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3 hrs ago | Regina Leader Post

Federal Liberals ponder mandatory voting, testing grassroots reaction

With voter turnout plunging to new lows, Liberal MPs are pondering the idea of legally requiring Canadians to cast ballots in federal elections.

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3 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Calgary imam urges feds to do more to fight terrorist recruiters in Canada

The federal government must step up its efforts to counter the radicalization and recruitment of young Canadians by extremist Islamic groups, a Calgary imam said Friday.

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3 hrs ago | Canada.com

Liberals consider mandatory voting in federal elections

With voter turnout plunging to new lows, Liberal MPs are pondering the idea of legally requiring Canadians to cast ballots in federal elections.

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7 hrs ago | CBC News

Rob Anders irks rivals with robocall from ex-Wildrose leader

Rob Anders has the endorsement of former Wildrose Party leader Paul Hinman, but current leader Danielle Smith issued a statement saying the federal Conservative MP does not have the party's backing or hers in his bid for the nomination in Bow River.

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14 hrs ago | CBC News

Canadian citizenship being processed for twins whose adoption delayed by Ebola

Kayt and Stefan Mahon legally adopted Leo and Grace, who are twins, from an orphanage in Sierra Leone last February but the deadly Ebola outbreak in their country has crippled civil infrastructure and the government hasn't been able to get them passports.

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Related Topix: Canada, Ghana, Africa, World News,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Calgary brothers identified as members of Syrian terrorist group

Hundreds of women, some camping out overnight, stormed into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the annual retail blowout August, 28, 2014.

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PR-inside.com

Alberta Oilsands Inc. Files Q2 2014 Results

FSCwire / Press Release The following press release was disseminated by FSCwire for Alberta Oilsands Inc. --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Calgary, Alberta - Alberta Oilsands Inc. .

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Edmonton Journal

Defence asks for mercy for drunk driver who killed three men in highway crash

RCMP officers investigate the scene of a collision where Bradley Arsenault and Kole Novak, both 18, and Thaddeus Lake, 22, were killed on Highway 625 near Beaumont, Alta., on Nov. 26, 2011.

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Red Deer Advocate

Alberta athlete, 101, claims silver medal in javelin at seniors games

Storch won a silver medal in her 85 plus category, with a throw of 3.18 meters. Florence Storch of Hanna has won a silver medal in javelin at the Canada 55-Plus Games in Strathcona County, east of Edmonton She was bested by the only other female athlete in the over-85 category, 87-year-old Doreen Erskine of Moose Jaw, Sask., who threw slightly more ... (more)

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Airdrie City View

AHS struggling to find cause of latest E. coli outbreak in Alberta

Alberta Health Services has not been able to isolate the cause of the latest outbreak of E. coli in Alberta, according to AHS Medical Officer of Health for the Calgary Zone Dr. Richard Musto.

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New Tecumseth Free Press

Abdulhafid to return to SMH Ob/Gyn department, start date not set

Stevenson Memorial Hospital announced this morning Dr. Adel Abdulhafid is returning to its obsetrical department replacing Dr. Glasine Lawson who has resigned her position as of September 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Canada

Edmonton Journal

No surprise, Alberta hottest job market

Wood Buffalo tops the list of available jobs with 13.71 per 1,000 population, followed by Grande Prairie in second at 11.61, Edmonton in fifth at 8.63, Red Deer eighth at 7.33 and Calgary rounds out the top 10 at 6.32.

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Brandon Sun

Oil deal 'huge win' for Behlen

The project, which Behlen says will be done with Edmonton-based NWS Construction, will require Behlen to deliver two or three buildings every month to Shell's Carmon Creek heavy oil development near Peace River, Alta.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton's Catholic community fears for Iraqi Christians

Stantec's new $500-million skyscraper will be mighty tall when it's completed in 2018 - 62 storeys, dwarfing all other Edmonton towers, making it one of the highest skyscrapers in the country, behind five Toronto and two Calgary towers .

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Canada, North America, World News

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Paws get new posting: slain RCMP officera s police dog to return to work soon

Danny the police dog is shown in this recent handout photo. A police dog whose partner was one of the Mounties shot and killed in New Brunswick in June is going back to work.

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Edmonton Journal

Rising energy royalties boost Alberta's surplus

Stantec's new $500-million skyscraper will be mighty tall when it's completed in 2018 - 62 storeys, dwarfing all other Edmonton towers, making it one of the highest skyscrapers in the country, behind five Toronto and two Calgary towers .

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CBC News

Drones flying over Alberta badlands to map dinosaur beds

Paleontologists from the Royal Tyrrell Museum are using drones to fly over the famous dinosaur fossil beds in the badlands near Drumheller, Alta.

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Edmonton Journal

Premier cool to inquiry in murdered, missing aboriginal women

Stantec's new $500-million skyscraper will be mighty tall when it's completed in 2018 - 62 storeys, dwarfing all other Edmonton towers, making it one of the highest skyscrapers in the country, behind five Toronto and two Calgary towers .

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Museum rejects St. Germain

KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The human rights museum is being accused of age discrimination against M tis singer Ray St. Germain .

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The London Free Press

Spry Alberta senior, 101, hopes for javelin gold at the Canada 55+ Games in Strathcona County

Florence Storch of Hanna prepares to throw the javeline at Fairvew High School in Fairview, near Grande Prairie, on July 22, 2011 for the 2011 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games.

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