This little girl with the Lacombe Day Care Society waves to those gathered for the Lacombe Days Parade July 19. (VINCE BURKE/ LACOMBE GLOBE/ QMI AGENCY)

Lacombe Days chair looking to grow event

The weather, for most part, was good and families gathered downtown at various venues for Lacombe Days this past weekend, but organizing and committee chair Chris Ross admits the event has a lot of room to grow.

Derek Fildebrandt (left) and Aaron Gunn (right) from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation stand beside the debt clock they are currently touring around the province. Visiting 25 different communities, they intend to spread awareness about Alberta’s increasing debt, which is now in the $10 billion range.

Provincial debt $10 billion and counting

With the province’s debt soaring into the $10 billion range, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) began a tour across Alberta last week to advocate for political action and spread awareness about the province’s accelerating debt.

Senator Mike Duffy arrives at Parliament Hill in this June 4, 2013 file photo. (Andre Forget/QMI Agency)

Duffy acknowledged paternity

The mother of a Peruvian woman who claims Mike Duffy is the father of her daughter says the suspended senator has acknowledged paternity.

An Israeli soldier looks on at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Gaza death toll tops 500

The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire on Monday, as the Palestinian death toll jumped to more than 500.

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