March 21st, 2019

Provincial News

Community rallies around family of Calgary man killed in Ethiopia plane crash

By The Canadian Press on March 11th, 2019

CALGARY – Neighbours are rallying around the family of a man who was among 18 Canadians killed in an Ethiopian Airlines crash. A posting on the Mohogany Angels Facebook page says Derick Lwugi was a member of the southeast Calgary suburban community. Lwugi worked as an accountant for the city and leaves behind a wife ... Read More »

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Fight in dressing room after Lloydminster, Alta., hockey game leads to charges

By The Canadian Press on March 11th, 2019

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. – RCMP in Lloydminster, Alta., say two people have been charged with assault after a fight following a hockey game last month. Police say they heard about a fight at an arena about 10 p.m. on Feb. 18 after a Junior B game. They were told that two referees, 36 and 24 years ... Read More »

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Alberta sheriff hurt, trio arrested, during takedown of allegedly stolen truck

By The Canadian Press on March 11th, 2019

MORLEY, Alta. – RCMP say a member of the Alberta Sheriffs Branch has been injured in a head-on collision with a stolen vehicle. Mounties say they were trying to stop a suspicious truck near the community of Morley, west of Calgary, on Sunday morning. The truck carrying three people fled and collided with a nearby ... Read More »

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Kevin Koe beats Brendan Bottcher to win Tim Hortons Brier

By The Canadian Press on March 10th, 2019

BRANDON, Man. – Kevin Koe claimed another Canadian men’s curling championship Sunday with a 4-3 win over Brendan Bottcher in an all-Alberta final. With previous victories in 2010, 2014 and 216, Koe joined Randy Ferbey, Kevin Martin and Ernie Richardson among skips who have won four national titles. The 44-year-old has done it with at ... Read More »

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Rhys Duch scores four goals, Calgary Roughnecks beat Toronto Rock 15-9

By The Canadian Press on March 9th, 2019

CALGARY – Rhys Duch had four goals and two assists while Riley Loewen and Tyler Pace had hat tricks as the Calgary Roughnecks beat the Toronto Rock 15-9 on Saturday in National Lacrosse League play. Dane Dobbie had a goal and six helpers, Curtis Dickson set up eight goals and Dan McRae, Dan Taylor, Mitch ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Rebels beat Wheat Kings with wild card implications on the line

By The Canadian Press on March 8th, 2019

RED DEER, Alta. – Zak Smith scored the go-ahead goal at 16:33 of the third period as the Red Deer Rebels came from behind to beat the Red Deer Rebels 5-3 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Red Deer and Brandon entered the night tied for the second wild-card spot in the East with ... Read More »

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Calgary police officer suing city, police service – alleges sexual harassment

By The Canadian Press on March 8th, 2019

CALGARY – A Calgary police officer is suing the city and the police service alleging sexual harassment and intimidation. Kimberley Prodaniuk has been a member of the Calgary Police Service since 2008 but has been on stress leave for nearly two years. Her statement of claim includes allegations of sexually explicit comments made by other ... Read More »

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Edmonton police charge man for illegal cannabis sales after investigation

By The Canadian Press on March 8th, 2019

Edmonton Police say a 65-year-old man is facing charges related to the sale of illegal cannabis from a retail store without a licence. In late 2018, officers received information that led to an investigation into a business in west Edmonton. Police say they searched the store on Wednesday and found illegal cannabis products including seeds, ... Read More »

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Judge rules Alberta couple’s statements in son’s death admissible at trial

By The Canadian Press on March 8th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A judge has ruled that statements given to an RCMP officer and a child abuse consultant by an Alberta couple charged in the meningitis death of their son were done voluntarily and are admissible at their upcoming trial. The statements – given by David and Collet Stephan at Alberta Children’s hospital in ... Read More »

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Alberta RCMP officer charged after alleged off-duty assaults in B.C.

By The Canadian Press on March 8th, 2019

EDMONTON – An Alberta Mountie is facing charges in British Columbia. Const. Vernon Hagen is facing two counts of assault and one count of obstruction of a peace officer. Hagen, a member of the Alberta RCMP federal serious and organized crime unit, appeared in court Wednesday in Whistler, B.C. RCMP say he was off duty ... Read More »

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Alberta Mountie charged with off-duty assaults in B.C.

By The Canadian Press on March 7th, 2019

EDMONTON – An Alberta Mountie has been charged with two assaults in British Columbia. Const. Vernon Hagen is facing two counts of assault causing bodily harm and one count of obstruction of a peace officer. Hagen, a member of the Alberta RCMP federal serious and organized crime unit, appeared in court Wednesday in Whistler, B.C. ... Read More »

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