April 11th, 2021

Provincial News

Calgary officer charged for assaulting man after use-of-force investigation

By The Canadian Press on April 6th, 2021

CALGARY – The Calgary Police Services says it has charged one of its officers with assaulting a man in custody. Police allege the assault happened April 9, 2019, after a 20-minute pursuit of a stolen vehicle. They say a male driver was arrested after fleeing from officers and attempting to ram police cruisers. Police say ... Read More »

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Alberta police watchdog investigates after Mountie shoots man on First Nation

By The Canadian Press on April 6th, 2021

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. – Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who was shot by a Mountie on a First Nation reserve. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) says the 24-year-old man was shot Saturday on the O’Chiese First Nation about 50 kilometres northwest of Rocky Mountain House. Investigators say ... Read More »

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Alberta’s police watchdog investigates after Mountie fatally shoots Indigenous man

By The Canadian Press on April 6th, 2021

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. – Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating the death of an Indigenous man who was shot by a Mountie. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) says the 24-year-old man was shot Saturday on the O’Chiese First Nation about 50 kilometres northwest of Rocky Mountain House. Investigators say RCMP were called to ... Read More »

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Alberta mayor urges better communication about COVID variant outbreak at business

By The Canadian Press on April 6th, 2021

EDMONTON – The mayor of Edson says health authorities should be providing more information about a COVID-19 variant outbreak affecting a major employer in the western Alberta town. Kevin Zahara says he wants to know how big a risk there is to the wider community, but he hasn’t heard from Alberta Health Services. He says ... Read More »

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Review hears closing arguments into proposed reservoir to protect Calgary from floods

By The Canadian Press on April 6th, 2021

EDMONTON – Closing arguments are being held today at a review of a proposed reservoir that could protect Calgary from future flooding. The two-week-long hearing by the Natural Resources Conservation Board, an arm’s-length agency of the Alberta government, is to determine whether the project is in the public interest. It’s considering the project’s social, economic ... Read More »

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RCMP say four shot, two arrested, after warning Alberta community to stay indoors

By The Canadian Press on April 5th, 2021

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. – After warning residents of the O’Chiese First Nation to remain indoors due to “an active threat to the community,” RCMP in Alberta say multiple people were shot but they believe the threat is over. Police say members of their Rocky Mountain House detachment were dispatched to a shooting on the ... Read More »

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Skier dies in avalanche on mountain in Banff National Park

By The Canadian Press on April 5th, 2021

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – A skier from Alberta has died in an avalanche while he and another skier were on a mountain in Banff National Park. Parks Canada says two male skiers from Canmore, Alta., were on the northeast face of Haddo Peak in the Lake Louise area on Monday when the avalanche was triggered. ... Read More »

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Alberta Brazilian COVID-19 variant outbreaks linked to workplaces: top doctor

By The Canadian Press on April 5th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta’s top doctor says an outbreak of the COVID-19 variant first found in Brazil appears to be linked to a large employer with multiple sites across Western Canada. Chief medical health officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw says on Twitter that it’s believed it started with a traveller returning to Alberta from out of province. ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Alberta Brazilian COVID-19 variant outbreak linked to three workplaces

By The Canadian Press on April 5th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta’s top doctor says an outbreak of the COVID-19 variant first found in Brazil appears to be linked to a large employer with multiple sites across Western Canada. Chief medical health officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw says on Twitter that it’s believed it started with a traveller returning to Alberta from out of province. ... Read More »

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Alberta NDP urges tougher COVID-19 measures as variant cases grow

By The Canadian Press on April 5th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Opposition NDP is calling on the United Conservative government to bring back stricter public health measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. Leader Rachel Notley told reporters that Premier Jason Kenney has done nothing to change course, even though he has warned that new and more dangerous variants could cause a spike ... Read More »

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Fire that followed a reported explosion at an Alberta oilfield site is under control

By The Canadian Press on April 3rd, 2021

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – County officials in northwest Alberta say a fire that followed a report of an early-morning explosion at an oilfield lease site is under control, and air-quality monitoring has determined there’s no risk to the public. Jason Nesbitt, deputy fire chief with the County of Grande Prairie Fire Services, says winds blew ... Read More »

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