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Premier Rachel Notley downplays oil price concerns after Iran nuclear deal

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley downplayed concerns Tuesday that a lifting of Iranian sanctions would harm the province’s energy sector, though experts warned the Islamic republic’s nuclear agreement could result in an increase in global oil supply, thereby pushing back any recovery. READ

Generosity passed on: Edmonton bar staff decide to donate $1,000 tip to charity

Staff at an Edmonton bar have no doubt added to their good karma by donating a hefty tip from a satisfied customer. READ

Review coming after death of fourth horse in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

There will be a review of animal safety following the death of a fourth horse during the chuckwagon racing event at this year’s Calgary Stampede. 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

Father, infant daughter die after collision near Alix

A father and his 10-month-old daughter have died following a two-vehicle collision near Alix on Sunday. READ

Growing wildfire forces people from Maligne Valley in Jasper National Park

A wildfire burning in Jasper National Park has grown substantially as staff work to get campers and other visitors out of the area. READ

Three dead, seven injured, in separate overnight crashes in Alberta

Two people are dead and six others are injured following a collision in central Alberta. READ

Alberta government to build new cancer centre at Foothills hospital in Calgary

Alberta’s NDP government says a new cancer centre will be built at Calgary’s Foothills hospital. READ

Environmental groups say $16K fine for pipeline spill not even a slap on wrist

An energy company with a history of pipeline problems has been fined and warned by Alberta’s regulator for a 2013 spill that sent millions of litres of salty water into the muskeg. READ

Up, up then taken away: man charged after flying in chair attached to balloons

A Calgary man got more than he bargained for when he flew over the city in a lawn chair attached to helium balloons and then had to parachute to safety. READ

Oilsands cleanup may not be adequately funded: Alberta auditor general

Alberta’s auditor general says the province may not be requiring oilsands companies to save enough money to ensure their gigantic mines are cleaned up at the end of their life. READ

Pipelines, climate change on the agenda as Harper, Notley meet in Calgary

Climate change, pipelines and flood mitigation were on the agenda Monday as Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Stephen Harper had their first formal meeting. 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

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