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RCMP arrest man considered armed and dangerous

A man considered armed and dangerous and facing Red Deer and Blackfalds charges has been arrested.

Stanley Robert Dick, 31, was arrested Friday by members of the Drumheller RCMP detachment. He was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for violating his parole as well as additional charges stemming from offences allegedly committed in Blackfalds, Red Deer and Drumheller. READ

Blood drive held in honour of twins

A Red Deer family hopes a birthday celebration this week for two-year-old twins also encourages more people to donate blood. READ

Fox Creek victim was from Red Deer

A Red Deer woman was one of the two victims in the Fox Creek-area double murder at a work camp on Tuesday. READ

Search for reckless driver comes up empty downtown

All efforts by Red Deer RCMP turned up empty after blocking off streets and using a helicopter to find a reckless driver late Thursday evening. READ

Experiment raises awareness about the danger of leaving children, pets inside hot vehicles

Human hyperthermia guinea pig Matt DiPaola sweated buckets for a good cause on Thursday. READ

Renewed call for public to help locate parole violator

Alberta RCMP are renewing the call for public assistance to locate parole violator Stanley Dick, who is considered armed and dangerous and continues to elude officers. READ

Information on whereabouts of missing 16-year-old Levi Castle needed

Red Deer RCMP seek the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Levi Castle. Castle was last seen on July 1 in Red Deer. READ

Too many cats in house

Thirty-nine cats and four dogs were rescued from a Ponoka-area home on Thursday night. READ

Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries leads annual Calgary Stampede parade

Two-time Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries sported a gold-medal smile Friday as she presided over the kickoff to the Calgary Stampede. READ

Voter information cards as valid ID could lead to fraud, government argues

Fraud and reduced public confidence in the electoral system could result if voter information cards are used as valid ID at the polls, lawyers for the federal government argued in court Friday. READ

Canadian spies relied on ’assurances’ from foreign agencies not to torture

Newly released memos show Canada’s spy agency revealed its interest in people to foreign partners in two cases after receiving assurances the individuals would not be tortured — a practice human rights advocates say shirks the law and puts vulnerable detainees at risk. READ

Paul Bernardo applies for day parole in Toronto; families of victims devastated

Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto, though lawyers say he has almost no chance of succeeding. READ

Greek polls shows 2 sides neck and neck before crucial Sunday referendum

The brief but intense campaign in Greece’s critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting “yes” and “no” answers to a murky question in what opinion polls suggest will be a very close vote. READ

Lawyer suffers serious injuries in explosion at Winnipeg law firm

Winnipeg police say they don’t know if an injured lawyer was the specific target of a bomb that exploded at a family law firm in the city. READ

UN rights body backs call for accountability over alleged war crimes in Gaza conflict

The UN’s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year’s conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed. READ

Canada Day party at Bower Ponds

It was a party at the Ponds on Canada Day. READ

Nova Chemicals' expansion on target for startup late next year

The workforce is ramping up on Nova Chemicals’ $1-billion polyethylene plant expansion. READ

Two dead after Olds-area farm house destroyed by fire

Two people are dead following a fire that destroyed a home on an acreage southwest of Olds on Monday. READ

Kelowna man facing third set of impaired driving-related charges denied bail

Bail has been denied for a Kelowna man facing his third set of impaired driving-related charges in seven months, the most recent one involving the death of a Springbrook father. READ

Inmate found dead in cell at Bowden Institution

A 34-year-old inmate serving a three-year sentence at Bowden Institution was found dead in his cell on Tuesday. READ

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