November 18th, 2018

Provincial News

WHL Roundup: Reece Johnson with hat trick, Rebels beat Ice 5-4 in OT

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – Reese Johnson completed his hat trick at 2:50 of overtime as the Red Deer Rebels toppled the Kootenay Ice 5-4 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action. Jeff de Wit and Alex Morozoff also scored for the Rebels (15-5-1), who extended their win streak to four games Connor McClennon struck twice ... Read More »

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Lethbridge police Taser suspect with knife who escaped from RCMP

By The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Lethbridge police say they used a Taser to apprehend a suspect with a knife who escaped RCMP custody in the city. Police say Mounties were transporting the man on Friday when he got away and fled on foot. Lethbridge officers tracked him down to where he had barricaded himself in a washroom. ... Read More »

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Price shines as Canadiens score twice in third period to rally past Flames

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2018

CALGARY – In a duel of struggling goaltenders, one returned to vintage form, while the misery continued for the other. Carey Price backstopped the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 win over Mike Smith and the Calgary Flames on Thursday night, despite the visitors being outshot 45-22. “He’s the best goalie in the world,” said Artturi ... Read More »

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Southern Alberta man on trial on sex assault, child luring, child porn charges

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The trial of a southern Alberta man on sex charges involving teen girls has heard that dozens of child porn images were found on cellphones and a computer seized from his home. Trevor Pritchard of Coaldale faces charges of sexual assault, child luring and possession of child pornography. His trial by a ... Read More »

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Alberta watchdog clears two Calgary police officers in 2016 fatal shooting

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2018

CALGARY – Alberta’s police watchdog has cleared two Calgary officers in the fatal shooting of a man suspected of stealing a pickup. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says the officers acted reasonably when they shot the suspect four times in 2016 while he was trying to avoid being arrested. A report based on the ... Read More »

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Woman who tried to steal family dog in central Alberta sentenced

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – A former British Columbia woman who tried to steal an Alberta family’s dog by posing as an animal control officer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. Karin Adams, who is 46, appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday via closed-circuit television from the Calgary Remand Centre and pleaded ... Read More »

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Mobility-challenged woman says new Calgary library difficult for her

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2018

CALGARY – A woman who uses a wheelchair says Calgary’s new central library by an award-winning designer presents challenges to people with mobility issues. Elaine Lee says several buttons for elevators and intercom calling have been placed where it is impossible for her to reach. She also says the entrance door sensor is difficult to ... Read More »

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Arrest in Saskatchewan eight months after deadly Alberta hit-and-run

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – A Saskatchewan man has been arrested in the death of a pedestrian in a hit-and-run collision earlier this year in Red Deer, Alta.. Darren Nickolson, who was 38, was standing near a parked vehicle on the night of March 11 when he was hit by a red truck. The older-model vehicle ... Read More »

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Majority of Calgary voters say ‘no thanks’ to 2026 Olympics

By The Associated Press on November 14th, 2018

Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said “no” in a nonbinding referendum. Unofficial results showed that 56 per cent voted against bidding for the Olympics. Results showed that out of 767,734 eligible voters, 304,774 cast ballots and 171,750 of those voted against the Olympic bid. The ... Read More »

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Former Edmonton payroll clerk accused of $1.4 million fraud: police

By The Canadian Press on November 13th, 2018

EDMONTON – A former Edmonton payroll clerk is accused of bilking her employer of $1.4 million. Police say a woman falsified paycheques between 2007 and 2014 at a transport company where she worked as a payroll administrator. Investigators contend that she created false payroll deposits for more than 500 employees, changed their banking information and ... Read More »

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TransCanada staunchly supports Keystone XL pipeline despite latest court setback

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press on November 13th, 2018

CALGARY – TransCanada Corp. says it doesn’t know when it will be able to build its Keystone XL pipeline after a Montana judge stopped it last week but it is confident the project will make money once it is built and in service. It’s too soon to say what the decision by U.S. District Judge ... Read More »

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