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Crews on scene of water main break

Traffic is down to one lane in both directions on Ross Street between 37 and 38 Avenue due to a water main break. READ

Drugs seized following traffic complaint on Hwy 2

Innisfail police seized $30,000 worth of drugs following a traffic complaint on Hwy 2 on Wednesday. READ

RCMP hunting for armed robbery suspects

Police are looking for two suspects who brandished a handgun while robbing the Express 24 in Highland Green on Feb. 27. READ

Man tried to abduct seven-year-old girl in Red Deer

Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to kidnap a young girl from Kentwood on Monday. READ

Prentice at centre of storm for suggesting Albertans to blame for fiscal mess

Premier Jim Prentice has stirred up a whirlwind of anger by saying Albertans need to “look in the mirror” if they want to know who is responsible for the province’s fiscal mess. READ

Alberta plans huge lease sale on caribou range

The Alberta government is selling off more energy leases on endangered caribou habitat and this sale is more than 10 times the size of previous ones. READ

Terror suspect in alleged train plot was only in it for the money, lawyer says

A man who was heard saying he wanted “the whole country to burn” was never actually interested in carrying out terrorists activities but was posing as a radicalized extremist as part of an elaborate con, his lawyer argued Thursday. READ

Chief investigator feared operational woes over move from Elections Canada

Canada’s chief elections investigator pushed hard against moving his operations out of the same building as Elections Canada, fearing it would interfere with his ability to investigate electoral wrongdoing and could taint evidence needed to prosecute offenders. READ

The thousand-day access request: long delays must be justified, judge rules

The Federal Court of Appeal has sent a stern message to government institutions: you can’t just make up any old deadline for responding to requests under the Access to Information Act. READ

NDP asks federal info watchdog to probe emails deleted by former Kenney aide

A New Democrat MP is asking the federal information watchdog to investigate a former Conservative ministerial staffer’s systematic deletion of emails. READ

Canadian job quality hits 25-year low due to structural decline: CIBC

The quality of jobs in Canada has dipped to its lowest level in a quarter century, revealing a structural issue that could prove difficult to reverse, says a new study by CIBC. READ

Envelopes with white powder found at offices of federal ministers in Quebec

Envelopes containing white powder were reportedly found in three riding offices of federal cabinet ministers on Thursday, prompting police and firefighters to quarantine employees in one of the bureaus. READ

Conservative party helped piece together Duffy activities for RCMP

The Conservative party helped the RCMP piece together Sen. Mike Duffy’s whereabouts when he attended events with Tory MPs and candidates across Canada, details that could form part of the Crown’s case when the trial opens next month. READ

As government considers extension, Nicholson says Canada in Iraq for long term

The Harper government is laying the groundwork for what has all the appearances of an extension of Canada’s combat mission against the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. READ

Boston Marathon bombing victim recalls seeing her shredded leg: 'Like a horror movie’

Roseann Sdoia saw two flashes of white light at her feet near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, looked down, and for a split second thought to herself: I’m wearing strappy sandals. READ

Boko Haram killing men, boys, tribe members linked to Chad in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram militants are rampaging through northeast Nigerian villages and selectively killing men, boys and members of the same tribe as Chadian forces that have dealt major blows to the Nigerian Islamic extremists, witnesses said Thursday. READ

Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia Airport, crashes through fence; 6 people hurt

A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay. READ

Prentice says all Albertans must fix fiscal mess, won’t increase corporate taxes

Premier Jim Prentice says all Albertans are responsible for getting the province into a financial mess and everyone has to help clean it up. READ

Touched by an angel

It’s one thing to say you believe in someone or a cause, it’s another to back it up. Former Red Deer College student Curtis Hargrove is putting his feet and his wallet where his heart is. READ

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