February 26th, 2024

Provincial News

Six Alberta communities sign housing deals with federal government

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2024

BANFF, Alta. – The federal government says it has completed housing agreements with six small and rural communities in Alberta. Housing Minister Sean Fraser made the announcement in Banff about the agreements with the mountain town, as well as Sylvan Lake, Bow Island, Westlock, Smoky Lake and the village of Duchess. Fraser says in a ... Read More »

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Reimer stops 38 shots to lead Red Wings to 5-0 win over Flames

By The Associated Press on February 17th, 2024

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – James Reimer stopped 38 shots to lead the Detroit Red Wings past the Calgary Flames 5-0 on Saturday. Patrick Kane and Lucas Raymond had a goal and an assist each for the Red Wings, who snapped a two-game losing streak. David Perron, J.T. Compher and Dylan Larkin also scored. Reimer, in ... Read More »

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Two seriously injured in central Alberta after stabbing, police shooting

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2024

VEGREVILLE, Alta. – RCMP in central Alberta say two people have sustained life-threatening injuries after a stabbing and a subsequent police shooting. Mounties in Vegreville, about 100 kilometres east of Edmonton, responded to a report of an assault with a weapon on Thursday night and found someone had been stabbed. They say the suspect in ... Read More »

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‘Abhorrent’: Man sentenced for killing three-year-old who interrupted video game play

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2024

CALGARY – A Calgary man who killed his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter because she interrupted his video game can apply for parole in 8 1/2 years. A judge says Justin Bennett should serve 14 years of his life sentence before he’s eligible for release but took into account the time he has already served in custody. ... Read More »

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Calgary man sentenced for killing three-year-old who interrupted video game play

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2024

CALGARY – A Calgary man who killed his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter because she interrupted his video game can apply for parole in 8 1/2 years. A judge says Justin Bennett should serve 14 years of his life sentence before he’s eligible for release but took into account the time he has already served in custody. ... Read More »

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Zadina has 2 goals and 2 assists for career-high 4 points in Sharks’ 6-3 victory over Flames

By The Associated Press on February 15th, 2024

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Filip Zadina had two goals and two assists for a career-high four points in the San Jose Sharks’ 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Luke Kunin also scored twice, Justin Bailey had a goal and two assists for his first career multi-point game and Mikael Granlund added a ... Read More »

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‘Deep concerns’: Legal experts criticize Alberta’s plans for transgender youth

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press on February 15th, 2024

CALGARY – Thirty-six law professors, legal researchers and other staff from Alberta’s two largest universities are asking the province to reconsider policy changes affecting transgender youth. The open letter, sent Thursday, was signed by staff at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary law schools. “We have come together to express our deep concerns ... Read More »

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Legal experts raise concerns about Alberta’s plans for transgender youth

By The Canadian Press on February 15th, 2024

CALGARY – Thirty-six law professors, legal researchers and other staff from two Alberta universities are asking the province to reconsider policy changes affecting transgender youth. The open letter is from staff at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary law schools. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has said the fall sitting of the legislature would ... Read More »

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Two not guilty pleas, possible referral in Alberta football sex assault case

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Two members of an Alberta high school football team accused of sexually assaulting a teammate have pleaded not guilty, while efforts are underway to resolve the case against two other accused. The boys, who are all 16 and 17, are charged with sexual assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon and ... Read More »

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Alberta First Nations community asks for review of mountain town projects

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2024

CANMORE, Alta. – A First Nations community in Alberta has added its voice to a call for a provincial environmental assessment on two major property development projects in a neighbouring mountain town. Stoney Nakoda First Nations have sent a letter to the province seeking an assessment on the Three Sisters Village and Smith Creek projects ... Read More »

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Alberta First Nation asks province for environmental review of mountain town projects

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2024

CANMORE, Alta. – An Alberta First Nation has added its voice to a call for a provincial environmental assessment on two major property development projects in a neighbouring mountain town. Stoney Nakoda First Nations have sent a letter to the province seeking an assessment on the Three Sisters Village and Smith Creek projects in Canmore, ... Read More »

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