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Liam, Olivia top list of most popular baby names in Alberta

Alberta parents looking for something different to name their babies took a turn toward science fiction and fantasy in 2013. 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

Central Alberta couple charged with starving their baby

A west Central Alberta couple has been ordered to stand trial, accused of starving their baby. READ

Walk home turned fatal for young man

An autopsy has determined that a young man from Maskwacis died from exposure to the cold. READ

Transplanted Canadian grey wolves called too successful

It was a successful experiment in recovering an endangered species — too successful, for some, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now ponders lifting protections for transplanted Canadian grey wolves across the United States. READ

Cows and calves killed in barn roof collapse

A dairy barn north of Rocky Mountain House is the latest in the season’s growing list of roof casualties. READ

Avian flu claims life of Red Deer health-care worker

The Albertan who became the first person in North America to die from avian flu last week was from Red Deer. READ

Woman seriously injured in Penhold crash

One woman was taken to hospital in serious condition after a collision on Hwy 2A on Wednesday evening. READ

Tow, travel advisories issued for area highways

Warmer weather and blowing snow have turned the Hwy 2 north of Red Deer and surrounding highways into a “skating rink”, RCMP said Monday. READ

Sylvan Lake duo face drug trial next year

Sylvan Lake residents arrested in a drug raid on June 15 will go to trial next summer. READ

Charges dropped against Innisfail car dealer

Charges have been withdrawn against an Innisfail car dealer accused of theft. READ

Extendicare workers ratify contract

Union members at eight Extendicare seniors care facilities, including in Red Deer, have ratified settlement recommendations made by a government-imposed Disputes Inquiry Board in September. READ

Date for second trial involving Olds death not yet scheduled

A new trial date has yet to be set for the man accused of killing an Olds College student after an incident outside a bar in the late summer of 2010. READ

Olds woman killed in collision

An Olds woman has died in a two-vehicle crash west of Olds. READ

Calgary MLA Blackett leaving politics

Alberta’s former culture minister is about to become a former legislature member. READ

U.K secretly supporting Canada’s oilsands campaign: British report

A British media report says the U.K. government has been giving secret support at the very highest levels to Ottawa’s campaign against European penalties on its oilsands fuel, prompting environmentalists to call Britain Canada’s “partner in crime.” READ

Police say a package was likely the source of a blast that killed woman

Police confirm a blast that killed a disabled woman in a central Alberta town was likely caused by a package that was delivered to her home. READ

New drunk driving law to be in place by Christmas: premier

Premier Alison Redford says tough new drunk driving laws will be in place by Christmas. READ

Edmonton police officers called out by brass for bad driving statistics

Edmonton police officers are being reprimanded for a skyrocketing number of crashes involving police vehicles so far this year. READ

Premier says no plan to bring back Alberta Health premiums

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says her government won’t bring back health-care premiums. READ

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