September 21st, 2017

Provincial News

Repeat sex offender sentenced to 10 years in Alberta for attacking girl

By The Canadian Press on September 8th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A convicted high-risk sex offender who pleaded guilty to charges of break and enter and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in southern Alberta has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. With credit for time served and other mitigating factors Darral Courtoreille, who is 59, had his sentence reduced to six years ... Read More »

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Terminated Calgary parking officers sue for wrongful dismissal, citing age

By The Canadian Press on September 7th, 2017

CALGARY – A group of Calgary Parking Authority officers are suing the city for wrongful dismissal, saying they were forced out of their positions because of their age. The suit contends that trouble started when the city made a change to its hiring practices by hiring officers directly instead of taking them from the Corps ... Read More »

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Few fire ban infractions as Alberta wildfire conditions remain extreme: official

By The Canadian Press on September 7th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A provincial official says few people are flouting fire bans and closures put in place due to extremely hot and dry conditions in southern Alberta. Wildfire information officer Matthew Anderson says authorities have had to deal with 45 infractions in the Calgary Forest Area, a strip of wilderness along the province’s southwestern ... Read More »

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Calgary police looking for help in what they believe were gang-related shootings

By The Canadian Press on September 7th, 2017

Calgary police, along with the Edmonton Police Service, have released photos of three persons of interest in what investigators believe were two gang-related shootings last year. They say the unidentified people in the pictures may know something about the fatal shootings. In one case last September, a man and a woman were sitting in a ... Read More »

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Two women in Grande Prairie, Alta., die in fires 24 hours apart

By The Canadian Press on September 7th, 2017

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – Two women have died in separate fires over a 24-hour period in Grande Prairie in northwestern Alberta. Officials say one woman died this morning when a holiday trailer parked outside a home went up in flames. The fire department says the trailer was engulfed when crews arrived. A neighbour had pulled ... Read More »

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Two pedestrians dead after hit by SUV in Fort McMurray, Alta., charges pending

By The Canadian Press on September 7th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Two people are dead after an SUV hit them while they were walking in Fort McMurray, Alta. RCMP say the 56-year-old man and 52-year-old woman where struck by the vehicle Wednesday night on a street in a residential area. Police say the driver of the SUV was arrested and charges are ... Read More »

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Man dies during altercation with police on reserve northeast of Edmonton

By The Canadian Press on September 7th, 2017

ST. PAUL, Alta. – The agency that investigates serious incidents involving police in Alberta has been called after a man died on a reserve northeast of Edmonton. RCMP say they were called to a home on the Whitefish Lake First Nation on Wednesday night because a man was causing a disturbance inside. Police aren’t saying ... Read More »

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Alberta school bus driver pleads guilty to impaired driving following crash

By The Canadian Press on September 6th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – A central Alberta woman who was behind the wheel of a school bus when it crashed with students on board has pleaded guilty to an impaired driving charge. A Red Deer court heard that Shelly Kolodychuk, who is 42, provided breath samples to police that were over twice the legal blood-alcohol ... Read More »

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Major haul for Alberta Mounties after drug seizure triggers deeper investigation

By The Canadian Press on September 6th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – A drug-trafficking investigation in Red Deer, Alta., that turned into a money-laundering probe has led to the seizure of a $300,000 home and about $14,000 in cash as proceeds of crime. The RCMP initially seized more than 10,000 prescription pills and over $15,000 in cash during a June 2015 search. A ... Read More »

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Hundreds of charges: Alberta woman accused of using inheritance scam to defraud

By The Canadian Press on September 6th, 2017

STRATHMORE, Alta. – An Alberta woman who police say lied about an inheritance to bilk people out of money is facing more than 300 fraud-related charges. RCMP in Strathmore east of Calgary say the woman befriended people and convinced them that she was a member of a well-known wealthy Calgary family. She claimed she had ... Read More »

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