March 28th, 2017

Provincial News

CP NewsAlert: Pilot pleads guilty to being impaired on Calgary flight to Mexico

By The Canadian Press on March 21st, 2017

CALGARY – A pilot has pleaded guilty to having control and care of an aircraft while impaired. Miroslav Gronych was employed by Sunwing Airlines on a work visa from Slovakia when he was charged after passing out in a cockpit last December. His flight was scheduled to leave Calgary with stops in Regina and Winnipeg ... Read More »

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Talbot turns in 2nd straight shutout, Oilers blank Kings 2-0

By The Associated Press on March 21st, 2017

EDMONTON – If goalie Cam Talbot is getting worn out after making his NHL-leading 65th start of the season Monday night, it’s certainly not showing. Talbot stopped 35 shots for his second consecutive shutout and seventh this season as the Edmonton Oilers ended an eight-game homestand with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. ... Read More »

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Boy, 14, has ‘significant’ injuries in snowmobile crash in southwestern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on March 20th, 2017

BLAIRMORE, Alta. – A 14-year-old boy has been injured in a snowmobile crash in southwestern Alberta. Mounties say it happened Monday just before noon in the area of Lost Creek near in the Crowsnest Pass. Pincher Creek RCMP, fire services and Kananaskis search and rescue teams, as well as Alberta conservation officers, all went to ... Read More »

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Len Mitzel, former 2-term Tory MLA for Medicine Hat, dead at 71

By The Canadian Press on March 20th, 2017

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – A former MLA for southeastern Alberta has died. Len Mitzel, who served the riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat, died Sunday. He was 71. Mitzel held the riding for the Progressive Conservatives from 2004-2012. Lorne Taylor, who was the legislative member before Mitzel, says the riding is made up of both rural and ... Read More »

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Alberta’s right-centre party leaders meet today following weekend PC convention

By The Canadian Press on March 20th, 2017

CALGARY – The new leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party wants to begin negotiations as soon as possible with the opposition Wildrose with a goal of merging the two parties before the next provincial election. Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney will meet with Wildrose leader Brian Jean today in Edmonton. Kenney says there ... Read More »

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Brian Elliott earns 11th straight win, ties Mike Vernon for club record

By Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2017

CALGARY – Linemates Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan had a goal and two assists each to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Michael Stone, Mark Giordano and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Flames (41-27-4), while goalie Brian Elliott made 19 saves to record his 11th ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Stadel scores OT winner as Oil Kings top Rebels 5-4

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2017

EDMONTON – Riley Stadel scored 3:25 into overtime to lift the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Red Deer Rebels on Sunday in Western Hockey League action. Colton Kehler tied the game with 1:01 to go in the third period for the Oil Kings (23-43-6). Ethan Cap, Tyson Gruninger and Trey Fix-Wolansky ... Read More »

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Lethbridge says ice jams and quick melt are making water supply harder to treat

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta city is urging its residents to conserve water due to conditions on the Oldman River. Lethbridge says on its website that a quick melt and ice jams are causing high turbidity in the river, making the water difficult to treat. It says conservation will help maintain its storage levels ... Read More »

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Flames sign goalie Parsons, forward Lomberg to entry-level contracts

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2017

CALGARY – The Calgary Flames signed goaltender Tyler Parsons and forward Ryan Lomberg to entry-level contracts on Sunday. Parsons’s deal is for three years while Lomberg’s is a two-year, two-way contract that begins next season. Calgary selected Parsons in the second round (54th overall) of the 2016 draft. The Chesterfield, Mich., native, in his third ... Read More »

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Police searching for man and woman suspected in Alberta credit card scam

By The Canadian Press on March 17th, 2017

EDMONTON – Canada-wide arrest warrants have been issued for a man and a woman who were allegedly involved in a credit card scam in Alberta, even though both were legitimately employed to sell the cards. Edmonton police say the pair was arrested earlier this month, but violated release conditions last Sunday when the two were ... Read More »

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