June 25th, 2017

Provincial News

Calgary man convicted in death of estranged wife and her friend three years ago

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

CALGARY – A Calgary court has found a 54-year-old man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of his estranged wife and her friend three years ago. Hari Pal attacked and killed Sanjula Devi, 36, and Fahmida Velji-Visram, 29, when Devi returned to the family home to get some of her belongings. Court was told ... Read More »

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Cougar shot and killed near west-central Alberta school

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. – Police say they shot and killed a cougar that had climbed a tree near a school in west-central Alberta. RCMP say they responded to a 911 call early Friday in Rocky Mountain House about a cougar that was spotted walking down Main Street. Officers found the cougar in the downtown, ... Read More »

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Alberta Opposition wants changes to better help sex assault victims pre-trial

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta’s official Opposition says more must be done to help sexual assault victims leading up to a trial. The Wildrose party is calling for a 24-hour tele-health link to aid medical staff who are doing sex assault exams. The party also wants an update on how well police detachments are equipped to handle ... Read More »

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Canadian Armed Forces member in Alberta accused of luring Texas girl

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

EDMONTON – A member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Alberta has been charged with child luring as well as with making and distributing child pornography. Police say child luring allegations were first discovered by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations based in Laredo, Texas, in March. Steven Massey, who is 32, was arrested Wednesday in Edmonton. ... Read More »

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Albertans asked for input on whether or not to ditch daylight time

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

CALGARY – Members of the Alberta legislature are turning to the public for input on whether the province should ditch daylight time. It was proposed by an Edmonton MLA and if passed would require the year-round observance of Alberta Standard Time. The chair of the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future, Graham Sucha, says they’ve ... Read More »

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Twist and turn: Alberta lab dedicated to study whirling disease in fish

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

VEGREVILLE, Alta. – A potentially deadly fish disease observed in Alberta last year will be studied at a new lab dedicated to preventing further spread of the parasite that causes it. The lab in Vegreville is believed to be the first in Canada exclusively dedicated to testing for and preventing whirling disease. The disease is ... Read More »

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Groups in Lethbridge, Alberta, to make request for safe site for drug consumption

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta city is the latest community planning to seek approval to help drug users with a safe consumption site. A coalition of community groups plan to submit a request for one of the federally regulated sites in Lethbridge at the end of July. Jill Manning, the managing director of ARCHES (AIDS ... Read More »

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Men hit over back of head: Man charged in one of 3 attacks in downtown Calgary

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

CALGARY – Police have charged a man with aggravated assault in the first of three attacks in downtown Calgary in which men were hit in the back of the head with heavy objects. A man was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after the initial attack on Saturday, but was upgraded to stable a few ... Read More »

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Woman dies after small bus collides with tanker truck east of Calgary

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2017

STRATHMORE, Alta. – A 50-year-old female passenger on a small, private bus has died of injuries she sustained in a collision with a tanker truck east of Calgary. The driver of the bus, which was carrying about 12 passengers, was also taken to hospital with serious injuries but has since been upgraded to stable condition. ... Read More »

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Health officials warn about blue-green algae on lake west of Edmonton

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2017

EDMONTON – Officials with Alberta Health Services have issued a blue-green algae bloom advisory for a lake west of Edmonton. AHS said a blue green algae bloom had been identified in Lake Isle, and residents and visitors to the lake are advised to take precautions. They are being asked to avoid contact with algae blooms, ... Read More »

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Teens arrested after dirt bike ridden through hall of Alberta school

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2017

STRATHMORE, Alta. – Several teenagers face charges after someone rode a dirt bike through the halls of an Alberta school. RCMP in Strathmore, east of Calgary, say they were called to Holy Cross Collegiate High School and Sacred Heart Academy Elementary on Wednesday. They say school staff followed the bike as it narrowly avoiding hitting ... Read More »

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