May 21st, 2018

Provincial News

Comfort of Calgary draws all-star lineman Derek Dennis back to Stampeders

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

CALGARY – Derek Dennis didn’t dye his hair red for Calgary Stampeders training camp, but says he’ll be sporting crimson locks by the season-opener. The man who won the CFL’s outstanding lineman award as a Stampeder in 2016 had green hair last season as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. But the Roughriders abruptly released ... Read More »

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Contentious Calgary-area flood control project delayed 10 months

By The Canadian Press on May 18th, 2018

CALGARY – A project to build a reservoir that would help protect Calgary from a repeat of the 2013 flooding that ravaged parts of the city has been delayed 10 months. The Alberta government says more time was needed to provide information on the Springbank off-stream reservoir to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Transportation Minister ... Read More »

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Alberta government says Calgary-area flood control project delayed

By The Canadian Press on May 18th, 2018

CALGARY – A project designed to help protect Calgary from a repeat of the 2013 flood that ravaged parts of the city has been delayed 10 months. The Alberta government says more time was needed to provide information on the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. The project, which would divert flood ... Read More »

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‘Integral’ evidence in Alberta farm shooting won’t be available for up to a year

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on May 18th, 2018

OKOTOKS, Alta. – A delay in getting a police report has the Crown assessing its next step for a man charged after shots were fired in a confrontation on his property in southern Alberta. Edouard Maurice made a brief court appearance on Friday in Okotoks, Alta., where his case was put over to June 22. ... Read More »

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Youth who fell off highway bridge into Athabasca River found dead

By The Canadian Press on May 18th, 2018

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. – A 17-year old boy who fell off a highway bridge into the Athabasca River has been found dead. In early May, Slave Lake RCMP responded to a report that a person fell into the river. A search was carried out the next day using boats, helicopters, drones and search teams along ... Read More »

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Alberta premier makes case for turn off taps bill to B.C. business leaders

By The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2018

EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley told business leaders from B.C. that legislation which could curtail oil flows to the west coast is about the long-term health of the entire country. Notley says her government doesn’t want to impose hardship on B.C. businesses and families, but says Alberta also must safeguard its interests. About 100 business ... Read More »

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Alberta releases trail plans for off-highway vehicle use on threatened land

By The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Alberta government is releasing plans for two heavily used areas of the southern foothills that include restricting off-highway vehicles to designated trails. The plans for the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills areas southwest of Calgary will close hundreds of kilometres of unofficial trails for the popular machines. It will replace them with a network of ... Read More »

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Three Alberta seniors killed when minivan crashes into ditch

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2018

COALDALE, Alta. – Three seniors are dead following a crash in southern Alberta on Wednesday evening. RCMP in Coaldale, just east of Lethbridge, say a minivan heading north on Highway 845 at about 6:30 p.m. went off the highway on a curve and entered a deep ditch. The minivan made a “significant impact” on the ... Read More »

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Alberta passes bill that could cut oil to B.C. in Trans Mountain pipeline fight

By Dean Bennet, The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta has passed landmark legislation giving it sweeping power to intervene in oil and gas exports that could result in punitive price spikes in British Columbia in the dispute over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. Premier Rachel Notley won’t say when and how the power will be used, but said she won’t ... Read More »

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Peace officer who picked up vial on street exposed to fentanyl, hospitalized

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2018

SEBA BEACH, Alta. – A peace officer had to be hospitalized after being exposed to fentanyl in a small community west of Edmonton. The Alberta Peace Officer Professional Association says a member of the Seba Beach Patrol Service found a vial on a road last Saturday. Wearing gloves, he reportedly picked up the vial. After ... Read More »

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Notley set to pass bill that could cut oil to B.C. in pipeline fight

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says while she welcomes Ottawa’s renewed commitment to backstopping the Trans Mountain pipeline, her government will still pass a bill that could punish B.C. with oil-related price spikes. Notley says Alberta has the right to act in its own best interests, particularly as B.C. continues to frustrate construction of ... Read More »

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