Folkloricas Manzanillo have come a remarkably long way - both geographically and emotionally - to tour Alberta.

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Canada.com

Fire at west Edmonton condo building forces 400 residents out

About 400 residents are waiting to find out what happened after they were forced from their homes early Monday after fire destroyed a west Edmonton condominium complex.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Residents offer to purchase trailer park

The West Coast developer that purchased a beleaguered south Brandon trailer park last year -- pushing residents off the property to make way for new residential development -- breached the purchase agreement, the owner says, and the deal has been scrapped.

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Calgary Journal

Are local foods really that local?

Locally grown and raised food is a trend in the restaurant world, including in Calgary.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

St. Albert Gazette

Clowning taps the spirit

Rev. Mervin Gallant and professional clown Christine Lesiak take time out from clowning during a workshop at the St. Albert United Church Wednesday.

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CBC News

New labels coming for mechanically tenderized meat

The XL Foods beef recall was the largest in Canadian history. 18 cases of E. coli were linked to the meat from the Brooks, Alta.

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Edmonton Journal

Alberta family building 'earthship' to get off the grid without sacrificing luxury

The Kinney family is building what is believed to be Alberta's first earthship on rural land near Lethbridge.

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CNews

Danish tourist walks away from bear attack

Bruises, a torn jacket, and the best travel story ever: that's what a tourist from Demark will be be taking home, after being bitten by a bear in Canmore, a town approximately 81 km west of Calgary.

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Edmonton Journal

Family Five: Navigate a maze with GPS gadgets

Find your way to tech adventure: A life-size, interactive maze equal parts technology, nature and hidden treasure is the idea behind Telus World of Science's new travelling exhibition, courtesy of GPS Adventures Canada.

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