February 22nd, 2020

Provincial News

WHL Roundup: Beckman’s five points lead Chiefs in 6-3 win over Hurricanes

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Adam Beckman scored two goals and set up three more to power the Spokane Chiefs to a 6-3 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday in the Western Hockey League. Luke Toporowski also scored twice for Spokane (33-18-5), Jack Finley had a goal and two helpers and Bear Hughes supplied the rest ... Read More »

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Alberta government commits $137M for expansion of Calgary hospital

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2020

CALGARY – The Alberta government says it will fund an expansion at one of Calgary’s busiest hospitals. The Peter Lougheed Centre, which was built in 1988, is to receive $137 million to enlarge its emergency room and to provide more mental health services. The project is expected to be completed by 2024. Premier Jason Kenney ... Read More »

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Worker shocked at future Edmonton-area Amazon warehouse has died: family

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2020

EDMONTON – A worker who suffered an electric shock at the site of a future Amazon warehouse south of Edmonton has died of his injuries. A Facebook post by Colton Quast’s mother says her 25-year-old son “passed away peacefully” early this morning. Marlyn Quast-Frank wrote that family, friends and Quast’s fiancee were at his side. ... Read More »

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Tribute to be held in Edmonton for victims in Iranian plane crash

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2020

EDMONTON – A tribute is being held Saturday in Edmonton to remember the Canadians who were killed when a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Tehran. Reza Akbari, president of the Iranian Heritage Society of Edmonton, says the event is being held at 1 p.m. at City Hall. He says it’s important not ... Read More »

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Alberta changing school funding formula, puts hard caps on administration

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2020

EDMONTON – The Alberta government says it is changing the way it will calculate school funding for kindergarten through Grade 12 starting this fall. The plan includes streamlining grants, capping administration costs and reworking the per-student funding formula. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange hasn’t released specific numbers, saying those will come in the Feb. 27 budget. ... Read More »

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Court gives Alberta government 10 days to make decision on oilsands project

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2020

CALGARY – A judge is giving the Alberta government 10 days to make a decision on an oilsands project that has raised concern from a nearby First Nation. “There is a strong public interest in encouraging a timely cabinet decision. The balance of convenience supports an injunction,” Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Barbara Romaine ... Read More »

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Man dies in hospital after fall from moving limousine in Calgary: police

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2020

Calgary police say a man has died after what they believe was a fall from a moving limousine. Officers were called downtown on Sunday evening for reports of a man suffering serious injuries. Police say the man, who they believe was a passenger in the limo, had tried to stand on a running board while ... Read More »

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Alberta changing grade school funding formula, puts hard caps on administration

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2020

EDMONTON – The Alberta government says it is changing the way it will fund kindergarten and grade schools starting this fall. The plan includes streamlining grants, capping administration costs and reworking the per-student funding formula. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange hasn’t released specific numbers, saying those will come in the Feb. 27 budget. She says the ... Read More »

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No defence witnesses in Calgary trial of man accused of killing daughter

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2020

CALGARY – Final arguments are to be heard later this week in the Calgary trial of a man charged with killing his young daughter. Oluwatosin Oluwafemi has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the 2014 death of four-year-old Olive Rebekah. Court heard the man was looking after the girl during the day because he ... Read More »

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Supreme Court grants Alberta woman new trial in husband’s death

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2020

OTTAWA – An Alberta woman sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband and setting her home on fire will get a new trial. The Supreme Court of Canada is allowing an appeal in the case of Deborah Doonanco. Her lawyer, Brian Beresh, says the court has decided that Doonanco’s trial was unfair in ... Read More »

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TSB: plane stalled, hit power lines before fiery crash that killed pilot last year

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2020

CAMROSE, Alta. – Investigators have released details of a fatal plane crash in Alberta last year, saying the aircraft stalled, spun and hit power lines before crashing to the ground and bursting into flames. On Monday, the Transportation Safety Board released a post-deployment occurrence summary of the crash, which happened about 46 kilometres east Camrose, ... Read More »

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