December 9th, 2018

Provincial News

Lawyers ask for stay or new trial for Travis Vader in deaths of missing seniors

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press on November 30th, 2018

EDMONTON – Lawyers for a man convicted of killing two missing Alberta seniors have asked the Alberta Court of Appeal to throw out the manslaughter conviction or order a new trial. Travis Vader was sentenced in January 2017 to life in prison for the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann, who were in their 70s ... Read More »

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Brief court appearance for company owner whose truck involved in Broncos crash

By The Canadian Press on November 30th, 2018

CALGARY – The case of an owner of a trucking company involved in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash has been adjourned until the new year. Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking has retained a lawyer who asked a Calgary judge to set the matter over until Feb. 4. Singh did not appear in court. ... Read More »

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Edmonton man who met women on Tinder faces more sex assault charges

By The Canadian Press on November 29th, 2018

Edmonton police say they have laid more sex charges against a man who met women on Tinder and dating websites. Investigators arrested Vincent Noseworthy on Oct. 31 after a woman told police that a man she met through the dating app drove her to a remote area and assaulted her. Noseworthy, also known as Vinnie ... Read More »

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Alberta RCMP charge 2 people after man’s truck doused with gas, lit on fire

By The Canadian Press on November 29th, 2018

BARRHEAD, Alta. – Alberta RCMP are accusing two people of dousing a man and his truck with gasoline and setting the vehicle on fire. Mounties in Barrhead northwest of Edmonton say the man in the truck was not hurt. Two people have been arrested and face attempted murder, assault with a weapon and other offences. ... Read More »

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One driver stays, one flees, after two cars hit, kill, Edmonton pedestrian

By The Canadian Press on November 29th, 2018

EDMONTON – Police in Edmonton are looking for a driver who failed to remain at the scene after a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and two cars. Investigators say a woman was trying to cross the street near a west-side intersection Wednesday night when she was hit by a pair of vehicles. One of the ... Read More »

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Edmonton man who did not disclose he had HIV charged with aggravated sex assault

By The Canadian Press on November 28th, 2018

EDMONTON – An Edmonton man accused of not telling a sexual partner that he has the virus that can cause AIDS has been charged with aggravated sexual assault. Edmonton police say a 57-year-old man filed a complaint that he had consensual sex with the suspect and has contracted HIV. The man says their two encounters ... Read More »

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Mountie in southern Alberta faces assault charge

By The Canadian Press on November 28th, 2018

FORT MACLEOD, Alta. – An RCMP officer in southern Alberta has been charged with assault following a police investigation. Mounties say a constable from the Fort Macleod detachment responded to a 911 call made from a home in Granum, Alta., last April. They allege he was confirming the welfare of a resident at the home ... Read More »

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Calgary man arrested: Police allege legal guns were sold on criminal market

By The Canadian Press on November 28th, 2018

CALGARY – A Calgary man faces a number of charges following an investigation into legally acquired handguns being sold on the criminal market. Police say seven handguns were purchased lawfully during a nine-month window in 2016 and three of them later surfaced during police investigations. Calgary police seized a Glock handgun as part of a ... Read More »

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Alberta oil communities need a transition plan, not new pipelines

By Sandeep Pai, Ph.D. Student & Public Scholar, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia; Hisham Zerriffi, Associate Professor, Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia, and Kathryn Harrison, P, The Canadian Press on November 28th, 2018

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Authors: Sandeep Pai, Ph.D. Student & Public Scholar, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia; Hisham Zerriffi, Associate Professor, Forest Resources Management, ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Raiders beat Rebels to extend win streak to 17 games

By The Canadian Press on November 27th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – Brett Leason’s 26th goal of the season stood as the winner as the Prince Albert Raiders stretched their Western Hockey League win streak to 17 games with a 4-3 victory over the Red Deer Rebels on Tuesday. Leason found the back of the net on a power play 14:27 into the ... Read More »

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Alberta man charged with child sex offences testifies that he has brain damage

By The Canadian Press on November 27th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta man accused of sexually abusing teen girls says he has brain damage and his main income is from a government program for the severely handicapped. Trevor Pritchard of Coaldale faces charges of sexual assault, child luring and possession of child pornography. Testifying in his own defence, Pritchard told Court ... Read More »

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