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Man facing 24 charges after standoff with RCMP near Swan Hills

A 42-year-old man is facing two dozen charges after allegedly fleeing police in a stolen vehicle before barricading himself inside a second stolen vehicle off Highway 33. 368 more words

Crime

Armed standoff near Swan Hills ended: RCMP

A police situation involving a “stolen vehicle with an armed suspect” ended late Wednesday night, but RCMP continue to investigate.

RCMP had asked drivers to avoid Highway 33 between Highway 2 and Swan Hills late Wednesday afternoon as officers responded the standoff. 118 more words

Crime

Dry winter could lead to active wildfire season in Alberta

A University of Alberta professor says Alberta could potentially face an active wildfire season this spring, nearly a year after the Fort McMurray wildfire ravaged thousands of hectares, destroyed hundreds of houses and displaced an entire community. 548 more words

Weather

Happy B-day Phil

So…I might be one of those people…I like to finish my Christmas shopping by October. (It may not actually happen, but I LIKE to try.) And this year I will be able to finish birthday shopping for Phil at least four months before the actual day. 135 more words

Running

Sometimes you just can't win!

Digging in the forest we are always encountering tree roots. It’s a great test when you miss them all. Most days your shovel is sharp enough that you hardly notice the roots as the shovel blade slices through them. 98 more words

Archaeology

Financial impact of Fort McMurray wildfire reaches almost $10 billion

An assessment of the total financial effect of last spring’s Fort McMurray wildfire is pegging the direct and indirect costs of the blaze at almost $10 billion. 523 more words

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