November 24th, 2017

Provincial News

Alberta town to call byelection after councillor resigns over unpaid bill

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2017

BEAUMONT, Alta. – Taxpayers in an Alberta town will have to pay for a municipal byelection because of a spat over an unpaid bill. Sabrina Powers was elected as a town councillor of Beaumont just south of Edmonton on Oct. 16. But weeks after the election she found out that she owed money to the ... Read More »

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No Alberta Party candidate in Calgary byelection; focus instead on leadership

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2017

CALGARY – The Alberta Party has decided not to field a candidate in an upcoming Calgary byelection. The party’s board of directors says the race in Calgary Lougheed is a foregone conclusion and it’s better for the party to focus its time and resources on its leadership race. Greg Clark stepped down as leader on ... Read More »

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Conditional sentence for Alberta woman convicted of stealing donated cancer cash

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2017

DRUMHELLER, Alta. – A southern Alberta woman who admitted to stealing money collected during a family friend’s cancer fundraiser has escaped jail time. Ashley Fredrickson of Drumheller has been given a one-year conditional sentence and six months of house arrest after pleading guilty to a charge of theft under $5,000. The 34-year-old woman has also ... Read More »

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Calgary restaurant kitchen turns out to be source of dangerous carbon monoxide

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2017

Calgary firefighters were called to a building for reports about a natural gas odour, but ended up discovering dangerous levels of carbon monoxide instead. Crews arrived at the mixed commercial and residential building in the city’s southeast on Monday afternoon and discovered high levels of carbon monoxide in some areas. They immediately used the building’s ... Read More »

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Calgary decides to stay in the game for possible 2026 Olympic Games bid

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2017

Calgary is continuing down the road of bidding for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at least until the next off-ramp. City council voted Monday to spend up to $2 million more on work towards a possible bid. City administration said if council didn’t vote for the funding, Calgary should stop pursuing a bid. But ... Read More »

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Judge OKs evidence from Mr. Big sting in central Alberta triple murder trial

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – A judge has ruled that he will allow evidence from an undercover police operation to be admitted in the trial of two Alberta men charged with killing three people. Justice Eric Macklin is hearing the first-degree murder trial of Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank, who are accused of killing Klaus’s parents, ... Read More »

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‘Safe and accepted:’ Child advocate urges more options to support LGBTQ youth

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2017

EDMONTON – A report says changes need to be made to help LGBTQ youth who are struggling in Alberta’s child-welfare and justice systems. The province’s child and youth advocate, Del Graff, says LGBTQ youth need not only more support, but more say and options in how they are treated. “No young person should ever feel ... Read More »

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Officials warn families of possible TB exposure at Fort McMurray daycare

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Alberta Health Services is warning families with children who attend a Fort McMurray daycare, and staff who work there, that they may have been exposed to someone with tuberculosis. AHS says there is no risk to the public and no ongoing risk to daycare staff or the children and only those ... Read More »

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Child advocate’s report urges more consistency, care to help LGBTQ youth

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2017

EDMONTON – A new report says changes need to be made to help LGBTQ youth who are struggling in Alberta’s child-welfare and justice systems. Child and youth advocate Del Graff says LGBTQ youth need not only more supports, but more say and options in how they are treated. He notes in his report that progress ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Steenbergen, Heponiemi lead Broncos over Tigers 4-3

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2017

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Tyler Steenbergen scored twice and Aleksi Heponiemi had a goal and two assists as the Swift Current Broncos edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-3 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Steenbergen and Aleksi Heponiemi currently sit 1-2 in league scoring with 51 points apiece in only 19 games. Steenbergen leads ... Read More »

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