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Red Deer RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery in Parking Lot

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July 6, 2017 2:57 PM

Red Deer RCMP are looking for four or five suspects in a stolen Buick Lucerne after they robbed a man at gunpoint in a convenience store parking lot this afternoon.At 1:15 pm on July 6, RCMP responded to report of an armed robbery after a man was robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot in the area of 50 Avenue and 71 Street. A man wearing a face covering and brandishing a firearm approached the victim as he sat in his car, and demanded cash; when the victim refused, the suspect assaulted him and stole his cell phone. The suspect then got into a silver 2006 Buick Lucerne that held up to four more suspects, both male and female. When RCMP arrived, the suspect car fled at a high speed. RCMP followed the suspects briefly and then terminated due to concern for public safety.The Buick Lucerne had been reported stolen out of Lacombe County on July 2 and has the Alberta license plate ZRE 135. The male victim suffered minor cuts to his face as a result of the assault.

At this point in the investigation, RCMP do not believe this robbery is connected to an armed robbery earlier the same day in which one woman was arrested and a second woman fled, then abandoned the stolen truck she was driving.

RCMP continue to investigate and will release further updates as more information comes available. If you have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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CP NewsAlert: Statistics Canada says economy looks to have grown in second quarter

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OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the economy appears to have grown in the second quarter of the year despite two months of setbacks.

The agency says its preliminary estimate is that the economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.5 per cent between April and June.

Real gross domestic declined by 0.5 per cent in April and the agency says today that May saw a decline of 0.3 per cent.

Statistics Canada says its preliminary estimate is that real GDP grew by 0.7 per cent in June as pandemic restrictions started to ease across the country.

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Canadian women’s eight crew captures rowing gold; first in event since 1992

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TOKYO — The Canadian women’s eight rowing crew has captured gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

The eight rowers crossed the line first in Friday’s final in a time of five minutes 59.13 seconds at Sea Forest Waterway. It’s Canada’s first gold in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

New Zealand grabbed silver (6:00.04), while China took bronze (6:01.21).

Canada will leave the Tokyo Olympics with two rowing medals, after Victoria’s Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Surrey, B.C., took bronze in Thursday’s women’s pair.

The double-podium performance comes after Canada secured just one medal — in the lightweight women’s double sculls — at the Rio Games five years ago.

Canada made two other finals at the pandemic-delayed Games.

Conlin McCabe of Brockville, Ont., and Kai Langerfeld of North Vancouver, B.C., just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the men’s pair, while Jessica Sevick of Strathmore, Alta., and Gabrielle Smith of Unionville, Ont., were sixth in women’s double sculls.

Canada qualified 10 boats at a Games for the first time since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and fielded a gender-balanced crew for the first time.

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