July 23rd, 2019

Provincial News

Firefighters rescue eight people trapped in Calgary Tower elevator

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2019

CALGARY – Firefighters had to rescue eight people trapped inside a stuck elevator at a well-known Calgary landmark on Friday night. Batallion Chief Alistair Robin says a cable on one of the elevators at the Calgary Tower broke, and the car stopped about 12 storeys up. Firefighters and elevator technicians decided to keep the car ... Read More »

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Firefighters perform “high angle” rescue of eight people trapped in elevator

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2019

CALGARY – There was some drama Friday night in an elevator in downtown Calgary. The fire department’s Technical Rescue Team had to be called in to perform a so called high angle rescue after eight people became trapped in elevator that broke down. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. at a building on 9th Avenue. ... Read More »

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Horse euthanized after injury in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

By The Canadian Press on July 11th, 2019

CALGARY – A horse has died from an injury that occurred during a chuckwagon race at this year’s Calgary Stampede. Stampede authorities confirm something happened to the animal about halfway around the track during Wednesday evening’s second heat of the Rangeland Derby. Officials determined the horse suffered a fracture in its left front leg and ... Read More »

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Edmonton man charged in death of baby boy after two-year investigation: police

By The Canadian Press on July 10th, 2019

EDMONTON – An Edmonton man has been charged with killing a six-month-old boy after a two-year investigation. Police say 25-year-old Christopher Lamarche has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jarock Humeniuk. The baby was found dead at an Edmonton residence on May 28, 2017. Police say the medical examiner determined the cause ... Read More »

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Alberta government seeking feedback on greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2019

CALGARY – The Alberta government is seeking feedback on its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from big industrial players. The province’s environment, energy and agriculture ministers are meeting with 150 stakeholders over the next three days in Calgary. They’ll be discussing how the new Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction program should be designed. The ... Read More »

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Horse dies from medical condition after Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2019

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampede says a horse has died after last night’s chuckwagon races. It says the animal suffered a serious internal medical condition during the race and needed veterinary care. The 14-year-old gelding owned by Troy Dorchester died from that condition and a post-mortem exam is underway. The Stampede did not specify what ... Read More »

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Investigation underway after man dies under pile of metal at Calgary jobsite

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the death of a 72-year-old man who was found trapped under some steel at a Calgary industrial site. Police were called to the southeast-area site shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday. Emergency medical authorities declared the man dead at the scene. His name has not been released. ... Read More »

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Cheers erupt as Alberta municipality votes to ban conversion therapy

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2019

ST. ALBERT, Alta. – An Edmonton-area community has voted to ban conversion therapy – the practice of attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity through counselling or religious teaching. City council in St. Albert voted unanimously on Monday to approve a motion that would eliminate the controversial practice through bylaw amendments. It ... 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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Police laud efforts of Fox Creek businessman who rescued eight from Iosegun Lake

By Lethbridge Herald on May 19th, 2015

On Sunday May 17 at 4:30 p.m., a local Fox Creek businessman and volunteer firefighter was just packing up his truck and boat and heading home from Iosegun Lake, when he was waved down. RCMP had been advised of a frantic 911 call of capsized boat somewhere on Iosegun Lake, with three people in the ... Read More »

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