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Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead

WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the deadly Sept. 1… more
Five arrested in possible kidnapping

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Ponoka RCMP arrested five suspects on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in connect… more

Sylvan in Top 2 of Hockeyville competition; 48 hours to vote and make us winner

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The roof was raised as deafening cheers went up from close to 500 p… more

Machete wielding suspect robs Reddi Mart

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A masked man committed an armed robbery at 7:40 p.m. at the Reddi M… more

New school announced for Sylvan

A new 500 student Kindergarten to Grade 8 school was announced for Beacon Hill subdivision, when … more

Ponoka town council fires CAO by unanimous vote

After a unanimous decision, Ponoka town council has dismissed CAO Brad Watson.

The decisio… more

Inquest finds Mounties acted ‘appropriately’ in Mayerthorpe killings

STONY PLAIN — A fatality inquiry into the deaths of four Alberta Mount… more
Japan suspends work at stricken nuke plant

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Japan suspended operations to keep its stricken nuc… more
Japan says new radiation leaks harmful to health

SOMA, Japan — Radiation is spewing from damaged reactors at a crippled… more
Cancer battle inspires fundraiser

Battling lung cancer hasn’t deterred Mavis Goss from helping sick chil… more
Olymel closed pending test results

Operations at the Olymel hog processing plant in Red Deer could resume… more
Prairie flooding forces evacuations, Trans-Canada Highway closure

Stranded residents had to be rescued from their flooded homes by boat … more
Deafening roar warned residents to flee ahead of landslide

OLIVER, B.C. — A wall of mud, water and rocks roared down a mountain i… more
Gulf Coast oil spill starts washing ashore

VENICE, La. — An oil spill that threatened to eclipse even the Exxon V… more
Activist says meeting with Avatar director may spawn oilsands visit

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — “Avatar” director James Cameron’s recent criticism of Alberta’s oilsands indus… more
Alberta cities dial down wattage

Albertans dialed down their lust for wattage during Earth Hour celebra… more
Earth Hour’s shadow moves across Canada

Earth Hour’s dark shadow moved across the country Saturday night as mi… more
Obama’s historic health-care reform to become law

WASHINGTON — Congress extended health care to tens of millions of unin… more
RCMP say almost everyone accounted for after deadly B.C. avalanche

REVELSTOKE, B.C. — What many feared would be one of the worst death to… more
No charges after stack of 30 dead pigs found in ditch

VERMILION — Provincial agriculture investigators say that nobody will be charged after officials rec… more
Hostage-taking at Calgary school ends

CALGARY — A 13-year-old boy huddled alone in an office, furtively talk… more
Families choose privacy for Mayerthorpe memorial

MAYERTHORPE — The tiny community of Mayerthorpe paused for a few minut… more
Bilodeau’s historic win makes for marketing gold

Even before Alexandre Bilodeau had Canada’s first home-made gold medal… more
7.0 earthquake hits Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Haitian capital has largely been destroyed… more
New U.S.-bound flight restrictions cause ‘very significant’ delays

New restrictions on U.S.-bound flights caused “very significant” delay… more
Cross-Canada protests aimed at oilsands

The oilsands were the target Tuesday of environmental activists in Nia… more
Bosco Homes say it will keep group homes for troubled youth open, except for one

EDMONTON — Bosco Homes has reached an agreement with the Alberta government to continue providing se… more
Tories mulling EI benefits extension

OTTAWA — The Harper government appears poised to extend the duration o… more
Driver found guilty in fatal collision

RIMBEY — A gravel truck driver involved in a school bus accident that … more
Flaherty fires back on deficit

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has dismissed a prediction of deeper, longer-term deficits fr… more
Horses found shot

Police and wildlife officers are investigating the shooting deaths on … more
Crash cause not related to malfunction

Investigators have found no malfunctions prior to impact that would have contributed to an airplane … more
City needs project help

Look out, Red Deer— it’s time to chart a new course. Mayor Morris Flewwelling and city manager Crai… more
A matter of balance

As the festive season approaches, a number of homeowners are slowly st… more
Second lives with Terry Evanshen

Canadian football great Terry Evanshen loves throwing a softball durin… more
Stampede racing

The finish of the fourth heat of the Alberta Pro Chuckwagon Associatio… more
Sylvan bars comply with order

It should be business as usual this weekend for Sylvan Lake bars ordered to comply with a bylaw to s… more
A bit more change for parking

Starting this week, people using metered parking in the downtown core … more
Power-saving lights

While Can Traffic Services Ltd. (Sherwood Park) worker Eric Marchand, … more
Police nab armed carjacker

CALGARY — Police in Calgary spent Sunday afternoon chasing a suspect who appeared to be playing a re… more
Calgarian latest soldier to die in Afghanistan

CALGARY — The life-sized photo that now haunts the hallway of Calgary’… more
From trees to totems

Darren Jones puts the finishing touches on a face on a tree stump near… more
Hotel ordered to restore tenants' heat, hot water

A public health inspector intervened Friday to get the heat and hot wa… more
Teen fears death if drug trial ends

INNISFAIL — An Alberta teenager fears he could die within six months if he cannot get an experimenta… more
Carolina signs Brandon Sutter to three-year deal

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed first-round draft … more
Bullish on bison

In the summer of 2004, the future for Alberta bison producers was abou… more
Homeless man's blog lays bare his struggles

Thomas Francois enjoys blogging. He dreams of getting his master’s de… more
Satellite office eyed for Olds

The welcome mat is out for highway sheriffs to set up a satellite office in Olds. Town council appr… more
Business resumes after blaze

Owners of a historic Sylvan Lake spa ravaged by fire are determined to continue the once thriving bu… more