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Nasty viral illness among Alberta wildfire evacuees increases, spreads

An outbreak of stomach flu is affecting people forced from their homes by the wildfire in the Fort MacMurray area. READ

Alberta power grid regulator finalizing plan to boost renewable energy investment

The head of Alberta's power grid operator says he expects to finish a report before the end of the month on how to increase renewable energy investments in the province. READ

Prime minister thanks fire fighters in Fort McMurray, says he'll visit Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he'll visit fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Friday. READ

Fort McMurray funeral home staff hauled body, cremated remains during evacuation

As residents of Fort McMurray snatched up key belongings before fleeing their homes last week, employees at the northern Alberta community's lone funeral home packed a more "precious" cargo. READ

Red Cross has raised $60M for fire evacuees

The large amount of money donated to the Red Cross to help Fort McMurray fire evacuees is eclipsing public support for past Canadian disasters. READ

Fort McMurray firefighters save homes of others, but lose their own

A Fort McMurray firefighter says many of the city's crew members have lost their own homes in a wildfire that has destroyed part of the Alberta oilsands capital. READ

Man accused in stabbing death at Calgary Stampede to stand trial

A man accused in a stabbing death during last year's Calgary Stampede has been ordered to stand trial. READ

Pint sized Alfred E. Neuman Canadian lookalike basking in the spotlight

A seven-year-old Medicine Hat, Alta. boy is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame after catching the attention of Mad Magazine due to his marked resemblance to Alfred E. Neuman. READ

Calgary police investigation fire deaths of five men

Police in Calgary are trying to determine if a fire that killed five men on the weekend is suspicious. READ

As risk of farm losses rise, so too do number of farmers buying crop insurance

Kelly McIntyre has tilled the soils of northwestern Alberta for more than 30 years, but only this spring did he conclude that he needed crop insurance. READ

Evacuees in Edmonton coping with outbreak of stomach virus

After being forced from their homes by fire, some Fort McMurray evacuees are now having to cope with what health officials believe is an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis. READ

Fort McMurray wildfire will leave toxic legacy: experts

Danger from the Fort McMurray wildfire that has destroyed entire city blocks in the northern Alberta city won't end when the flames stop. READ

Trudeau turns down Russian, U.S., Mexican offers to help fight Fort Mac wildfire

Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there's no need for international assistance. READ

Atlantic provinces donate $250,000 to Alberta wildfire relief efforts

Relief efforts for people affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire will be getting a $250,000 boost from the four Atlantic Provinces. READ

Saskatchewan watching Fort McMurray fire approach, but no imminent threat

The Fort McMurray wildfire and another blaze in northern Alberta are moving towards Saskatchewan, but have not crossed the provincial boundary as quickly as initially feared. READ

Astronomical odds: Naturally conceived identical quads born to Alberta couple

An Alberta couple will have added reasons to celebrate when they mark their first wedding anniversary next month. READ

'An apocalyptic movie:' Fire forces thousands to flee in Fort McMurray

The leader of Alberta's Opposition says that much of the downtown in the northern oil hub of Fort McMurray is being destroyed by fire. READ

Calgary landlord 'shocked' to find unattended senior in rental home

The Calgary police elder abuse unit is investigating after some rental-home tenants fled in the middle of the night, leaving a brain-damaged senior alone in the house without any food or water. 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

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