January 16th, 2019

Provincial News

Horses, dogs seized: Alberta woman faces more than 60 charges of animal cruelty

By The Canadian Press on January 9th, 2019

EVANSBURG, Alta. – RCMP say a woman already accused in the deaths of three horses on a rural property west of Edmonton is facing many more animal cruelty charges. Police say 65 horses and six dogs were taken from the property near Entwistle on Tuesday. The animals, who were alive but in various states of ... Read More »

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Police watchdog investigates Lethbridge cop who ran over deer multiple times

By The Canadian Press on January 8th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A police officer is under investigation in southern Alberta for trying to kill an injured deer with his service vehicle. Lethbridge police say the officer was trying to euthanize the animal on Saturday with his truck and drove over the deer several times while it was still alive. A concerned person took ... Read More »

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Police watchdog investigates Lethbridge cop who ran over deer multiple times

By The Canadian Press on January 8th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A police officer is under investigation in southern Alberta for trying to kill an injured deer with his service vehicle. Lethbridge police say the officer was trying to euthanize the animal on Saturday with his truck and drove over the deer several times while it was still alive. A concerned person took ... Read More »

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Man guilty of murdering Mac’s workers appeals; Crown wants stiffer sentence

By The Canadian Press on January 8th, 2019

EDMONTON – A man found guilty of killing two Edmonton convenience store clerks is appealing his conviction and the Crown is appealing his sentence. Laylin Delorme was sentenced to two terms of life in prison to be served simultaneously in the first-degree murders of two workers at separate Mac’s stores in December 2015. The concurrent ... Read More »

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Virus that kills piglets found in Alberta for the first time: Alberta Pork

By The Canadian Press on January 8th, 2019

EDMONTON – A disease that has killed millions of piglets around the world has been detected in Alberta for the first time. The Alberta Pork Producers Development Corporation says the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, known as PED, has been found at a 400-head hog operation in the province. Alberta Pork says the disease affects pigs ... Read More »

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Condo scammer imprisoned, but judge believes victims’ funds may be gone for good

By The Canadian Press on January 8th, 2019

EDMONTON – A woman who scammed dozens of investors into a deposit for an Alberta condominium and resort that was never built has been sentenced to four years in prison. Marie LaFramboise, who is 61, was convicted of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars between 2006 and 2010 to construct a dream retirement home near ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Focht scores winner as Hitmen edge Tigers to win fourth straight

By The Canadian Press on January 5th, 2019

CALGARY – Carson Focht scored the game-winning goal in the third period and Jack McNaughton turned away 33 shots as the Calgary Hitmen edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-3 in Western Hockey League action Saturday afternoon. Jake Kryski, Bryce Bader and Luke Coleman also scored for the Hitmen (19-16-4), who won their fourth straight game. ... Read More »

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RCMP charge woman following animal cruelty investigation in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on January 5th, 2019

EDMONTON – Police west of Edmonton say a woman is facing animal cruelty charges related to the alleged mistreatment of horses on a rural property. RCMP in Parkland County say they began investigating after they received reports that horses were starving on the property. They say a 48-year-old woman who lives on the property was ... Read More »

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Pot company recalls cannabis product sold in Alberta over contamination concern

By The Canadian Press on January 4th, 2019

TORONTO – A Toronto-based company has ordered a recall of a cannabis product sold in Alberta due to contamination concerns. Newstrike Brands and its Up Cannabis subsidiary say the recall is a precaution because tests have found mould and microbial contaminates that exceed acceptable limits. The recall involves 1,428 units of one lot of Up ... Read More »

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Calgary Police recover vintage car after it was stolen off the street

By The Canadian Press on January 4th, 2019

CALGARY – A Calgary man says he will never leave his vintage 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS on the street overnight again. Rob Cook received good news earlier this week when the car, which he purchased from a Michigan auto dealer for $55,000 in 2013, was found hidden away in a Calgary garage after it was ... Read More »

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Cyclist charged following death of 75-year-old pedestrian in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on January 4th, 2019

CALGARY – A cyclist in Calgary has been charged in a fatal collision with a pedestrian. Police say a 75-year-old man was crossing the street in a marked intersection last July when he was struck. The man was seriously hurt and died in hospital three days later. Paul Joseph MacNeil, who is 24, has been ... Read More »

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