November 22nd, 2017

Provincial News

Day parole extended for man who killed Calgary teenager with pickaxe

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2017

CALGARY – The Parole Board of Canada says a man who killed a Calgary teenager with a pickaxe more than a decade ago continues to do well with some limited freedom. The board has granted Marko Miljevic another six months of day parole after a hearing held earlier this week. Miljevic, who is now 29, ... Read More »

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Liberal Leader David Khan to run in Dec. 14 Calgary byelection

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan says he will seek a seat in the legislature by running in a Dec. 14 byelection in Calgary Lougheed. Khan, who practises law in Calgary, was chosen to be the party’s leader in June. Former leader David Swann is the only Liberal with a seat in the legislature. ... Read More »

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Man thought to be ‘armed and dangerous’ sought in Alberta homicide

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2017

LAC LA BICHE, Alta. – The RCMP is looking for a murder suspect and a missing woman after a homicide in northern Alberta late last month. Michael Matthew Mountain, who was 26, was found dead in Lac La Biche Oct. 28. Police say Mountain was known to Lloyd Wesley Boudreau, a 22-year-old Lac La Biche ... Read More »

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Alberta premier calls byelection in Calgary Lougheed for Dec. 14

By The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – New United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney is getting his chance to gain a seat in the Alberta legislature. Premier Rachel Notley says she has called a byelection in the constituency of Calgary Lougheed for Dec. 14. The riding has been vacant since Nov. 1 when United Conservative member of the legislature Dave Rodney ... Read More »

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Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2017

CALGARY – A father whose conviction was upheld for failing to provide the necessaries of life to his son has posted a Facebook response critical of the judges and prosecutors on the case along with the entire justice system. “I have come to … realize that within the current system there is no room for ... Read More »

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Alberta premier expected to call byelection in Calgary Lougheed for Dec. 14

By The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney is getting his chance to gain a seat in the Alberta legislature. Sources tell The Canadian Press that Premier Rachel Notley is expected to call a byelection today in the constituency of Calgary Lougheed for Dec. 14. The riding has been vacant since Nov. 1 when United Conservative ... Read More »

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Suncor Energy’s 2018 capital spending plan set at nearly $5 billion

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2017

CALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) says it will spend between $4.5 billion and $5 billion in 2018 to deliver average upstream production of about 760,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The midpoint in spending guidance represents a decline of about $750 million from the 2017 budget and is largely in line with analyst ... Read More »

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Alberta to set standard age for kindergarten entry under School Act changes

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta is looking to bring in one standardized age for kindergarten students. Education Minister David Eggen has introduced Bill 28 in the house, which will make a variety of changes to the School Act. As it stands, school boards set their own entry eligibility cut-offs for when five year-olds can begin kindergarten. Under ... Read More »

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Move quickly to build air ambulance heliport at Fort McMurray hospital: report

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A judge says air ambulance service in the oilsands region in northeast Alberta is hobbled because helicopters can’t land directly at the Fort McMurray hospital. A fatality inquiry report into the 2007 death of an oilsands worker recommends government officials move “with all due haste” to enable helicopter flights to the ... Read More »

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Teenage boy dead after overnight ‘violent confrontation’ in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2017

CALGARY – An overnight stabbing in Calgary has left a teenage boy dead. Police say they were called to a northeast-area home around 5:00 a.m. after word of a violent confrontation. Emergency responders found the teen suffering from a neck wound. He was taken to hospital but was reported dead on arrival. A man was ... Read More »

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Alberta introducing rules to align with federal cannabis legalization plan

By The Canadian Press on November 14th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta is putting the legislative pieces in place for legalized marijuana, starting with changes to align its rules with pending Criminal Code amendments. Transportation Minister Brian Mason introduced the changes in the legislature, with more rules on how cannabis will be sold in Alberta coming Thursday. Legalized marijuana is set to begin on ... Read More »

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