May 25th, 2019

Provincial News

Stampeders sign defensive back Robertson Daniel, release Malique Jackson

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2019

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders signed international defensive back Robertson Daniel on Saturday. The team also announced that they had released defensive back Malique Jackson. Daniel signed with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders in 2015 and spent time on the practice rosters of the Raiders, Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins before making his professional debut ... Read More »

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Alberta NDP cries foul as Speaker Cooper names new legislature clerk

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on May 24th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta’s legislature has a new clerk of the assembly, but it’s a move the opposition NDP says smacks of political skulduggery and manipulation. Legislature Speaker Nathan Cooper has announced that longtime senior parliamentary counsel Shannon Dean will replace Merwan Saher as the clerk of the assembly effective immediately. It’s a non-partisan job that ... Read More »

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Victim didn’t know: Intruder spent 18 hours in woman’s home before attack

By The Canadian Press on May 24th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Police believe a man who viciously attacked a 75-year-old woman in her southern Alberta home had been in the house for 18 hours without her knowing it. City police say officers were sent to the home in Lethbridge on Wednesday night after neighbours reported screaming and saw a woman struggling with a ... Read More »

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No-vote option: Alberta legislature changing rules to allow MLAs to abstain

By The Canadian Press on May 24th, 2019

EDMONTON – Premier Jason Kenney’s government is changing the rules to give MLAs a third option on votes in the Alberta legislature. Legislators will soon be free to remain in their seats and abstain from voting. They currently have to physically leave the chamber if they don’t want to cast a vote. House leader Jason ... Read More »

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Calgary man convicted of murder for second time after new trial ordered

By The Canadian Press on May 23rd, 2019

CALGARY – A Calgary man has been convicted of the killing of a University of Calgary student – for the second time. A jury convicted Mitchell Harkes Thursday of the second-degree murder of 20-year-old Brett Wiese, who was fatally stabbed in the back at a party in January 2013. Harkes was originally convicted of the ... Read More »

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Class-action lawsuit over Fort McMurray blast certified against Atco

By The Canadian Press on May 23rd, 2019

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A class-action lawsuit is going ahead against a natural gas company in connection with an explosion that damaged several homes after the 2016 wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta. Higgerty Law and co-counsel James H. Brown and Associates say in a release that a judge has certified the suit against Atco Gas ... Read More »

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Premier and Opposition leader swap misconduct allegations in Alberta legislature

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on May 23rd, 2019

EDMONTON – The first question period at the Alberta legislature under a new government got dirty in a hurry Thursday as Premier Jason Kenney and Opposition Leader Rachel Notley swapped accusations of criminal behaviour, sexual misconduct and harbouring rule-breakers. Notley demanded to know why Kenney was allowing Calgary legislature member Peter Singh to sit in ... Read More »

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Beaverlodge RCMP investigate two murders they believe are linked

By The Canadian Press on May 23rd, 2019

BEAVERLODGE, Alta. – RCMP in a northwestern Alberta community are investigating what they believe are a pair of linked homicides. A 48-year-old man was brought into Beaverlodge hospital early May 17 suffering serious injuries. Derrick Ferguson died in the hospital. Police were dispatched to a home later that morning on the Horse Lake First Nation ... Read More »

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Off-duty police officer charged with impaired driving in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on May 23rd, 2019

Calgary police say an off-duty officer has been charged with impaired driving after a traffic stop in the city’s southeast. Police received reports of a potentially impaired driver around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. They say they responded to the call, located the vehicle and arrested the driver. Timothy Callaghan, a six-year constable with the Calgary Police ... Read More »

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Worker charged in alleged sexual assault at Alberta military base school

By The Canadian Press on May 23rd, 2019

EDMONTON – A sexual assault charge has been laid against a contract maintenance worker in a school at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service says the charge laid on May 3 follows an incident involving a student that allegedly occurred at Guthrie Elementary School on April 30. The employee was contracted ... Read More »

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School bus crash in Edmonton sends 12 to hospital, 2 with broken bones

By The Canadian Press on May 23rd, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services says 12 patients, including 11 children, have been taken to hospital after a school bus crash on one of Edmonton’s busiest freeways. The collision took place about 8:15 a.m. near the Quesnell Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. Officials say there are no life-threatening injuries and all patients are in ... Read More »

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