May 20th, 2018

Provincial News

Mother Nature co-operating in southern Alberta: Little chance of big flood

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

CALGARY – Alberta’s snowpack may be deep but officials say that doesn’t mean the recurrence of heavy flooding that devastated the southern part of the province nearly five years ago. Frank Frigo, leader of watershed analysis with the City of Calgary, says the snowpack from a particularly long winter was about 30 per cent higher ... Read More »

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Trial cancelled for southern Alberta woman accused of killing mother

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A murder trial for a Calgary woman accused of killing her 78-year-old mother looks like it won’t be going ahead. The Crown says it is in talks with the defence and lawyers hope to resolve the matter next month without calling evidence. A four-week jury trial for Lisa Freihaut was scheduled for ... Read More »

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More fines, tickets await land abusers on Alberta public lands this summer

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta provincial officers with the power to hand out more fines at heftier costs will be out again this summer on public lands and protected areas. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says tickets will be used instead of summons to cut red tape and keep officers in the field for longer periods of time. ... Read More »

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Alberta cabinet minister Lori Sigurdson on leave during treatment for leukemia

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta cabinet minister Lori Sigurdson is going on medical leave after being diagnosed with a type of leukemia. Sigurdson, in a social media posting, says she was diagnosed last week after experiencing unexplained symptoms. The Edmonton-Riverview legislature member says she will begin a variety of treatments but not undergo chemotherapy, and has the ... Read More »

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Oilers sign goaltender Stuart Skinner to a three-year entry-level contract

By The Canadian Press on May 14th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Stuart Skinner to a three-year entry-level contract. The six-foot-four, 200-pound Edmonton native played a key role in helping the Swift Current Broncos win the Western Hockey League championship and earn a berth at the upcoming Memorial Cup. In 26 WHL playoff appearances, Skinner registered a 16-8-2 record, ... Read More »

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Former Alberta politician waives right to preliminary inquiry on sex charges

By The Canadian Press on May 11th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – A former United Conservative Party member of the Alberta legislature who faces sex charges has waived his right to a preliminary inquiry. Don MacIntyre resigned as the member for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake on Feb. 2 after he was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a minor. On Friday, MacIntyre, who ... Read More »

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Fore! Golfers hit the links west of Calgary at course under grizzly bear warning

By The Canadian Press on May 10th, 2018

KANANASKIS, Alta. – If you go down to a golf course in southwestern Alberta today, you could be in for a big surprise! The Kananaskis Country Golf Course is welcoming golfers back for the first time in almost five years, but they will be hitting the links under a grizzly bear warning. The club’s Mt. ... Read More »

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Fore! Golfers hit the links west of Calgary at course under grizzly bear warning

By The Canadian Press on May 10th, 2018

KANANASKIS, Alta. – If you go down to a golf course in southwestern Alberta today, you could be in for a big surprise! The Kananaskis Country Golf Course is welcoming golfers back for the first time in almost five years, but they will be hitting the links under a grizzly bear warning. The club’s Mt. ... Read More »

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Couple sue Calgary Police Service over investigation into daughter’s death

By The Canadian Press on May 10th, 2018

CALGARY – A couple are suing the Calgary Police Service over its investigation into the death of their four-year-old daughter. Avayah Toulon died after being struck by a pickup on May 6, 2016, at an intersection. In the statement of claim, Craig and Samantha Toulon say police released incorrect information about the collision, including that ... Read More »

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Frank King, an architect of 1988 Calgary Games, dies at 81

By The Associated Press on May 10th, 2018

CALGARY – Frank King, an architect of the 1988 Winter Olympics that helped change the face of Calgary, has died. He was 81. He died Wednesday of a heart attack while training at a downtown club, said Bob Niven, the chief executive officer of Calgary’s bid committee. King was an avid runner who competed in ... Read More »

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