September 20th, 2019

Provincial News

Charges stayed against Alberta Mountie accused of assault, obstruction in B.C.

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

VICTORIA – Assault and obstruction charges against an Alberta Mountie have been stayed in B.C. The prosecution service says charges against Const. Vernon Hagen were stayed on Sept. 11. It says in a statement the stay was entered after the Crown confirmed that Hagen had successfully completed an approved alternative measures program that he was ... Read More »

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Alberta pharmacist who stole prescription drugs fined, can no longer practise

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2019

OKOTOKS, Alta. – A southern Alberta pharmacist convicted earlier this year of prescription drug theft is no longer allowed to practise. The Alberta College of Pharmacy has cancelled the permit of Calgarian Leanne Rogalsky, who faces $80,000 in fines. She is also prohibited from serving as a pharmacy owner or proprietor for five years. Rogalsky ... Read More »

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Alberta government pitching that small rural areas pay for policing: NDP

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Opposition says the government is proposing to small municipalities and rural areas that they begin to pay for some, or maybe most, of their policing costs. NDP Leader Rachel Notley says in some cases municipalities are being told they may have to pay up to 70 per cent, which would average out ... Read More »

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Alberta man accused in car-sale fraud charged in three Ontario cases

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2019

Three police forces in Ontario are now accusing an Alberta man of fraudulently buying new cars. Niagara Regional Police had announced five charges against the man this week. They allege the 66-year-old suspect used fake identification documents to buy a car worth more than $120,000. Both Waterloo Regional Police and Ontario Provincial Police say they’ve ... Read More »

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Space bits: Scientists confident they know where meteor over Alberta shed pieces

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2019

EDMONTON – It streaked across the sky but people in central Alberta are being urged to keep their eyes trained on the ground. Scientists at the University of Alberta are still searching for meteorites from a fireball that lit up the sky southeast of Edmonton on Aug. 31. A team from the Department of Earth ... Read More »

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Body found after flames and smoke quickly extinguished at Edmonton home

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2019

EDMONTON – One person is dead after an overnight house fire in Edmonton. Firefighters responded when neighbours reported flames and heavy smoke coming from a two-storey home in a northeast neighbourhood shortly after 3 a.m. District fire chief Rob Garth says a body was found inside the house after crews quickly got the blaze under ... Read More »

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Alberta RCMP say bomber used Tannerite in parkade blast, acted alone

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2019

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – The RCMP says it believes an explosive called Tannerite was used in a blast at a community centre parking garage east of Edmonton last November. The Mounties also confirmed what they previously suspected – that 21-year-old Kane Kosolowsky acted alone and was not involved with a terrorist group. Supt. Dave Kalist ... Read More »

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Gory murders, stabbings, kids slain: Killers found not criminally responsible

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2019

EDMONTON – A review board at Alberta Hospital in Edmonton is deciding whether a man who killed five young people at a house party in Calgary should be given some increased freedom. A judge found Matthew de Grood not criminally responsible in the 2014 killings because he was suffering from schizophrenia. Here’s a look at ... Read More »

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Alberta spends $3M for 30 nurse practitioners for remote, specialized areas

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta is hiring up to 30 new nurse practitioners to work in remote areas or places where it’s difficult for patients to see a family doctor. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the new hires will work with family physicians and others in primary care networks. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have taken ... Read More »

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RCMP looking for suspects One after gunfire erupts at Alberta shopping mall

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2019

AIRDRIE, Alta. – Police say they are going through video footage and talking to scores of witnesses in the search for a suspect in what’s believed was a targeted shooting at a large Calgary-area shopping mall. The man who was shot on Monday night at Cross Iron Mills remains in hospital in serious but stable ... Read More »

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Kaillie Humphries’ bid to be released by Canadian bobsleigh group denied

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2019

CALGARY – A Calgary judge has denied Kaillie Humphries’ bid to be released by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton. The two-time Olympic bobsled champion asked the courts for an injunction forcing the national governing body of the sport to release her. Humphries intended to compete for the United States. The 34-year-old from Calgary has also filed a ... Read More »

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