January 24th, 2017

Provincial News

Man identified by RCMP as registered sex offender charged in assault of girl

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

COALDALE, Alta. – Mounties say they have laid charges against a registered sex offender after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a home in southern Alberta. RCMP say the alleged assault occurred Tuesday and an arrest was made Wednesday. Trevor Pritchard, 32, of Coaldale, has been charged with sexual assault, abduction of a minor, ... Read More »

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Oilers recall centre Anton Lander from AHL’s Bakersfield

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have recalled centre Anton Lander from the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors. Lander, 25, has appeared in 20 games with the Oilers this season, registering four points (one goal, three assists), six penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. The six-foot, 186-pound centre has appeared in 16 games with the Condors ... Read More »

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Alberta Premier Notley breaks up Human Services, creates children’s ministry

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has taken responsibility for child welfare away from what was the Human Services Ministry by creating a stand-alone department. Danielle Larivee becomes the new minister of Children’s Services. She was minister of municipal affairs where she stickhandled the government’s way through the aftermath of the Fort McMurray wildfire. Notley ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley creates children’s ministry

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has taken responsibility for child welfare away from what was the Human Services Ministry by creating a stand-alone department. Danielle Larivee becomes the new minister of Children’s Services. She was minister of municipal affairs where she stickhandled the government’s way through the aftermath of the Fort McMurray wildfire. Human ... Read More »

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Alberta army officer ordered to stand trial for sex assault, uttering threats

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – A judge has ordered a Canadian Army officer to stand trial on a dozen charges that include sexual assault. Ten other charges were withdrawn against Capt. Malcolm Grace following a recent preliminary hearing in Edmonton. Grace was arrested last year while a staff officer at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre near Wainwright, Alta. ... Read More »

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Border collie reunited with owners 3 weeks after being separated in Alberta crash

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

BEISEKER, Alta. – A dog has been reunited with its owners three weeks after being separated in a car crash in central Alberta. The vehicle rolled Dec. 23 on Highway 21 about 110 kilometres northeast of Calgary. Angie, a border collie, ran away after the crash and her owners were taken to hospital. RCMP had ... Read More »

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NHL Capsules

By The Associated Press on January 18th, 2017

EDMONTON – Connor McDavid scored the winning goal in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers won their fourth game in a row, 4-3 over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night. McDavid, who also had two assists in the game, got a breakaway late in overtime and got the puck away with 2.6 seconds left. Florida’s James ... Read More »

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Employment agencies in Alberta says job-seekers should keep trying

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

CALGARY – A new Statistics Canada report shows the number of Albertans on employment insurance is soaring, but employment agencies say it is possible to find a job. The number of people in the province collecting EI went up 3.4 per cent in November over the previous month. Calgary is hardest hit with a jump ... Read More »

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Alberta names members to panel that will look into government’s child welfare

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Alberta government has finalized who will sit on a panel that is to study how to better keep children in government care safe. The 13-member panel includes representatives from all parties in the legislature and experts on child intervention and indigenous issues. It is to recommend ways to improve reviews into child-welfare ... Read More »

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Judge awards former journalist Arthur Kent $250,000 in legal costs

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

CALGARY – An Alberta judge has awarded former TV journalist Arthur Kent $250,000 in legal costs in his successful defamation lawsuit against Canada’s largest newspaper chain – falling $1 million short of Kent’s request. The long and bitter litigation began in 2008 after a negative newspaper article was written about the one-time TV correspondent while ... Read More »

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Expelled Alberta PC organizer seeks reinstatement, says denied due process

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

EDMONTON – A campaign organizer banished from the Alberta PC party for a year for offensive posts on social media says he is filing paperwork today asking he be reinstated. Alan Hallman has already apologized for the two Tweets, and says he was denied due process when his membership was pulled on the weekend in ... Read More »

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