May 26th, 2019

Provincial News

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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Rachel Notley, MLA caucus colleagues, officially sworn in as Opposition

By The Canadian Press on May 13th, 2019

EDMONTON – There’s a new official Opposition in the Alberta legislature. Former premier Rachel Notley and her caucus of 24 NDP members were sworn in Monday during a ceremony at the legislature. The New Democrats lost the election last month to Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives. Notley also revealed the areas each legislature member will focus ... Read More »

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Host Brooks Bandits win second straight at junior-A championship

By The Canadian Press on May 12th, 2019

BROOKS, Alta. – Simon Gravel scored twice in the third period as the Brooks Bandits beat the Portage Terriers 5-3 on Sunday at the 2019 National Junior-A Championship. Andrew Lucas, William Lemay and Mack Hancock had the other goals for the Bandits (2-0-0), who erased a two-goal deficit en route to their second straight win ... Read More »

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Avalanche catches group of eight that were further down mountain below snow line

By The Canadian Press on May 12th, 2019

KANANASKIS, Alta. – An avalanche that tumbled down a mountain in the Kananaskis area southwest of Calgary caught a party of eight people, burying one person and injuring others on Saturday. Kananaskis Country Public Safety posted on Facebook that the group were well below the snow line on Mount Lawson when the slide began much ... Read More »

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Early morning Calgary blaze damages multiple homes and vehicles

By The Canadian Press on May 12th, 2019

CALGARY – Several homes and vehicles were damaged during an early morning fire in a northwest Calgary neighbourhood on Sunday. Calgary Fire Department Battalion Chief Stu Laird says multiple reports were made about the fire in Arbour Lake at around 4:30 a.m., and there were some reports of explosions. Laird says when crews arrived, three ... Read More »

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Calgary police investigating suspicious death of man in his late 40s

By The Canadian Press on May 12th, 2019

CALGARY – Police in Calgary are investigating a suspicious death in the city’s Hamptons neighbourhood. A statement from the city says police were called to the residential area at around 3 a.m. after a man in his late 40s was found dead inside a home. They say evidence at the scene indicated the death was ... 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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