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The canoe’s role in the making of Canada is as deep as any river or lake that runs through this vast country.

Adventurous fur traders and explorers like David Thompson and Alexander Mackenzie travelled westward by canoe toward the Pacific Ocean along challenging waterways, meeting and trading with indigenous peoples. The result was they opened up what was once known as Rupert’s Land, which the Hudson’s Bay Company claimed. READ

Doodling for fun, profit

Patrick LaMontagne can’t escape politics. But the syndicated editorial cartoonist said that luckily many politicians have interesting faces he can play with. READ

People could be allowed back to fire-ravaged Fort McMurray as early as June 1

The Alberta government says people from the fire-ravaged city of Fort McMurray could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe. READ

Accused acquitted after judge rules search that found 78 kilos illegal

An accused drug trafficker walked free from a Red Deer court on Tuesday after a judge ruled police searched his pickup illegally. READ

Two sudden deaths in Red Deer not related: RCMP

Red Deer RCMP say two sudden deaths in Red Deer on Saturday are not connected. READ

RCMP arrest man considered armed and dangerous

A man considered armed and dangerous and facing Red Deer and Blackfalds charges has been arrested. READ

Motorcyclist from Sylvan Lake killed in collision

A 28-year-old Sylvan Lake man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Jasper National Park on Monday. READ

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Red Deer and area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the City of Red Deer and surrounding areas. READ

'Give me a chance:’ Omar Khadr asks Canadians after 13 years in prison

EDMONTON — Omar Khadr arrived at his new home Thursday after almost 13 years behind bars — four of them as a convicted war criminal — and asked Canadians to give him a chance to show he’s worthy of their trust. READ

Sentencing underway for woman who ordered dog attack

A Sundre woman will soon learn her sentence for ordering her dogs to viciously attack a woman in 2012. READ

Air and ground searches begin for missing 68-year-old woman

The search for the 68-year-old woman from the Red Deer area who disappeared almost a week ago intensified with air and ground searches on Wednesday. READ

The stress of not knowing

It is most unusual for Roze Burk to go out in the evening on her own. The 68-year-old woman — last seen on Thursday evening at the Deer Park Co-op in Red Deer — is a homebody. She loves her cats and dogs, especially her beloved West Highland terrier named Jewel, given to her by family a few years ago. READ

Package that closed part of West Edmonton Mall turns out to be DVD player

EDMONTON — A portion of West Edmonton Mall was closed to shoppers Tuesday today as police investigated a suspicious package. Officers said they determined after an hour that a mysterious box left on a bench outside a sports store was a DVD player. READ

Four children injured in Three Hills area ATV incident

Three Hills RCMP are investigating after four children under the age of 10 were injured in an ATV incident on Wednesday. READ

Sneaking man suspect in credit card theft

Red Deer RCMP are searching for a suspect in a credit card theft. READ

Suspects fled after two police cars rammed; still on loose

Police are on the lookout for two men after a couple of police cars were rammed and damaged with a stolen vehicle, Red Deer RCMP said on Wednesday. READ

Prentice takes the reins

EDMONTON — Alberta premier-designate Jim Prentice began the job of righting the listing Progressive Conservative ship Sunday by announcing his transition team. Prentice, in an email, announced his five-member team to take him to the premier’s office. READ

Some residents still out as High River rebuilds

HIGH RIVER — Fred Plotnikoff and his girlfriend Bert Ager’s home has been a tiny room in a trailer for the last 10 months. READ

Man shot near Pine Lake

A man is in hospital and is expected to recover after being shot in the rural Pine Lake area early Monday morning. READ

Owner agrees to have dog put down after animal bites woman in Calgary

A dog owner in Calgary has chosen to have the animal put down after it unexpectedly attacked a woman and bit her. Animal services officials say the woman had to go to hospital after she was bitten while out walking on Wednesday. READ

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