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Monday Jul 14 | Red Deer Advocate

Building blitz in Blackfalds

As of June 30, the community had generated $65.3 million worth of building permits for home construction and related projects for 2014.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Red Deer Advocate

Provincial legislation hurting rural hotels

John May has been in the hotel business for 25 years, but he fears his career won't survive the summer.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Western Producer

Tile drainage saves crop in wet years

LACOMBE, Alta. - Craig Shaw isn't afraid to try new things, whether it is experimenting with controlled traffic farming or seeding canola with a vacuum planter.a © "It's the difference between a crop and no crop," he said during a tour of new technology experiments on his farm.a © A decade of excess rain has in-creased the water table, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Canada, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Alberta names five new universities

Faculty and staff celebrated a new graduation of sorts Wednesday as five university colleges were given provincial permission to call themselves universities.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Red Deer Advocate

What to do on Canada Day

About 10,000 people are expected to show up for Red Deer's 45th Canada Day celebration at Bower Ponds on Tuesday to feast upon the giant red and white cakes as well as take in a variety of entertainment.

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Related Topix: Canada, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, North America, World News, Bar-B-Q,

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