A combination picture shows (L-R) New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Thomas Mulcair, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau attending the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., on July 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Todd Korol)

Stephen Harper calls Oct. 19 election

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for Oct. 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power.

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, announces Beijing as the city to host the 2022 Winter Olympics during the 128th International Olympic Committee Session, in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2015. (REUTERS/Edgar Su)

Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, becoming the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games.

Parkview Adventist Academy graduate Kain Walkus, a latecomer to basketball, has proven to be a quick study. Photo by John MacNeil, Lacombe Globe

Net gain for Lacombe grad

On the rugged West Coast, a tiny and damaged skiff was sunken in the sand in a fishing village near Port Hardy, B.C.

   

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