January 20th, 2018

Provincial News

Rachel Homan, Allison Flaxey lead way into quarterfinals at GSOC Canadian Open

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

CAMROSE, Alta. – Ottawa’s Rachel Homan is one step closer to her second Canadian Open title. The reigning world champion and Canada’s women’s skip for the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics has qualified for the quarterfinals at the fourth Grand Slam of Curling event of the season through the A-bracket with a perfect 3-0 record. Homan’s rink, ... Read More »

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Albertans rescue 7 abandoned dogs found on rural property in west Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

CALGARY – Seven dogs that were found abandoned on a rural property in western Saskatchewan are recovering at animal facilities in the Calgary area. The Northwest Canadian Greyhound League says volunteers drove to the property on Sunday to rescue the dogs. The animals included five greyhounds, a beagle and a German shepherd-cross. A neighbour who ... Read More »

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Alberta to review program that helps people with developmental disabilities

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta has launched a review of a program that helps people with developmental disabilities. The government says it wants to improve the system and will seek input from people receiving assistance, their families and staff. The Persons with Developmental Disabilities program includes services that help people live at home, get job training and ... Read More »

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Alberta expands cancer compensation aid and benefits for firefighters

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

CALGARY – Alberta is expanding benefits for firefighters facing heightened cancer risks on the job. Premier Rachel Notley says firefighters who get ovarian and cervical cancer will now receive workers’ compensation benefits and supports, making Alberta the leader in Canada on that front. The minimum exposure period will be 10 years for those cancers. The ... Read More »

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Suspects in custody, others sought, after gunfire rocks central Alberta city

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – RCMP have two people in custody and are looking for two or three more, including some who may be wounded, after what they call a targeted shooting in Red Deer, Alberta. The gunfire happened at an apartment block in the city’s north-central Riverside Meadows neighbourhood around 10:30 Thursday evening. Police say ... Read More »

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Freezing rain in area before fatal three-vehicle crash in northern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. – Police suspect an icy road caused by freezing rain may have contributed to a three-vehicle collision in northern Alberta that killed an Edmonton woman. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Highway 2, about 26 kilometres southeast of Slave Lake. Police say the 29-year-old woman was the lone occupant of ... Read More »

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Suspects sought after gunfire rocks neighbourhood in central Alberta city

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – RCMP are looking for suspects after multiple shots were fired Thursday evening in Red Deer, Alta. Police say there may have been injuries after gunfire rocked the city’s north-central Riverside Meadows neighbourhood. Mounties were called to a residence sometime before 10:30 p.m. Investigators are calling it an isolated incident and say ... Read More »

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Alberta naloxone kits may not contain life-saving anti-opioid overdose drug

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Alberta government is urging people who have naloxone kits to check them to ensure that they actually contain the drug that is used to prevent deadly opioid overdoses. Alberta Health Services says some of the kits that have been distributed to clinics and pharmacies across the province are missing the vials of ... Read More »

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Concerns raised about ice-cream-eating bear at drive-thru in Innisfail, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2018

INNISFAIL, Alta. – Concerns are being raised about a video of a Kodiak bear from a central Alberta zoo being taken through a Dairy Queen drive-thru and being hand-fed ice cream by the restaurant’s owner. The video by the Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail was posted on social media earlier this week. It shows a ... Read More »

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Oilers place Nugent-Hopkins on injured reserve, recall Pakarinen from AHL

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers placed forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured reserve and recalled forward Iiro Pakarinen from the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors Thursday. Nugent-Hopkins left Edmonton’s last game, against the Vegas Golden Knights last Saturday, after taking a hit from Brayden McNabb. Nugent-Hopkins has 16 goals and 15 assists through 46 games this ... Read More »

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Alberta girl, 3, allegedly assaulted, used for child porn by father: RCMP

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2018

OLDS, Alta. – A central Alberta man is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting his three-year-old daughter and using her to make child pornography. The Internet Child Exploitation unit of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says information surfaced last October that someone in the province was allegedly sharing child pornography on social media. Investigators ... Read More »

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