July 21st, 2018

Provincial News

Former Lethbridge, Alta., teacher sentenced to five years for child porn

By The Canadian Press on July 10th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A former teacher in southern Alberta has been sentenced to four years in prison on child pornography charges. Dwayne Schnell was removed from the Lethbridge school where he taught grades 7 to 12 after he was charged in October. He pleaded guilty to making and distributing child pornography, and publication of an ... Read More »

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Teen girl died: Charges in Alberta crash between transport truck and school bus

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2018

THORHILD, Alta. – Charges have been laid in the death of a teenage girl who was on a school bus involved in a collision with a transport truck. Maisie Watkinson, who was 15, died on March 7 when the bus was hit from behind while taking students to school in Thorhild, about 85 kilometres north ... Read More »

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Man and motive sought after fuel pumped, poured, ignited, at Calgary gas bar

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2018

CALGARY – Police are looking for a suspect after a gas pump at a Calgary convenience store was set on fire. The man drove into the northeast-area business sometime after 3:00 a.m. Monday and bought a fuel container and some gasoline. Investigators say the gas was then poured on the base of a pump and ... Read More »

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Boy, 10 drowns in Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park: RCMP

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2018

Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., RCMP say a 10-year-old boy has drowned in Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park. Police say officers were dispatched to the park Sunday evening to investigate a report of a missing child. A release issued late Sunday night says the boy was found in the lake by family members, and was ... Read More »

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Search resumes for toddler who disappeared near river in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – The search has resumed for a two-year-old boy who went missing near the Wapiti River in western Alberta. Grande Prairie RCMP say the toddler disappeared near the Canfor Bridge in the Regional Municipality of Greenview, Alta., on Friday evening. They say police and Grande Prairie Technical Search and Rescue used boats, ... Read More »

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Police looking for missing toddler who vanished near river in western Alberta

By The Canadian Press on July 7th, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – Police are looking for a two-year-old boy who went missing near the Wapiti River in western Alberta on Friday evening. RCMP say the toddler was with his family near the Canfor Bridge in the Municipal District of Greenview, Alta., when he disappeared. They say officers are helping the Grande Prairie Technical ... Read More »

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Edmonton Oilers sign forward Ryan Strome to two-year deal

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have inked forward Ryan Strome to a two-year extension. The 24-year-old played all 82 games for the Oilers last year, notching 13 goals and 21 assists. The six-foot-one, 194-pound Strome was traded to the Oilers by the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Jordan Eberle in June 2017. A ... 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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Back to Life Ag funding handed out

By Lethbridge Herald on February 23rd, 2015

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF), has announced five farmers have been awarded Back to Ag funding. The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology that injured farmers or agricultural workers need to ... Read More »

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