March 20th, 2019

Provincial News

Night sky above busy Calgary-area highway lit up by fatal two-vehicle crash

By The Canadian Press on March 7th, 2019

AIRDRIE, Alta. – Emergency medical officials confirm that one person is dead after a fiery crash involving a semi-trailer transport and a pickup truck on a busy highway just north of Calgary. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of Highway 2 near Airdrie. The officials say both vehicles were engulfed ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Vladislav Yeryomenko leads Hitmen to 6-5 overtime win over Tigers

By The Canadian Press on March 6th, 2019

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Vladislav Yeryomenko scored 3:41 into overtime as the Calgary Hitmen defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers 6-5 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action. Carson Focht had a hat trick for Calgary (36-22-6) and James Malm had a pair of goals. Jack McNaughton made 37 saves for the win in net. Ryan ... Read More »

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Accused gang leader turns himself in for new murder trial in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on March 6th, 2019

CALGARY – An accused gang leader who faces a new murder trial in Calgary has turned himself in. Nick Chan was charged in 2013 with first-degree murder in the 2008 death of Kevin Anaya in what police described as a shooting between rival gangs. Chan also faced charges of conspiracy to commit another murder and ... 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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