May 20th, 2018

Provincial News

Alberta adds two-year sunset clause to bill that would regulate oil shipments

By The Canadian Press on May 10th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta is putting an expiry date on proposed legislation that would allow the province to regulate oil and gas shipments. The government has said it might use such a law against British Columbia if that province continues to block an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Parties on both sides of the house ... Read More »

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Alberta amends bill to broaden size of no-protest zones at abortion clinics

By The Canadian Press on May 9th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Alberta government is changing its proposed legislation on abortion clinics to triple the potential size of no-protest zones. NDP backbencher Deborah Drever put forward the amendment during debate Tuesday night on Health Minister Sarah Hoffman’s bill. Drever says cabinet needs flexibility to increase the safety zones to 150 metres if the proposed ... Read More »

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Lethbridge mayor slams racist tirade caught on viral video at Denny’s

By The Canadian Press on May 9th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The mayor of Lethbridge is condemning a racist tirade caught on video at a local Denny’s and says it does not reflect the southern Alberta city’s attitude toward newcomers. Chris Spearman says Lethbridge is diverse, modern and welcoming to people from all over the world. The video posted to Facebook Monday night ... Read More »

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Calgary police charge Kelowna, B.C., woman in $1.2 million fraud case

By The Canadian Press on May 8th, 2018

Calgary police have arrested a woman who is accused of bilking four companies out of $1.2 million. Police say they believe a suspect wrote 185 cheques to herself from the companies, where she had worked for nearly six years. Investigators also allege the suspect made unauthorized purchases and cash withdrawals from corporate credit cards in ... Read More »

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‘Not an empty threat:’ Alberta defence lawyers warn of strike in legal aid fight

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on May 8th, 2018

CALGARY – The president of a defence lawyers group says strike action is possible if the Alberta government doesn’t come to the table with serious cash to fix legal aid. “It’s not an empty threat,” Ian Savage, president of the Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers Association, said at a news conference Tuesday. Savage said Legal Aid ... Read More »

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Calgary constable gets jail sentence for assaulting suspect during arrest

By The Canadian Press on May 7th, 2018

CALGARY – A Calgary police officer who used excessive force against a suspect during an arrest has been handed a 90-day sentence. Const. James Othen was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon back in February for his role in a traffic stop where Clayton Prince was injured trying to ... Read More »

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Alberta MLA says she’ll continue to work during treatment for uterine cancer

By The Canadian Press on May 7th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta NDP MLA Erin Babcock says she will continue to work during her treatment for cancer. Babcock was elected as the representative for Stony Plain in May 2015. She announced today on Twitter that she’s recently been diagnosed with uterine cancer and has started treatment at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Babcock, ... Read More »

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Fanfare greets giant panda family as they make their Calgary Zoo debut

By The Canadian Press on May 7th, 2018

CALGARY – Dozens lined up at the Calgary zoo today to see a family of pandas make their public debut. The furry foursome were shipped from Toronto to Calgary earlier this spring and spent about a month in quarantine. Two adults were loaned to Canadian zoos as part of a 10-year deal signed in 2012 ... 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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