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RDC unveil plans for 'iconic' Centre for Health, Wellness and Sport

Red Deer College’s new Centre for Health, Wellness and Sport will put both the educational institution and the city on the map, promises president Joel Ward.

“This is an extraordinary design. It really is iconic,” said Ward on Friday, as the public got a first look at detailed drawings of the $88-million project. READ

Anger, addictions issues sweated out at boot camp

Bringing military-style structure, discipline and confidence to prisoners has been the aim of a boot camp program at the Edmonton Remand Centre for the past two years. READ

Red Deer RCMP looking for thieves

Red Deer RCMP are looking for public help to identify a group of men who robbed and assaulted a man in the Normandeau neighbourhood on Aug. 22. READ

Man arrested on 33 warrants

Red Deer RCMP have arrested a man who turned out to be wanted on 33 warrants. READ

Blackfalds RCMP recover stolen recereational vehicles

Blackfalds RCMP recovered several stolen recreational vehicles, mowers and prohibited weapons on Wednesday. READ

Armed robbery suspect in custody

RCMP have a suspect in custody after an armed robbery near Alhambra on Wednesday. READ

Alberta energy minister says no royalty changes until end of 2016

Alberta oil and gas companies can put together their budgets for next year knowing at least one variable — royalty rates — will stay steady through the end of 2016, Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said Friday. READ

Alberta backs off from forcing epileptic girl to stop cannabis-derived treatment

Alberta appears to have stepped back from a fight to stop a four-year-old girl from receiving a marijuana-derived treatment for her seizures. READ

U.S. investigated report of civilian deaths following Canadian mission in Iraq

The American headquarters overseeing the war against Islamic insurgents in Iraq and Syria says there were multiple air strikes in Iraq on the same day and in the same vicinity where Canadian CF-18s were accused of causing civilian casualties. READ

Harper to trumpet economic report in speech to Ahmadiyya Muslim conference

Stephen Harper planned to use a speech Friday afternoon to a large Muslim gathering to trumpet a new economic report that he says validates his government’s policies. READ

Province wants conservation officer ousted from service for saving baby bears

A conservation officer who defied his bosses and refused to euthanize two orphaned bear cubs is being pushed out of his job, but he’s not being fired. READ

Decision reserved in Constitutional challenge of cross-border beer rules

Lawyers for a New Brunswick man fighting a fine for buying cheap booze and bringing it into the province reiterated their position that the provincial laws are unconstitutional as they presented closing arguments Friday. READ

Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman ends relationship with company he founded

Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman is ending his relationship with the adultery website he founded 14 years ago, weeks after the Toronto-based company was hacked in an attack that dealt a blow to its reputation for discretion. READ

B.C. judge says Pickton sex assault victim should have settled for $50,000

A jury was right to reject a woman’s claim that her life was ruined after a sexual assault by the brother of serial killer Robert Pickton, says a judge who awarded her no costs at trial. READ

Europe’s migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized. READ

Former boss remembers gunman in on-air killings as a 'professional victim’ while at TV station

Vester Flanagan constantly saw himself as the target in his conflicts with WDBJ-TV colleagues, leading his former boss to describe him as a “professional victim.” READ

10 years later, former President George W. Bush finds sympathetic crowds in Katrina’s wake

Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago. READ

Firefighters injured in Riverside blaze

Firefighters worked Tuesday night and early Wednesday to contain a strip mall fire in Riverside Drive Industrial area where part of the building’s roof collapsed. READ

Eckville man charged with numerous break and enters in Central Alberta

An Eckville man has been charged in connection with numerous break-and-enters throughout Central Alberta. READ

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