April 30th, 2017

Provincial News

WHL Roundup: Brooks, Hobbs lead Pats to Game 4 win over Hurricanes

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Adam Brooks and Connor Hobbs each had a goal and two assists as the Regina Pats downed the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-2 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League playoff action. Regina evened the Eastern Conference final 2-2 and will host Game 5 on Friday. Braydon Buziak, Jeff de Wit, Dawson Leedahl and Wyatt ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Creosote testing project gets long-term commitment and funding from province

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

CALGARY – The Alberta government is undertaking a five-year, $1.3 million project to continue assessing creosote levels in Calgary’s West Hillhurst community. The goal of the project is to assess the extent of contamination in the neighbourhood and examine levels throughout the year to determine any seasonal variances. For more than 40 years, until the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Tentative agreement struck with Alberta teachers and school boards

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

CALGARY – A tentative agreement is now on the table between Alberta teachers and school board representatives. The two parties have signed a memorandum of agreement, completing the first step of the updated collective bargaining process. According to a government news release, details are still confidential and will not be released until it’s been ratified. ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Wire-blocked trail puts scare into weekend ride by Alberta dirt-bike enthusiasts

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

CLARESHOLM, Alta. – Some dirt-bike riders in southern Alberta say they narrowly avoided getting seriously injured last weekend when they encountered barbed wire stretched across a trail. The riders were in the Porcupine Hills near Claresholm on Sunday afternoon when they noticed the wire blocking the path just before they came upon it. Todd Campbell, ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Campbell-Pascall, Graves, Abel, Juneau join Hockey Canada Foundation board

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

CALGARY – Former Olympian and hockey analyst Cassie Campbell-Pascall was one of four new members named to the Hockey Canada Foundation’s board of directors on Wednesday. Campbell-Pascall, from Brampton, Ont., is joined by former NHL players Adam Graves and Joe Juneau and energy executive Greg Abel. The Hockey Canada Foundation identifies ways to make the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

RCMP say search for four missing hunters in north Alberta now recovery operation

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. – RCMP and Parks Canada are now treating the search for four missing hunters in northeastern Alberta as a recovery operation after failing to find the men. RCMP say searchers are using boats equipped with sonar to search beneath the surface of the Rocher River north of Fort Chipewyan. The hunters left ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Alberta Mounties asking for info on drive-by shooting that hit sleeping woman

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

MASKWACIS, Alta. – Police are investigating after a woman sleeping in her bed was shot in a drive-by shooting. Mounties say several gunshots were fired at a home on the Samson Cree First Nation south of Edmonton around 5:17 a.m. on Monday. RCMP say there were several bullet holes in the outside of the residence ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Three helicopters, 70 people search for four missing hunters in northern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. – A search for four hunters missing in the remote northeastern Alberta wilderness is ramping up with three helicopters and more than 70 people. RCMP say the hunters left Fort Chipewyan on Sunday night in a boat on the Rocher River. The boat was found in the river that flows through Wood ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Large volume of cocaine-cutting agent at core of Calgary drug bust

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

CALGARY – Charges have been laid against two Calgary residents who are accused of illegally importing what investigators call a record amount of a pharmaceutical drug that’s used as a cutting agent for cocaine. Police say the Canada Border Services Agency alerted them in January about the importation of phenacetin, a pain-reliever that’s regulated under ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Calgary Humane Society under quarantine after tests test positive for parvovirus

By The Canadian Press on April 25th, 2017

CALGARY – The Calgary Humane Society has closed its doors until further notice after an outbreak of canine parvovirus. Officials say two dogs were infected and had to be euthanized. The facility is undergoing a cleaning procedure to make sure there are no chances of the disease spreading. Parvovirus is a potentially deadly, fast-spreading illness ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

First bison calves born in Banff National Park backcountry in 140 years

By The Canadian Press on April 25th, 2017

BANFF, Alta. – For the first time in more than 140 years, bison calves have been born in Banff National Park’s backcountry. Parks Canada says the first calf was born on Saturday in the Panther Valley area and two more have since made their debut. Vast herds of the ruminants roamed the mountainous landscape for ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!