August 23rd, 2017

Provincial News

Southern Alberta man charged in alleged sex assaults on children at daycare

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2017

DRUMHELLER, Alta. – A 21-year-old man is accused of three sexual assaults at a southern Alberta daycare. RCMP in Drumheller say a parent filed a complaint in June that a daycare worker had had an inappropriate encounter with a child. An investigation uncovered three underage children who had been allegedly assaulted. Police say they are ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Calgary police officer charged with obstruction involving alleged drunk driver

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2017

CALGARY – A Calgary police officer has been charged after allegedly obstructing an investigation into a potentially impaired driver. The police service says the officer, who is 44, was sent to a call in November 2015 regarding a woman reportedly passed out in the driver’s seat of her vehicle with the engine running. Police allege ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Gunfire erupts, person injured, when masked trio burst into central Alberta home

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2017

BLACKFALDS, Alta. – A man is in stable condition after he was shot during a home invasion in central Alberta. RCMP say three males with black bandanas over part of their faces drove to a home in Blackfalds around noon Tuesday in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck. Police say a 35-year-old woman was shoved to ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Parents of 3 kids who died in Alberta highway crash attend candlelight vigil

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2017

HANNA, Alta. – The parents of three children who died in a crash in central Alberta took part in a candlelight vigil at the scene of the crash. The trip was organized by members of Calgary’s Ethiopian community, who are trying to help Solomon Adugna and Meseret Shiferaw of Spokane, Wash. The couple’s children – ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Child taken to hospital in central Alberta after falling through basement window

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2017

PENHOLD, Alta. – A one-year-old child had to be taken to hospital by ambulance after falling through the window of a home in the central Alberta community of Penhold. What made the accident unusual was that the child fell into the house through a basement window. Penhold fire Chief Jim Pendergast says the child fell ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Family of MLA killed helping stranded driver gets tour of school named for him

By The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2017

CALGARY – The family of an Alberta politician killed while helping a stranded driver on a highway shed tears of joy, grief and gratitude as they stood in front of a Calgary school named after him. Manmeet Singh Bhullar School opened its doors on Aug. 15, but on Monday Bhullar’s family got a tour. Bhullar, ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

‘YouTube alert!’ Officer yelled to try to get colleagues to stop beating suspect

By The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2017

CALGARY – A Calgary police officer says his colleagues’ arrest of a man became too violent and he yelled at them to try to stop them. Constables James Othen, Kevin Humfrey and Michael Sandalack have all pleaded not guilty to assault causing bodily harm. They are accused of beating up Clayton Prince after he was ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Man says he was kicked, punched by 3 officers after traffic stop in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2017

CALGARY – A man described the day he says he was badly beaten by three Calgary police officers. Clayton Prince, who is 35, testified Monday it happened after he was pulled over by police on July 30, 2016. Constables James Othen, Kevin Humfrey and Michael Sandalack have all pleaded not guilty to assault causing bodily ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Wants to lead new Alberta party: Brian Jean pushes for energy literacy in school

By The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2017

CALGARY – A former Opposition leader who wants to run Alberta’s new United Conservative Party says he wants kids to learn more about the energy industry in school, including the effects of climate change. Brian Jean says he wants more information in classrooms about products made by the energy industry and what impact it has ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Three men seriously burned in explosion at car wash in Red Deer, Alberta

By The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – Three workers suffered serious burns Friday when a barrel containing flammable liquid exploded at a car wash in central Alberta. Red Deer Emergency Services platoon chief Sheldon Christensen said two are in life-threatening condition while the third is seriously injured. Christensen said all three men are in their 20s. They were ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!