May 25th, 2019

Provincial News

Free-range turkey on the trot in southeast Calgary neighbourhood

By The Canadian Press on May 22nd, 2019

CALGARY – A turkey is on the trot in a southeast Calgary neighbourhood and residents don’t mind its free-ranging one bit. Ramsay Community Association vice-president Erin Joslin says the bird, dubbed Turk, just showed up about a month ago. Nobody knows where he came from or how he got there. But he’s spotted regularly hanging ... Read More »

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RCMP search for police car, equipment, stolen from dealership

By The Canadian Press on May 22nd, 2019

DIDSBURY, Alta. – RCMP in Didsbury, Alta., are looking for an unmarked police vehicle and several items of equipment that they say were stolen in central Alberta earlier this week. The silver Ford Explorer was one of two vehicles police say were stolen from a dealership in Carstairs early Monday morning. The other vehicle was ... Read More »

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Alberta Health Services reaching out after TB cases at Calgary high school

By The Canadian Press on May 22nd, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services says it is notifying 200 people following the discovery of tuberculosis at a Calgary high school. The health provider says two cases were confirmed, but adds that they do not present a risk to the public or at the school. Letters are being sent in the mail, and only those ... Read More »

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Calgary police officer charged after woman injured during booking

By The Canadian Press on May 22nd, 2019

CALGARY – The Calgary Police Service says one of its officers has been charged in relation to an arrest almost 18 months ago. The service says a woman who had been arrested was injured while she was being booked. It says “an incident occurred” on Dec. 13, 2017, between the woman and an officer that ... Read More »

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New UCP members sworn in as Alberta legislature poised to axe carbon tax

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on May 21st, 2019

EDMONTON – On the eve of Alberta’s carbon tax heading to the chopping block, the province’s environment minister says green projects currently being funded by the levy will go ahead. But Jason Nixon says once the Carbon Tax Repeal Act is passed and implemented by May 30, there will be nothing new. “Projects that have ... Read More »

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Full house: Alberta UCP members sworn in at legislature, joining NDP members

By The Canadian Press on May 21st, 2019

EDMONTON – It’s officially a full house at the Alberta legislature. The 63 members of the United Conservative caucus, including Premier Jason Kenney, have been sworn in at the legislature. They join 24 members of the Opposition NDP caucus, including leader Rachel Notley, who were sworn in last week. Next up is the election of ... Read More »

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Debris hurled into air when natural gas blast rips apart Alberta workshop

By The Canadian Press on May 21st, 2019

DE WINTON, Alta. – A man is being treated for serious injuries after a natural gas explosion that tore apart a workshop on a rural property just south of Calgary. Witnesses report seeing chunks of debris hurled several metres into the air when the blast happened just before 8:30 p.m. Monday, about three kilometres west ... Read More »

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Growing wildfire prompts warning for Alberta town to prepare for evacuation

By The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2019

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. – Residents of a northern Alberta town are being told to be ready to evacuate at any time as an out-of-control wildfire, fanned by strong winds and dry conditions, continues to grow. The Town of High Level announced Monday that residents should fill their gas tanks, gather important documents and prepare food ... Read More »

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Banff National Park’s Mount Temple a taxing, terrific trek

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2019

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – The summit of Mount Temple – the 3,543-metre peak in Banff National Park near Lake Louise, Alta. – can be bagged in a day using mostly two legs and not a lot of technical gear. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. Mount Temple is a scramble – you will use your hands ... Read More »

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Alberta RCMP warn wildfire has closed major highway and prompted evacuations

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

EDSON, Alta. – A wildfire in northern Alberta forced a major highway east of Edmonton to close and nearby homeowners to flee, while another blaze prompted officials to warn that electricity may fail in one town. RCMP said Sunday evening that they were conducting evacuations on the north and south sides of Highway 16 near ... Read More »

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RCMP say hiker’s body recovered after fall from mountain west of Calgary

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

CANMORE, Alta. – RCMP say a hiker’s body has been recovered after he reportedly fell from a mountain west of Calgary. Police say they were called Sunday afternoon to Heart Mountain for a report that a 21-year-old man had fallen 18 metres. Searchers later found him and he was confirmed dead. Police say he was ... Read More »

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