June 22nd, 2018

Provincial News

Edmonton considers eliminating right turns on red in high-traffic areas

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

EDMONTON – The city of Edmonton could stop drivers from turning right on red lights in some areas to prevent pedestrian injuries. Edmonton’s director of traffic safety Gerry Shimko says 10 of the city’s 27 traffic deaths involved pedestrians. Another 57 people were seriously injured after being hit by vehicles as they walked. Shimko said ... Read More »

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Disobeyed mom: Boy, 10, on raft rescued from Bow River in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

CALGARY – A 10-year old boy was rescued from the Bow River in Calgary early this morning after he apparently snuck out of his house to go rafting. The child’s mother called police about 5:30 a.m. to report him missing. She told police he had been asking to go rafting on the river – and ... Read More »

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Canadian Olympian Josie Morrison retires from competitive speedskating

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

CALGARY – Canadian Olympic speedskater Josie Morrison has announced her retirement from competitive speedskating. The 24-year-old from Kamloops, B.C., placed fourth as a member of Canada’s team pursuit squad and 21st in the 1,500 metres at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Morrison stepped on the podium for the first time at ... Read More »

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Female officers complained: Alberta RCMP staff sergeant charged with sex assault

By The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A staff sergeant with the RCMP in northern Alberta has been suspended after being charged with one count of sexual assault. The RCMP says in a release that two female members of the Wood Buffalo detachment complained that they had been touched inappropriately at an off-site Christmas party. Mounties say the ... Read More »

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Johnny Manziel sits in Tiger-Cats’ opening loss

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2018

CALGARY – Johnny Manziel never made it off the sideline in Hamilton’s regular-season opener, looking on as starter Jeremiah Masoli played in the Tiger-Cats’ 28-14 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night. Manziel is making a comeback with the Canadian Football League team after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016. The ... Read More »

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Paralyzed Humboldt player’s family preparing for next phase

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2018

AIRDRIE, Alta. – The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery – his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between a semi-trailer and a bus carrying the junior ... Read More »

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Man, 19, dead after single-vehicle rollover in Clive, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on June 16th, 2018

TEES, Alta. – Police say a 19-year-old man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover in Clive, Alta., on Friday. RCMP say the eastbound vehicle left the road, struck a street light and rolled several times. They say the driver from Tees, Alta., was ejected from the vehicle, and was later pronounced dead. A male passenger ... Read More »

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Central Alberta man who stabbed woman 58 times found not criminally responsible

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – A central Alberta man who stabbed a woman 58 times has been found not criminally responsible for her death. Jordan Koizumi, who is 27, was charged with the second-degree murder of Tina Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer bled to death inside her home in 2016 after opening her door to help the homeless man. ... Read More »

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Johnny Manziel set for Tiger-Cats’ CFL opener

By The Associated Press on June 15th, 2018

CALGARY – Johnny Manziel is behind Jeremiah Masoli on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ depth chart – and has his back, too. “We’re all behind Jeremiah, starting tomorrow,” Manziel said Friday, a day before Hamilton’s regular-season opener against the Calgary Stampeders. “More than anything, I want a win for this team. It’s more than me. It’s more ... Read More »

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Looking for Fruit Loop: New hope for parrot missing for almost a year

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

COCHRANE, Alta. – An Alberta family that has been looking for its beloved parrot since it flew the coop almost a year ago is hoping an unexpected tip could lead to the feathery fugitive’s whereabouts. Fruit Loop flew out of an open door when company was visiting the Van Hoeve home in Cochrane west of ... Read More »

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Edmonton Oilers sign forward Drake Caggiula to two-year contract

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Drake Caggiula to a two-year contract. The 23-year-old from Pickering, Ont., appeared in 67 games with the Oilers in 2017-18, posting 20 points (13 goals, seven assists) and 37 penalty minutes, including three power-play goals and one game-winning goal. The five-foot-10, 185-pound forward has appeared in 127 ... Read More »

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