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Group backing liquefied natural gas project finds sympathetic ear in Red Deer

A group of supporters of a $36-billion liquefied natural gas project in B.C. will pass through Red Deer on Wednesday morning hoping to garner support as they make their way to Ottawa by bus.

FSJ for LNG (Fort St. John for Liquefied Natural Gas) will be hosted by a local group that also hopes to make its way to Ottawa in the fall to raise awareness and promote the importance of the resource industry and pipelines in Canada. READ

Economic spinoffs of Memorial Cup pegged at up to $19 million

Long after the cheers have died down the MasterCard Memorial Cup’s legacy will live on. READ

Alberta judge quashes decision that ruled against Suncor random drug tests

Oilsands giant Suncor Energy has won the latest round in its push to randomly test thousands of workers for drugs and alcohol in northern Alberta. READ

Board gives Trans Mountain pipeline conditional OK, opponents promise fight

The National Energy Board says the contentious $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in Canada's best interests, despite increased greenhouse gas emissions and threats to killer whales off British Columbia's coast. READ

Wildfire's return stalls recovery plans for Fort McMurray oilsands industry

Plans to quickly restart oilsands production in northern Alberta were turned upside down Tuesday after the Fort McMurray wildfire erupted with renewed vengeance, forcing thousands of workers to scramble to safety. READ

Canadian trucking industry struggles to attract next generation of drivers

After 40 years as a truck driver, Jack Fielding says it's easier to name the places in North America where he hasn't been than the ones he has. READ

April home sales set record, Canadian Real Estate Association says

The number of homes sold in Canada last month hit a record as supply tightened, particularly in the Toronto area, where a fiercely competitive market is dissuading some homeowners from putting their properties up for sale, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday. READ

Edmonton, Saskatchewan, B.C. now meet requirements for extra EI, documents show

The federal Liberals are facing renewed pressure to offer extended EI benefits to three regions in the West that now meet the government's qualifications. READ

Big banks shave 2016 growth outlooks for Canada in wake of Alberta wildfire

The effects of the enormous Alberta wildfire on the ever-crucial oil sector have prompted forecasters to trim their 2016 economic growth predictions for the entire country. READ

Shell Canada reopens first oilsands mine shut due to Alberta wildfire

The first oilsands mine shut down by wildfires in the Fort McMurray region a week ago has been restarted. READ

Alberta power grid regulator finalizing plan to boost renewable energy investment

The head of Alberta's power grid operator says he expects to finish a report before the end of the month on how to increase renewable energy investments in the province. READ

Effect of oil price shock still unfolding but economy coping well so far: IMF

Canada's economy has coped well with a shocking decline in oil prices but the country's central bank and federal government should remain prepared to do more if the need arises, an International Monetary Fund analysis released Monday has concluded. READ

As risk of farm losses rise, so too do number of farmers buying crop insurance

Kelly McIntyre has tilled the soils of northwestern Alberta for more than 30 years, but only this spring did he conclude that he needed crop insurance. READ

New café hopes to bring a little taste of Europe to Red Deer

As any world traveller knows, Europeans know how to do cafés and bakeries. They are more than a place to grab a coffee and a quick bite. They are part of the culture. READ

Economy adds 12,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate rises to 7.1 per cent

The Canadian economy added 12,000 jobs in September, but the unemployment rate climbed to its highest level since February 2014 as more people entered the labour force. READ

Greek government asks for 3-year aid program, races to submit suitable reforms proposal

Greece requested a new three-year rescue program from its European partners on Wednesday and rushed to complete a detailed plan of economic reforms in time to avoid the country’s descent into financial chaos. READ

Two new fitness clubs planned for Parkland Mall

Side-by-side fitness clubs operated by the same company are planned at Parkland Mall next year. Located in the former Sears site at the mall, a 63,000-square-foot GoodLife Fitness and a 12,000- square-foot Fit4Less by GoodLife are expected to open next spring. READ

An all-women brew

The latest beer to emerge from the Olds College brewmaster and brewery operations management program is a pale ale that owes its existence to a woman’s touch — or, more accurately, the touch of seven women. READ

Cineplex to offer UltraAVX

Red Deer will officially become an UltraAVX community on Friday. Movie enthusiasts will recognize the UltraAVX name as Cineplex Inc.’s premiere offering, with its sharpest picture, crispest sound and most comfortable seating. It was rolled out in a handful of Canadian theatres in 2010, and has since spread to about 60 locations. “They’ve been hugely popular,” said Mike Langdon, director of communications with Cineplex. READ

Bower Place Shopping Centre rebranding

Bower Place Shopping Centre has rebranded itself as Bower Place. READ

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