If there has been a break in, or a tragic and fatal accident, as the victims come to grips with the violation of their home, or extreme loss of a loved one, there are local volunteers who answer the call and try to help victims cope.
For a four-year-old Lacombe boy and his family, the fight has just begun, but judging by the outpouring of community support, they have a lot of people the their corner.
It's a night where you get to dust off that old jersey, wear it with pride and raise some money for a good cause.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers, including two Canadians, and 12 crew went missing off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and was presumed to have crashed.
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Every princess has a hero, and a party for children in Lacombe had a great mix of both.
The two Canadians listed on a flight manifest for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane had previously lived in Montreal.
President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia would only use military force in Ukraine as a last resort, in remarks apparently intended to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet republic.