April 26th, 2017

Provincial News

Wire-blocked trail puts scare into weekend ride by Alberta dirt-bike enthusiasts

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

CLARESHOLM, Alta. – Some dirt-bike riders in southern Alberta say they narrowly avoided getting seriously injured last weekend when they encountered barbed wire stretched across a trail. The riders were in the Porcupine Hills near Claresholm on Sunday afternoon when they noticed the wire blocking the path just before they came upon it. Todd Campbell, ... Read More »

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‘I didn’t want to hurt anybody:’ Suspect in fatal gas and dash told police

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

CALGARY – A suspect in the hit-and-run death of a gas station worker told a police investigator he blacked out and doesn’t remember driving over the woman after she fell off the stolen truck as he sped away. Maryam Rashidi, 35, was trying to stop a driver from leaving a Centex gas station in Calgary ... Read More »

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Campbell-Pascall, Graves, Abel, Juneau join Hockey Canada Foundation board

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

CALGARY – Former Olympian and hockey analyst Cassie Campbell-Pascall was one of four new members named to the Hockey Canada Foundation’s board of directors on Wednesday. Campbell-Pascall, from Brampton, Ont., is joined by former NHL players Adam Graves and Joe Juneau and energy executive Greg Abel. The Hockey Canada Foundation identifies ways to make the ... Read More »

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RCMP say search for four missing hunters in north Alberta now recovery operation

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. – RCMP and Parks Canada are now treating the search for four missing hunters in northeastern Alberta as a recovery operation after failing to find the men. RCMP say searchers are using boats equipped with sonar to search beneath the surface of the Rocher River north of Fort Chipewyan. The hunters left ... Read More »

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Alberta Mounties asking for info on drive-by shooting that hit sleeping woman

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

MASKWACIS, Alta. – Police are investigating after a woman sleeping in her bed was shot in a drive-by shooting. Mounties say several gunshots were fired at a home on the Samson Cree First Nation south of Edmonton around 5:17 a.m. on Monday. RCMP say there were several bullet holes in the outside of the residence ... Read More »

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Three helicopters, 70 people search for four missing hunters in northern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. – A search for four hunters missing in the remote northeastern Alberta wilderness is ramping up with three helicopters and more than 70 people. RCMP say the hunters left Fort Chipewyan on Sunday night in a boat on the Rocher River. The boat was found in the river that flows through Wood ... Read More »

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Large volume of cocaine-cutting agent at core of Calgary drug bust

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

CALGARY – Charges have been laid against two Calgary residents who are accused of illegally importing what investigators call a record amount of a pharmaceutical drug that’s used as a cutting agent for cocaine. Police say the Canada Border Services Agency alerted them in January about the importation of phenacetin, a pain-reliever that’s regulated under ... Read More »

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Calgary Humane Society under quarantine after tests test positive for parvovirus

By The Canadian Press on April 25th, 2017

CALGARY – The Calgary Humane Society has closed its doors until further notice after an outbreak of canine parvovirus. Officials say two dogs were infected and had to be euthanized. The facility is undergoing a cleaning procedure to make sure there are no chances of the disease spreading. Parvovirus is a potentially deadly, fast-spreading illness ... Read More »

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Searchers find boat, but not 4 hunters, in Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on April 25th, 2017

FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. – A search is underway for four hunters in northeastern Alberta. Fort Chipewyan RCMP say the men left Fort Chipewyan on Sunday night via boat on the Roche River. The men were heading to an area known as Devil’s Gate near Fort Chipewyan. When they hadn’t returned on Monday afternoon, police were ... Read More »

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Wire-blocked trail puts scare into weekend ride by Alberta ATV enthusiasts

By The Canadian Press on April 25th, 2017

CLARESHOLM, Alta. – Some all-terrain vehicle riders in southern Alberta say they narrowly avoided getting seriously injured last weekend when they encountered barbed wire stretched across a trail. The riders were in the Porcupine Hills near Claresholm on Sunday afternoon when they noticed the wire blocking the path just before they came upon it. Todd ... Read More »

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