January 24th, 2017

Provincial News

Oilers recall defenceman Jordan Oesterle from AHL Bakersfield

By The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers recalled defenceman Jordan Oesterle from the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors on Sunday. Oesterle, 24, has appeared in 23 career NHL games with Edmonton, registering six assists. He has appeared in 18 games with the Condors this season, posting 11 points, including three goals. Oesterle has appeared in 131 career ... Read More »

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Uncharted territory if judge in ‘knees together’ case continues fight for job

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 13th, 2017

CALGARY – A judge who asked a sex assault complainant why she couldn’t keep her “knees together” could be headed into uncharted territory if he continues to fight for his job. A Canadian Judicial Council committee, which held a public hearing in Calgary in September, found Robin Camp’s apology for his comments during a 2014 ... Read More »

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Police say dead men found in truck in Edmonton were from British Columbia

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2017

Edmonton police say two men from British Columbia have been identified as victims of a drug-related homicide in the city. The bodies of Navdeep Sidhu, 24, and Harman Mangat, 22, were found in a vehicle in southeast Edmonton on Wednesday. Autopsies concluded both men died from multiple gunshot wounds. Edmonton police say it was not ... Read More »

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Alberta Court of Appeal won’t restore foreign-trained engineer’s appeal

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2017

EDMONTON – An Alberta court has dismissed an appeal application by a foreign-trained man who wanted to work in the province as an engineer. Ladislav Mihaly, who was educated in the former Czechoslovakia, had been seeking to register with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. The association required Mihaly to write exams ... Read More »

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Alberta man banned from having animals charged with animal cruelty

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2017

REDWATER, Alta. – An Alberta man who police say was under several court orders not to own animals is facing several animal cruelty charges. Redwater RCMP say it and Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals went into a residence in Sturgeon County on Dec. 15. They found nine pit bulls in kennels ... Read More »

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3 Calgary paramedics hurt when dealing with man inside home; police arrest him

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2017

CALGARY – A man is in custody after three paramedics were hurt while responding to a call to a Calgary home. Calgary police say around 8:30 a.m., a man inside a home at Stanley Road and 39 St. S.W. became aggressive with EMS. The paramedics were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not considered ... Read More »

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Fatty the Great Pyrenees dog found after car he was in was stolen in Red Deer

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – Fatty the fluffy, white Great Pyrenees has been found. On Wednesday, the dog was in his owner’s 2013 dark grey Toyota Matrix when it was stolen while idling in a parking lot in Red Deer. Mounties sounded the alarm and asked people to keep an eye out for Fatty. A few ... Read More »

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Alberta’s caribou maternity ward plan attacked in science journal

By The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta’s plans to restore a dwindling caribou herd by penning off a large section of forest for pregnant cows is coming under attack in scientific literature. A review of the plan in the journal Animals says fencing forest to protect caribou females from predators will result in naive calves that won’t survive outside ... Read More »

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Two small western towns where coal is king look to the future in uncertain times

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 12th, 2017

HANNA, Alta. – The hand-painted sign on a bumpy road on the east side of Hanna speaks volumes. “Hanna supports coal, cows, gas and oil,” it says bluntly. The sign includes a circle with a line through it over the words “carbon tax.” The town of 2,700, 230 kilometres northeast of Calgary, like many rural ... Read More »

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Alberta pastor gets conditional sentence for grabbing breast of woman

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – An Alberta pastor has been sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman. Stanley Richard Schalk, 58, was given a 90-day conditional sentence to be served in the community in Red Deer court on Wednesday. Provincial Judge Darrel Riemer said Schalk took the woman, who was 42, to an acreage near Delburne on ... Read More »

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Alberta Mounties ask for help to find stolen car with Great Pyrenees dog in it

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – Lots of vehicles get stolen, but this one was taken with a fluffy white dog in it. Mounties in Red Deer say a 2013 dark grey Toyota Matrix was stolen Wednesday afternoon while idling in a parking lot in Red Deer. Fatty, a three-year-old male Great Pyrenees dog, was in the ... Read More »

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