May 25th, 2019

Provincial News

Alberta authorities warn out-of-control wildfire could cut town’s electricity

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. – An out-of-control wildfire in northern Alberta has prompted authorities to close a highway and issue a warning that electricity may be cut to people in High Level. The Town of High Level posted on Facebook that although the community is not in imminent danger, its fire department, as well as others, ... Read More »

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Speed, alcohol considered factors in deadly Calgary crash: police

By The Canadian Press on May 18th, 2019

CALGARY – The Calgary Police Service says two people are dead after an early-morning multiple-vehicle crash in the city’s northeast. Police say both speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash that happened at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. They say a 42-year old man in a Toyota Corolla was making a left turn after ... Read More »

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Almost $13 million to be paid to Grande Prairie hospital subcontractors, others

By The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2019

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – A court has ordered that nearly $13 million in Alberta government funds be paid to subcontractors and others involved in the building of a new hospital in Grande Prairie. In September, the province terminated a contract with Calgary-based Graham Construction, which it had been at odds with over the timeline and ... Read More »

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Calgary police looking for links in recent homicides of four men

By The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2019

CALGARY – Police in Calgary say they are investigating possible links between four recent homicides in the city that could be related to drugs or organized crime. The latest involves a 23-year-old man who was shot and killed on Tuesday while driving a vehicle in the northeast neighbourhood of Taradale. Two days earlier, a 49-year-old ... Read More »

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Man who killed elderly couple with kitchen knife gets 15-year sentence

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2019

EDMONTON – A man who killed an elderly couple during a random 2016 break-in has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Kyle Roberts broke into the home of Joao and Maria Nascimento north of downtown Edmonton and stabbed them to death with a kitchen knife stolen from a nearby home. Roberts was initially charged ... Read More »

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Alberta issues fire ban in northern part of province due to wildfire threat

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2019

EDMONTON – The Alberta government has imposed a fire ban and restrictions on off-highway vehicle use in the northern half of the province. The government says the decision was made due to the growing threat of wildfires. The areas affected include public land west and north of Slave Lake, north of Lac La Biche up ... Read More »

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Alberta loosens public liquor consumption rules ahead of May long weekend

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta is loosening up its liquor laws at provincial parks and festival sites. Premier Jason Kenney says starting this May long weekend, the liquor ban imposed on eight remaining provincial parks will be lifted. The province is also changing regulations to loosen up rules for festival organizers hosting events in municipalities and provincial ... Read More »

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Alberta mountain town wants long-term parking-lot campers to hit the road

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2019

CANMORE, Alta. – A scenic community in the Alberta Rockies is toughening its parking restrictions for people who have taken up semi-permanent residency in their vehicles. Town council in Canmore, west of Calgary, recently voted to introduce a no-parking zone between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 a.m., which would force those staying overnight ... Read More »

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Spruce Kings down Terriers to stay undefeated at Canadian junior A championship

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2019

BROOKS, Alta. – Ben Brar had a goal and an assist on Wednesday as the Prince George Spruce Kings stayed undefeated at the Canadian junior A hockey championship with a 5-1 win over the Portage Terriers in their final round-robin game. Dylan Anhorn, Chong Min Lee, Nolan Welsh and Nick Poisson also scored for Prince ... Read More »

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Creepy-crawlies and octo-lollies: Calgary Stampede offers unusual midway foods

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2019

CALGARY – HOLD HOLD The Calgary Stampede runs from July 5 to July 14 this year and the midway will be offering the usual assortment of unusual snacks. Here are a dozen of nearly 30 curious foods to tempt the tastebuds – or not. Butter Beer Ice Cream: Creamy, shortbread- and butterscotch- flavoured ice cream ... Read More »

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Calgary Stampede offers octopus lollies, pickle pops and deep-fried chicken skin

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2019

CALGARY – This year’s midway menu at the Calgary Stampede includes ice pops made from pickle juice, deep-fried chicken skin and octopus deep-fried or in a lollipop. The 10-day festival celebrating the cowboy life tries to outdo itself each year in its culinary offerings. Octopus will have a strong showing this summer, as will hearts ... Read More »

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