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July 12, 1970: Rock festival craze hits Edmonton

Edmonton's first outdoor rock festival in 1970 featured local bands and singers who performed before 3,500 fans on the legislative grounds.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

CNews

Police still searching for clues of missing Calgary family

Calgary city police sift through articles in the garage on Saturday July 12, 2014 of the home where five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathryn Liknes went missing in Parkhill in SW Calgary, Alta.

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The London Free Press

Alberta arrest connected with 2012 Toronto murder

A 52-year-old man has been arrested in Alberta in connection with a brutal murder that occurred in Toronto two years ago.

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CNews

Thomas Mulcair confident of winning Alta. seats in next election

Federal NDP Leader, Thomas Mulcair, talks to the media before attending the Stampede Saturday afternoon in Calgary, Alta.

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Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

Investigators returning to home of missing grandparents as part of search

Investigators are returning to the scene of the crime in the disappearance of a five-year-old Calgary boy and his grandparents.

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Canada.com

MP wants to meet with airport over flood of runway noise complaints

Gavin Young, Calgary Herald CALGARY, AB: JUNE 28, 2014 -- Air Canada flight AC9, a Boeing 767 to Tokyo, Japan, was the first scheduled flight to take-off from the Calgary International Airport's new $600 million runway on Saturday afternoon June 28, 2014.

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CBC News

Calgary teen's oilsands cleanup tech wins Google award

Hayley Todesco, 18, spent two years developing filters that use sand and bacteria to de-toxify oilsands tailings.

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Regina Leader Post

Canada's first female commercial pilot honoured with commemorative stamp

The walls are lined with paintings of airplanes, and shelves and bookcases are crammed with mementoes marking her many achievements.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Canada.com

Rogue semi-truck tire tears through yards in Coventry

Backyard damage at the home of Kris Roberton after a rogue tire from a semi-trailer plowed through his and two of his neighbour's yards in Coventry Hills N.E. Two days after Alberta's auditor general scolded the government over mishandling high-risk commercial vehicle incident files, a large rogue tire from a semi-truck barrelled through several ... (more)

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Regina Leader Post

Woman's death on farm outside Edmonton declared homicide

RCMP say the death of a 44-year-old woman in a farmhouse near Rich Valley, outside Edmonton, on July 4 is a homicide.

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Vancouver Sun

'Person of interest' in Alberta family's disappearance released on bail

Instagram users share their snapshots as they soak up the sun this week on the beach, at the PNE, in parks and at the ballgame.

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Vancouver Sun

Motorcycle driver spotted going 200 km/h crashes into tree

A motorcycle was spotted travelling about 200 km/h Thursday night before crashing into a tree in southeast Calgary, say police.

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GlobalNews

Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for missing Calgary family

It has been 12 days since five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents, Alvin and Kathryn Liknes, were last seen, sparking an Amber Alert .

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CBC News

JP Hoe brings his prairie brand of folk-pop to Folk Fest

It's been six years since folk-pop favourite JP Hoe has performed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

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Pique News Magazine

Taking a bite out of crime with Whistler's police puppy trainer

Whistler's littlest crime-fighter-in-training probably doesn't instill fear in the hearts of bad guys quite yet, but, if all goes according to plan, the 16-week-old German shepherd will be hitting the streets and protecting Canadians before you know it.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Airdrie City View

Fuzzy Pickles Society of Alberta offering residents a chance to win money

That's what the Fuzzy Pickles Society of Alberta is hoping to do with its new Cash Calendar fundraiser in support of a new building for the preschool.

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Brandon Sun

Prostitution bill sparks debate whether to protect or prosecute sex workers

Two contradictory portraits of prostitution emerged during this week's parliamentary hearings - one, empowered women free to choose to sell their bodies for sex; the other, victims of abuse in need of rescue.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin

Nanaimo couple killed in Alberta crash

The collision happened shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 13 and 47th Street in north Wetaskiwin.

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CBC News

Family of 3 among most recent deaths on Alberta highways

Four people were killed when a car and motorhome collided Wednesday south of Jasper, Alta., on a stretch of highway through the Rocky Mountains.

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Globe and Mail

Police search for missing Alberta boy, grandparents turns to second dump

Police investigators prepare to search a hay field north of Airdrie, Alta, on July 7, 2014.

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