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MISSING: Ponoka RCMP searching for 20 year old man

Austin Weinrich reported missing since Jan. 7, might be in Ponoka or Vegreville areas

Hog farm in Alberta first in province to have deadly pig disease

A 400-head hog farm operation was found to have the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus.

Bank of Canada holds interest rate, views oil slump as temporary soft patch

The bank is now projecting growth to be just 1.7 per cent in 2019, down from its October forecast of 2.1 per cent

Drone operators subject to age limit, certification under new federal rules

The new regulations, which come into effect June 1, apply to all drone operators

Red Deer teacher faces sex-related charges

Norman Joseph Howes will appear in court Jan. 17th

Austrian train workers rescue wild goat buried in snowdrift

The animal was stuck in a snowdrift at the side of tracks in the Gesaeuse national park

Shoppers Drug Mart starts selling medical cannabis online

Patients will still have to go to a pharmacy to begin the process

Third time and a bit is the charm when it comes to quitting smoking

Roughly five million Canadians smoked either daily or occasionally in 2017

Trump pleads on TV for wall funding to fix border ‘crisis’

Trump called on Democrats saying it was “immoral” for “politicians to do nothing”

Kids and teens vulnerable as Canadian flu cases start to surge

This season began earlier than last, and the predominant circulating A strain is H1N1

Alberta cop investigated after running over deer several times

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is on the case involving a Lethbridge officer

Facility’s CEO resigns after woman in vegetative state for decade gives birth

Police served a warrant to get DNA from all male staff at the long-term care facility in Phoenix

  • Jan 8, 2019

UPDATE: Autopsy determines sudden death near Wetaskiwin as homicide

The 40-year-old wetaskiwin man was found dead on the road Jan. 6 at 1 a.m.

Road work, fire truck among 2018 successes for Bashaw

Mayor reflects back on previous year, though would rather forget all about water

Innisfail RCMP seek information from the public on two hit and run collisions

Two vehicles parked on a residential street in Penhold had been struck and damaged in a hit and run

Feds didn’t fully assess requirements in towing vessel contract, tribunal says

The vessels are to be used on contract by the Canadian Coast Guard to tow away broken-down vessels in B.C. waters

Wandering seal visits Newfoundland town, seems keen to stay

The seal was spotted Saturday outside the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre

London’s Heathrow briefly halts flights due to drone report

The shutdown at Heathrow follows the pre-Christmas shutdown of London’s Gatwick Airport

California wildfire costliest natural disaster in 2018

Northern California wildfire that killed dozens of people and burned down the town of Paradise