April 20th, 2018

Provincial News

Alberta man who faced 100 counts of firearms, stolen property charges sentenced

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – A central Alberta man doesn’t have much time left to spend in jail where he was facing a total of 100 weapons and stolen property charges. Andrew Scott Charpentier, who is 25, was arrested late last year following a pair of firearms and stolen property busts in Red Deer. RCMP searched ... Read More »

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Alberta Mountie charged with assault causing bodily harm involving prisoner

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – An Alberta Mountie is accused of attacking a prisoner. RCMP say Const. Dwayne Kirby of the Airdrie Detachment has been arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm. He is to make his first court appearance in Airdrie on May 17. Police say the charge follows an investigation into an alleged assault last ... Read More »

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Alberta government makes Legal Aid lawyers available at bail hearings

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2018

CALGARY – The Alberta government is making Legal Aid lawyers available at first appearance bail hearings. It says the measure will reduce court backlogs and help Albertans understand their rights. Currently, many people accused of crimes represent themselves during the bail process. The duty counsel will provide advice and may also attend bail hearings and ... Read More »

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Alberta lifts eight-year ban on the rehabilitation of orphaned bear cubs

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta has lifted a ban on private rehabilitation of orphaned black bear cubs. The ban, which has been in place since 2010, has meant that bears orphaned in the province have been killed or sent to zoos. Officials have worked with wildlife sanctuary operators to develop a new policy. They had hoped to ... Read More »

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Employee of Alberta Children’s Services charged with child pornography

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – Police say an Alberta Children’s Services worker faces child pornography charges after thousands of photos were discovered on his work computers. The Internet Child Exploitation unit says the 60-year-old employee was arrested on April 11 in Leduc, just south of Edmonton. Police say he has worked in the children’s services office in High ... Read More »

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Calgary Flames in market for new head coach after firing Glen Gulutzan

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2018

CALGARY – Glen Gulutzan bore the brunt of the Calgary Flames’ shortcomings this season with his dismissal Tuesday. With a year remaining on his contract as head coach, Gulutzan was sacked along with assistant Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard less than two years after they were hired. A weak home record, a wretched power play ... Read More »

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Employee at Edmonton shopping mall seriously injured while trying to stop theft

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2018

EDMONTON – A store employee in an Edmonton shopping mall is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he tried to stop a theft from another business. Police say officers called to Southgate Centre to investigate found the 61-year-old man had been badly beaten. They say he had tried to step in when he saw a ... Read More »

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Accused Calgary gang leader free, judge stays murder charge over trial delay

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2018

CALGARY – An accused gang leader has walked out of a Calgary court a free man after a judge stayed his first-degree murder charge because the case took too long to get to trial. Nicholas Chan was arrested in the 2008 shooting death of Kevin Anaya. The judge also stayed charges of conspiracy to commit ... Read More »

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Attempted murder charges laid in ‘targeted’ southern Alberta shooting

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Charges that include four counts of attempted murder have been laid after what police are calling a targeted shooting at a home in Lethbridge, Alta. Four people in the residence escaped injury when several shots were fired around 9:00 p.m. Sunday. City police determined the suspect left the city soon after, but ... Read More »

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Edmonton lawyer suspended by law firm after teen hit at crosswalk

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2018

EDMONTON – An Edmonton lawyer has been suspended by his employer after a 16-year-old girl was fatally injured in what police allege was a hit-and-run collision at a crosswalk. Shane Stevenson, who is 47, is charged with impaired driving causing death, driving over the legal limit causing death and hit and run causing death. Dentons ... Read More »

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Calgary day-home operator criminally negligent in toddler’s death

By The Canadian Press on April 16th, 2018

CALGARY – The operator of an unlicensed Calgary day home has pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing the death of an 18-month-old girl. An autopsy found Ceira McGrath was asphyxiated by the strap of a car seat. Court heard Ceira and her twin brother were left in the care of Elmarie Simons at the day ... Read More »

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