January 16th, 2019

Provincial News

Pilots had used Alberta hay field several times before fatal crash: TSB

By The Canadian Press on January 4th, 2019

BLACK DIAMOND, Alta. – The Transportation Safety Board says two pilots in a fatal small plane crash in a southern Alberta field had landed and taken off from the site several times. One of the pilots died when the four-seat Piper aircraft went down and burst into flames near Black Diamond last July after clipping ... Read More »

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Former NWT resident identified as person killed by Edmonton police

By The Canadian Press on January 4th, 2019

EDMONTON – A 26-year-old man who had been living in Edmonton since his early teens has been identified as the person shot and killed by city police this week. Devlin Kyle Neyando, who was originally from Fort McPherson in the Northwest Territories, died at the scene when officers opened fire Wednesday evening outside a townhouse ... Read More »

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Thick smoke prevents quick rescue at scene of fatal Alberta apartment fire

By The Canadian Press on January 4th, 2019

COALDALE, Alta. – A woman is dead following an overnight fire at a seniors apartment block in Coaldale, Alta. RCMP say they received a 911 call around 1 a.m. regarding a person in distress at the three-storey block, but the reason for the call wasn’t clear. Emergency responders discovered they were dealing with a fire ... Read More »

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Wind, snowfall, avalanche warnings in southwest Alberta, Rockies

By The Canadian Press on January 3rd, 2019

EDMONTON – Wind and heavy snowfall warnings in effect across western Alberta and into British Columbia were prompting officials to ask motorists to be prepared or to delay travel. Environment Canada issued heavy snowfall warnings for Banff and Jasper national parks where between 20 and 30 centimetres of snow was expected by Friday morning. The ... Read More »

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Avalanche Canada warns of extreme danger as snow piles up in B.C. and Alberta

By The Canadian Press on January 3rd, 2019

VANCOUVER – The avalanche danger in the mountains on B.C.’s south coast, the Sea to Sky region and in Alberta’s Jasper National Park is rated as extreme. The warning from Avalanche Canada says storms on Thursday and Friday will dump between 60 and 100 centimetres of fresh snow in those areas. The agency says the ... Read More »

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Wind, snowfall warnings in place along eastern slopes of the Alberta Rockies

By The Canadian Press on January 3rd, 2019

EDMONTON – Wind and heavy snowfall warnings in effect across western Alberta and into British Columbia on Thursday were prompting officials to ask motorists to be prepared or to delay travel. Environment Canada issued heavy snowfall warnings for Banff and Jasper national parks where between 20 and 30 centimetres of snow was expected by Friday ... Read More »

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Man dead after second police-involved shooting in Edmonton in a week

By The Canadian Press on January 3rd, 2019

EDMONTON – A man in Edmonton suspected of assaulting a woman over the course of several days is dead after he was shot by city police. Investigators say in a release that officers went to an east-side home Wednesday afternoon after word that a 28-year-old woman had been assaulted in a residence by a 26-year-old ... Read More »

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Domestic violence suspect dead after encounter with Edmonton police

By The Canadian Press on January 3rd, 2019

EDMONTON – A man in Edmonton suspected of being involved in a violent domestic dispute is dead after he was shot by city police. Investigators say in a release that officers went to a home Wednesday afternoon after word that a 28-year-old woman had been assaulted in the residence over several days by a 26-year-old ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Hagel and Hausinger help Rebels edge Hurricanes in shootout

By The Canadian Press on January 2nd, 2019

RED DEER, Alta. – Brandon Hagel and Cameron Hausinger scored in the shootout as the Red Deer Rebels edged the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-4 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action. Hagel and Hausinger also had goals in regulation time for Red Deer (22-12-2), while Jeff de Wit and Reese Johnson also scored. Jake Leschyshyn, Calen ... Read More »

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Too many people hurt after falling on icy roads and sidewalks: physicians

By The Canadian Press on January 2nd, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta is considering issuing public advisories due to a growing number of people who have been falling on icy roads and sidewalks. On Wednesday a Calgary man in his 60s died of his injuries in hospital after slipping on ice. Dr. Eddy Lang, head of emergency medicine in the Calgary region, says people ... Read More »

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Man who died after welding shop blast south of Edmonton identified

By The Canadian Press on January 2nd, 2019

NISKU, Alta. – A man who was killed last week after an explosion and fire at a welding business just south of Edmonton has been identified. A former co-worker says 40-year-old Devron Chase died on Dec. 27. Chase was working at Ja-Co Welding and Consulting in Nisku when the explosion happened. An obituary says Chase ... Read More »

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