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3 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Candlelight vigils to be held for Canadian teacher detained in Indonesia

Candlelight vigils will be held in several cities tonight for a Canadian teacher who has been detained in Indonesia for more than two weeks.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Canada,

5 hrs ago | Western Wheel

McIver puts rural Alberta on his agenda

To vote in the upcoming Progressive Conservative leadership vote Albertans must be at least 14 years of age and hold a Progressive Conservative membership.

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Related Topix: Canada, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 30, 2014

CBC News

Changes made to Alberta's list of 'at-risk' animals

The birds, which biologists say are on their way to recovery, are still identified as a "species of special concern" meaning that while they are not immediately in danger of disappearing, they are still classified as vulnerable in the province.

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Brandon Sun

Think I'll go out to Alberta: province claims 3rd big lotto prize in a week

Emery and Lorraine Cressman of Calgary are the latest multimillion-dollar winners in the province with their Lotto 6-49 ticket worth $7 million.

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Canada.com

Ronald Crelinsten: Exporting extremism

Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen, left, the head of the Norwegian intelligence service , Benedicte Bjoernland and head of the police Vidar Refvik, right, during a press conference in Oslo, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, North America, Canada, World News,

Canada.com

Alberta electricity grid 'stressed' as power demand hits record

Calgary, Alberta; MARCH 19, 2014 -- Downtown Calgary is framed by electrical power lines, in Calgary on March 19, 2014.

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Vancouver Sun

Alberta Premier Alison Redford and her MLAs accused of further misuse of government planes

The hot, dry weather has Vancouverites out catching some rays at beaches around the city.

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Canada.com

Four species added to Alberta's threatened-species list

The trumpeter swan has been removed from Alberta's threatened species list, but four other species have been added due to declining populations.

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Related Topix: Canada, Environment, Science

Brandon Sun

Trumpeter swans still species of concern, but off Alberta threatened list

It is still identified as a species of special concern, which means it is still vulnerable, but not in immediate danger.

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Prince George Citizen

UNBC reaches into Alberta for presidential pick

The answer to the University of Northern British Columbia's search for a new president ended up taking Weeks - away from the University of Lethbridge.

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Related Topix: Canada, Psychology, Science,

Daily Journal

Local residents getting kick from pro soccer

With the jukebox blaring, bar patrons were having loud conversations with one another while watching NASCAR and ESPN's "SportsCenter" on big-screen TVs.

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CBC News

'The neighbours always tell': How murder houses are sold by realtors

The property listing for 11 Butler Crescent N.W. shows a "gem" of a house bookended by old trees and boasting a detached garage and handsome stucco-and-wood finish.

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Related Topix: Real Estate, Home Listing, Home, North America, Canada, World News,

Inventor Spot

D-Bag Parkers Beware, Online Parking Shaming Is A Thing Now

Has an inconsiderate parking job by some uncaring oaf ever ruined your day, or at least prevented you from parking your vehicle? Of course it has, we've all been there, fuming helplessly - but no more! A pair of frustrated Canadians have set up a Facebook group and a Twitter account specially designed to shame lousy parkers.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Red Deer Advocate

Fire destroys three homes in Lacombe

Fire destroyed three homes in Lacombe early Tuesday morning. All three families - a total of six adults and seven children - in the Henner's Pointe homes escaped without injury.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada, Home Listing, Home

Christian Science Monitor

Beneath new energy abundance, a slow-boil oil crisis

An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta. We will need decades-long engagement with energy and sustainability issues if we are to successfully transition to a renewable energy economy, Cobb writes.

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Kelowna Capital News

Red Scorpion with ties to the Okanagan arrested in Alberta

Cory James Lesperance, 29, who recently called Lake Country home, is a member of the Red Scorpions and alleged to be at the centre of a drug trafficking network operating in Alberta.

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The Globe and Mail

Kansas refinery fire leads to $1 drop in U.S. crude oil

The fire in the isomerization unit began just after midnight and was extinguished just over an hour later, but news of the closure fuelled a $1 drop in U.S. crude oil prices because the refinery is a large consumer of benchmark West Texas Intermediate and is located near the Cushing storage hub.

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Related Topix: Fire, Cushing, OK, Associated Press, Canada,

Prince George Citizen

Fake passengers booked on government plane so Redford could fly alone: auditor

Alberta Premier Alison Redford meets with media following a meeting of the provincial PC Party executive in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, March 15, 2014.

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CBC News

Jason Kenney's Calgary Southeast riding no longer pulling in out-of-province cash

Jason Kenney Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism stands on stage with a Chinese opera performer during a Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday February 17, 2013.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Alberta, VA, Stephen Harper

Amherst Daily News

Former Shelburne County woman receives military merit award

Chief Warrant Officer Helen Wheeler, the daughter of Kendrick and Gloria Sears of Baccaro, was invested into the Order of Military Merit by Governor-General David Johnston, on June 20 at Rideau Hall, Ottawa.

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