October 16th, 2021

Provincial News

‘Shallow graves’: Man admits to murdering woman but not guilty in daughter’s death

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

CALGARY – A man admitted to killing a Calgary mother at the beginning of his murder trial Tuesday but says he’s not guilty in the death of her toddler. Robert Leeming pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Jasmine Lovett and not guilty to second-degree murder of 22-month-old Aliyah Sanderson. In April 2019, ... Read More »

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Alberta to pay out $15 million to entice those hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta is on track to spend more than $15 million to directly pay vaccine-hesitant residents to get the COVID-19 shot. The province says that more than 152,000 Albertans have signed up to receive the $100 preloaded debit card in return for getting the vaccine. The promotion ends Thursday night. Premier Jason Kenney introduced ... Read More »

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Calgary man admits to murder of woman but not guilty in death of her toddler

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

CALGARY – A man has admitted to killing a Calgary mother more than two years ago but not guilty in the death of her toddler. Robert Leeming pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Jasmine Lovett and not guilty to second-degree murder of 22-month-old Aliyah Sanderson. The pleas came on the first day ... Read More »

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Trial begins for man charged with second-degree murder in deaths of woman and toddler

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

CALGARY – A judge-alone trial begins in Calgary today for a man accused of murdering a mother and her young daughter, whose remains were found in the mountain wilderness west of the city in 2019. Robert Leeming is charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of Jasmine Lovett, who was 25, and her 22-month-old daughter, ... Read More »

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Edmonton police say driver and passenger die after car flees and crashes into pole

By The Canadian Press on October 11th, 2021

EDMONTON – Two people are dead and a third was gravely injured after police in Edmonton say the vehicle they were in fled from officers and later crashed into a pole. Police say they attempted to stop the Ford Focus early Monday because the owner was listed as a suspended driver, but they say it ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Hitmen beat Broncos 4-1 for first victory of season

By The Canadian Press on October 10th, 2021

CALGARY – Riley Fiddler-Schultz led the way with three points for the Calgary Hitmen in a 4-1 victory over the visiting Swift Current Broncos in the Western Hockey League on Sunday. Fiddler-Schultz set up the game’s first three goals, including Adam Kydd’s game-winner 4:15 into the third period. He fed Grayden Siepmann at 8:44 of ... Read More »

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Pilot dead, others injured after two separate small plane crashes in central Alberta

By The Canadian Press on October 10th, 2021

BLACKFALDS, Alta. – Two separate weekend plane crashes in central Alberta have left at least one person dead and several others injured. RCMP say they responded to a distress beacon on Saturday afternoon and located the wreckage of a small plane near a rural intersection northwest of Blackfalds, Alta. They say the pilot was dead, ... Read More »

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Man killed in shooting outside downtown Calgary club

By The Canadian Press on October 10th, 2021

Calgary police say a man is in his 30s is dead after being shot early this morning outside a downtown club. They say officers responding to a shots fired call at around 2:40 a.m. found the victim in serious medical distress outside the Junction Underground nightclub on 8 Ave. The man was rushed to hospital ... Read More »

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Alberta Health Services says advisory group notes problems with ivermectin studies

By The Canadian Press on October 9th, 2021

Alberta Health Services says its scientific advisory group has updated its review into using ivermectin to treat COVID-19, warning that existing studies have problems and the available evidence doesn’t deem it safe. The province’s health delivery agency says in a series of tweets that studies to date into using ivermectin, which is primarily used to ... Read More »

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‘I See You ICU:’ Albertans express gratitude for health-care workers at Thanksgiving

By Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on October 9th, 2021

EDMONTON – Hundreds of Albertans are sending coffee, gift cards and Thanksgiving meals to those working in intensive care units overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. J’Val Shuster says she and her staff at Devour Catering will be delivering turkey dinners to 200 nurses, doctors and health-care staff at four Calgary hospitals on Sunday andmore meals are ... Read More »

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Calgary councillor running for re-election charged with fraud and breach of trust

By The Canadian Press on October 8th, 2021

CALGARY – A Calgary city councillor running for re-election is facing charges of fraud and breach of trust following an RCMP investigation. Mounties say a “complex investigation” was done into the expenses of incumbent Ward 2 Coun. Joe Magliocca after a city police probe found thousands in ineligible council expenditures. Magliocca is facing one count ... Read More »

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