January 16th, 2021

Provincial News

Alberta health minister says vaccine schedule to take hit from manufacturing delays

By The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta’s health minister says it will take longer than expected to start immunizing seniors over 75 outside long-term care homes due to a delay in manufacturing one of the COVID-19 vaccines. Tyler Shandro says the news out of Ottawa is a blow and it’s not clear how the delay will affect Alberta’s vaccine ... Read More »

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‘Worst case’: Calgary parents charged after dependent, adult son rushed to hospital

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2021

CALGARY – Police have charged two parents after their 27-year-old son, weighing just 43 pounds, was taken to hospital in acute medical distress. Investigators say the parents found the man unresponsive in his bedroom in their Calgary home in the city’s northeast on Oct. 24. A veteran officer with the Calgary Police Service is calling ... Read More »

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MLA booted from Alberta UCP caucus shows no signs he’ll give up seat

By The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2021

EDMONTON – An Alberta legislature member booted from the United Conservative caucus is signalling he has no plans to give up his seat. Pat Rehn, who represents the constituency of Lesser Slave Lake, says on Facebook that he’s disappointed over his ouster, but there are some advantages to not being tied to a political party. ... Read More »

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French oil giant Total leaves U.S. energy group, months after exiting CAPP

By The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2021

CALGARY – French oil and gas company Total says it will ditch its membership in the U.S.-based American Petroleum Institute because it disagrees on climate-related policies. The move announced Friday follows its decision last July to drop out of the Calgary-based Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and write off $9.3-billion worth of oilsands assets in ... Read More »

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Calgary parents charged with neglect after dependent, adult son rushed to hospital

By The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2021

Calgary Police have charged the parents of a dependent adult with neglect after the 27-year-old man, weighing 19 kilograms, was taken to hospital. Police say the parents found the man unresponsive in his bedroom in their home in the northeast part of the city on Oct. 24. He was admitted to hospital in acute medical ... Read More »

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Hair salons and outdoor groups: Alberta eases some COVID-19 rules as a test

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Alberta government is easing public-health rules around funerals, outdoor gatherings and hair salons while warning residents to keep following other restrictions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Starting Monday, personal and wellness services, including hair salons and tattoo parlours, can open by appointment only. Outdoor social gatherings, which were previously ... Read More »

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Alberta eases some restrictions, hair salons can open, outside groups allowed

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta is easing some of its public-health restrictions imposed in December to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says personal and wellness services, including hair salons and tattoo parlours, can open by-appointment only. Outdoor social gatherings, which were previously banned, will be allowed in groups of up to 10 people. ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Alberta eases some COVID-19 restrictions, hair salons can open

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta is easing some of its public-health restrictions imposed in December to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says personal and wellness services, including hair salons and tattoo parlours, can open by-appointment only. Outdoor social gatherings, which were previously banned, will be allowed in groups of up to 10 people. ... Read More »

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Alberta man convicted of sexually assaulting teen girls declared dangerous offender

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A judge has declared a southern Alberta man with a history of sexually assaulting teen girls a dangerous offender, a designation that means he can be held in jail indefinitely. Trevor Pritchard of Coaldale, Alta., has been convicted of sexual assault five times between 2004 and 2019. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice ... Read More »

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‘Excessive and painful:’ Gynecologist describes trauma of woman dead in hotel

By Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – A gynecologist says an excessive and painful amount of force caused a woman to bleed to death in a bathtub at an Edmonton hotel a decade ago. Dr. Erin Bader, who works at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital, was called by Crown prosecutors to provide an expert opinion about the trauma suffered by Cindy ... Read More »

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Group opposing sale of gas rights in Milk River Natural Area

By Herald on January 14th, 2021

THE CANADIAN PRESS — CALGARY An environmental group says it is opposed to the proposed sale of oil and natural gas rights in the Milk River Natural Area and other native grasslands in southern Alberta. The United Conservative government is holding an auction, which closed at noon Wednesday. The Alberta Wilderness Association said in a letter ... Read More »

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