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UPDATE: Lee Specialties fined $90,000 for sale to Iran

A Red Deer tool maker has been fined $90,000 for selling illegal goods to a buyer in Iran. READ

Cash-grab concern leads to plebiscite on photo radar use in Alberta town

Residents of an Edmonton-area town were voting Monday in a plebiscite to determine whether they want photo radar to continue nabbing speeders in their community. READ

Sobeys prescribing legal battle over planned Alberta pharmacy rewards point ban

A plan by the regulator of Alberta pharmacists to ban stores from giving consumers reward points for purchases is turning into a prescription for a court battle. READ

Liepert beats Rob Anders for nomination

The man who defeated controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders for the nomination in Signal Hill took aim at one of the most powerful members of Stephen Harper’s cabinet late Saturday night. READ

Woman in custody found fit but later unresponsive

A woman taken into custody by RCMP in Maskwacis on Friday is in the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency while in holding. READ

Alison Redford still absent from Alberta legislature, but back on Twitter

Alison Redford resurfaced in Alberta politics Thursday, but only on Twitter. READ

Alberta legislature member Ken Hughes first in the race for premier, leader of Tories

The race to become Alberta’s 16th premier has its first entrant. READ

Former head of Alberta military base demoted, added to sex offender registry

A former commanding officer of an Armed Forces base in Alberta has been demoted after being found guilty of sexual assault. READ

Probable measles exposure case includes Red Deer-area elementary school

Alberta Health Services officials will provide more information Friday on what they are calling a new “probable” case of measles in the Central Zone. READ

Local pharmacist accused of tampering with prescriptions

Formal charges have been laid against a former Innisfail pharmacist accused of stealing a massive quantity of painkillers from her employer. READ

Culvert backup leads to big gush of water in Alberta town’s core

Water 30 centimetres deep led to a voluntary evacuation advisory in Peace River after a culvert that runs through the northwestern community overflowed. READ

Woman, 18, charged with first-degree murder

An O’Chiese teenager faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of a young man from the same area. READ

Alberta river forecasters better prepared for flooding

Alberta’s river forecasters say they’re better prepared than last year for flooding. READ

Alberta spent $460K a day on health consulting: Wildrose party documents

The Opposition Wildrose party says for more than a year Alberta Health Services billed taxpayers $460,000 daily for consultants. READ

Alberta government funding cuts force province’s only on-reserve jail to close

rovincial funding cuts have forced Alberta’s only on-reserve correctional centre to close. READ

Alberta politicians vote against gay-straight alliance bill for schools

EDMONTON — A private member’s bill that would make it mandatory for Alberta schools to allow for the creation of gay-straight alliances has been voted down in the legislature. READ

Ken Hughes quits Alberta cabinet, expected to run to be PCs leader

EDMONTON — Ken Hughes stepped down as Alberta’s municipal affairs minister Monday and is expected to soon launch a bid for the leadership of Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservative party. READ

Hancock wants trust fund shut down

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Dave Hancock has asked his governing Progressive Conservative party to wind down a controversial trust fund. READ

Friends launch campaign to find missing Edmonton woman

Seven new billboards went up in the Nordegg area over the weekend imploring the public for help in finding a missing Edmonton scientist. READ

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