September 20th, 2019

Provincial News

More than half of man’s body severely burned in Calgary fire pit accident

By The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2019

CALGARY – A man in Calgary is in critical condition after suffering burns from an apparent flare-up in a backyard fire pit. Emergency responders were called to a northeast home Tuesday evening after reports of an explosion in the area. Officials say a man in his 40s had severe burns to more than 50 per ... Read More »

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Graphic novels attempt to prevent Indigenous and Metis youth suicides

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on September 10th, 2019

CALGARY – The Alberta government is turning to comic books to address the issue of suicide and assist with suicide prevention among Indigenous and Metis youth in the province. Alberta has one of the highest provincial rates of youth suicide in Canada and the rate among Indigenous youth is five to six times higher than ... Read More »

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Doctors believe man who killed mom experienced cannabis-induced psychosis

By The Canadian Press on September 9th, 2019

EDMONTON – Court documents show that two doctors who assessed an Edmonton man after he killed his mother said they believed he was experiencing an acute cannabis-induced psychosis. Jason Glenn Dickout pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in the death of 53-year-old Kathy Dickout, whose body was found with stab ... Read More »

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Hepatitis A found in food handler; Alberta health officials issue public alert

By The Canadian Press on September 9th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services has issued a public alert following confirmation of hepatitis A in a food handler in Edmonton. The health agency says the infected individual helped to prepare food at the London Local restaurant in the city’s southwest last month. Health officials say anyone who ate at the location on Ellwood Drive ... Read More »

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One person dead, second person injured after morning crash on Alberta road

By The Canadian Press on September 9th, 2019

WESTLOCK, Alta. – A man has been killed in a head-on collision on a northern Alberta highway. RCMP at Westlock say a truck was headed south on Highway 44 shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when an oncoming northbound car crossed the centre line, resulting in the crash. The car driver – a 57-year-old resident of ... Read More »

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Alberta’s child advocate calls for changes to segregation, use of pepper spray

By The Canadian Press on September 9th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta’s child advocate wants the province to decrease the use of segregation and pepper spray in young offender centres. Del Graff says in a report that Alberta needs legislation similar to laws in other provinces that limit the segregation of young inmates. He also says Alberta is one of only four provinces that ... Read More »

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Judge rules out half-century prison term for Edmonton Mac’s store killer

By The Canadian Press on September 6th, 2019

EDMONTON – A man convicted of killing two Edmonton convenience store clerks will not be eligible for parole for 25 years. A judge handed down a life sentence Friday to Colton Steinhauer and did not follow a jury’s recommendation that the killer serve 50 years before he can apply for release. The jury found Steinhauer ... Read More »

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Alberta government to review energy regulator, replaces board members

By The Canadian Press on September 6th, 2019

CALGARY – The Alberta government has announced a review of the province’s energy regulator. Energy Minister Sonya Savage says the review will look at overall changes to the Alberta Energy Regulatory’s mandate, operations and governance. She says its current board of directors is also being replaced with interim members. The moves were a campaign promise ... Read More »

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Alberta Appeal Court says province can delay wage arbitration talks with unions

By The Canadian Press on September 6th, 2019

EDMONTON – The Alberta Court of Appeal has set aside an injunction that stopped the government from delaying wage arbitration for thousands of public-sector employees. A judge granted the injunction in July when the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees challenged new legislation that put the talks on hold. The union argued the legislation violated bargaining ... Read More »

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AHS launches 811 phone number for Health Link

By Lethbridge Herald on June 1st, 2015

Today, Alberta Health Services intriduced the 811 phone number for Health Link, Alberta’s free, 24/7 health information and advice line.The new number replaces the existing 10-digit local numbers in Calgary and Edmonton as well as the provincewide toll-free number. The old numbers will continue to direct callers to Health Link for the time being. In ... Read More »

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Notley announces Brian Mason has been appointed Government House Leader

By Lethbridge Herald on May 21st, 2015

Premier Designate Rachel Notley announced today Brian Mason has been appointed the new Government House Leader.“I’m very pleased to appoint Brian Mason as the new House Leader,” said Notley in a press release. “Brian is a veteran member of the Alberta Legislature and will provide wisdom, leadership and guidance in the Assembly as we move ... Read More »

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