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RMCP need assistance to locate Makayla Herman

Red Deer RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing youth.

Makayla Herman, 15, was reported missing on Wednesday. Police believe she may be headed to Fort McMurray. READ

Boss of biggest oilsands player calls for tougher action on climate change

Calls for tougher carbon pricing are coming from what may, on the surface, seem like an unlikely source: Calgary business leaders, including the boss of Canada’s biggest oilsands player. READ

Former Saskatchewan premier Calvert says Albertans need not fear royalty review

Former Saskatchewan NDP premier Lorne Calvert says oil and gas companies shouldn’t panic or lash out over the new Alberta government’s plans to review royalty rates. READ

Incoming Alberta premier Rachel Notley suspends rookie over photo

Incoming Alberta NDP premier Rachel Notley has suspended a rookie member of her caucus over a social media photo deemed homophobic by the party. READ

Incoming Alberta premier appoints longtime NDP member Brian Mason as house leader

Incoming Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has appointed longtime NDP MLA Brian Mason as the new government house leader. READ

Group raising $4M to buy large natural area outside Edmonton

An environmental group is trying to raise money to preserve what it calls one of the largest undeveloped landscapes near the city of Edmonton. READ

Incoming Alberta NDP premier says no full budget until the fall

Incoming Alberta premier Rachel Notley says her NDP government won’t be tabling a full provincial budget until the fall. READ

Consulting firm founder appointed as new lieutenant-governor of Alberta

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced businesswoman Lois Mitchell is the new lieutenant-governor of Alberta. READ

Canadians warned of scams with RCMP and Do Not Call List impersonators

Canadians are being warned about two telephone scams that involve impersonation of the RCMP and the National Do Not Call List. READ

U.S. House to consider repeal of meat labelling law

A U.S. House of Representatives committee is moving swiftly to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. READ

Canadians dealing with debt prudently despite record levels: Fraser Institute

Canadians are carrying record amounts of debt, but they are managing their finances prudently, according to a report by the Fraser Institute. READ

Shooting at traffic stop leaves Edmonton police officer wounded, civilian dead

An Edmonton police officer is in hospital and a civilian is dead after both were shot during a traffic stop on Monday night. READ

Congressional committee moves to avert trade war over meat labelling laws

A group of U.S. lawmakers hopes to move swiftly to avoid a trade war with Canada. READ

Recent climb of loonie, oil prices adds to economic uncertainty: Bank of Canada

The recent rise in oil prices and the exchange rate are adding to uncertainty about the direction of the country’s economy, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said Tuesday. READ

Preliminary hearing begins for man accused of killing Calgary boy, grandparents

A Calgary courtroom is packed today for the start of a preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing a child and his grandparents. READ

Edmonton police officer found not guilty in high-speed crash that killed senior

A judge has ruled that an Edmonton police officer was driving dangerously when he raced his unmarked car through an intersection, killing an 84-year-old woman. READ

Canada sets new greenhouse gas reduction target; critics call it weak

Canada has set a new greenhouse gas emission reduction target as it prepares for international talks later this year, but critics say the goal is the weakest among G-7 countries. READ

Alberta watchdogs to investigate shredding of documents at legislature

Two government watchdogs say they will investigate an anonymous whistleblower’s allegations that documents have been improperly shredded as Alberta prepares to change governments. READ

Edmonton man facing 3 charges after SUV crashes through house; no injuries

A man is facing three charges after a speeding sport-utility vehicle smashed through a fence and plowed through a house in Edmonton. READ

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