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Help police locate missing 23-year-old man

Red Deer RCMP seek public assistance to locate a missing 23-year-old Red Deer man.

Stan Cardinal, 23, was last seen at his home in Oriole Park on March 13. READ

Man arrested in connection with bank robbery at BMO on March 14

RCMP have arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at a north Red Deer BMO bank on March 14. READ

Man faces 60 charges related to bank robberies across Alberta

A Wetaskiwin man arrested in Camrose is believed to be linked to 14 bank robberies across Alberta, including at least one in Red Deer. The man was arrested on Saturday at a Camrose financial institution at about noon. According to a release from the Edmonton Police Service, the arrest was made possible through intelligence sharing between several police agencies. READ

Prentice promises to not waver on tough-love budget plan to fix Alberta economy

Premier Jim Prentice says Albertans can trust him not to waver from his promise to follow through and fix the broken foundations of Alberta’s economy. READ

Quebec to go it alone after Supreme Court orders end to gun-registry data

Quebec will forge ahead with its own gun registry after losing out in a Supreme Court decision that could have future political consequences in the province. READ

Lawyers seek ruling on whether judges can dictate religious attire in court

Lawyers for a woman who was denied a court appearance because of her hijab are seeking a legal opinion on the rights of Quebecers who want access to justice while wearing religious attire. READ

CRTC rolls out new rules for phone calls during federal elections

Canada’s telecommunication regulator has rolled out new rules for people who make political phone calls during federal election campaigns. READ

NDP wants to scrap proposed new spy powers, boost intelligence oversight

The New Democrats want to scrap proposed new powers for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, bolster review of intelligence activities and enhance anti-radicalization programs. READ

NDP would take from corporate executives, give to working poor, kids

Tom Mulcair issued a rallying cry to progressive voters Friday as he unveiled a proposal aimed at taking tax benefits from the rich and transferring them to the poor. READ

Canada Post returns to profit in 2014; revenue higher, costs lower than 2013

Canada Post Group returned to profitability last year as the postal service cut costs and raised revenue with higher stamp prices and increased demand from Canadians having their online purchases shipped to them. READ

Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor’s note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside. READ

At least 9 killed, more dead feared as militants attack popular hotel in the Somali capital

Al-Shabab militants blasted their way into a Mogadishu hotel on Friday and took up positions inside, killing at least nine people and exchanging fire with security forces seeking to recapture the facility, a Somali police official said. READ

Egyptian warships move into key strait off Yemen as Saudi-led airstrikes widen

As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight against Shiite rebels and their allies, military officials said. READ

Germanwings co-pilot 'intentionally’ set plane on path to destruction

The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. READ

Man with handgun robs Red Deer gas station

A Red Deer gas station on Gaetz Avenue was robbed on Wednesday morning by a man with a handgun. READ

Province to bring in health-care levy to address revenue shortfall

Premier Jim Prentice says Albertans will face a new health-care levy to help fill a multibillion-dollar revenue hole in the provincial budget. READ

Teaching character, one kind word at a time

Tall blonde and in charge, Judi Vankevich looks more like a circus ring leader in her long tailed red coat than the Manners Lady. Students of Red Deer’s Koinonia Christian School responded well to having the Manners Lady take over their school for the past three days. “Oh yeah, the kids have really taken to heart what she has been saying,” said Vern Rand, the principal of the school. READ

Former lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival to perform in Red Deer this summer

John Fogarty will sing from the legendary song catalogue of Creedence Clearwater Revival in Red Deer this summer. READ

RCMP officer shoots suspect south of Edmonton; Mountie not injured

A man was in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after he was shot Monday by at least one Mountie in a community south of Edmonton. READ

Putting Margaret Laurence in the spotlight

Before Alice Munro started writing realistically about the lives of girls and women, Margaret Laurence was pioneering the same subject while helping put CanLit onto the world map. READ

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