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Police have announced that a missing girl from Edmonton has been found safe in the U.S. and that a 41-year-old American man is now in custody.

The Edmonton Police Service shared in a news release that 13-year-old Lila Smith, who went missing over a week ago on Friday, June 24, was found in Oregon on the morning of Saturday, July 2.

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A lottery winner in Alberta had her trip to the laundromat turn into a life-changing event after winning $1 million on an instant ticket.

On June 12, Juanita Melenko was doing her laundry at a local laundromat in Vegreville and decided to buy two $100 Ultimate instant tickets from a gas station to add a little excitement to laundry day between loads.

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Ever since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, there's been a huge surge in demand to get hold of Canadian passports. However, one B.C. TikTok user showed the lengths she was willing to go to get her new passport.

The TikTok account, @twofoodpiggies, is run by Whitney, who documented her journey travelling across provinces from Vancouver, B.C. to Edmonton, Alberta, all to get a new passport because of the long wait times.

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Almost 1,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes after severe flooding hit the community of Chateh in Northern Alberta.

Flooding in the region has been blamed on heavy rain, combined with snowmelt, leading to a mandatory evacuation notice being issued to the residents of the Dene Tha’ First Nation at Chateh.

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Two cities in Alberta have already been declared as having some of the most affordable housing markets in the world. Now, they've also topped the list for having the best work-life balance in Canada.

The Work / Life Balance Index by holiday search engine Holidu singled out Edmonton as the top city in Canada, followed immediately by its Albertan neighbour Calgary.

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Canada has some truly amazing wildlife, but you want to make sure you're seeing them at a safe distance.

A dog walker from Red Deer, Alberta, came face-to-face with one of Canada's largest animals after a moose charged at her dogs and the whole ordeal looked so scary.

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A lottery player in Alberta won a huge sum of money in the Lotto Max draw — but only after double-checking his ticket.

Chad Perriot, from Grand Prairie, thought he had only won $100 in the March 29 Lotto Max draw but after a second inspection of his ticket using the Lotto app, he realized he was off by a long way. He had, in fact, won $100,000.

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Edmonton Police have confirmed that seven people initially charged with attempted murder will face upgraded charges now that a teenager has died.

Officers were called to McNally High School at 2:44 p.m. on April 8 after the report of an assault on a 16-year-old man.

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There are a lot of reasons to choose to live in Alberta, with its stunning natural scenery and access to some of the greatest hikes in the world. However, a new report has also found that Edmonton and Calgary are actually two of the most affordable cities for housing in the world, so now your wallet will be happy too.

In the 2022 edition of the Demographia International Housing Affordability report, the Urban Reform Institute and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy looked at the affordability of housing in eight nations around the world.

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A photographer from Edmonton has won the World Press Photo of the Year for a picture taken at the site of a residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

Amber Brack, a freelance photographer, said she was "thrilled" that the photo had won the title and gave thanks to the Indigenous communities who "honour their missing children."

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An infectious diseases doctor is warning that not enough Albertans have received a third COVID-19 vaccine dose, despite the province beginning the rollout of fourth doses.

Dr. Lynora Saxinger, an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Alberta, urged people in the province — particularly those aged 65 and older — to get a third vaccine dose, as a "poor uptake" has led to more people getting sick.

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The Alberta government has come up with a way to keep wild boar in the province under control, and it plans to pay $75 bounties to hunters and trappers for each wild boar that is caught.

In a statement, the government said new measures were needed to "eliminate the destructive pest's threat to crops, livestock and the environment."

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