September 20th, 2018

Provincial News

Alberta puts $5.2 million into Kananaskis Country for campsites, river access

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2018

KANANASKIS, Alta. – The Alberta government is putting $5.2 million into a redevelopment plan for Kananaskis Country as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. Officials say the money will be used in the Lower Kananaskis River and Barrier Lake area at the north end of the popular recreation region west of Calgary. They say it ... Read More »

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Judge to weigh impairment versus inattention in deadly Alberta crash

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – A Crown prosecutor says the actions of an Alberta woman who has pleaded not guilty in a fatal drunk-driving crash last year were those of a person who was impaired by alcohol. Ann Siford summed up her case during final arguments Tuesday in the trial of Bobbi Crotty, who is charged ... Read More »

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Reopening of preliminary hearing for Calgary couple in boy’s death delayed

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

CALGARY – The reopening of a preliminary hearing for a Calgary couple already committed to stand trial in the death of a five-year-old boy has been delayed until next month. Allan and Carolina Perdomo are scheduled to stand trial in November in the death of Eneas Emilio Perdomo, who died five days after he was ... Read More »

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Relatives mourn death of Calgary-area woman killed by pet dog protecting child

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

CALGARY – Relatives of a Calgary-area woman killed by her own pet dog say they are struggling to deal with what happened. Lisa Lloyd, who was 50, was attacked Saturday evening at her home on a rural property near Langdon. Family say she was mauled after trying stop the boxer-pit bull cross from attacking her ... Read More »

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Correction: Guatemala-Mayan Altar story

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2018

GUATEMALA CITY – In a story Sept. 14 about a Mayan altar, The Associated Press erroneously identified Chak Took Ich’aak as a ruler of Tikal. He ruled La Corona. A corrected version of the story is below: Experts: Mayan altar hints at ancient intrigue Archaeologists say an altar found at the La Corona site in ... Read More »

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Vehicle stolen in Fort Macleod, Alta., with six-year-old boy inside

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

FORT MACLEOD, Alta. – Police in Alberta are searching for a vehicle that had a six-year-old boy inside when it was stolen late Monday. It happened in Fort Macleod, a town of about 3,000 in the southwest corner of the province, where RCMP say a grey 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe with the Alberta licence plate BGF ... Read More »

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Aurora Cannabis shares rise on reported talks with Coca-Cola

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2018

EDMONTON – Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. were up as much as 17 per cent today after a report the marijuana producer was in talks with the Coca-Cola Company to develop pot-infused drinks. The Edmonton-based company’s stock briefly rose above the $10 mark in early trading after the report by BNN Bloomberg, citing sources. Aurora ... Read More »

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Flames co-owner, billionaire oilman Clay Riddell dies at 81

By The Associated Press on September 16th, 2018

CALGARY – Clay Riddell, the billionaire oilman and co-owner of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, has died. He was 81. The Flames and Paramount Resources confirmed his death Sunday, with the oil and natural gas company saying he died Saturday. “We mourn the passing of a great man of industry, sports, philanthropy and human decency along ... Read More »

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Aircraft hunt for plane reported overdue on flight from Edmonton to Chilliwack

By The Canadian Press on September 15th, 2018

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Aircraft are searching the British Columbia Interior for a small plane with two people on board that’s gone missing. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre says in a statement that its Pacific division was notified Friday afternoon that a small, private plane was overdue on a flight from Edmonton to Chilliwack, B.C. It ... Read More »

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Experts: Mayan altar hints at ancient intrigue

By The Associated Press on September 14th, 2018

GUATEMALA CITY – Archaeologists say an altar found at the La Corona site in Guatemala suggests the Mayan dynasty of Kaanul, known as the Snake Kings, acted like its namesake in slowly squeezing the rival kingdom of Tikal. A team led by Marcello Canuto of Tulane University uncovered the carved stone altar in the northern ... Read More »

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Central Alberta man sentenced to two years for his role in 2006 homicide

By The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – A central Alberta man who drove the getaway vehicle in an Eckville-area homicide 12 years ago has been sentenced to two years in jail. Shayne Gulka, who is 46, had pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder. He was originally charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping with a handgun ... Read More »

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