January 16th, 2019

Provincial News

Calgary police thank Regina police for arresting man wanted for sexual assault

By The Canadian Press on January 2nd, 2019

Calgary police are thanking their counterparts in Regina for arresting a man wanted on sexual assault and other charges. Investigators say Philip Afolabi is wanted on 43 outstanding warrants. Afolabi, who is 27, was released on bail and disappeared last summer. Calgary police say officers in Regina arrested a suspect on Saturday on different charges. ... Read More »

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Saskatoon police arrest woman wanted in Calgary on 115 charges

By The Canadian Press on January 2nd, 2019

CALGARY – A woman wanted by Calgary police on 115 charges has been arrested in Saskatoon. Laetitia Acera, who is 25, faces charges including assault with a weapon, break and enter, fraud under $5,000, motor vehicle theft and theft of mail. Acera is to be returned to Calgary to face the charges, which date back ... Read More »

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Calgary police asking for help to find woman wanted on 115 charges

By The Canadian Press on January 2nd, 2019

CALGARY – Police in Calgary are asking for help to locate a woman facing Canada-wide warrants on 115 charges. The police service says Laetitia Angelique Acera, who is 25, is wanted on charges in Calgary going back to last September. The charges include multiple counts of assault with a weapon, break and enter, fraud under ... Read More »

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‘Staying alive, Staying alive:’ Pet owners gain peace of mind with pet first aid

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 2nd, 2019

CALGARY – Dollar and Ghost are watching with great interest as their owners bounce along to “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees. Dollar, or Dolly as she is called by her owner, even gets up close and personal. The Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever licks the face of her human mom while Sharon Manly is ... Read More »

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AHS launches 811 phone number for Health Link

By Lethbridge Herald on June 1st, 2015

Today, Alberta Health Services intriduced the 811 phone number for Health Link, Alberta’s free, 24/7 health information and advice line.The new number replaces the existing 10-digit local numbers in Calgary and Edmonton as well as the provincewide toll-free number. The old numbers will continue to direct callers to Health Link for the time being. In ... Read More »

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Notley announces Brian Mason has been appointed Government House Leader

By Lethbridge Herald on May 21st, 2015

Premier Designate Rachel Notley announced today Brian Mason has been appointed the new Government House Leader.“I’m very pleased to appoint Brian Mason as the new House Leader,” said Notley in a press release. “Brian is a veteran member of the Alberta Legislature and will provide wisdom, leadership and guidance in the Assembly as we move ... Read More »

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Police laud efforts of Fox Creek businessman who rescued eight from Iosegun Lake

By Lethbridge Herald on May 19th, 2015

On Sunday May 17 at 4:30 p.m., a local Fox Creek businessman and volunteer firefighter was just packing up his truck and boat and heading home from Iosegun Lake, when he was waved down. RCMP had been advised of a frantic 911 call of capsized boat somewhere on Iosegun Lake, with three people in the ... Read More »

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Back to Life Ag funding handed out

By Lethbridge Herald on February 23rd, 2015

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF), has announced five farmers have been awarded Back to Ag funding. The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology that injured farmers or agricultural workers need to ... Read More »

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Friendly skies? Prentice says government-owned planes are to be sold

By Lethbridge Herald on September 16th, 2014

Premier Jim Prentice is taking steps to take government aircraft out of the skies.According to a government press release, Prentice and his new  Cabinet has concluded government-owned planes are not an appropriate way to meet the need of accessing remote rural communities, and the ATS fleet will be sold. The air fleet will be disposed ... Read More »

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Fatal case of H5N1 bird flu reported in Alberta, first North American case

By Lethbridge Herald on January 8th, 2014

THE CANADIAN PRESSOTTAWA — Federal public health officials say a fatal case of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in Canada, the first such case in North America.Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the case, which was located in Alberta, was an isolated one and that the risk to the general public is very low.Officials say ... Read More »

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