March 28th, 2017

Provincial News

Homeless Foundation board member facing sex charges released on bail

By The Canadian Press on March 16th, 2017

CALGARY – A former board director with the Calgary Homeless Foundation who is charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy has been released on bail. Robin Wortman, 62, faces a number of conditions including not contacting anyone under 18, surrendering his passport, and restricted internet access. Wortman is also charged with assault with a weapon ... Read More »

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Police charge man they shot in gun incident in major Edmonton intersection

By The Canadian Press on March 16th, 2017

Edmonton police have laid several charges against a man who was shot by officers earlier this week after he allegedly pointed a rifle at people in the middle of a busy intersection. Glenn Justin Ironchild, 36, is charged with assault with a weapon along with various firearms offences. Ironchild is in an Edmonton hospital recovering ... Read More »

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Alberta Children’s Services not to blame in father’s murder of two sons: judge

By The Canadian Press on March 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – An inquiry judge makes no recommendations in a report that says Alberta Children’s Services cannot be blamed in the deaths of two young boys. Judge Raymond Bodnarek says Jason Cardinal was solely responsible for the murder of his sons Caleb and Gabriel in December 2010. Caleb, who was six, and three-year-old Gabriel were ... Read More »

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Alberta tables fingers-crossed budget awash in red ink, but promising spending

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on March 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – Cash-strapped Alberta is banking on bad times getting better in a fingers-crossed budget that drips red ink but promises a hospital, new schools and more money for seniors and social services. “We are laying the foundation for a return to economic growth,” Finance Minister Joe Ceci said Thursday prior to tabling his 2017-18 ... Read More »

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Edmonton Eskimos sign defensive back Johnny Adams

By The Canadian Press on March 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Eskimos have signed free agent defensive back Johnny Adams. The five-foot-11 native of Akron, Ohio entered the league in 2015 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In 23 games, he recorded 85 defensive tackles, five special teams tackles and seven interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. In September 2016, he was traded ... Read More »

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Keeping out mussels: Parks Canada bans motorized boats in Waterton Lakes park

By The Canadian Press on March 16th, 2017

WATERTON, Alta. – Parks Canada is banning motorized watercraft in Waterton Lakes National Park to try to prevent the spread of invasive mussels. Canoes, kayaks and other hand-launched watercraft will still be allowed, although owners will have to inspect them for the acquatic species. The agency says the move is necessary to protect the ecology ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Brandon Hagel’s four-point effort lifts Rebels over Hitmen

By The Canadian Press on March 15th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – Brandon Hagel scored twice and set up two more as the Red Deer Rebels downed the Calgary Hitmen 5-1 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action. Michael Spacek had a goal and two helpers while Jordan Roy and Dawson Martin added the others for the Rebels (30-28-12), who are 5-0-2 in ... Read More »

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Father says son who was shot by police is recovering in Edmonton hospital

By The Canadian Press on March 15th, 2017

EDMONTON – The father of a man who was shot by police officers this week says his son is awake and talking, and has accepted the consequences of what’s going to happen. Glenn Pelletier tells CTV News he rushed to Edmonton from his home in Saskatchewan after hearing that police fired on his son, Glenn ... Read More »

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirms he’s had talks with Calgary mayor

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on March 15th, 2017

CALGARY – There’s been a lot of talk all season about the state of the aging Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. But it’s come mainly from the visitors’ dressing room, often from players who played the previous night in Edmonton. The comments from the opposition are generally not so flattering when comparing Calgary’s arena to the ... Read More »

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Mounties say $1K left in envelope at Alberta store returned to rightful owner

By The Canadian Press on March 15th, 2017

RIMBEY, Alta. – A woman who lost more than $1,000 in a grocery store in central Alberta has her money back. RCMP Cpl. Laurel Scott says someone from the store in Rimbey turned in an envelope containing the money back in February. Scott says the woman thought the money was lost forever and didn’t think ... Read More »

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