June 23rd, 2017

Provincial News

Alberta proposes safe injection site for downtown Calgary health centre

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta has applied to Health Canada to set up a safe injection site at a health centre in downtown Calgary. Having a site at the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre has the support of Mayor Naheed Nenshi and police Chief Roger Chaffin. Nenshi says he hasn’t always been a supporter of safe injection sites, ... Read More »

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B.C. man gets prison time for manslaughter in 2005 of little Calgary boy

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2017

CALGARY – A man from Kelowna, B.C., will serve 5 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2005 death of a two-year-old Calgary toddler. Ryan Podhorodecki, who was 22 at the time, had been taking care of little Blake Harvey while he was living with the boy’s mother, Lindsey Garnham. Defence ... Read More »

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Suncor says full shipments at Mildred Lake operation to resume in July

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2017

CALGARY – Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) is revising its estimates on when full shipments from its Mildred Lake oilsands operation will resume following a fire in March. At the beginning of May, Suncor said repairs had been completed and production was expected to return to full rates in June. On Tuesday, the company issued a news ... Read More »

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Former basketball star who killed father denied unescorted passes from jail

By Joe McFarland, CHQR, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2017

CALGARY – The Parole Board of Canada has denied a former Calgary basketball star who killed his father unescorted passes from jail. The parole board says it would be “premature and unrealistic” to allow Shawn Trusty out on his own. Trusty is serving a life sentence for stabbing his father, Clifford, to death inside the ... Read More »

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Former leader of Progressive Conservative association runs for Calgary mayor

By The Canadian Press on June 12th, 2017

CALGARY – The former president of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta has announced his run to become mayor of Calgary. BIll Smith says he will stop soaring tax increases and get more police officers on the street, saying he will provide more details on his plan later. Smith also says he would give Calgary ... Read More »

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New trial dates for man charged in double deaths at Alberta work camp

By The Canadian Press on June 12th, 2017

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – New trial dates have been set for a man charged in the deaths of two people at a work camp in northwestern Alberta two years ago. Daniel Goodridge is charged with one count of first-degree murder, another of second-degree murder and three counts of assault with a weapon. He is also ... Read More »

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Police charge suspect after man pretends to be officer, sexually assaults woman

By The Canadian Press on June 12th, 2017

EDMONTON – Police in Edmonton have a suspect in custody following a woman’s complaint that she was pulled over by a man who impersonated a peace officer and sexually assaulted her. The woman told police she was driving home early on June 4 when she was directed to pull over by a vehicle with flashing ... Read More »

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Four people charged after burned remains found in northwestern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on June 12th, 2017

PEACE RIVER, Alta. – Four people have been charged after the remains of a 20-year-old man were found in a burned-out travel trailer in northwestern Alberta. Police say the remains of Lawrence Robert Butt, who also went by Lawrence Villeneuve, were found last month about 40 kilometres southeast of Peace River. Blake Murphy, who is ... Read More »

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Inquiry begins today into death of officer who investigated dog complaint

By The Canadian Press on June 12th, 2017

CALGARY – A fatality inquiry in Alberta that begins today will examine the slaying of a peace officer who was responding to a dog complaint. Rod Lazenby was a retired RCMP officer who was responsible for enforcing bylaws in the Municipal District of Foothills south of Calgary. The 62-year-old died in August 2012 after going ... Read More »

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Canadian Chris Surbey finishes third in the CNOOC Nexen Cup Derby

By The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2017

CALGARY – Canadian Chris Surbey earned his second podium finish at the Spruce Meadows Summer Series, finishing third in the CNOOC Nexen Cup Derby on Sunday, while American Richard Spooner joined elite company by capturing the event for the third year in a row. Surbey, from Calgary, rode chestnut gelding Carnaval to his third-place finish. ... Read More »

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