February 19th, 2018

Provincial News

Slick roads lead to multiple crashes, including a 50-car pileup, on Calgary roads

By The Canadian Press, The Canadian Press on February 9th, 2018

CALGARY – Roads in and around Calgary are slick, leading to more than 100 crashes – including a 50-car pileup – since a snowstorm went through Thursday. Emergency crews responded around 9 a.m. Friday to a multi-vehicle crash on Stoney Trail between Chaparral Boulevard and Cranston Boulevard in the southern edge of the city. It ... Read More »

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Calgary police used appropriate force when arresting 45-year-old man: ASIRT

By The Canadian Press on February 9th, 2018

CALGARY – Police officers in Calgary have been cleared in an arrest that resulted in serious injuries to a 45-year old man. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says police responded to a call in June 2016 about a man breaking into a business in southwest Calgary. Officers called a tactical team to make the ... Read More »

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Eskimos extend contract with J.C Sherritt, former defensive player of the year

By The Canadian Press on February 9th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Eskimos extended their contract with linebacker J.C. Sherritt through the 2019 season on Friday. Sherritt appeared in only one game last season, recording a fumble before sustaining a season-ending injury in the game. A former Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, Sherritt has played in 91 career games in seven ... Read More »

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Stampeders sign University of Calgary receiver Richard Sindani

By The Canadian Press on February 9th, 2018

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders signed Canadian receiver Richard Sindani on Friday. Sindani was an eighth-round selection (70th overall) by the Stampeders in the 2017 draft and attended training camp before joining the University of Calgary Dinos. The Regina native had two catches for 34 yards and one touchdown in two pre-season games with the ... Read More »

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Aecon pushes back on fears over proposed sale to Chinese state-owned firm

By The Canadian Press on February 9th, 2018

CALGARY – Construction company Aecon Group Inc. is pushing back against criticism of the sale of the company to Chinese state-owned firm CCCC International Holding Ltd. The proposed $1.5-billion sale, which shareholders approved in December, has prompted calls for a formal national security review. The sale has been approved by the Competition Bureau, but still ... Read More »

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Special avalanche warning issued for the backcountry in the Canadian Rockies

By The Canadian Press on February 8th, 2018

BANFF NATIONAL PARK, Alta. – A special avalanche warning has been issued for the backcountry in most mountain parks in Alberta and British Columbia. It runs from Friday until Monday, and includes Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Jasper, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, as well as Kananaskis Country in Alberta. The special warning from Parks Canada ... Read More »

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Mountie dragged, cruiser crunched, during arrest bid in Alberta town

By The Canadian Press on February 8th, 2018

EDSON, Alta. – Multiple charges have been laid after an Alberta RCMP officer was dragged by a vehicle while trying to arrest its driver on eight outstanding warrants. Mounties in Edson got word about a suspicious vehicle Wednesday afternoon and followed it to a gas station where an officer tried to arrest the driver. Police ... Read More »

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Investigation determines carbon monoxide death of Alberta boy accidental

By The Canadian Press on February 8th, 2018

AIRDRIE, Alta. – RCMP say a faulty water heater is to blame for a buildup of carbon monoxide gas in a Calgary-area apartment block that killed a 12-year-old boy. Police say the on-demand heater in the Airdrie suite was not ventilating properly last Sunday, which led to the boy being overcome by the colourless and ... Read More »

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Alberta bans spear-hunting after controversial bear-hunting video

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

EDMONTON – Spear-hunting is being banned in Alberta following an outcry when an American hunter killed a black bear with a spear. The province says it is updating hunting rules to make sure big game animals don’t suffer unnecessarily and to discourage reckless hunting. The government pledged to change the rules after the graphic online ... Read More »

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Alberta pension fund buys stake in wind power projects with 20-year contracts

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

CALGARY – The firm that administers more than $100 billion in Alberta government pensions and other funds says it is buying substantial stakes in two wind power projects that just received 20-year power price guarantees from the province. The Alberta Investment Management Corporation or AIMCo says it has struck a deal with a subsidiary of ... Read More »

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