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Teen, 15, missing

Red Deer RCMP are trying to locate Andy Ferrier, 15, who was reported missing on April 17.

He is known to spend time in the Johnstone Park area, at the G.H. Dawe Centre and at the Glendale Skate Park, but RCMP checks at various locations have not located him to date. READ

Harris wants to put tax issue behind him

Red Deer City Coun. Paul Harris wants to continue his work without any more drama. READ

Fire bans in effect in some Central Alberta counties

Thirsty soil and windy spots have forced some Central Alberta counties to issue fire bans or advisories in an effort to prevent grass and wildfires. READ

Drug bust at Markerville property prompted one of largest searches in recent memory

Police have released more details on a drug trafficking investigation that led to more than 100 officers searching a 130-acre property near Markerville on April 15. READ

No link between string of sudden deaths in Red Deer: RCMP

Rumours swirling around Red Deer on Tuesday that four sudden deaths were linked are untrue. READ

Alberta premier tips hat to NDP Leader Rachel Notley’s debating skills

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is calling NDP Leader Rachel Notley a skilled debater, but questions how her party could afford its election promises. READ

NDP leader Notley says Prentice, Wildrose leader aren’t that different

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is urging voters not to make the same mistake by giving the Progressive Conservatives another mandate. READ

Wildrose party would cover schools fees if elected

Alberta Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says his party will do away with mandatory school fees if it forms the government after the May 5 election. READ

Feds to appeal after Omar Khadr wins bail while he fights war-crimes conviction

Almost 13 years after American soldiers captured him as a grievously wounded 15-year-old boy in Afghanistan, Omar Khadr found himself tantalizingly close to his first taste of freedom on Friday after a judge granted him bail. READ

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits British Columbia’s north coast, no tsunami

Billy Yovanovich was about to rise from bed when his house started trembling from a powerful earthquake on British Columbia’s north coast. READ

Speaker Nolin’s death leaves Senate without a leader in midst of crisis

The Speaker of Canada’s Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, died Thursday after a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer, leaving the much-maligned institution without a leader in the midst of its greatest crisis. READ

Senate staff made time to help cops but not for Mike Duffy, lawyer says

Mike Duffy’s defence began what’s likely to be a lengthy — and testy — cross-examination Friday of the Senate official overseeing the upper chambers’ expense regime during the allegedly free-spending days of the senator from P.E.I. READ

John Kerry thanks Canada for Arctic Council leadership

The United States assumed leadership of the Arctic Council on Friday and made it clear that the attention of the eight countries that ring the North Pole has shifted from economic development to climate change. READ

U.S. border officers could face Canadian justice for serious crimes under pact

A U.S. border officer who commits an on-duty crime in Canada would generally face justice in an American court under a new binational agreement. READ

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million by Ottoman Empire, amid Turkey tensions

The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. READ

Huge magma chamber spied under Yellowstone supervolcano; threat level unchanged

Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park that’s big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over. READ

Thousands of South Koreans march in anti-government rally days after violent clash in capital

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in cities across South Korea on Friday, denouncing the labour policies of the increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye. READ

Council sanctions Harris

Red Deer city council has kicked Coun. Paul Harris off its audit committee for failing to pay his 2014 municipal taxes on time. READ

Critics say Prentice budget reversal raises questions about Alberta campaign

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, preparing Wednesday for a critical election leaders’ debate, faced criticism his signature tough-love budget is nothing more than a bendy Progressive Conservative promise list. READ

NDP promises interest-free loans for environment-friendly upgrades

Alberta’s NDP is pitching a plan to help homeowners and businesses go green. READ

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