July 15th, 2019

Provincial News

Trial begins for Alberta youth charged with shooting German tourist

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

CALGARY – A court has heard that a German tourist shot while driving on a highway west of Calgary last year had eight bullet fragments removed from his brain during surgery. A trial has begun for a 17-year-old male from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation accused in the shooting. A charge of attempted murder has ... Read More »

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Severe weather lashes Saskatchewan town, spawns tornado in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

Roofs were ripped off buildings and power lines were toppled when wind gusting at well over 100 kilometres an hour and packing toonie-size hail lashed the west-central Saskatchewan town of Eston. There are no immediate reports of injuries following the storm that slammed into the community Sunday night, about 210 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon. Photos ... Read More »

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Firefighters rescue eight people trapped in Calgary Tower elevator

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2019

CALGARY – Firefighters had to rescue eight people trapped inside a stuck elevator at a well-known Calgary landmark on Friday night. Batallion Chief Alistair Robin says a cable on one of the elevators at the Calgary Tower broke, and the car stopped about 12 storeys up. Firefighters and elevator technicians decided to keep the car ... Read More »

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Firefighters perform “high angle” rescue of eight people trapped in elevator

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2019

CALGARY – There was some drama Friday night in an elevator in downtown Calgary. The fire department’s Technical Rescue Team had to be called in to perform a so called high angle rescue after eight people became trapped in elevator that broke down. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. at a building on 9th Avenue. ... Read More »

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Horse euthanized after injury in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

By The Canadian Press on July 11th, 2019

CALGARY – A horse has died from an injury that occurred during a chuckwagon race at this year’s Calgary Stampede. Stampede authorities confirm something happened to the animal about halfway around the track during Wednesday evening’s second heat of the Rangeland Derby. Officials determined the horse suffered a fracture in its left front leg and ... Read More »

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Edmonton man charged in death of baby boy after two-year investigation: police

By The Canadian Press on July 10th, 2019

EDMONTON – An Edmonton man has been charged with killing a six-month-old boy after a two-year investigation. Police say 25-year-old Christopher Lamarche has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jarock Humeniuk. The baby was found dead at an Edmonton residence on May 28, 2017. Police say the medical examiner determined the cause ... Read More »

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Alberta government seeking feedback on greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2019

CALGARY – The Alberta government is seeking feedback on its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from big industrial players. The province’s environment, energy and agriculture ministers are meeting with 150 stakeholders over the next three days in Calgary. They’ll be discussing how the new Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction program should be designed. The ... Read More »

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Horse dies from medical condition after Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2019

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampede says a horse has died after last night’s chuckwagon races. It says the animal suffered a serious internal medical condition during the race and needed veterinary care. The 14-year-old gelding owned by Troy Dorchester died from that condition and a post-mortem exam is underway. The Stampede did not specify what ... Read More »

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Investigation underway after man dies under pile of metal at Calgary jobsite

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the death of a 72-year-old man who was found trapped under some steel at a Calgary industrial site. Police were called to the southeast-area site shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday. Emergency medical authorities declared the man dead at the scene. His name has not been released. ... Read More »

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Cheers erupt as Alberta municipality votes to ban conversion therapy

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2019

ST. ALBERT, Alta. – An Edmonton-area community has voted to ban conversion therapy – the practice of attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity through counselling or religious teaching. City council in St. Albert voted unanimously on Monday to approve a motion that would eliminate the controversial practice through bylaw amendments. It ... Read More »

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Ford brushes off questions on Dean French appointments controversy

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

CALGARY – Premier Doug Ford is brushing off questions about a controversy around government appointees who were found to have personal ties to his former chief of staff. Dean French abruptly left his job as Ford’s top adviser more than two weeks ago when it first emerged that people given lucrative foreign postings were personally ... Read More »

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