November 12th, 2019

Provincial News

No kids seriously hurt in Edmonton school bus collision: police say

By The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

EDMONTON – Children aboard a school bus in Edmonton have escaped serious injury after it collided with another vehicle. City police say the crash happened around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the 27 children on board were all checked out by medical first responders. No serious injuries were reported but three children were taken to ... Read More »

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Quadruple killing trial hears man suffered blows to the head, gunshot wounds

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

CALGARY – A jury has seen graphic photographs of numerous injuries inflicted on a man whose body was found at the side of a rural highway west of Calgary. Forensic pathologist Enrico Risso testified at the trial of Tewodros Kebede and Yu Chieh Liao, who also goes by the first name Diana. The two have ... Read More »

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Alberta to widen main southern highway with land transfer from First Nation

By The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

KANANASKIS, Alta. – The Alberta government will be widening 29 kilometres of Highway 1A in the southern part of the province. The $76.5 million project is to double the width of the section between Cochrane and Canmore. The government says it has signed an agreement for a transfer of lands needed for the upgrade with ... Read More »

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Three men charged after ‘targeted’ shooting, evacuation at Alberta mall

By The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

AIRDRIE, Alta. – Three Calgary men are facing a charge of attempted murder following what police call a targeted shooting at a shopping mall that triggered an evacuation involving thousands of people. Police and other emergency services from a wide area converged on the food court entrance at CrossIron Mills just north of the city ... Read More »

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Man arrested after Uber vehicle carjacked in Edmonton, driven through jail fence

By The Canadian Press on November 11th, 2019

EDMONTON – A 23-year-old man is facing charges after an Uber ride-hailing vehicle was carjacked and driven through a fence at the Edmonton Remand Centre. Police say a report came in just after midnight that a suspect had stolen the vehicle in north Edmonton while he was a passenger. Officers received a report shortly after ... Read More »

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Man accused of buying toys and DVDs from stores for a fraction of their value

By The Canadian Press on November 9th, 2019

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Police have seized over $30,000 worth of DVD sets and action figures they allege were purchased fraudulently from big-box stores in southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan for a fraction of their actual value. Medicine Hat Police Staff Sgt. Cory Both says investigators allege the suspect manipulated the bar codes on the ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: D-Jay Jerome completes comeback, Hurricanes beat Oil Kings in SO

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – D-Jay Jerome completed the comeback with the shootout winner as the Lethbridge Hurricanes edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Oliver Okuliar, Dylan Cozens and Alex Cotton scored in regulation for the Hurricanes (13-4-3), who are 10-0-2 in their last 12 outings. Scott Atkinson, Liam Keeler ... Read More »

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Veteran Calgary police officer dismissed from service for misconduct

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2019

CALGARY – A veteran Calgary police officer has been dismissed from the service over his inappropriate relationship with a woman suffering from mental illness. A police disciplinary board found Const. Dave Pizzolato guilty of misconduct. The report from the disciplinary hearing says Pizzolato, who is 48, sent the 22-year-old woman up to 100 inappropriate text ... Read More »

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Perpetual Energy cuts 25% of workforce to deal with lower commodity prices

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2019

Calgary-based oil and gas producer Perpetual Energy Inc. says it has cut 25 per cent of its workforce in an effort to rein in costs in response to lower commodity prices. The gas-weighted Calgary company says it is also cutting compensation for its remaining employees and has lowered its 2019 cash flow expectations. It didn’t ... Read More »

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Man in southern Alberta dead after being overcome by gas from ruptured line

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2019

MILLARVILLE, Alta. – A man is dead after a natural gas leak in southern Alberta. Emergency crews were called to a rural property north of Turner Valley, southwest of Calgary, shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. The man was declared dead at the scene. RCMP say he was digging in a field when he was overcome ... Read More »

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Woman charged with first-degree murder of resident at Edmonton seniors’ home

By The Canadian Press on November 7th, 2019

Edmonton police have charged a woman with killing an 83-year-old resident at a seniors’ housing complex. Officers say someone broke into a suite of the downtown building in July and assaulted Guiseppina Micieli. The senior was taken to hospital and died a month later. Police say an autopsy showed she died of pneumonia caused by ... Read More »

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