June 23rd, 2017

Provincial News

Political centrists to eye embracing Alberta Party at weekend meeting

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2017

EDMONTON – A committee looking to rally political centrists is to meet Saturday in Red Deer with an eye to formally getting behind the Alberta Party. Organizer Katherine O’Neill says the Alberta Together committee is looking for the best vehicle to turn its goals into political reality. But she says it will be up to ... Read More »

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Red Deer cleaning up from wind storm after declaring state of emergency

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – People in Red Deer were cleaning up Wednesday after a violent windstorm that knocked out power and prompted the central Alberta city to declare a local state of emergency. Homes where damaged Tuesday when wind gusts of more than 100 km/h hit the city of about 100,000 just after 7 p.m. ... Read More »

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Arrest made after three men hit over head with heavy objects in downtown Calgary

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2017

CALGARY – Police say an arrest has been made in three unprovoked attacks in downtown Calgary in which men were hit in the head with a heavy object. One man was struck in the back of the head with an unknown object on Saturday night and was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition, but has ... Read More »

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Many in Red Deer still without power after violent windstorm; emergency declared

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – The City of Red Deer says it could be two days before power is restored to some residents after a violent windstorm swept through central Alberta. The widespread outages have prompted officials to declare a local state of emergency while crews work to fix downed lines. No injuries have been reported ... Read More »

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Survivor of attack testifies at trial of man accusing of killing two

By The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2017

CALGARY – A witness in the trial of the man accused of killing his estranged wife and her friend says she still hears the victims’ screams months after the incident in May 2014. Shalni Gill testified on day two in the trial of Hari Pal, 54, charged with the second-degree murders of Sanjula Devi and ... Read More »

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Storm damages shopping mall in central Alberta, downs trees, power lines

By The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – Trees toppled and power lines went down as a severe storm swept through parts of Alberta. Wind speeds upwards of 110 km/h were reported and people who live in the Red Deer and Innisfail areas say the force of the wind felt like a hurricane. The City of Red Deer issued ... Read More »

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Two seriously injured when small, private bus collides with tanker

By The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2017

STRATHMORE, Alta. – Two adult passengers on a small private bus have sustained serious injuries after the vehicle collided with a tanker truck east of Calgary. Strathmore RCMP say the collision happened Tuesday at the intersection of Glenmore Trail and Highway 791. Cpl. Chris Warren says one passenger was taken to hospital by air ambulance ... Read More »

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Preliminary hearing set for former central Alberta teacher facing sex charges

By The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – A preliminary hearing has been ordered for a former central Alberta high school teacher facing sex-related charges. Rhett Lundgren, who was a teacher at a Red Deer high school in 2008, is charged with sexual exploitation and luring. RCMP charged him in January after a woman, who was 17 at the ... Read More »

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Three men hit over head with heavy objects in downtown Calgary assaults

By The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2017

CALGARY – Police are looking for a man who may be involved in three separate attacks in downtown Calgary in which men were hit in the head with a heavy object. Investigators say the victims aren’t believed to be connected to each other, but it’s not known if they had some prior involvement with the ... Read More »

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Trial begins for man accused of killing wife and her friend in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2017

CALGARY – The trial of a man accused of killing his estranged wife and her friend has been told the couple had split up but she had gone to their home to get her belongings when they were attacked. Hari Pal, 55, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Sanjula ... Read More »

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