July 20th, 2018

Provincial News

Pedestrian, 75, dies after hit by cyclist in Calgary intersection

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

CALGARY – A 75-year-old man who was injured after he was hit by a cyclist in a Calgary intersection earlier this week has died in hospital. Police say the man was making his way across the street at a marked crosswalk on Monday when he was struck by a cyclist who failed to stop for ... Read More »

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Man shot and killed by RCMP in east-central Alberta confrontation

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

ELK POINT, Alta. – A man has died in east-central Alberta following a confrontation in which RCMP officers fired their guns. Mounties say they were attempting to arrest a suspect on the Frog Lake First Nation’s reserve near Elk Point on Thursday night. They say a standoff followed and lasted several hours despite numerous attempts ... Read More »

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Police, sheriffs vehicles, involved in sideswipe crash near Edmonton

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

LEDUC, Alta. – A number of people are in hospital after a highway crash involving an RCMP vehicle, two others belonging to Alberta Sheriffs and a civilian sport-utility vehicle. The accident happened around 9:00 a.m. Friday along the southbound lanes of Highway 2 near Leduc, just south of Edmonton. RCMP say the cruisers were parked ... Read More »

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Charge laid after vehicle slams senior woman into Edmonton restaurant wall

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

EDMONTON – A charge of aggravated assault has been laid after an 85-year-old woman in Edmonton was critically injured when she was struck by a vehicle and slammed into the side of a fast-food restaurant. Officers were called to the business Wednesday evening and found the woman lying on a sidewalk just outside. Security camera ... Read More »

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Charges laid against woman after distressed dogs seized at Alberta hotel

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

INNISFAIL, Alta. – Charges have now been laid after eight dogs were seized from a woman in Alberta who is prevented by the courts from keeping animals. RCMP in Innisfail got word Tuesday night about a suspicious female who was believed to have dogs in her possession and who was later arrested at a local ... Read More »

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Larry Robinson, durable CFL star with Calgary, dies at 76

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

CALGARY – Larry Robinson, a two-way player who never missed a game in his 14 seasons with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders, has died. He was 76. His death was announced by the team Wednesday. No further details were given. The Canadian Football Hall of Famer played for his hometown team from 1961-74. He was a ... Read More »

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SUV plows into restaurant after striking elderly woman; driver arrested

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

EDMONTON – An 85-year-old woman is in an Edmonton hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was allegedly struck by an SUV which then plowed through the wall of a restaurant on Wednesday evening. Edmonton police say officers were called to a shopping centre at about 6:20 p.m. and found the elderly pedestrian on the ground ... Read More »

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Police find eight dogs in Innisfail, Alta., hotel room after arresting woman

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

INNISFAIL, Alta. – RCMP say they seized eight dogs from a hotel room today after arresting a woman in the central Alberta town of Innisfail. Police received a complaint of a suspicious female around 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday night. The unidentified 46-year old woman was found at a hotel and arrested. It was believed she ... Read More »

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Edmonton Oilers sign forward Josh Currie to two-year contract

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Currie to a two-year contract. The 25-year-old from Charlottetown has spent the past three seasons with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors, leading the team in scoring this past season with 46 points (20 goals, 26 assists) in 68 games. The five-foot-11. 190-pound forward has posted ... Read More »

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‘Hard to accept:’ Calgary family’s vacation ends in tragedy on Texas highway

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CALGARY – Three generations of a family were on their way to visit relatives in Houston last week when their minivan and a semi-truck collided head-on, killing three and injuring four others. Texas authorities say the van carrying six members of the Minhas family from Calgary appears to have drifted into oncoming traffic Saturday morning ... Read More »

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‘Some rocky days:’ Calgary police chief retires after three decades on the force

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

Calgary’s police chief is leaving his post with a few regrets and mixed emotions after more than three decades with the force. “There’s always regrets,” Roger Chaffin said Tuesday after announcing he will retire in January. “At the end of the day, every success you’ve had is always anchored by the things that aren’t successful, ... Read More »

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