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Mother wants some good to come out of her adopted son’s death

Filled with compassion and forgiveness, the adoptive mother of a Red Deer teen killed in Calgary last week reflected on how those who committed the act must feel.

“I feel so terrible for the family and those boys who have to live with this for the rest of their lives,” said Lynda Marance. “My son is free. READ

Wildlife hospital on brink of extinction

Injured and sick animals in Central Alberta may be sent to either Calgary or Edmonton for care should the Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s hospital be forced to close. READ

One man dead in collision with gravel truck

One man is dead after a car struck a gravel truck west of Rocky Mountain House on Monday. READ

Fentanyl seized during Lacombe traffic stop

Lacombe Police Service seized 40 hits of an illicit drug that is taking lives at an alarming rate in the province. READ

Red Deer RCMP seek missing woman

Red Deer RCMP are looking for a 30-year-old woman who went missing on Monday. READ

RCMP identify human remains near Edmonton as woman missing for more than decade

Mounties in Alberta say they may be dealing with a serial killer after identifying the remains of a woman south of Edmonton. READ

Hunt on for driver after pedestrian killed in Calgary hit-and-run accident

A pedestrian is dead after what police are calling a late-night hit-and-run collision in Calgary. READ

Two Calgary men convicted in elaborate Ponzi scheme sentenced to 12 years each

A judge has sentenced two men to 12 years in prison for one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history. READ

TransAlta timed power outages to drive up prices: Alberta commission

CALGARY — The Alberta Utilities Commission has concluded that TransAlta Corp. deliberately timed power outages at power plants at peak times in order to drive up electricity prices. READ

Commander charged with sex-related offences against cadets

The commander of one of the country’s most famous infantry battalions faces serious, sex-related charges, less than a week after the country’s new defence chief pledged to eradicate sexual misconduct in the military. READ

Three Ontario sisters say they were stopped by police for biking topless

Three Ontario sisters who say they were cycling topless when a police officer told them to cover up are organizing a Bare With Us rally to help raise awareness about women’s rights. READ

'Incredible’ Manitoba tornado lasted up to three hours: Environment Canada

Officials were tallying damage Tuesday from a tornado that hit rural areas of southwestern Manitoba and lasted up to what Environment Canada called an “incredible” three hours. READ

Olivia Chow returns to NDP to run in federal election

Former MP Olivia Chow is making a comeback to the NDP ahead of the upcoming federal election. READ

Baby to inherit millions if proven progeny of murdered West Vancouver man

A Chinese woman trying to prove her baby daughter has sole claim to the fortune of a murdered West Vancouver millionaire has won her bid for a paternity test. READ

Government reacts cautiously to possible classified document breach

The federal government is saying little about an apparent breach involving classified information — one that could snowball into a serious compromise of closely guarded secrets. READ

Military ombudsman says cadets injured in 1974 explosion were mistreated

Cadets severely injured in a grenade explosion at a military-run summer camp in Quebec in 1974 but ineligible for long-term care were mistreated and deserve immediate compensation, says the Canadian Forces ombudsman. READ

Libyan court sentences Gadhafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, to death over killings in 2011 uprising

Moammar Gadhafi’s son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country’s 2011 uprising. READ

Syrian militants, rebels capture hills in northwest in push toward government strongholds

Syrian militants and other rebels captured strategic hills and a power station in the northwest on Tuesday, a push that brings them closer to several President Bashar Assad’s strongholds, activists said. READ

New York prison worker pleads guilty to helping 2 convicted killers in their elaborate escape

A U.S. prison worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out in a brazen, elaborate escape that captured the world’s attention for more than two weeks. READ

2 Zimbabweans arrested, American being sought for killing of protected lion named Cecil

Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. READ

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