May 25th, 2019

Provincial News

Recount confirms United Conservatives won in tight Calgary election race

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2019

CALGARY – A ballot recount has confirmed that the United Conservative Party candidate received the most votes in a tight Alberta election race in Calgary – but by a slightly slimmer margin than the original tally. The first count had the UCP’s Devinder Toor winning the Calgary-Falconridge seat by just 96 votes. The NDP contender, ... Read More »

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Crown leashes charge against pet shop owner accused of walking out on animals

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2019

EDMONTON – A former Edmonton pet store owner who allegedly abandoned hundreds of animals in the business early last year will not face trial. The Crown says it has stayed an abandonment charge against Minchaw Menan Tom of Sherwood Park because the case no longer meets the prosecution standard of a reasonable likelihood of conviction. ... Read More »

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Calgary police answer late-night crash report, find man dead from shooting

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2019

Calgary police say a man is dead after a shooting. Officers were called to a northeast location just before midnight after reports of a crash. Police say they arrived to find a man dead inside a car. They say two other vehicles at the scene appear to have been involved in the collision, including one ... Read More »

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Blades beat Terriers for first win at Canadian junior A hockey championship

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2019

BROOKS, Alta. – Harrison Israels’s goal midway through the second period stood as the winner as the Oakville Blades held on to defeat the Portage Terriers 5-4 on Tuesday at the Canadian junior A hockey championship. Josh Nixon and Spencer Kersten had a goal and an assist apiece for Oakville (1-2-0). Kyle Lewis and Alton ... Read More »

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Appeal Court upholds murder convictions in stabbing of man outside Calgary bar

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2019

CALGARY – Alberta’s highest court has upheld the murder convictions of two men who were part of a violent swarming attack outside a Calgary night club. Assmar Shlah and Franz Cabrera were convicted in 2016 of second-degree murder in the death of Lukas Strasser-Hird. Strasser-Hird, who was 18, was beaten and stabbed numerous times in ... Read More »

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Boy dies after being struck by tractor on Hutterite colony in eastern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2019

DRUMHELLER, Alta. – A nine-year-old boy is dead following a farm accident in southeastern Alberta. First responders were called Monday to the Wintering Hills Hutterite Colony, near Hussar. RCMP say the boy was struck by a tractor. EMS treated the boy at the scene, but did not transfer him to hospital. The victim’s name has ... Read More »

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Alberta nurses accuse province of breach of contract in wage talks

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2019

EDMONTON – The union representing Alberta’s nurses is accusing the province of breach of faith and breach of contract after the government successfully sought a delay in the latest round of wage negotiations. The United Nurses of Alberta says the province intervened last week to get an arbitration hearing between Alberta Health Services and the ... Read More »

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Judge overseeing vote recount in tight provincial election race for Calgary seat

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2019

CALGARY – Ballots from a tight race in last month’s Alberta election are being recounted by hand in a Calgary courtroom. United Conservative candidate Devinder Toor won the Calgary-Falconridge seat by 96 votes on April 16. A judicial recount was requested by NDP candidate Parmeet Singh Boparai, who came in second. Court of Queen’s Bench ... Read More »

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Students suffer sore eyes after school pepper-sprayed in Edmonton street spat

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2019

Edmonton police believe a school bus packed with children was in the wrong place at the wrong time when it was pepper-sprayed during an altercation involving people in two vehicles. The bus was parked on a street in the city’s southwest Monday afternoon when the vehicles drove by and one occupant sprayed the bus. Investigators ... Read More »

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Former Calgary police officer jailed for uploading child-porn images

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2019

CALGARY – A former Calgary police officer has been handed an eight-month jail term after pleading guilty to accessing sexually explicit material involving children. Thomas Buttle, who is 34, entered the plea in December 2018. Two other child pornography related charges were withdrawn during his sentencing hearing. The court heard that in January 2018, police ... Read More »

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Neaton stops 13 shots, Poisson scores early as Spruce Kings top Jr. Senators

By The Canadian Press on May 13th, 2019

BROOKS, Alta. – Logan Neaton stopped all 13 shots he faced and Nick Poisson’s first-period goal stood as the winner as the Prince George Spruce Kings blanked the Ottawa Jr. Senators 4-0 in round-robin play Monday at the Canadian Junior A hockey championship. Nick Bochen, Dustin Manz and Ben Brar also scored for Prince George ... Read More »

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