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Alberta RCMP plan 'checkstop blitz' to find impaired drivers

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:49:35 EST

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Hundreds of Mounties, municipal police officers and provincial sheriffs will hit the highways this weekend to conduct checkstops looking for impaired drivers.




Labour exploitation enabled by temporary foreign worker program, report says

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:37:21 EST

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Many people who are victims of labour exploitation in Edmonton came to Canada through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, a new report from ACT Alberta says.




$150,000 from Katz Group could pave way to parking lot

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:52:08 EST

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A proposed donation of $150,000 from the Katz Group to the Central McDougall community league is helping pave the way for a controversial parking lot application.




Edmonton businessman sentenced to 7 years in prison for fraud

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:22:21 EST

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An Edmonton businessman has been sentenced to seven years in prison on 33 counts of fraud. Vimal Iyer's scam involved promoting and selling interests in three land developments northeast of Edmonton through his company, Trident Properties.




Former Red Deer investment adviser fined $500,000 for fraud, breach of trust

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:39:02 EST

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A former investment adviser from Red Deer has agreed to a $500,000 fine after admitting he solicited nearly $700,000 from clients for “attractive investment opportunities” but put the money directly into his own bank account.




Woman killed when fire truck and SUV collide in Whitecourt

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:00:39 EST

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Firefighters were on their way to a fire, when their fire truck collided with an SUV at the intersection of Dahl Drive and Highway 43. The woman in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.




At Issue: Hateful comments on social media directed at MPs

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 23:12:44 EST

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On Thursday’s At Issue panel on The National, members of Parliament read some of the hateful messages they’ve received on social media and the panel discusses the ramifications.




Demand for free 2017 passes overwhelms Parks Canada website

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:23:05 EST

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Demand for free 2017 passes to Canada's national parks has swamped the Parks Canada's website.




Jim Carr says military comments not a threat to pipeline protesters

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:31:02 EST

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Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says his comments about the possible use of "defence forces" or police during future protests over pipeline projects approved this week by Ottawa weren't meant to be read as a threat.




Child psychiatrist pleads guilty to West Edmonton Mall child-porn charges

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:42:06 EST

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A child psychiatrist who filmed a boy in a public washroom at West Edmonton Mall pleaded guilty to a string of child pornography charges, according to a published report in Australia.




'Common sense is not always that common': What not to do at the office Christmas party

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:51:20 EST

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The Christmas office party. Mere mention of the annual party conjures images of drunken people dancing on tables.




Canada's jobless rate falls to 6.8%, 11,000 jobs created in November

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:51:11 EST

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Canada's jobless rate dipped in November to 6.8 per cent, as the economy created 10,700 jobs and fewer people looked for work, Statistics Canada says.




'I found my spot': adopted Alberta woman reunites with father after four decades

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:59:15 EST

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The average person spends a year over their lifetime looking for things they've lost. But for Floyd Soloway, it took 40 years to finally find what's most precious to him: a baby girl he only ever knew as Lawanda.




Police officer in deadly Pigeon Lake shooting feared for his life

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:14:30 EST

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The RCMP officer who fired the shot that killed Lance Cutarm near Pigeon Lake three years ago told a fatality inquiry he pulled the trigger because he thought he was going to be killed.




Group to seek city council support for safe injection sites

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST

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The need for safe injection sites for intravenous drug users will be put before city council's community and public services committee on Monday.