September 20th, 2019

Provincial News

One person in hospital after gunfire erupts at Alberta shopping mall

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2019

AIRDRIE, Alta. – A man is in hospital and police are looking for a suspect after what’s believed to be a targeted shooting at a big Calgary-area shopping centre that triggered an evacuation. RCMP say officers and tactical team members dashed to Cross Iron Mills near Airdrie shortly after 7 p.m. Monday following reports of ... Read More »

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Papier mache rifle draws big police presence to University of Calgary

By The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2019

CALGARY – Several police officers descended on the University of Calgary campus for what turned out to be a phoney firearm being used in a display. The Calgary Police Service says they responded to a report of a suspicious person around 8:45 a.m. A spokeswoman says numerous officers responded, including from the tactical and K-9 ... Read More »

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Alberta man faces charges in alleged fraudulent purchase of $120K luxury car

By The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2019

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – An Alberta man is facing numerous charges in Ontario over the allegedly fraudulent purchase of a new car. Niagara Regional Police say they began an investigation last month when a luxury vehicle worth more than $120,000 was bought using fake identification. The force says it has also been in touch with ... Read More »

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Health officials advise 2 Calgary dental practices improperly sterilized tools

By The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2019

CALGARY – Health officials say patients of two Calgary dental practices may have been exposed to hepatitis B and C because equipment wasn’t properly sterilized – in one case over a 10-year period. Alberta Health Services says an independent dental hygiene provider and a dental office did clean their tools, but did not meet provincial ... Read More »

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‘The pain didn’t stop:’ Study looking into slow concussion recovery in youth

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on September 15th, 2019

CALGARY – Kailey Lang mostly remembers the blinding headaches after a carefree trip down a waterslide at West Edmonton Mall in March left her with a concussion. The 14-year-old from Calgary was making her second trip down the giant slide when something happened. “It kind of went around in a loop and shot you out ... Read More »

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Alberta government wants MLAs to be called back early to the legislature

By The Canadian Press on September 13th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta’s United Conservative government wants to reconvene the legislature earlier than planned. Government house leader Jason Nixon says in a statement that he’s sent a request to the Speaker to call members of the legislature back starting Oct. 8. The fall sitting wasn’t supposed to start until later in October. Premier Jason Kenney ... Read More »

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Judge in Calgary drunk-driving case worried about attitude to impaired driving

By The Canadian Press on September 13th, 2019

CALGARY – A Calgary judge who has ordered a lengthy prison term for a woman convicted in a drunk-driving crash that killed a young man says Canadians are not getting the message about the dangers of driving impaired. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Keith Yamauchi made the comment Thursday when he sentenced Jaylene Lagrelle to ... Read More »

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Pipeline leaks 500,000 litres of produced salt water in northwestern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on September 12th, 2019

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – An energy company says a pipeline from a gas facility has been shut down after it leaked an estimated 500,000 litres of produced salt water in northwestern Alberta. Produced water is a byproduct of oil and gas development. Calgary-based NuVista Energy Ltd. says staff identified the leak on Monday through the ... Read More »

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Body of missing Regina man found in central Alberta river

By The Canadian Press on September 12th, 2019

SUNDRE, Alta. – The body of a Saskatchewan man missing since the weekend has been found in a central Alberta river. RCMP in Sundre say Terrance Kereluke disappeared on Saturday morning while out for a walk near the Mountain Aire Lodge in Clearwater County. Staff from the lodge first searched the surrounding area before RCMP ... Read More »

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Alberta spending more than $80M on 4,000 addictions treatment spaces

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, saying programs aimed at getting people sober have too often been neglected in favour of harm reduction, has announced more than $80 million in funding for 4,000 spaces to treat people with addictions. Kenney said Wednesday the money is part of the United Conservative Party’s campaign commitment to spend ... Read More »

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Alberta investing more than $80M on 4,000 addictions treatment spaces

By The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced more than $80 million in new funding for 4,000 spaces to treat people with addictions. Kenney says the money is part of a $140-million commitment to addictions and mental-health care in the United Conservatives’ election platform. The premier says some of the spots will be new, while ... Read More »

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