January 20th, 2017

Provincial News

One dead, one injured in highrise fire in downtown Edmonton apartment

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – One person has died and another was injured after fire tore through an apartment building in downtown Edmonton. Witness Fred Williams said he saw someone small pounding on a window and screaming for help on the seventh floor of a highrise on Jasper Avenue. A short time later, several fire crews were at ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Matthew Phillips scores hat trick to lead Royals over Oil Kings

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – Matthew Phillips scored a hat trick and Tyler Soy had four assists to lead the Victoria Royals to a 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Thursday night in Western Hockey League play. Jack Walker, Jared Dmytriw and Chaz Reddekopp rounded out the attack for the Royals (25-18-4), who won their third ... Read More »

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Man identified by RCMP as registered sex offender charged in assault of girl

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

COALDALE, Alta. – Mounties say they have laid charges against a registered sex offender after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a home in southern Alberta. RCMP say the alleged assault occurred Tuesday and an arrest was made Wednesday. Trevor Pritchard, 32, of Coaldale, has been charged with sexual assault, abduction of a minor, ... Read More »

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Oilers recall centre Anton Lander from AHL’s Bakersfield

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have recalled centre Anton Lander from the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors. Lander, 25, has appeared in 20 games with the Oilers this season, registering four points (one goal, three assists), six penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. The six-foot, 186-pound centre has appeared in 16 games with the Condors ... Read More »

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Alberta Premier Notley breaks up Human Services, creates children’s ministry

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has taken responsibility for child welfare away from what was the Human Services Ministry by creating a stand-alone department. Danielle Larivee becomes the new minister of Children’s Services. She was minister of municipal affairs where she stickhandled the government’s way through the aftermath of the Fort McMurray wildfire. Notley ... Read More »

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Robert Bateman prints part of $735K art theft in northern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

FAIRVIEW, Alta. – Mounties are asking for help in finding art worth almost $750,000 that was stolen from a storage location in a small town in northwestern Alberta. RCMP say more than 70 pieces, including prints and statues, were being moved to an undisclosed auction house when they were stolen in Fairview on Sept. 22. ... Read More »

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Alberta army officer ordered to stand trial for sex assault, uttering threats

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – A judge has ordered a Canadian Army officer to stand trial on a dozen charges that include sexual assault. Ten other charges were withdrawn against Capt. Malcolm Grace following a recent preliminary hearing in Edmonton. Grace was arrested last year while a staff officer at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre near Wainwright, Alta. ... Read More »

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Border collie reunited with owners 3 weeks after being separated in Alberta crash

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

BEISEKER, Alta. – A dog has been reunited with its owners three weeks after being separated in a car crash in central Alberta. The vehicle rolled Dec. 23 on Highway 21 about 110 kilometres northeast of Calgary. Angie, a border collie, ran away after the crash and her owners were taken to hospital. RCMP had ... Read More »

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NHL Capsules

By The Associated Press on January 18th, 2017

EDMONTON – Connor McDavid scored the winning goal in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers won their fourth game in a row, 4-3 over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night. McDavid, who also had two assists in the game, got a breakaway late in overtime and got the puck away with 2.6 seconds left. Florida’s James ... Read More »

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Employment agencies in Alberta says job-seekers should keep trying

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

CALGARY – A new Statistics Canada report shows the number of Albertans on employment insurance is soaring, but employment agencies say it is possible to find a job. The number of people in the province collecting EI went up 3.4 per cent in November over the previous month. Calgary is hardest hit with a jump ... Read More »

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