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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

MP pens book in quest to fix democracy

Members of Parliament are failing to perform their constitutional duty to hold the prime minister and his cabinet to account, says local independent MP Brent Rathgeber. To explain how that came to be, and how to possibly remedy the balance of power in Canada, Rathgeber has now written a book. ...

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Jul 30

Thieves take coins in store theft

Police are searching for two men who snatched more than $1,000 worth of coins from the Canada Post Station at a local...
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Jul 30

Police investigating car fire

St. Albert RCMP are asking residents for any information they might have about a car that was torched last week.
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Jul 30

Faulty valve to blame for false alarms

A $10,000 valve that has reached the end of its service life is responsible for activating multiple fire alarms at St.
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Provincial News >>

Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

Auditor slams gravel management

Alberta isnít doing a good job of making sure gravel companies reclaim their old pits, reports the auditor general Ė pits the public might have to pay to clean up as a result. Albertaís auditor general released a series of audits this week on government departments and programs. One of them was on Environment and Sustainable Resource Developmentís ...

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Jul 16

Province fumbles on climate change

Alberta isnít meeting its climate change goals and isnít tracking its progress towards them some six years after unveiling...
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Environmental News >>

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Camouflage crab

TileSpiders have a way of sneaking up on you. I was recently perusing some flowery bushes down at the botanic garden, for example, taking in all the shiny, emerald leaves when bam! Big yellow spider, arms outstretched for a big, lethal hug! ...

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Jul 19

Latest spill deemed non-hazardous

A city investigation suggests that the mysterious grey foul-smelling substance found at Outfall No. 3 this week was not...
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Jul 19

St. Albert tops for lightning strikes in 2013

Feel electric this morning? That might be because St. Albert was at the top of the charts for lightning strikes last year,...
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Jul 19

Environmental group raises stink about fecal problem

A local environmentalist is calling on the city this week to fix a growing threat to public health near the Sturgeon River:...
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Canadian Press >>

Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Israeli strikes hit UN compound, shopping area in Gaza; Palestinian death toll surpasses 1,350

TileGAZA, Palestinian Territories - Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting. The bloodshed...GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

US condemns Israeli shelling of UN school in Gaza, escalating criticism over civilian deaths

WASHINGTON - The United States is condemning Israel's shelling of a U.N. school in the...WASHINGTON - The United States is condemning Israel's shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians.

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Rob Ford nemesis, police Chief Bill Blair, losing job when contract expires

Story ImageTORONTO - Toronto's police Chief Bill Blair, who was in charge during the widely maligned...TORONTO - Toronto's police Chief Bill Blair, who was in charge during the widely maligned G20 mass arrests four summers ago and has been a frequent target of Mayor Rob Ford's wrath, will lose his job in April after his request for a contract renewal was rejected Wednesday.

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