October 25th, 2020

Former premier dead in plane crash


By Lethbridge Herald on October 14, 2016.

Herald file photo by Ian Martens Progressive Conservative leader Premier Jim Prentice speaks during a campaign event in April 2015 at the Lethbridge Lodge as Albertans prepared to head to the polls May 5.

Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice was among four passengers who died in the crash of a small plane near Kelowna, B.C., Thursday night, according to news reports.
CBC News says Prentice, 60, was aboard a Cessna Citation destined for the Springbank Airport outside Calgary when it went down at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday shortly after taking off from Kelowna. Prentice, a former federal Conserative cabinet minister, served as Alberta premier from September 2014 to May 2015 before the provincial Tories were defeated by Rachel Notley’s NDP party.

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