February 19th, 2018

Provincial News

Fildebrandt says Kenney delivered ultimatum to him on 2019 riding

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

EDMONTON – Former United Conservative member Derek Fildebrandt says party leader Jason Kenney gave him an ultimatum in November that if he wanted to return to caucus, he could not run in his own redrawn constituency. Fildebrandt, in an interview, said Kenney stressed that UCP legislature member Leela Aheer would share the redrawn riding of ... Read More »

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Alberta says bars can stay open for Olympic hockey if Canada goes for bronze

By The Canadian Press on February 5th, 2018

EDMONTON – Bars and restaurants will be able to stay open late and start early if the Canadian Olympic hockey teams play in the bronze medal games. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission says there will be a blanket, provincewide extension of serving hours for those games. But businesses will have to apply for a ... Read More »

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Alberta legislature member for United Conservative Party leaving politics

By The Canadian Press on February 5th, 2018

EDMONTON – An Alberta legislature member with the United Conservative Party has resigned his seat. The Officer of the Speaker says it has received a notice of resignation from Don MacIntyre. The United Conservatives issued a terse statement Friday saying MacIntyre had resigned but did not specify whether he was stepping down as an MLA ... Read More »

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Alberta looks at wildlife overpass on Trans-Canada highway near Canmore

By The Canadian Press on February 4th, 2018

CANMORE, Alta. – Alberta Transportation is looking at a new overpass to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions on the busy Trans-Canada Highway between Calgary and Canmore. The wildlife overpass east of the community of Lacs Des Arc, Alta., is still in the planning stages. “We are trying to get a head start on it right now by ... Read More »

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Young girl killed, two adults seriously injured in crash north of Edmonton

By The Canadian Press on February 4th, 2018

GRASSLAND, Alta. – A four-year-old girl is dead and two adults are in hospital with serious injuries after a crash on Highway 55 north of Edmonton. RCMP say their preliminary investigation suggests the driver of a westbound pickup truck lost control Saturday evening and veered into the oncoming lane where it struck an eastbound SUV. ... Read More »

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Women charged, in custody after children left in vehicle for an hour in freezing cold in Lethbridge

By J.W. Schnarr on December 16th, 2016

jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Two women have been charged with failing to provide the necessities of life after two small children were found unattended in a locked vehicle last night. Lethbridge Police Service rescued a three-year-old girl and four-year-old boy who were left unattended for over an hour in -18 C weather. At approximately 11:30 p.m., police responded ... Read More »

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WestJet Christmas Miracle

By Medicine Hat News on December 2nd, 2014

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