February 22nd, 2020

Provincial News

WHL Roundup: Mads Sogaard leads Tigers over Pats 7-0

By The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2020

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Mads Sogaard stopped all 24 shots he faced as the Medicine Hat Tigers blanked the Regina Pats 7-0 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action. Jonathan Brinkman and Ryan Chyzowski had two goals apiece to lead the Medicine Hat (34-16-3) offence. James Hamblin, Parker Gavlas and Elijah Brown rounded out the ... Read More »

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Coastal GasLink blockades a ‘dress rehearsal’ for future project fights: Kenney

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2020

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he’s concerned that blockades in support of First Nations opponents to a northern British Columbia natural gas pipeline are a “dress rehearsal” for opposition to future energy projects. Demonstrations have blocked railways, ports and bridges across the country in solidarity with hereditary chiefs fighting the Coastal GasLink project ... Read More »

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Coastal Gas Link blockades a ‘dress rehearsal’ for future project fights: Kenney

By The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2020

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he’s concerned blockades in support of First Nations opponents to a northern British Columbia natural gas pipeline are a “dress rehearsal” for opposition to future energy projects. Demonstrations have blocked railways, ports and bridges across the country in solidarity with those fighting the Coastal Gas Link project that ... Read More »

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Collision that killed man, injured officer involved stolen SUV: police watchdog

By The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2020

CALGARY – Alberta’s police watchdog says a fatal collision in Calgary that killed a man and seriously injured an off-duty police officer involved an SUV that had been reported stolen. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, known as ASIRT, says police tried to stop the vehicle an early Monday, but the driver took off. A ... Read More »

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Pilots of tow plane, glider couldn’t see each other before mid-air crash: agency

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2020

BLACK DIAMOND, Alta. – The Transportation Safety Board says pilots of a tow plane and a glider couldn’t see each other before they collided mid-air southwest of Calgary last year. Neither the weather nor sun position were believed to be factors in the crash near Black Diamond, Alta., last July 26. A student and instructor ... Read More »

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Police watchdog investigating collision involving off-duty officer

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2020

CALGARY – Police say a man is dead and an off-duty officer has been injured in a collision at a northeast Calgary intersection. They say that early this morning there was an “interaction” between a marked police vehicle and an SUV, although details are still unclear. The SUV carried on and shortly after collided with ... Read More »

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Parents warned of alleged fight club involving students in Grande Prairie, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2020

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – RCMP in northwestern Alberta say recent fights between high school students that have sent some to hospital appear to be organized by adults. Corp. Candace Hrdlicka says high school students in Grande Prairie between 16 and 18 years old have been involved in the organized fights. She says some of the ... Read More »

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Man killed, five injured, including three children, in Morinville, Alta., crash

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2020

MORINVILLE, Alta. – The RCMP say a man is dead and five others, including three children, are in hospital after a head-on crash near Morinville, Alta., north of Edmonton. They say two SUV’s collided late Sunday afternoon on Highway 44 near Township Road 535. Police say the a driver of one of the vehicles – ... Read More »

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Alberta nurses union says rollback talk from province is a ‘powder keg’

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on February 9th, 2020

EDMONTON – The head of the United Nurses of Alberta says she has not seen such regressive contract demands from the province since the strike year of 1988, and says some nurses are wondering if history is set for a repeat. “The last time I saw the magnitude of rollbacks tabled by an employer with ... Read More »

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Duch has two goals and four assists as Roughnecks hand Riptide 4th straight loss

By The Canadian Press on February 8th, 2020

CALGARY – Rhys Duch led the Roughnecks with two goals and four assists as Calgary handed the New York Riptide their fourth straight loss thanks to a 13-9 victory on Saturday in the National Lacrosse League. Tyler Pace recorded a hat trick for the Roughnecks (3-4), while Shane Simpson and Dan Taylor each chipped in ... Read More »

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Calgary man charged with murder of Saskatchewan man who was visiting city

By The Canadian Press on February 8th, 2020

CALGARY – Police have laid a murder charge in the death of a Saskatchewan man whose body was discovered north of Calgary. Sheldon Wolf of Carrot River, Sask., was visiting Calgary and was last seen leaving a hotel in the city on Feb. 2. He was reported missing the following day. Police say evidence connected ... Read More »

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