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RCMP issue open letter after apparent summer vacation boredom spawns vandalism

Mounties in two Edmonton-area communities are asking parents to keep a close eye on their children after a several acts of vandalism since school ended for the summer. READ

Alberta can do better job helping people navigate cancer care, says patient

An Alberta breast cancer survivor says if women are going to have to wait years for reconstructive surgery, the province needs to do a better job helping them along the way. READ

Douglas Garland makes brief court appearance charged with three counts of murder

A man charged with murder in the disappearance of a Calgary boy and his grandparents has made a brief appearance in court. READ

Garland charged with murders

Douglas Robert Garland’s appearance is unassuming — a balding, 54-year-old man with glasses and an average build, someone most people would pass on the street without a second look. READ

Alberta Liberal Party leader hosting barbecue in Red Deer Wednesday

People looking for a barbecue with a liberal helping of food and health-care policy can meet up with Dr. Raj Sherman today. READ

Murder charges formally laid in case of missing grandparents and child

CALGARY — A man who has been under investigation in the disappearance of a Calgary boy and his grandparents has been formally charged with their murders. READ

Alberta stalls $637 million in maintenance to health facilities, Liberals say

EDMONTON — Alberta is $637 million behind in maintenance for its hospitals, clinics, and care centres, the opposition Liberals said Monday. READ

Old forest, summer heat fuelling fire near Nordegg

Old forest untouched by fire for decades or more and hot, dry conditions have proved a challenging combination in the West Country. READ

Alberta deferring $637 million in maintenance to health facilities: Liberals

Alberta’s opposition Liberals say documents show the province is $637 million behind in maintaining its hospitals, clinics, and care centres. READ

Family of missing boy, grandparents won’t give up on finding them alive

CALGARY — Police say murder charges are pending in the mysterious case of a missing Calgary boy and his grandparents, but one relative says the family still hopes they’re alive. READ

Runaway wheel churns up concern after ripping into Calgary neighbourhood

Residents of three Calgary homes were left shaken after a big tire believed to have come off a semi crashed through their yards and destroyed some of their property. READ

Bail granted to person of interest in missing boy, grandparents case

A man that police call a ’person of interest’ in the disappearance of a five-year-old Calgary boy and his grandparents was granted bail Friday along with strict conditions. READ

Police say 4 killed in crash involving motorhome near Jasper from Germany, China

Police say a woman from Germany and a family from China died in a crash involving a motorhome and a car south of Jasper National Park. READ

Calgary police move on to second dump in search for missing boy, grandparents

Calgary police have moved to a second garbage dump as they continue their search for a missing boy and his grandparents. READ

Four dead, one injured, in Jasper National Park head-on crash

Alberta RCMP say the four people who were killed in a head-on collision in Jasper National Park are from two different countries. READ

Edmonton federal prison inmate killed himself after 162 days in segregation

A fatality inquiry report says an inmate at a federal prison in Edmonton killed himself after being held in segregation for 162 days. READ

Alberta charges 10 people with 323 wildlife poaching-related charges

Alberta has charged 10 people in the illegal killing of dozens of wild animals that were shot and left to rot on the ground west of Edmonton. READ

Lives lost when minivan rolls on busy stretch of southern Alberta highway

Two people have been killed in the crash of a minivan east of Calgary. READ

Mounties say fatal crash unavoidable when car met truck on Alberta road

A collision in central Alberta involving a gravel truck and a car has killed two people from Nanaimo, British Columbia. READ

Calgary police expand investigation into missing boy, grandparents, to landfill

Calgary police expanded their search for a missing boy and his grandparents to a garbage dump Wednesday, as the man they consider a person of interest in the case learned he could be released from custody as early as Friday. READ

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