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RCMP investigating attempted child luring

Red Deer RCMP are searching for an older Caucasian male who attempted to lure an eight-year-old girl into his truck on Monday morning.

The incident occurred at about 8:45 a.m. as the girl was walking to Mattie McCullough Elementary School in Lancaster neighbourhood. READ

Two killed in collision near Eckville

Two people are dead following a three-vehicle collision near Eckville late Friday afternoon. READ

Two Opposition Wildrose members, Towle and Donovan, cross floor to Alberta PCs

Two members of Alberta's Wildrose party are crossing the floor to sit with the governing Progressive Conservatives. READ

Thanks given by Muslims in Alberta community for cleaning up hate message

Muslims in Cold Lake, have held a special prayer service to offer thanks for the community's support after their mosque was vandalized. READ

Alberta Health Services postpones surgeries after residue found on instruments

Alberta Health Services says it has postponed almost five dozen surgeries at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge after a dark residue was found on some instruments. READ

Second young man accused in prominent child porn case in Halifax pleads guilty

A second young man accused in a prominent child pornography case pleaded guilty in youth court Monday to distributing a sexually graphic image of a 15-year-old girl who later died following a suicide attempt. READ

Coroner's inquest into Quebec seniors' fire hears dramatic 911 calls

The coroner's inquest into the fire that killed 32 people at a seniors' residence in Quebec last January has heard dramatic 911 calls from the night of the deadly blaze. READ

City, police sites in Ottawa hacked amid claims teen suspect is being framed

A statement posted online says attacks on the Ottawa police website are in retaliation for what it claims are police efforts to frame an innocent teen. READ

Conservatives brace for bad news auditor general report on veterans care

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has waded into the controversy over unspent funds at Veterans Affairs. READ

Conservative trap to ensnare Liberal candidate ends up embarrassing Tories

The latest Conservative sting operation aimed at discrediting a prominent Liberal candidate has instead wound up embarrassing several Tory MPs, including senior cabinet minister Jason Kenney. READ

Pricier bacon and butts help push Canada’s annual inflation to 2.4 % last month

The climbing costs of bacon, smokes and natural gas helped propel the country’s annual inflation rate to the unexpected mark of 2.4 per cent last month, its fastest clip in since early 2012, Statistics Canada said Friday. READ

Pipeline protesters in conservation area vow to fight on as survey work begins

First Nations vowed to stand in unity with anti-pipeline protesters as police kept up the arrests Friday in a Metro Vancouver conservation area where crews resumed survey work for the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. READ

Intelligence agency’s case disclosures rise in fight against terror, dirty cash

New figures show Canada’s financial sleuthing agency disclosed more than 1,000 pieces of intelligence to police and security agencies last year. READ

Status of Women Canada approved few projects focused on aboriginal women

The federal agency that’s supposed to promote the equality and advancement of women has only approved a handful of projects in recent years that had anything to do with aboriginals. READ

Canadian mining company Nevsun says allegations of human rights abuses unfounded

A Vancouver-based mining company says allegations of human rights violations at the Bisha open pit mine in northeastern Africa are unfounded and it will defend itself from a civil suit filed this week in B.C. Supreme Court. READ

New York Thruway reopens as snow ends in Buffalo

A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. READ

A divided Republican party searches for an answer to Obama on immigration

Sputtering with indignation, the Republican party promises there will be consequences for U.S. President Barack Obama’s sweeping, unilateral move on immigration. READ

Bandits in Guinea steal blood samples believed to be infected with Ebola

It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. READ

Edmonton recycler fined for waste-water dump into North Saskatchewan River

An Edmonton company has been fined for dumping industrial waste water into a storm sewer that flowed into the North Saskatchewan River. READ

Alcohol believed factor in one of two fatal collisions on Alberta’s highways

Two people have been killed in separate highway crashes in central Alberta. READ

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