June 16th, 2021

Provincial News

‘A poor choice’: Alberta lawyer reprimanded for allowing nude photos in custody case

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

EDMONTON – A hearing committee of the Law Society of Alberta says there are reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a lawyer may have committed a criminal offence after “explicit and nude” photos of a woman were included as part of an affidavit in a custody case. The self-governing body has reprimanded lawyer Karen ... Read More »

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‘A poor choice’: Alberta lawyer suspended for allowing nude photos in custody case

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Law Society of Alberta says criminal charges may be warranted against a lawyer who allowed sexually explicit photos of a woman to be included as part of an affidavit in a custody case. The self-governing body has sanctioned lawyer Karen Herrington of Sherwood Park, Alta., for bringing the administration of justice into ... Read More »

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Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The Court of Appeal of Alberta has rejected a request that a third trial be stayed for a couple accused in their son’s death. Lawyers for David and Collet Stephan had requested proceedings be put on hold while they seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada a decision ordering ... Read More »

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‘So unfair’: Métis take Alberta to court over refusal to discuss consultation policy

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Métis Nation of Alberta is taking the province to court over what it says is the government’s refusal to bring in an overall policy to consult the group on development projects. President Audrey Poitras says the Métis had worked out policy after years of talks with two different governments. She says shortly ... Read More »

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Somali-Canadian group says another woman wearing a hijab attacked in Edmonton

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

EDMONTON – The chair of a group representing Somali Canadians in Edmonton says there has been another local attack on a woman who was wearing a hijab. Jibril Ibrahim alleges the Somali-Canadian woman was walking by herself in northeast Edmonton on Friday evening when an unknown man grabbed her by her neck and pushed her ... Read More »

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Most who tested positive for variant at Calgary hospital had mild symptoms: AHS

By The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2021

CALGARY – Most people who tested positive at a Calgary hospital for the more contagious COVID-19 variant first reported in India had mild symptoms, except one person who was admitted into intensive care. Several people connected to the Delta variant outbreak at Foothills Medical Centre were also fully immunized before testing positive, health officials confirmed ... Read More »

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Alberta’s funding to deter hate crimes ‘should just be the beginning’: Muslim group

By Dean Bennett and Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta’s premier says groups that experience hate crimes will soon be able to apply for grants to pay for security upgrades but one Muslim organization says more is needed to address racism in the province. Yasin Cetin, a spokesman for the Muslim Association of Canada in Alberta, says Jason Kenney’s government needs to ... Read More »

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Most who tested positive for variant at hospital had mild symptoms: health agency

By The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2021

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services says most people who tested positive at a Calgary hospital for the more contagious COVID-19 variant first reported in India had mild symptoms, except one person who was admitted into intensive care. The province’s chief medical health officer confirmed Thursday that 10 people connected to the Delta variant outbreak at ... Read More »

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Alberta creates grant program for security measures to deter hate crimes

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2021

EDMONTON – Groups that experience hate crimes in Alberta will soon be able to apply for grants to pay for security upgrades and other ways to keep them safe. Premier Jason Kenney says even small measures can prove life saving for those targeted because of who they are or how they worship. The grants will ... Read More »

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Alberta lifts many public health COVID-19 restrictions; offers more second doses

By Bill Graveland and Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on June 10th, 2021

Kelly Higgins had just finished a 45-minute, sweat-inducing high-intensity group workout at a newly reopened gym Thursday and couldn’t be happier. “It’s my first class back and it feels so good, even though I feel a little out of shape,” Higgins, a skin-care consultant and makeup artist in Calgary, said after being put through the ... Read More »

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‘It’s a damn good sweat’: Alberta lifts many public health COVID-19 restrictions

By The Canadian Press on June 10th, 2021

EDMONTON – Kelly Higgins had just finished a 45-minute, sweat-inducing high-intensity group workout at a newly reopened gym Thursday and couldn’t be happier. “It’s my first class back and it feels so good, even though I feel a little out of shape,” Higgins, a skin-care consultant and makeup artist in Calgary, said after being put ... Read More »

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