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Towle goes over the edge for charity

MLA Kerry Towle channelled her inner Batwoman and helped raise money for Easter Seals by rappelling down a 29-storey building in Edmonton on Thursday.

“I actually never drove by the building until this morning so I had no idea where it was or exactly what I’d be repelling off of because I didn’t want to know,” laughed Towle when she was safely back on the ground after her 1:15 p.m. plunge. READ

RCMP looking for 14-year-old

Police are looking for help finding a Red Deer teenager reported missing on Wednesday. READ

Slain RCMP officer’s police dog to return to work soon

The memory of Const. Dave Ross still looms large over the grounds at the RCMP Police Dog Services Training Centre south of Innisfail, especially this month as his former canine partner Danny has returned to retrain and bond with a new handler. READ

Children orphaned by drunk driver visit Disneyland thanks to generosity of Edmonton couple

A trip to Disneyland capped off the Howe children’s summer holidays, thanks to the generosity of an Edmonton couple. READ

Teenager missing since June found

A Red Deer teenager missing since late in June is reported to be found and in good health. READ

Teenager reported missing found safe

The second of two teenagers reported missing early in July has been found and is in good health, say Red Deer City RCMP. READ

Alberta athlete, 101, claims silver medal in javelin at seniors games

A 101-year-old Alberta woman is adding another track and field medal to her collection. READ

Man accused of stabbing 5 people to death in Calgary faces another delay

A psychiatric assessment for a man accused of stabbing five young people in Calgary’s worst mass murder is complete but its results won’t be known for another month. READ

Tory leadership candidate says $20K cell charges due to minister in distress

Alberta Tory leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk says the reason he rang up more than $20,000 in international data roaming charges on one trip was because a cabinet minister called him in distress. READ

Lawyers to appear in court to represent ’disadvantaged’ who are denied legal aid

Alberta’s legal-aid lawyers say they will help would-be clients denied financial aid by helping them bring applications to court. READ

Brad Wall says time to scrap ’dumb’ trade rules as West launches review

The premiers of Canada’s three western provinces announced Thursday they’re going to review the remaining trade barriers between them as part of their New West Partnership. READ

Booze-fuelled fracas forces Cuba-bound flight to turn back; two women charged

booze-fuelled fight between two women who were allegedly drinking and smoking in an airplane bathroom prompted Sunwing to turn a Cuba-bound flight back to Toronto, the airline said — along with a brief military jet escort. READ

Magnotta case: victim’s family wants exhibits kept from public eye during trial

The family of the man allegedly murdered by Luka Rocco Magnotta is asking for certain exhibits it says are obscene to remain under wraps permanently. READ

Canadian dating site for married people seeking affairs sues South Korea

A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity. READ

Lawyers for Lac-Megantic accused want charges dropped

Criminal charges against two men accused in the Lac-Megantic tragedy should be dropped, their union and lawyers argued Thursday. READ

Canada’s jets, part of NATO mission, edge closer to Russian airspace

Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO’s response to the unravelling situation in Ukraine. READ

Russian military columns roll into Ukraine; leader urges Ukrainians to resist panic

wo columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. READ

UN health agency: Ebola is accelerating in West Africa and could infect as many as 20,000

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. READ

Uzi killing in Arizona displays tragic side of gun tourism as it grows in popularity

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. READ

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