January 22nd, 2021

Provincial News

Hair salons and outdoor groups: Alberta eases some COVID-19 rules as a test

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Alberta government is easing public-health rules around funerals, outdoor gatherings and hair salons while warning residents to keep following other restrictions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Starting Monday, personal and wellness services, including hair salons and tattoo parlours, can open by appointment only. Outdoor social gatherings, which were previously ... Read More »

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Alberta eases some restrictions, hair salons can open, outside groups allowed

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta is easing some of its public-health restrictions imposed in December to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says personal and wellness services, including hair salons and tattoo parlours, can open by-appointment only. Outdoor social gatherings, which were previously banned, will be allowed in groups of up to 10 people. ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Alberta eases some COVID-19 restrictions, hair salons can open

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta is easing some of its public-health restrictions imposed in December to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says personal and wellness services, including hair salons and tattoo parlours, can open by-appointment only. Outdoor social gatherings, which were previously banned, will be allowed in groups of up to 10 people. ... Read More »

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Alberta man convicted of sexually assaulting teen girls declared dangerous offender

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A judge has declared a southern Alberta man with a history of sexually assaulting teen girls a dangerous offender, a designation that means he can be held in jail indefinitely. Trevor Pritchard of Coaldale, Alta., has been convicted of sexual assault five times between 2004 and 2019. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice ... Read More »

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‘Excessive and painful:’ Gynecologist describes trauma of woman dead in hotel

By Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – A gynecologist says an excessive and painful amount of force caused a woman to bleed to death in a bathtub at an Edmonton hotel a decade ago. Dr. Erin Bader, who works at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital, was called by Crown prosecutors to provide an expert opinion about the trauma suffered by Cindy ... Read More »

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Group opposing sale of gas rights in Milk River Natural Area

By Herald on January 14th, 2021

THE CANADIAN PRESS — CALGARY An environmental group says it is opposed to the proposed sale of oil and natural gas rights in the Milk River Natural Area and other native grasslands in southern Alberta. The United Conservative government is holding an auction, which closed at noon Wednesday. The Alberta Wilderness Association said in a letter ... Read More »

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‘No meaningful effort:’ Alberta premier kicks backbencher out of UCP caucus

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has kicked Lesser Slave Lake backbencher Pat Rehn out of the United Conservative caucus, saying the member of the legislature failed to represent his constituents. “He has made no meaningful effort to work in his constituency. He has ignored calls from me, UCP caucus leadership, and his constituents to ... Read More »

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Alberta Appeal Court reserves decision in case of slain mother, daughter

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

CALGARY – Lawyers for a man convicted of killing a Calgary woman and her young daughter have asked Alberta’s top court for a new trial, arguing that “highly prejudicial” evidence about him should never have been shown to a jury. Edward Downey is appealing two convictions of first-degree murder in the 2016 deaths of Sara ... Read More »

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Gynecologist describes trauma to woman found dead in bathtub at Edmonton hotel

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – An obstetrician and gynecologist says an excessive amount of force caused an injury to a woman found dead in a bathtub at an Edmonton hotel. Dr. Erin Bader, who works at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital, is testifying at the manslaughter trial of Bradley Barton. The Ontario truck driver, who is 52, is accused ... Read More »

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Alberta premier kicks backbencher out of UCP caucus after municipal complaints

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has kicked Lesser Slave Lake backbencher Pat Rehn out of the United Conservative caucus, saying the MLA failed to represent his constituents. Kenney made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. “He has made no meaningful effort to work in his constituency. He has ignored calls from me, UCP caucus leadership, ... Read More »

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Premier kicks Pat Rehn out of UCP caucus after municipal complaints

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he has kicked Lesser Slave Lake backbencher Pat Rehn out of the United Conservative caucus. Kenney made the announcement in a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday. He said the most important job of a member of the legislature is to represent constituents and Rehn has failed to ... Read More »

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