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Calgary imam urges feds to do more to fight terrorist recruiters in Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government must step up its efforts to counter the radicalization and recruitment of young Canadians by extremist Islamic groups, a Calgary imam said Friday.

And Syed Soharwardy said people who return from abroad after a stint with radicals in Syria or Iraq should be under a police microscope as soon as they land. READ

Alberta athlete, 101, claims silver medal in javelin at seniors games

A 101-year-old Alberta woman is adding another track and field medal to her collection. READ

Lawyers to appear in court to represent ’disadvantaged’ who are denied legal aid

Alberta’s legal-aid lawyers say they will help would-be clients denied financial aid by helping them bring applications to court. READ

Tory leadership candidate says $20K cell charges due to minister in distress

Alberta Tory leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk says the reason he rang up more than $20,000 in international data roaming charges on one trip was because a cabinet minister called him in distress. READ

Brad Wall says time to scrap ’dumb’ trade rules as West launches review

The premiers of Canada’s three western provinces announced Thursday they’re going to review the remaining trade barriers between them as part of their New West Partnership. READ

Man accused of stabbing 5 people to death in Calgary faces another delay

A psychiatric assessment for a man accused of stabbing five young people in Calgary’s worst mass murder is complete but its results won’t be known for another month. READ

Slain RCMP officer’s police dog to return to work soon

The memory of Const. Dave Ross still looms large over the grounds at the RCMP Police Dog Services Training Centre south of Innisfail, especially this month as his former canine partner Danny has returned to retrain and bond with a new handler. READ

Alberta plans to borrow $3B less; on track for higher surplus

The Alberta government says it plans to reduce its borrowing by almost $3 billion and is on track for a higher than expected surplus this fiscal year. READ

Calgary mayor concerned about new level of bureaucracy in ambulance calls

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is concerned that the pending takeover of ambulance dispatching by Alberta Health Services could slow response times. READ

Historic passenger jet that once flew western Canadian skies target of theft

Some potentially valuable parts have taken wing from a former passenger jet that was among the last aircraft to fly out of Edmonton’s former downtown airport last year. READ

Teenager clad in dark clothing struck, killed on southern Alberta highway

A 16-year-old boy has been struck and killed while walking on a southern Alberta highway. READ

Calgary pilot dies after small home-built plane crashes in eastern Alberta

The pilot of a small, home-built aircraft has died after his plane crashed into some trees in eastern Alberta. READ

Alberta Tory leadership candidate Lukaszuk apologizes for pricey roaming bill

Alberta Tory leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk apologized Monday for ringing up more than $20,000 in international data roaming charges on one trip. READ

Parole board gives more home visits to man convicted in Mayerthorpe RCMP deaths

A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties is getting more unescorted, temporary absences from prison. READ

’They are terrorists and must be punished:’ Calgary imam speaks out against ISIS

CALGARY — A prominent imam intends to draw attention to what he calls the “un-Islamic” beliefs and actions of ISIS in light of the murder of a U.S. journalist. READ

Photo-like image tops online voting for new Alberta licence plate

Online polling to choose a new Alberta licence plate has closed and the most realistic of three designs has come out on top. Kathleen Range of Service Alberta says the photo-like image of a field and mountains got almost 50 per cent approval. READ

Paleontologists looking for another dino egg nest

WARNER, Alta. — A deep ravine in southern Alberta known as Devil’s Coulee may be about to yield more of its secrets to paleontologists from the Royal Tyrrell Museum. READ

Tory leadership hopeful Jim Prentice promises political term limits

Alberta Tory leadership hopeful Jim Prentice says he will introduce term limits on provincial politicians if he becomes premier. Prentice says the restrictions would be three terms for members of the legislature and two terms for premier. READ

Two men charged with triple-murder of family

Two men are facing murder charges in the deaths of one of their families in central Alberta. READ

Oilsands, deepwater among riskiest energy plays in the world, report says

Some of the world’s costliest energy projects are in Alberta’s oilsands and some could be cancelled without higher oil prices, according to a new report by a financial think-tank that focuses on climate risk. READ

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