January 24th, 2017

Provincial News

Union president blames ‘crime wave’ for increased Calgary police shootings

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2017

CALGARY – The new president of Calgary’s police union says a crime wave in the city is largely responsible for a record number of officer-involved shootings last year. Les Kaminski of the 2,200-member Calgary Police Association says officers want to deal with the black eye the force has received over the last 18 months. In ... Read More »

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Three-hour rescue mission: Horse saved after falling through ice in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2017

RIMBEY, Alta. – It took three hours of intense effort before rescuers were able to save a horse that had broken through ice in central Alberta earlier this week. Cody Scott found the female Clydesdale stuck in Lloyd Creek near Rimbey on Monday. He says he recognized the horse as belonging to one of his ... Read More »

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Oilers recall Khaira from AHL Condors, send down Lander

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Jujhar Khaira from the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors. Khaira, 22, has appeared in 24 games with the Condors this season, posting 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists), 24 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating. The Surrey, B.C., native has registered 55 points (22 goals, 33 assists) ... Read More »

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Alberta Liberal leader wants more categories added to human rights act

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Liberal leader believes it is time for the province to reopen the Alberta Human Rights Act and include more categories that need protection. A recent court decision dealing with the rights of seniors said it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on age in Alberta. David Swann said that the act ... Read More »

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Southern Alberta woman sent to prison for string of crimes last year

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A 22-year-old southern Alberta woman has been sent to prison for a string of crimes that included vehicle thefts, a police chase, drugs and fraudulent identification. Alyssa Chantel Krushel pleaded guilty to stealing two vehicles left running outside Lethbridge businesses in November. Police located one of the vehicles and tried to pull ... Read More »

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Alberta police watchdog clears RCMP in shooting of triple homicide suspect

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

EDSON, Alta. – Alberta’s police watchdog has cleared RCMP of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting of a homicide suspect west of Edmonton. On Dec. 1, 2015, a Mountie shot Mickell Bailey in the head during a search of a rural property near Edson. The executive director of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says on ... Read More »

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Canada Border Services Agency charges Alberta woman with immigration fraud

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – The Canada Border Services Agency says a woman from northern Alberta has been charged with immigration fraud. The agency alleges the Fort McMurray woman impersonated an immigration consultant and assisted people with permanent resident applications. It also alleges she filed documents needed before an employer in Canada can hire a foreign ... Read More »

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After decades with the force, Alberta’s top Mountie set to retire

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

EDMONTON – The commanding officer of the RCMP in Alberta for the last three years is stepping down. Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan, who is 56, has announced she will be retiring on March 3. Ryan has been with the RCMP for 35 years, serving in Manitoba and British Columbia as well as in Alberta. She ... Read More »

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RCMP warn of man posing as Alberta First Nations chief to get money

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – RCMP are warning residents in the Fort McMurray area of northern Alberta about a scammer posing as a First Nations leader. Police say the suspect calls with a business proposal and identifies himself as Fort McKay Chief Jim Boucher. He asks for money ranging from a few hundred dollars to more ... Read More »

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Alberta RCMP reopen one southbound lane of Highway 63 after oil spill, collision

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – RCMP have reopened one southbound lane of Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray that had been closed because of an oil spill. Police closed both southbound lanes Monday afternoon after a pickup crashed into a tanker truck that was parked due to a mechanical breakdown. The tanker truck spilled about 50,000 ... Read More »

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AHS launches 811 phone number for Health Link

By Lethbridge Herald on June 1st, 2015

Today, Alberta Health Services intriduced the 811 phone number for Health Link, Alberta’s free, 24/7 health information and advice line.The new number replaces the existing 10-digit local numbers in Calgary and Edmonton as well as the provincewide toll-free number. The old numbers will continue to direct callers to Health Link for the time being. In ... Read More »

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