August 19th, 2017

Provincial News

Police ask for help in Alberta, Saskatchewan about 4 killed near Calgary

By The Canadian Press on August 16th, 2017

CALGARY – Police are asking for the public’s help in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the killing of four people last month near Calgary. The remains of Glynnis Fox, who was 36, her sister Tiffany Ear, who was 39, and 25-year-old Cody Pfeiffer were found in a burned-out car at a Calgary construction site on July ... Read More »

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Central Alberta man accused of posing as lawyer, stealing money pleads innocence

By The Canadian Press on August 16th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – A 25-year-old central Alberta man accused of posing as a lawyer so he could steal money from people has pleaded not guilty. The 12 charges against Chance Aaron Shaw of Red Deer include six counts relating to forged documents, four counts of fraud and one count each of forgery and false ... Read More »

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Murder charges laid: Woman’s body was found in northern Alberta river

By The Canadian Press on August 16th, 2017

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. – Two people who are accused of killing a woman and dumping her body in a northern Alberta river have been charged with second-degree murder. Nicole Brendan Robar, who was believed to be living in the town of Slave Lake, was last seen in Spruce Grove, Alta., on July 14. She was ... Read More »

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Calgary police make large fentanyl seizure in drug bust; three men face charges

By The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2017

CALGARY – Three men are facing charges after a drug bust in Calgary that turned up more than 3,000 fentanyl pills along with quantities of eight other illegal substances. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams says it’s one of the largest fentanyl seizures made in the city. Three homes were searched earlier this month with ... Read More »

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Canadian Rockies: From rugged hikes to upscale resorts

By Adam Kealoha Causey, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2017

CANMORE, Alta. – Locals and visitors alike turn out in droves to take in the beauty of Canada’s stretch of the Rocky Mountains. Straddling the border of British Columbia and Alberta, this outdoor paradise offers upscale resorts surrounded by jagged mountains, isolated hikes and crystal-blue water. Banff is the most popular of the area’s cluster ... Read More »

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Million-dollar fraud trial involving Alberta oilfield company to start next week

By The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2017

CALGARY – A million-dollar fraud case dating back nearly five years is heading to trial next week in Calgary. Blackfalds RCMP began investigating in October 2012 allegations of altered financial documents and the theft of millions of dollars from Silverado Oilfield Ventures. Shelley Davidson, who is now 40, was charged with fraud and theft over ... Read More »

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Brian Jean releases health-care platform in bid to lead new Alberta party

By The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2017

CALGARY – One of the candidates to lead Alberta’s new right-of-centre party says he would reform health-care funding to focus more on patients, improve wait times and end “divorce by nursing home.” Brian Jean, the former Wildrose leader who is running for the leadership of the United Conservative Party, released his health-care platform in Calgary. ... Read More »

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Drink in Alberta’s boozy history at Turner Valley’s Eau Claire Distillery

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on August 14th, 2017

Turner Valley, Alta., was a few years into an oil boom when prohibition dried out the place in 1916 – or at least that was what the policy was meant to do. Liquor found a way to flow, thanks to bootleggers who hid moonshine stills in nearby hills that roll westward toward the Rocky Mountains. ... Read More »

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Blue-green algae warning issued for Pigeon Lake, popular recreational area

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2017

PIGEON LAKE, Alta. – A blue-green algae bloom advisory has been issued for a popular recreational area in central Alberta. Alberta Health Services is warning that the toxic blooms have been identified in Pigeon Lake, 108 kilometres south of Edmonton. AHS is telling residents and visitors not to swim or wade in any areas where ... Read More »

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Efforts fail to save boy after EMS called to possible drowning on Alberta river

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2017

WHITECOURT, Alta. – A seven-year-old boy has died after emergency teams were called to a recreation area on a river northwest of Edmonton. RCMP Cpl. Chris Warren says officers were dispatched to a report of a drowning on the McLeod River late Thursday afternoon. EMS and the Whitecourt Fire Department were also at the scene ... Read More »

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