June 30, 2015
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Medicine Hat Proves Idealism and Realism Can Walk Hand in Hand

This year, Medicine Hat became the first city in Canada to effectively end homelessness. Almost 900 people in this small town of 61,000 have been placed in rent-free apartments or houses. And the benefits are clear: police calls and hospital emergency room visits are down. "You're going to end homelessness? Yeah ok, good one," he recalls thinking. But the society argued that the $20,000 per year cost of housing someone was as much as four times less than the expense of policing and health care when that person lived on the streets.

LOOK: Northern Alberta Is SO Smoky Right Now

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Girl In Hospital After Rattlesnake Bite In Alberta Park

Alberta Minimum Wage Goes Up, To Hit $15 Per Hour By 2018

Police Investigate After Baby Left In Hot Car

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WestJet Flight Lands In Saskatoon After Threat

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Oilers Make Their 4th Number 1 Overall Pick In 6 Years

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Edmonton Man Charged After Girl Sexually Assaulted In Pet Store

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David Crosby Says Joni Mitchell Is Still Unable To Speak

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Who Notley Has Picked To Handle Alberta's Sensitive Files

Thief Returns Deceased Boy's Bike, Apologizes To Family

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Meet The Man Who Will Lead Alberta's Royalty Review

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Kids Rescued From Hot Car At Calgary Mall

How Alberta's Holding Up 1 Year After The Oil Crash Began

Alberta Legislature Wraps Up Spring Session

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'It's Going To Be A Dream Come True'

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This Is How Much City Employees Make In Calgary

Two Big Carbon Emitters Give Thumbs Up To Alberta's New Rules

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► Drone Shows Spectacular Change In River After Alberta Floods

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Even He Can't Stop Connor McDavid From Being 'Taken' By The Oilers

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Look How The Tables Have Turned Now That Oil Has Collapsed

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Alberta Overhauls Emissions, Greenhouse Gas Rules

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Alberta Tweaks Greenhouse Gas Rules

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Her Killers Could Still Face 1st-degree Murder Conviction

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Hot Enough For You? It's Only Going To Get Hotter..

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Shaw Profit Drops 8%, Company Abandons IPTV Plans

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Alberta Environment Minister In Hot Water Over Activist How-To Book

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Saskatchewan Scraps Tampon Tax

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Cop Catches Child Using Cardboard Box As Car Seat

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Edmonton Man Sentenced For Taking $5,000 From Foreign Bride

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Alberta Politicians Are Basically Rock Stars Now. Here's Proof.

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Yikes! Goldfish The Size Of Dinner Plates Turn Up In Alberta

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Search Continues For 2nd Victim Of Alberta Plane Crash

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Why This Women's FIFA World Cup Could Be Canada's Best

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Hancock Lands A New Gig

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2 Men Die After Fall From Scenic Cliff

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Notley, Nenshi Meet To Discuss Flood Measures

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Layoffs Hit TransCanada

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Alberta Downplays Climate Change Announcement.. But Why?

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Death Threats For Campaigners Against Tim Hortons' Enbridge Ad

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LOOK: Luxury Home Up For Auction.. With NO Reserve

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16 Dazzling Images Of The Northern Lights Over Canada Last Night

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Highway Of Death Claims Another Life

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It's Official: Alberta Bans Corporate, Union Political Donations

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Man Dies, 3 Injured In ATV Accident

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Man Convicted In Bombing Murder Denied Bail

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Notley Apologizes For Alberta's Residential School Legacy

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