February 19th, 2017

Provincial News

Battle back on to turf Jason Kenney from Alberta PC leadership race

By The Canadian Press on February 15th, 2017

EDMONTON – The battle is back on to turf Jason Kenney as a leadership candidate for the Alberta Progressive Conservatives. Darcy Schumann, a member of the party’s board of directors, has exercised his right to call an emergency board meeting for Feb. 24. At that time the board will reconsider a complaint filed by party ... Read More »

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Edmonton man caught watching child porn at library sentenced to two years in jail

By The Canadian Press on February 15th, 2017

EDMONTON – An Edmonton man has been sentenced to two years in jail for looking at child pornography at a public library. An employee at the Woodcroft branch of the Edmonton Public Library caught Daniel Kelbert on a library computer on Feb. 19, 2016. Library staff called the police but Kelbert fled before officers arrived. ... Read More »

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Alberta government holds lease for empty hangar after selling its planes

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2017

EDMONTON – A large hangar at Edmonton’s airport sits empty at taxpayer expense after a former premier sold the planes that would have been parked there. Jim Prentice announced in 2014 the controversial fleet of four government airplanes would be sold. But it turns out the province singed a 10-year lease for a hangar and ... Read More »

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Police say Alberta man locked grandpa in basement, tried to set house on fire

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2017

WHITECOURT, Alta. – An Alberta man is being accused of trying to set a house on fire with some of his relatives inside. Police in Whitecourt, Alta., say they got a call Monday from a man who said his adult grandson had locked him in the basement, then attempted to light the floor of a ... Read More »

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RCMP in southern Alberta investigate crash of small plane west of Calgary

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2017

COCHRANE, Alta. – RCMP say they have found the site of a small plane crash in the Waiparous Creek provincial recreation area area west of Calgary. There’s no word yet of the fate of the people on board but Alberta EMS sent out a tweet on Monday evening saying they had been cleared from the ... Read More »

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Two men charged after lengthy standoff at home in Lethbridge, Alberta

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Two men are facing charges in an incident at a home in Lethbridge, Alta., that resulted in a lengthy standoff with police. Officers were dispatched to the home Friday afternoon to arrest a man wanted on warrants for assault, threats and breaching conditions. Two men were found in the residence and police ... Read More »

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Man who convicted of manslaughter for killing neighbour arrested while on bail

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2017

CALGARY – A Calgary man who was out on bail while waiting an appeal of his conviction for fatally stabbing his neighbour 37 times is back in custody for allegedly breaching the conditions of his release. Nicholas Rasberry, 32, was sentenced to seven years for manslaughter in the May 2013 death of school teacher Craig ... Read More »

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Portrait of ex-premier Dave Hancock unveiled at Alberta legislature

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta’s 15th premier Dave Hancock now has his portrait on the walls of the legislature. The painting was unveiled Monday in a ceremony in the legislature rotunda, with Hancock and his family on hand. Hancock was premier for almost six months in 2014 after former premier Alison Redford stepped down in a spending ... Read More »

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Children hurt after sled hit by car in trailer park in Lacombe, Alberta

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2017

LACOMBE, Alta. – A six-year-old child was flown to hospital in Edmonton following a crash between a vehicle and a sled. Police say the crash happened around 5 p.m. in the Parkland Acres trailer park in Lacombe, Alta. Two children were sledding down a hill that came onto a roadway when they were struck by ... Read More »

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Alberta woman convicted of murdering husband granted bail pending appeal

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2017

EDMONTON – An Alberta woman sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband and setting her home on fire has been granted bail pending her appeal. A jury found Deborah Doonanco guilty in November of second-degree murder, arson and interfering with human remains in Kevin Feland’s death. Feland’s body was found in Doonanco’s home ... Read More »

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Explore wide-open spaces and aspen forests on outskirts of Calgary

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2017

CALGARY – If you’re a Calgarian who makes regular day trips to the Rocky Mountains, there’s a good chance you’ve driven right past a hidden gem without even noticing. Nestled in the foothills just west of the city’s southern edge are nearly 20 square kilometres of pristine grassland and forest where elk, deer and moose ... Read More »

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