February 22nd, 2017

Provincial News

WHL Roundup: Brett Howden leads Warriors to 6-3 win over Tigers

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Brett Howden had three goals and an assist as the Moose Jaw Warriors doubled up the Medicine Hat Tigers 6-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League play. Thomas Foster, Branden Klatt and Justin Almeida also scored for the Warriors (35-17-8), who grabbed their third straight win. Zach Sawchenko made 19 saves ... Read More »

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Request made to rename Calgary riding for late politician Manmeet Bhullar

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

CALGARY – The Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission is considering a request to rename the provincial riding of Calgary-Greenway after the late Manmeet Bhullar. The Conservative politician was on his way to Edmonton from Calgary in November 2015 when he stopped to help a stranded motorist. After getting out of his vehicle, he was struck by ... Read More »

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Retired Lethbridge, Alta., officer acquitted of gun trafficking and fraud

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

CALGARY – A retired police officer in Lethbridge, Alta., has been acquitted of gun trafficking charges after he was accused of illegally selling weapons out of his home. Daniel Bennett, 68, had been charged along with three other people after a Calgary police investigation in 2010. However, Justice Beth Hughes ruled on Tuesday that the ... Read More »

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Animal care officers pick up stray chicken wandering Edmonton’s streets

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

EDMONTON – Officials at Animal Care and Control are hoping to find the owner of an unusual stray found wandering Edmonton’s streets on the weekend. Spokeswoman Tanya Laughren tells CTV Edmonton that a full-grown chicken was picked up strutting around the city’s north side. The hen had some health problems such as mites and feather ... Read More »

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Six-year-old boy’s death prompts warning abut ice levels on drainage canals

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

AIRDRIE, Alta. – An official in the community of Airdrie, just north of Calgary, says ice on a drainage canal can be deceiving and is urging caution after a little boy’s death. The six-year-old boy died in hospital Monday after he and his 10-year-old brother fell through the ice. Wilf Richter, with Airdrie’s planning and ... Read More »

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Report shows previous Alberta government knew farm worker insurance needed

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

CALGARY – A report commissioned by the previous Progressive Conservative government shows it was aware that Alberta farm workers needed workplace insurance protection. The Sigma Risk Management report, obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour, was presented to the Tories in February 2015, three months before they were swept from power by the NDP. The ... Read More »

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Young dog blinded in eye after alleged beating in northern Alberta community

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

FORT MCKAY, Alta. – Charges have been laid against a man in northern Alberta who is accused of beating two chained-up dogs, including an eight-month-old canine that was left with multiple skull fractures and badly injured eye. Wood Buffalo RCMP say they got word Sunday morning about someone beating his neighbour’s dogs with a weapon ... Read More »

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Alberta man suspected of having prohibited guns, big-capacity magazine, arrested

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

PEACE RIVER, Alta. – A man in northwestern Alberta who is wanted for allegedly possessing a prohibited Chinese-made AK-47 firearm and a 100-round drum-style magazine has turned himself in. RCMP say the suspect gave himself up on Monday after a search of a rural property last Friday near the hamlet of Deadwood turned up 37 ... Read More »

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Distraction possible factor in fatal pedestrian collision with Calgary C-Train

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

Calgary police think a pedestrian may have been distracted by an electronic device just before he was killed in a collision with a light-rail transit C-Train. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday near the northeast Whitehorn LRT station. Police say it appeared the man walked in front of the train while the warning signals ... Read More »

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Calgary woman asks for the return of items belonging to her dead son

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2017

CALGARY – A Calgary woman is asking the public for help to track down several mementoes from her deceased son that were stolen from her vehicle while she was in Red Deer, Alta., on the weekend. Elissa Carpenter, a former reporter at CTV Calgary, suddenly and unexpectedly lost her son Evan, 14, a few weeks ... Read More »

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1 boy dead, 1 in hospital after falling through ice in neighbourhood canal

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2017

AIRDRIE, Alta. – A six-year-old boy has died and his brother was in hospital after both fell through ice north of Calgary. RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters says they got a 911 call Monday afternoon from a woman who saw the boys fall through the ice on a canal in Airdrie. Peters says firefighters got the ... Read More »

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