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Teen missing for week found

Red Deer RCMP have confirmed that a missing 14-year-old has been located in good health.

Tristan McDougall was reported missing on July 17. READ

Charges laid after police seize drugs and replica guns

Three men were taken into custody with one now facing charges after police seized a number of drugs at a home in Red Deer on July 17. READ

Restrictions on transporting firearms to be eased under federal proposal

The Conservative government is proposing new legislation that would ease restrictions on transporting firearms, make firearms-safety courses mandatory for first-time gun owners and prevent people convicted of spousal assault from legally owning guns. READ

Fewer crimes being committed, and they are less severe, say number crunchers

Statistics Canada says the number of crimes committed was lower last year, but so was the severity of those criminal acts. READ

Bail system set up to punish innocent people with pretrial detention: report

A new report says Canada’s bail system is set up to punish innocent people because of an increasing use of pretrial detention. READ

Oliver rejects report calling for spending to create jobs, less focus on deficit

Finance Minister Joe Oliver is rejecting a recommendation from a report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute that he focus more on creating jobs than eliminating a tiny deficit. READ

Now that Duffy’s charged, ethics commissioner should investigate, says Regan

The Liberals called on the federal ethics watchdog to re-open her investigation into the Senate expense scandal on Wednesday, a scenario Mary Dawson’s office suggested wasn’t on the immediate horizon. READ

B.C. man faces terror charge, accused of joining Islamist fighters in Syria

The RCMP has charged a British Columbia man for leaving Canada to take part in a terrorist activity. READ

Coffins with Malaysia Airlines victims arrive in the Netherlands as fighting flares in Ukraine

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine’s restive east as fighting flared in the region. READ

Top US diplomat pushes for cease-fire as Gaza families flee heavy fighting in south

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis. READ

Plane crashes while landing in storm at Taiwan airport, killing 47

A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. READ

Missing 14-year-old found

Red Deer RCMP have reported that a missing 14-year-old has been found in good health. READ

Missing teenager Kennedy found

Red Deer City RCMP reported on Monday that a missing city teenager, David Kennedy, 14, has been found in good health. READ

RCMP looking for missing Red Deer teenager

Red Deer RCMP are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing Red Deer youth. READ

Weather hits Westerner Days attendance numbers

Westerner Days Fair and Exposition drew solid crowds but attendance was down from last year. READ

Sylvan outdoor water ban lifted; conservation still required

The outdoor water ban has ended in Sylvan Lake but mandatory water conservation is still in place. READ

Red Cross, transit buses, provide aid, shelter after Edmonton condo fire

About 400 people were forced from their homes when an overnight fire tore through an Edmonton condominium complex. READ

Double your money: Alberta doubles limit for small claims court cases

Alberta is doubling the dollar limit for small claims court in an effort to allow people more access and to free up judges. READ

Border services lays charges against U.S. men in gun seizures

Firearms have been seized and charges laid against two U.S. men in separate incidents at the border crossing in Coutts, Alta. READ

Duffy accused of charging for travel to funeral, ceremonies in Ottawa

Sen. Mike Duffy is now accused of charging taxpayers for personal travel to funerals and giving money to three people under the guise of a consulting contract. READ

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