July 23rd, 2019

Provincial News

Calgary man facing charges after cat allegedly killed with baseball bat

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2019

Calgary police have laid two animal cruelty charges against a man accused of killing a cat with a baseball bat. The animal was found dead when officers answered a call to a southeast apartment block Tuesday evening. Police say witnesses reported seeing a man beating the feline with a bat. Closed-circuit video footage from the ... Read More »

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Vehicles partially submerged, occupants rescued, from flooded Edmonton underpass

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2019

EDMONTON – Firefighters had to use inflatable boats to rescue six people after their vehicles became trapped in a flooded Edmonton underpass during a heavy rain storm. The rescue occurred Wednesday evening on the busy Yellowhead Trail at the intersection with St. Albert Trail on the city’s north side. Edmonton Fire Rescue Services says three ... Read More »

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Maskwacis RCMP investigate deaths of toddlers found in body of water

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2019

MASKWACIS, Alta. – Alberta RCMP are investigating the deaths of a young brother and sister found in a body of water on private property near Maskwacis. Police began looking for the toddlers in the early evening on Wednesday. They were found by the family in a body of water on property it owned. Efforts were ... Read More »

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Cardinal Energy cleaning up after 320,000 litres of oil and produced water spills

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2019

SWAN HILLS, Alta. – A large spill of crude oil and produced water at Cardinal Energy’s facility near Swan Hills is being cleaned up. The Alberta Energy Regulator has few details about Saturday’s spill on its compliance reporting website. It says 320,000 litres of the substances leaked after a problem with pump equipment. The regulator ... Read More »

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Man arrested, facing charges after police say cat was killed with bat in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2019

CALGARY – A man is in Calgary police custody after officers say a cat was beaten to death with a baseball bat. Police say they were called Tuesday evening to a apartment building in the southeast community of Penbrooke Meadows. Duty Insp. Melanie Oncescu says witnesses reported seeing a man beating a cat with a ... Read More »

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Alberta First Nation police officer facing sexual assault charges

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2019

STANDOFF, Alta. – An officer with the Blood Tribe Police Service in southern Alberta has been charged with two counts of sexual assault. The police service says a female officer with the force alleges that in February 2017, she was touched inappropriately on two separate occasions. The touching allegedly occurred while both were on duty. ... Read More »

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Municipality of wood Buffalo faces series of provincial environmental charges

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2019

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – The regional government for Fort McMurray is facing environmental and dangerous goods charges from the province. The province has charged the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo with four counts under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and one charge related to the transportation of dangerous goods. The environmental charges relate to ... Read More »

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PETA activists protest at Alberta legislature over Calgary Stampede horse deaths

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2019

EDMONTON – About 20 people, some wearing cardboard horseface masks, protested at the Alberta legislature against Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races. They held up signs urging the races be scrapped, stating that animals do not exist for the entertainment of humans. Amanda Brody, speaking for the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, says the ... Read More »

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Calgary researchers say newly discovered cell can heal heart damage in mice

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2019

CALGARY – University of Calgary researchers say a newly discovered type of cell appears to repair heart damage in mice. The scientists say they’ve found the same type of cell in humans and believe it could foster new therapies for heart disease. Researcher and cardiac surgeon Paul Fedak says it is located in a sack ... Read More »

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Trial begins for Alberta youth charged with shooting German tourist

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

CALGARY – A court has heard that a German tourist shot while driving on a highway west of Calgary last year had eight bullet fragments removed from his brain during surgery. A trial has begun for a 17-year-old male from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation accused in the shooting. A charge of attempted murder has ... Read More »

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Severe weather lashes Saskatchewan town, spawns tornado in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

Roofs were ripped off buildings and power lines were toppled when wind gusting at well over 100 kilometres an hour and packing toonie-size hail lashed the west-central Saskatchewan town of Eston. There are no immediate reports of injuries following the storm that slammed into the community Sunday night, about 210 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon. Photos ... Read More »

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