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RCMP searching for suspect in attempted abduction

A man violently attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl, kicking and choking her behind G.H. Dawe Centre in Red Deer on Monday.

Red Deer City RCMP say the girl was on the north side of the school at about 1 p.m. when a man driving a Silver Dakota truck stopped his vehicle and asked if he could use her cell phone. READ

Sunday collision near Rimbey results in death of three

Another person involved in a collision near Rimbey has died in hospital, bringing the total to three killed including two children. READ

Heather Forsyth named Alberta Wildrose interim leader

Alberta's Wildrose party has named an interim leader after Danielle Smith and eight other caucus members bolted to the governing Progressive Conservatives. READ

Man charged with kidnapping, attempted murder of six-year-old

A 21-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping in an attack on a six-year-old girl on a reserve west of Edmonton. READ

Man charged in Calgary after unlocked running SUV was stolen with baby inside

A young man has been charged after an SUV was stolen in Calgary with a sleeping baby inside. READ

Study involving UBC scientist says Chinook salmon could be wiped out by 2100

New climate-change research involving a University of British Columbia scientist predicts that one of the West Coast's most prized salmon stocks could be wiped out over the next 85 years. READ

Trudeau promises he'd be accessible PM, unmuzzle bureaucrats, ministers

Justin Trudeau is promising to scrap Stephen Harper's brand of message discipline if he becomes prime minister, giving more freedom to bureaucrats, ditching the scripts for cabinet ministers and making them and himself more accessible to journalists. READ

Ottawa posts $3.2B deficit for October, including impact of income splitting

The federal government says it posted a deficit of $3.2 billion in October due in large part to its new income-splitting plan for families and the doubling of the children's fitness tax credit. READ

Aboriginal MP sees controversial bill to change Indian Act become law

There are a couple of national discussions that few governments want to risk political capital to wade into - one is the Constitution, the other is the Indian Act. READ

Fear of falsification prevents release of some electronic data: minister

The Conservative cabinet minister responsible for freedom of information says some federal data cannot be released to the public in electronic format because people might alter it and spread falsehoods. READ

NYC mayor: Halt protests, political debate until after funerals for 2 police officers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a temporary halt to protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with a force preparing Christmastime burials for two of its own and decrying the demonstrations as a factor in the officers' cold-blooded executions. READ

Official: 11 people injured after van crashes into Christmas market in Nantes

A French official says 11 people are hurt, five seriously, after a van drove into a Christmas market in the western city of Nantes. READ

Garbage truck veers out of control in Glasgow city centre, killing 6 pedestrians

Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said. READ

UN Security Council discussing N. Korea's human rights

The U.N. Security Council has placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity. READ

Two dead after collision on Hwy 20

Two people are dead after a collision between a car and an SUV on Hwy 20 near Township Road 420 Sunday afternoon. READ

Dynamic ceramics

From windswept fields to thunderous skies, elemental Prairie motifs decorate the ceramic mugs, teapots and bowls made by Red Deer artist Dawn Candy. READ

Mailbox thefts occurring at numerous locations in Red Deer this week

Thieves are blitzing areas of Red Deer, stealing mail. READ

Trust fund set up for victims of Sylvan Lake-area crash

Three Filipinos who came to Alberta for a new life will be remembered at a funeral service in Rocky Mountain House on Friday. READ

Edmonton authorities issue Amber Alert for 3 boys abducted from home

EDMONTON — Authorities in Edmonton have issued an Amber Alert for three children. READ

Crowdfunding site set up for laid off Wildrose caucus staff after floor crossing

A crowdfunding website is raising money for some Alberta Wildrose caucus staff who have lost their jobs since their leader and eight others crossed over to the Progressive Conservatives. READ

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