September 21st, 2017

Provincial News

Former Wildrose boss Paul Hinman seeks Alberta conservative crown, but short cash

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2017

EDMONTON – A former Alberta Wildrose leader says he wants to run for the leadership of the new United Conservative party, but needs donations to meet the steep $95,000 entry fee. Paul Hinman says he has to come up with $57,500 – about two-thirds of the money – by the Tuesday night deadline, but isn’t ... Read More »

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Former Wildrose boss Paul Hinman seeks conservative crown, but short cash

By The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2017

EDMONTON – A former Alberta Wildrose leader says he wants to run for the leadership of the new United Conservative party, but needs donations to meet the steep $95,000 entry fee. Paul Hinman says he has to come up with about two-thirds of the money by Tuesday night, but isn’t sure he can make it. ... Read More »

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Fort McMurray driver charged in death of pedestrians struck in residential area

By The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A man has been charged in the deaths of two people who were hit by an SUV while they were walking in Fort McMurray, Alta. The 56-year-old man and 52-year-old woman where struck by the vehicle Wednesday night on a street in a residential area. Police say Warren Graham, who is ... Read More »

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Former summer camp director facing child pornography charges in southern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2017

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – A former youth summer camp director has been arrested in southern Alberta on child pornography charges. Investigators from the province’s internet child exploitation unit and from Medicine Hat police took Nolan Davidson, who is 25, into custody last week. Davidson identifies himself on social media as a former camp director at ... Read More »

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Alberta sets up fund to help communities during coal phase-out transition

By The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta has set up a new grant program for communities looking to boost business as the province moves away from coal. The Coal Community Transition Fund is open to municipalities and First Nations affected as Alberta phases out coal-fired electricity by 2030 to focus on renewables and natural gas. Economic Development Minister Deron ... Read More »

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New trial date for son of former B.C. MLA on fentanyl importation charges

By The Canadian Press on September 11th, 2017

CALGARY – A new trial date has been set for the son of a former B.C. MLA accused of importing drugs after border guards found fentanyl in a parcel addressed to a Calgary address. Kasimir Tyabji-Sandana of Calgary was arrested in July 2015, not long after Canadian Border Services Agency officers in Vancouver intercepted the ... Read More »

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Edmonton police say officers shot and killed suspect they were trying to arrest

By The Canadian Press on September 10th, 2017

EDMONTON – Police in Edmonton say officers fatally shot a man after they tried to arrest him. Police say the man was driving a vehicle in a shopping centre parking lot in the city’s northwest on Saturday evening when officers attempted to arrest him on outstanding warrants. They allege the 29-year-old suspect collided with a ... Read More »

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Trial to go ahead for central Alberta man accused of killing parents, sister

By The Canadian Press on September 8th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – A central Alberta man accused of killing his parents and his sister has failed to persuade a judge to toss the case. Lawyers for Jason Klaus had argued in Red Deer provincial court last month that it took too long for his trial to go ahead under rules set out by ... Read More »

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Alberta man charged with attempted murder pleads guilty to lesser charge

By The Canadian Press on September 8th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A judge has accepted guilty pleas from a man in southern Alberta who sexually assaulted a woman with a weapon and left her with life-threatening injuries. The 25-year-old woman was walking to work in Lethbridge last September when she was struck with a weapon, dragged into an alley and sexually assaulted. She ... Read More »

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Alberta RCMP say suspicious death of 16-month-old girl was homicide

By The Canadian Press on September 8th, 2017

COLD LAKE, Alta. – RCMP in east-central Alberta say an autopsy has concluded that the suspicious death of a 16-month-old girl was a homicide. Police say Veronica Poitras was brought to the hospital in Cold Lake by a family member on the evening of Aug. 26 They say Mounties were advised and a short time ... Read More »

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