June 13th, 2021

Provincial News

Edmonton may keep mask bylaw until 70 per cent of its population fully vaccinated

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2021

EDMONTON – The mayor of Edmonton says he’s considering a request from a doctors group that he and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi keep masking bylaws in place until at least 70 per cent of their cities’ eligible populations have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Don Iveson said at a briefing Tuesday that he’s concerned about ... Read More »

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Edmonton may keep mask bylaw until 70 per cent of population fully vaccinated: mayor

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2021

EDMONTON – The mayor of Edmonton says he’s considering a request from a doctors group that he and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi keep masking bylaws in place until at least 70 per cent of their cities’ eligible populations have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Don Iveson said at a briefing today that he’s concerned about ... Read More »

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Edmonton may keep masking bylaw until 70% of population is fully vaccinated: mayor

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2021

EDMONTON – The mayor of Edmonton says he’s considering a request from a doctors group that he and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi keep their masking bylaws in place until at least 70 per cent of their eligible populations have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Don Iveson said at a briefing today that he’s concerned about ... Read More »

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Thousands more first doses of vaccine needed for Alberta to fully reopen: premier

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says 115,000 more people need to get their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine if the final stage of the province’s reopening plan is to go ahead later this month. At a news conference Monday, Kenney said there were 100,000 bookings over the next week. The province has said Stage ... Read More »

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Edmonton removes references to Bishop Vital Grandin from downtown transit station

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2021

Edmonton has removed references to Bishop Vital Grandin from one of the city’s light-rail transit stations. Mayor Don Iveson put forward a motion at a city council meeting on Monday to remove references to Grandin from the Government Centre station, signage and audio announcements. It also included covering a mural at the earliest opportunity. Council ... Read More »

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Man seriously injured after small plane crashes in eastern Alberta, RCMP say

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2021

HEINSBURY, ALBERTA, CANADA – Police say a man is recovering from serious injuries after a small plane crashed in eastern Alberta on Sunday evening. RCMP say the plane crashed near Heinsbury, Alta., which is about 232 kilometres east of Edmonton. Vermillion RCMP say officers and paramedics responded to the scene just before 8 p.m. after ... Read More »

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Worker operating excavator killed at Syncrude mine site in northern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2021

FORT MCMURRAY – Occupational Health and Safety says a Syncrude employee operating an excavator was killed on Sunday at an oilsands mine in northern Alberta. Spokeswoman Natasha McKenzie says it happened at Syncrude’s Aurora mine, about 70 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. She says Occupational Health and Safety was notified the same day and is ... Read More »

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Three-wheel cycle rider killed in collision with pickup truck

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2021

EDMONTON – The RCMP say a person is dead after a three wheel cycle collided with a pickup truck Sunday evening just west of Edmonton. Police issued a release that says the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. in Parkland County on Highway 16 at Highway 779. The release says the driver of the cycle died ... Read More »

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Edmonton police say person dead after officers respond to weapons complaint

By The Canadian Press on June 6th, 2021

EDMONTON – Police in Edmonton say one person is dead after an officer fired their weapon during an alleged confrontation in the city on Saturday night. Police say two officers were sent to a weapons complaint outside a home on the city’s north side shortly after 11 p.m. They allege that when the officers arrived, ... Read More »

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Alert lifted west of Edmonton for suspects considered ‘armed and dangerous’

By The Canadian Press on June 5th, 2021

EDMONTON – An Alberta Emergency Alert that warned people in an area west of Edmonton about two possibly “armed and dangerous” suspects has been lifted. The provincial warning system says two suspects are now in custody and that there’s no further danger to the public. The alert, which was issued shortly after 2 p.m. on ... Read More »

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Alert issued for area west of Edmonton for suspects considered ‘armed and dangerous’

By The Canadian Press on June 5th, 2021

EDMONTON – An Alberta Emergency Alert has been issued for an area west of Edmonton warning about two people who are considered armed and dangerous. The alert, which was issued shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, says the pair were in Parkland County in the area of highways 60 and 628. It says members of ... Read More »

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