February 19th, 2018

Provincial News

Edmonton police arrest Calgary murder suspect, charges pending

By The Canadian Press on February 15th, 2018

CALGARY – Edmonton police have arrested a man wanted on a second-degree murder warrant in a Calgary homicide. The body of Darby Shade was found on Jan. 16 in the parking lot of Westbrook Mall. Police believe he died as a result of a fight that began at a home across the street. Christian Whitebear, ... Read More »

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Calgarian pleads guilty to aggravated sex assault, didn’t tell women he had HIV

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2018

CALGARY – A Calgary man has pleaded guilty to six counts of aggravated sexual assault for not telling six women he was HIV positive. Court heard John McNamara met the women on dating websites and had unprotected sex with them between 2012 and 2013. According to the agreed statement of facts, McNamara denied having a ... Read More »

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Edmonton police officer charged with obstructing justice, suspended without pay

By The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2018

EDMONTON – An Edmonton police officer is facing several criminal charges, including obstruction of justice. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says Sgt. Kevin Fald misrepresented the status of a police investigation in family court in 2016. It alleges the officer was not part of the investigation and his misrepresentation led the court to grant ... Read More »

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Men who killed Alberta family won’t get parole chance for 25 years

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 14th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – An Alberta judge has ruled that two men found guilty of murdering three family members will not have to spend additional time in prison before they can apply for parole. Jason Klaus, 42, and Joshua Frank, 32, have instead been sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Sawchuk, Aucoin leads Americans in 6-3 win over Hurricanes

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Riley Sawchuk and Parker AuCoin each scored twice as the Tri-City Americans doubled up the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action. Jusso Valimaki had a goal and two assists and Michael Rasmussen also scored for Tri-City (28-19-8). Brad Morrison, Taylor Ross and Logan Barlage supplied the offence for ... Read More »

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Son of Alberta MP to seek UCP nomination in Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – The son of a central Alberta member of Parliament is entering the race for the United Conservative Party nomination in the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake constituency. Devin Dreeshen says he hopes to run for the party when a byelection is called to replace Don MacIntyre, who resigned earlier this month after he was ... Read More »

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Alberta eyes pay grid, ceiling to rein in rising pay for school superintendents

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta’s education minister says salaries for school superintendents are out of line with the rest of the province and need to be reined in. David Eggen says he’s looking at a number of options, including a pay cap and a salary grid. Eggen won’t give a timeline for the changes but says he ... Read More »

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Firefighter injured, mobile homes destroyed, in Alberta trailer park fire

By The Canadian Press on February 13th, 2018

PENHOLD, Alta. – A fire in a central Alberta trailer park has destroyed two mobile homes and left a firefighter in hospital. The blaze in Penhold broke out around 4:00 p.m. Monday and drew members of the local volunteer fire department as well as crews from Innisfail. There are no reports of any residents being ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan hunters donate more heads for chronic wasting disease testing

By The Canadian Press on February 12th, 2018

PRINCE ALBERT, Alta. – Saskatchewan hunters are submitting more heads to be tested for chronic wasting disease, but a wildlife ecologist says more are needed to get a clearer picture of the spread of the disease. Todd Whiklo, who discussed the issue at the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation annual convention in Prince Albert, says around 700 ... Read More »

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Receiver Anthony Parker extends contract with Calgary Stampeders

By The Canadian Press on February 12th, 2018

CALGARY – Anthony Parker signed a contract extension with the Calgary Stampeders on Monday. The receiver was eligible to become a free agent on Tuesday. Parker was the team’s first-round selection in 2011, and has played 108 career regular-season games since then. In 2017, Parker had 36 catches for 482 yards and three touchdowns. “Anthony ... Read More »

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