June 23rd, 2017

Provincial News

No bail for Edmonton photo radar supervisor charged with kidnapping, sex assault

By The Canadian Press on June 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – An Edmonton photo radar supervisor charged with kidnapping and sexual assault has been denied bail. Police have said a woman was driving home early on June 4 when a man driving a car with flashing lights told her to pull over. Investigators say she told them a man wearing what looked like a ... Read More »

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RCMP officer responding to accident charged after injured man run over

By The Canadian Press on June 16th, 2017

ANZAC, Alta. – Alberta’s police watchdog says an RCMP officer who was responding to a collision when she ran over an injured pedestrian is facing dangerous driving charges. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says the officer was called to a motor vehicle accident near Anzac, Alta., south of Fort McMurray last August. ASIRT says ... Read More »

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Oilers sign forward Jujhar Kharia to two-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press on June 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract extension. Khaira, 22, appeared in 10 games with the Oilers in 2016-17, posting one goal, two penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating. In 25 career NHL games he has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 15 penalty minutes Khaira ... Read More »

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Police say fake cop is targeting sex-trade workers in robberies in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2017

CALGARY – Police say a man impersonating an officer is targeting women working in the sex trade and robbing them. The Calgary police service says there have been robbery attempts in Calgary, Edmonton and Leduc, Alta., aimed at women who advertise sexual services online. Acting Staff Sgt. Andy Woodwald says in one case, a woman ... Read More »

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Vandals again deface Pride rainbow-coloured crosswalk in Lethbridge, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Vandals have again defaced a rainbow crosswalk that was put in place to mark the Pride Festival in Lethbridge, Alta. Police say manure and tar had been spread on the crosswalk. The area was closed to traffic Thursday morning while city crews tried to clean up the mess. Devon Hargeaves, chairman of ... Read More »

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Alberta hires builder, construction to begin in fall on Calgary cancer centre

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta has hired a builder for Calgary’s new cancer centre, with construction beginning this fall. Premier Rachel Notley says PCL Construction will design and build the $1.4 billion facility at the Foothills Medical Centre. The centre is slated to open by 2023 with 160 inpatient beds and more than 100 examination rooms. The ... Read More »

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Former Alberta Tory cabinet minister LeRoy Fjordbotten dies at 78

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Former Alberta Progressive Conservative cabinet minister LeRoy Fjordbotten has died at the age of 78. Fjordbotten was first elected to the legislature in 1979 in the southern Alberta constituency of Macleod and was re-elected three times. He represented the area until he retired from politics in 1993. During his political career, Fjordbotten ... Read More »

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Canoeists say their missing friend saved their lives in northern Alberta river

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2017

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – Two women are crediting a missing Alberta canoeist with saving their lives when the three fell into a raging river in northwestern Alberta. On Saturday, Al Smith, 60, and two friends, Brook Dilworth and Nicole Belcourt, embarked on a canoe trip that the group had been planning for months on the ... Read More »

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Two suspects arrested after stolen car chase in southeastern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

FOREMOST, Alta. – No one was hurt but three police vehicles were damaged during a vehicle pursuit in southeastern Alberta. Mounties from the Taber and Foremost detachments were called in after two cruisers from the Raymond detachment were struck while officers were trying to stop a suspected stolen car on Wednesday afternoon. Lethbridge police and ... Read More »

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Edmonton police charge blogger with hate crime, allege people threatened online

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

EDMONTON – Police have charged an Edmonton blogger with a hate crime alleging he threatened violence against specific people on websites. Sgt. Gary Willits of the Edmonton Police Hate Crimes Unit says the threats were aimed at politicians and people of different races and sexual orientations. Police say officers began investigating complaints from the public ... Read More »

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