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2 hrs ago | Canada.com

Braid: Planes may be grounded but other abuses continue

It's an odd meeting to imagine - a cabinetload of ministers, many of them frequent flyers, voting unanimously to sell their airborne entitlements. From the new finance minister, Robin Campbell, to the most junior returning ministers, they've flown for years on Canada's most elaborate provincial government airline, without guilt or apology, and often with belligerent defiance.

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6 hrs ago | Canada.com

'Black Cat Sue,' weekend stabbing victim, was bubbly, outgoing

The Calgary Fire Department aquatic team search the Elbow River for a suspected murder weapon from the death of Susan Elko. Susan Rae Elko was an outgoing and bubbly woman, who loved her family, never hesitated to help even complete strangers, and had just begun a new chapter in her life with the launch of her own business.

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10 hrs ago | CBC News

Alleged animal torturer Nicolino Camardi denied bail

In January, an emaciated husky dog was found in a southeast alley. One week later, a cat was discovered in the same area.

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14 hrs ago | CBC News

Q&A: Has the enterovirus D-68 strain made it to B.C.?

A respiratory virus that has been sweeping across the United States in recent weeks has been confirmed to have made more than a dozen children ill in Alberta, and is suspected in over a dozen children's hospitalizations in Washington State. is not uncommon, but the D-68 strain usually is, and it tends to cause more serious symptoms including wheezing, trouble breathing and children not eating.

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18 hrs ago | CBC News

Weekend homicide victim was stabbed to death, police say

Officers were called to this building on Holy Cross Lane S.W. for reports of a woman in distress on Sunday. Autopsy results showed Susan Rae Elko, 39, was stabbed to death.

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22 hrs ago | CBC News

Lethbridge school defends actions after suspending student selling Pepsi

School board administrators in Lethbridge, Alta. are defending their suspension policies after a Grade 12 student refused to stop selling Pepsi out of his locker.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Thomson: New faces in Alberta cabinet not particularly new

Check out pictures from the Kaleido Family Arts Festival held Sept. 13, 2014 on Alberta Avenue.

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CNews

Murder charge for man who allegedly opened fire on street killing innocent bystander

Calgary police transport the man that was re-arrested on Wednesday for reckless use of a firearm -- in relation to events surrounding the shooting death of 26-year-old Natasha Farah -- in downtown Calgary, Alta. on Thursday August 28, 2014.

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WILX-TV Lansing

Enbridge, Agencies to Simulate Oil Spill Response

Emergency response agencies will participate this week in an exercise simulating a worst-case spill from oil pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. The U.S. Coast Guard's 9th District says the drill will be conducted Wednesday in Indian River.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

MI simulates oil spill

Emergency response agencies will participate this week in an exercise simulating a worst-case spill from oil pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. The U.S. Coast Guard's 9th District says the drill will be conducted Wednesday in Indian River.

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Canada.com

Peters' Drive-Inn to open Red Deer location

"We have been actively searching for expansion opportunities north of Calgary for some time. When driving back from Edmonton we noticed a property on Gasoline Alley that was for lease.

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The Guardian

Canada's beef industry not up to the challenge of changing consumer demands

Calgary used to be synonymous with the Stampede - mention Calgary anywhere in the world and people pictured cowboys and Alberta beef. However, a recent survey done for Calgary Economic Development is showing that the perception of Calgary has changed from agriculture to oil.

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WestJet charges $25 bag fee for economy fares

The cost of flying is increasing for millions of Canadian passengers after WestJet Airlines announced it will start charging some economy fare customers a fee to check their first bag on flights within Canada and to the United States. The new fee, ranging between $25 and $29.50 depending on provincial taxes, will apply to all new bookings made starting Monday for travel on WestJet and its regional airline Encore as of Oct. 29. WestJet said the new charge - to be paid at check-in or up to 24 hours online before travel - is expected to affect one in five of its travellers, or some 4.4 million passengers a year.

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Canada NewsWire

Media Advisory: Canada's Internet community convenes in Calgary

This event will cover online security, global Internet governance and lagging adoption of e-commerce by Canadian small business. This event is fully open to members of the media and interviews with keynote speakers and experts can be arranged.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

CNN

The Miracles of Nature

Im Christy Turner- I live in Calgary, Alberta and I have been chasing the Aurora as a hobby going on three years now. Never is it the same show twice, and always, it spellbinds, amazes, and places me in awe.

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The Windsor Star

City's first Recovery Day brings community support to beat adiction

Mara Alexander, left, and Chuck Smith came to Windsor's first Recovery Day on Saturday to share their stories of recovering from addiction Freeing herself from addiction allowed her to go back to school, reconnect with her family and have the strength to confront her fears and chase after her goals. "I'm able to be a part of people's lives today and give back to my community and individuals who come into my life," Alexander said.

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CBC News

Police investigating after woman found dead in Mission home

Police say they were called to a residence in the 200 block of Holy Cross Lane S.W. where they discovered the woman dead in the residence. Police won't say whether the person of interest was brought in to custody from the residence or from nearby.

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CBC News

Elk mating season ramps up as Parks Canada warns people to steer clear

It's the time of year when a male elk's thoughts turn to romance - and Parks Canada's turn to warning people that elk romance can be dangerous. Bulls can become aggressive during rutting season and park officials are warning visitors and residents to steer clear of the animals to avoid getting injured.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Calgarians of all faiths gather at City Hall in protest of Islamic extremism

Christianne Boudreau, left and Imam Syed Soharwardy during the multi-faith rally against terrorism at City Hall in Calgary on September 13, 2014. A small group of demonstrators gathered outside City Hall Saturday afternoon in protest of Islamic radicals - including several from Calgary - fighting with terrorist groups in the Middle East.

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CBC News

City to help elderly, disabled with 'Snowtember' tree clearing

Elderly Calgarians and people physically unable to clear fallen tree limbs from their property will get some help from the city. Crews are busy clearing away fallen branches from this week's snowstorm, dubbed 'Snowtember' on social media, but homeowners are responsible for looking after their own property.

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