February 22nd, 2020

Provincial News

Doctors and Alberta government consider options after mediation for new deal fails

By The Canadian Press on February 15th, 2020

EDMONTON – The president of the Alberta Medical Association says the organization will be reaching out to the province’s health minister after mediation in talks on a new master agreement failed. Christine Molnar says in a statement released Saturday that the association hopes to discuss with Health Minister Tyler Shandro “a way forward that will ... Read More »

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Early-morning fire destroys century-old hotel in town south of Calgary

By The Canadian Press on February 15th, 2020

PINCHER CREEK, Alta. – A historic hotel in southern Alberta that was over a century old has been destroyed by fire. Pincher Creek Emergency Services Chief Dave Cox says flames were visible from the top floor of the three-storey King Edward Hotel when fire crews arrived at about 4 a.m. Saturday. Cox says there were ... Read More »

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Alberta premier says ongoing rail blockade risks becoming economic crisis

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says protest blockades shutting down rail service across Canada are quickly creating a full-blown economic crisis. Kenney says Canada is a commodity-producing country and most of those go by rail. He says if rail service isn’t restored soon, thousands of jobs are at risk because of what he calls ... Read More »

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Alberta man guilty of killing son makes charter challenge, cites jail assaults

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2020

EDMONTON – An Edmonton judge says he will reduce the overall sentence of a man found responsible in his son’s death because the man been assaulted in jail and spends much of his time segregated in protective custody. Joey Crier was convicted of manslaughter last month in the death of 19-month old Anthony Joseph Raine, ... Read More »

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Alberta eyeing rules to stop sex offenders from changing their names

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta is considering new rules to stop sex offenders from being legally allowed to change their names. Nate Glubish, the minister for Service Alberta, says he wants to make sure communities in Alberta are safe. “I don’t want these convicted sex offenders to be able to hide in our communities, hide from Alberta ... Read More »

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Man guilty of killing son makes charter challenge, cites assaults in jail

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2020

EDMONTON – A man found responsible in his son’s death says he’s been assaulted in jail and spends much of his time segregated in protective custody, so he wants his sentence reduced. Joey Crier was convicted of manslaughter last month in the death of 19-month old Anthony Joseph Raine, whose lifeless body was found outside ... Read More »

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Alberta court sends young offender to jail after Crown appeals lenient sentence

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2020

A man convicted as a youth for a violent sexual attack on a 15-year-old girl from his school must spend time in jail, Alberta’s highest court has ruled. Prosecutors had appealed a more lenient sentence handed down at his trial in 2018 when he was found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced to two years ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Mark Kastelic scores four times, Hitmen down Pats 8-1

By The Canadian Press on February 12th, 2020

CALGARY – Mark Kastelic scored four times and added an assist and Kyle Olson had two goals and two helpers as the Calgary Hitmen defeated the Regina Pats 8-1 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action. Carson Focht also had a pair of goals for the Hitmen (29-18-5), who got 13 saves from Brayden Peters. ... Read More »

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Edmonton man gets prison for killing mother while in cannabis psychosis

By The Canadian Press on February 12th, 2020

EDMONTON – An Edmonton man who doctors say was in a cannabis-induced psychosis when he killed his mother has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. Jason Glenn Dickout pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of 53-year-old Kathy Dickout in 2017. Because of time he has already spent in custody, ... Read More »

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Mother saw bruises on daughter’s back before death, Calgary murder trial hears

By The Canadian Press on February 12th, 2020

CALGARY – The trial of a Calgary man accused of killing his young daughter has heard the girl’s mother saw bruises on her back in the week before her death. Oluwatosin Oluwafemi, 44, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of four-year-old Rebekah in December 2014. His wife and Rebekah’s mother, Olabusona ... Read More »

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Alberta, First Nation in war of words as Teck oil mine decision nears

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on February 12th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Indigenous relations minister says a last-minute war of words with a First Nations leader over a multibillion-dollar oilsands mine is a case of bare-knuckle bargaining. Rick Wilson says he hopes the spat with Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam doesn’t hurt a federal decision on whether to green light the $20.6-billion Teck Resources ... Read More »

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