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59 min ago | Edmonton Journal

Family Five: Say goodbye to summer with an old-fashioned harvest fair in Spruce Grove

Celebrate the passing of summer with the Community Harvest Fair in Spruce Grove. Held on the city's grain elevator site, the one-day festival features skill competitions like egg-whipping, cross saw, sack races, vintage tractor displays, hayrides and surprise-filled stooks.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Canada.com

Commons Q and A: New MP John Barlow on trading editor's hat for seat in Parliament

Fascinators made a special appearance today at the 69th annual B.C. Derby at Hastings Racecourse as men and women dug deep into their closet for their best attire. This event marks the 125th anniversary of horse racing in B.C. and guests were treated to a large birthday cake to honour the milestone.

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The Windsor Star

City's first Recovery Day brings community support to beat adiction

Mara Alexander, left, and Chuck Smith came to Windsor's first Recovery Day on Saturday to share their stories of recovering from addiction Freeing herself from addiction allowed her to go back to school, reconnect with her family and have the strength to confront her fears and chase after her goals. "I'm able to be a part of people's lives today and give back to my community and individuals who come into my life," Alexander said.

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Canada.com

Family participates in Terry Fox Run in honour of boy, 11, who died from cancer

Nicole Bowerman and more than 20 of her family members wore neon green shirts with a photo of her late brother on the front at Calgary's annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday. For years family members, who on Sunday ranged in age from three months to 68 years, have been gathering in Calgary to honour Jody at the annual Terry Fox Run.

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Examiner.com

Several recently rescued dogs perish in deadly car accident

According to Global News , several recently rescued dogs perished in a deadly car accident on Saturday morning near Olds, Alberta in Canada. The crash involved an SUV which was pulling a horse trailer with 30 rescued dogs from Los Angeles, California.

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Edmonton Journal

Calgarians of all faiths gather at City Hall in protest of Islamic extremism

Christianne Boudreau, left and Imam Syed Soharwardy during the multi-faith rally against terrorism at City Hall in Calgary on September 13, 2014. A small group of demonstrators gathered outside City Hall Saturday afternoon in protest of Islamic radicals - including several from Calgary - fighting with terrorist groups in the Middle East.

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WVNY

Canada Man Convicted of Counterfeit Money

Rejean Brousseau of Alberta Canada faces up to 15 years in prison for using counterfeit money at a Mobil in Champlain New York. CHAMPLAIN, NY- Rejean Brousseau of Alberta Canada faces up to 15 years in prison for using counterfeit money at a Mobil in Champlain New York.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

GlobalNews

Southern Alberta makes good on plan to harness wind energy

Some Southern Albertans may have noticed a towering transmission line taking over the landscape along Highway 2. It's part of the province's plan to harness the full potential of wind energy in the region, which accounts for 80 per cent of the province's wind power. "We have over 750 wind turbines.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Canada,

Brandon Sun

Horse trailer carrying 30 rescue dogs from U.S. flips on Alberta highway

At least two dogs have died and numerous others were injured when a vehicle that was hauling dogs from California flipped on an Alberta highway. RCMP Cpl.

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Edmonton Journal

Simons: Sun Yat-sen and Canada: The historic ties between Alberta and China's revolution

Sun Yat-sen, centre, with members of the Tong Meng Hui Nationalist Movement in Vancouver, February, 1911. It's one of the archival photos in the touring exhibit Sun Yat-sen and Canada, which opens in Edmonton Sunda Sept.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, China, Journalism, Asian-American, Chinese-American,

Edmonton Journal

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run northwest of Edmonton

A 25-year-old man from the Alexander Reserve First Nation has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after a hit-and-run last Sunday. Early that morning, a man was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking on a gravel road about two kilometres north of Highway 642 on Range Road 272.

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The Western Producer

Alberta town recognizes groundbreaking inventor

A life-sized cardboard cutout of farmer and inventor Charles Sherwood Noble stands in the corner of the factory where the first Canadian Noble blades were built. The site is now home to the Nobleford Area Museum Society.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Agriculture, Science, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Canada

Canada.com

Calgary Imam allegedly attacked in Airdrie

Calgary Imam Syed Soharwardy was reportedly struck by a car driven by a woman who then shouted ethnic slurs at him, as he was on his way to lead prayers in Airdrie on Friday. A prominent Calgary Imam was reportedly attacked by a woman while on his way to lead prayers in Airdrie on Friday afternoon.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Brandon Sun

Police are not amused: Edmonton-area RCMP say mannequin prank a 'dummy' move

A jokester who placed a mannequin, shown in this RCMP handout image, over a power line so it looked like a body hanging down hasn't tickled any funny bones in an RCMP detachment east of Edmonton. Mounties in Strathcona County say a citizen who alerted them to the situation wasn't quite sure whether the "body" was real or fake.

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Edmonton Journal

Family raises funds for kids in need to honour daughter killed during Jeep stunt

A decades-long dry spell for hotel construction in downtown Edmonton is coming to an end with two new developments in the works. The first to open will be a 14-storey hotel under construction at 96th Street and Jasper Avenue.

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Vancouver Sun

Bear spotted in Calgary residential area

The weather may be cooling down, but the fall box office is heating up thanks to a host of new releases. Take a look at the 10 must-see films of the season, according to Postmedia News film critic Chris Knight.

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CBC News

Calgary snow: some customers without power need electricians first, Enmax says

Some Calgary homeowners who lost power in this week's snowstorm are discovering that they must first contract a private electrician to fix damaged lines on their properties before Enmax will come and reenergize. Some Calgarians who lost power in this week's snowstorm are discovering that getting it back isn't as simple as calling the utility company.

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Edmonton Journal

Woman found unfit to stand trial in killing of mother

Michelle Peters-Jones remembers a sense of never being quite beautiful enough, even from a young age where the importance of beauty was constantly stressed to her. She was born and raised in India and now calls Edmonton home.

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Edmonton Journal

Mother of slain toddler reacts to death of Amber Lucius

Amber Lucius was found dead in a truck on a rural road near Sundre on Sept. 2. Her mother is charged with first-degree murder.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Canada.com

Cabinet-making in Alberta: Will Prentice consider Conservative MPs?

Premier-designate Jim Prentice gives the thumbs up before a meeting with Alberta interim Premier Dave Hancock and to begin the transition of the Office of the Premier in Edmonton, on Monday Sept 8, 2014. As incoming Alberta premier Jim Prentice hunts for fresh blood for his cabinet, speculation is growing that he could tap former federal Conservative colleagues as potential ministers.

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