March 21st, 2019

Provincial News

Colorado Mammoth snap losing streak with win in Calgary against Roughnecks

By The Canadian Press on March 16th, 2019

CALGARY – Ryan Lee and Kyle Killen scored three goals apiece as the visiting Colorado Mammoth downed the Calgary Roughnecks 11-9 in National Lacrosse League action on Saturday night. Eli McLaughlin added two goals and three assists for Colorado (4-8), while Jacob Ruest had four assists. With the win, Colorado snapped a three-game losing streak. ... Read More »

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Matthew Tkachuk with first career five-point outing as Flames beat Rangers

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on March 15th, 2019

CALGARY – Matthew Tkachuk scored 31st and 32nd goals in piling up his first career five-point game on Friday to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Tkachuk had 10 points (six goals, four assists) on the Flames’ perfect 3-0-0 homestand that moved Calgary back into first in the ... Read More »

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Alberta creates unit to fight hate crimes, extremism in the province

By The Canadian Press on March 15th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta is creating a unit to fight hate crimes and extremism in Alberta. Premier Rachel Notley says it will bring together specialists from various police forces to focus exclusively on hate groups and hate crimes. Notley says people must work together to fight racism, hate, intolerance and religious persecution, including Islamophobia. She says ... Read More »

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Promising gene therapy for British Columbia man with rare genetic disease

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on March 15th, 2019

CALGARY – A big sushi meal would have once made Josh McQuillin gravely ill, but the British Columbia man can now gorge on one of his favourite foods worry-free thanks to a clinical trial for his rare genetic disorder. McQuillin was 12 when he was diagnosed with urea cycle disorder, a life-threatening condition that causes ... Read More »

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Health officials warn of possible exposure to measles case in southern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on March 14th, 2019

CALGARY – Health officials say one case of infectious measles has been confirmed in southern Alberta and they are urging people who may have been exposed to be immunized. Alberta Health Services says the person with the rash-causing virus was active in numerous public places in Calgary and Cochrane starting March 5. This past Tuesday, ... Read More »

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B.C. man believed to be first Canadian to get intravenous gene therapy

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on March 14th, 2019

CALGARY – A big sushi meal would have once made Josh McQuillin gravely ill, but the British Columbia man can now gorge on one of his favourite foods worry-free thanks to a breakthrough clinical trial for his rare genetic disorder. McQuillin was 12 when he was diagnosed with urea cycle disorder, a life-threatening condition that ... Read More »

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B.C. man believed to be first Canadian to get intravenous gene therapy

By The Canadian Press on March 14th, 2019

CALGARY – A British Columbia man says he can eat his favourite foods and travel abroad without worry thanks to a clinical trial in which he was injected to treat a rare genetic disorder. Josh McQuillan was 12 when he was diagnosed with urea cycle disorder, a dangerous condition that causes ammonia to build up ... Read More »

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Mountie’s stolen auto found; questions remain about officer’s missing handgun

By The Canadian Press on March 14th, 2019

Calgary police say they have found an unmarked RCMP vehicle that was stolen in the city this week, but there is no word on whether a loaded handgun that was inside it has been recovered. Officials say the 2018 Nissan Rogue belongs to a Mountie who was on duty when the gun, identification and badge, ... Read More »

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Recreational vehicle dealership focus of latest Alberta workplace fatality

By The Canadian Press on March 13th, 2019

SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. – For the fourth time in just over a week, a person has been killed in a workplace-related accident in Alberta. The provincial Occupational Health and Safety department says the latest death occurred Monday when a 57-year-old man was fatally injured at a recreational vehicle dealership in Spruce Grove, just west of ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Loschiavo’s power-play goal lifts Oil Kings over Rebels 3-2

By The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2019

RED DEER, Alta. – Vince Loschiavo’s power-play goal 7:28 into the third period was the winner as the Edmonton Oil Kings held off the Red Deer Rebels 3-2 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action. Trey Fix-Wolansky and Vladimir Alistrov also scored for the Oil Kings (40-18-8), who got 19 saves from Dylan Myskiw in ... Read More »

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Man killed by heavy machinery third workplace death in Alberta this month

By The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2019

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating a third workplace fatality in the province in about a week. The latest death occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, about 60 kilometres south of Grande Prairie. RCMP say a 31-year-old man was struck by heavy machinery. No other details have been released. A 37-year-old ... Read More »

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