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The province of Alberta was the butt of a joke on a popular U.S. late-night talk show earlier this week. Host Stephen Colbert poked fun at the province during an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which was shared to the show's YouTube channel on August 19.

During his bit, Colbert roasted Alberta for its "horrifying" number of syphilis cases.

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The top baby names in Alberta for 2020 have been revealed and it seems like Albertans can't get enough of one name in particular.

The top 10 names for girls in Alberta were:

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Back in August, Dan Levy announced on Twitter that he'd signed up for a class called Indigenous Canada through the University of Alberta. 

He invited everyone to join him in signing up, sharing that he would be hosting weekly discussions and question sessions with the professors. 

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As the great Bill Nye once said: "science rules." A professor from the University of Alberta has been declared a Nobel Prize winner and Trudeau is the proudest papa around. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a message of congratulations to Dr. Michael Houghton.

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Police are still investigating an Edmonton murder that involves a young victim and accused killer. Sierra Chalifoux-Thompson, 13, was attacked and killed on the night of Friday, October 2 while she was walking in the north end of the city. Now her family and police are trying to piece together what led up to such a tragic event.

Angela Chalifoux, Sierra's mom, told Narcity that her family is devastated and want answers.

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If you have an unusual skill you don't think the world will ever appreciate, don't you worry. 

An Edmonton teen's unconventional talents have gotten her featured on Ripley's Believe It Or Not

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If you need to be inspired today, look no further! This Canadian soccer superstar came to Canada as a 5-year-old refugee and has gone on to break countless sporting records. Oh, and Alphonso Davies' salary is now estimated to be around $5 million per season.

On Sunday, August 23, 19-year-old Alphonso Davies broke records by becoming the first and only male Canadian soccer player to lift the Champions League Final cup.

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What started as an innocent blunder by Trudeau during a press conference soon exploded into the hit new summer anthem. Then came all the covers and dance movements inspired by one simple phrase. We spoke with the creator of Speaking Moistly to understand why this song was created, and why it became such a triumph.

"The joy of seeing people enjoy it has really been the best part," said Edmonton-based musician Brock Tyler.

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There is no denying that the pandemic has changed up the news cycle in recent weeks. Due to the continuous stream of information, it can be easy to get lost in the weeds and not know what to believe. That's why an Alberta professor has made it his mission to tackle COVID-19 myths and get people to consume and share information responsibly. 

Narcity spoke to University of Alberta professor Tim Caulfield, who is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy. 

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He's the Canadian gift that keeps on giving! Ryan Reynolds donated $4,000 to Edmonton Food Bank to help them reach their $10,000 goal. He even left a sweet message to the city in Alberta. 

"We hit our goal of $10,000 dollars for the Edmonton Food Bank! Thanks to you and Ryan Reynolds who just dropped a cool 4k. Look at his donation message!" wrote Virgin Radio Edmonton on Facebook.

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