January 18th, 2019

Provincial News

Freedom given to man charged after baby’s death in Edmonton arson

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2019

EDMONTON – A man who admitted to setting a fire in Edmonton that killed a baby and seriously injured a woman will not serve further jail time. Brandon Woycenko was sentenced Thursday to 76 days in jail, but the judge ruled that he had served 51 days at time and a half and is now ... Read More »

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Mounties believe slippery roads factor in two deadly Alberta crashes

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2019

The RCMP says bad weather appears to have been a factor in separate collisions in Alberta that killed three people. Police say Highway 756 was slippery from freezing rain late Wednesday morning when a car carrying a 35-year-old woman and a four-year-old boy from O’Chiese First Nation went out of control and collided with a ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: James Hamblin stars in shootout as Tigers edge Oil Kings 4-3

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2019

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – James Hamblin was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action. Corson Hopwo, Ryan Jevne and Ryan Chyzowski had regulation-time goals for the Tigers (24-16-4). Ethan Cap, Wyatt McLeod and Josh Williams scored for the ... Read More »

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Stampeders sign international running back Ka’Deem Carey

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2019

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders signed running back Ka’Deem Carey on Wednesday. Carey, a native of Tucson, Ariz., spent four weeks on the Stamps’ practice roster during the 2018 season but did not see any game action. Carey was a fourth-round NFL draft pick in 2014 by the Chicago Bears and played in 37 games ... Read More »

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Southern Alberta man with history of sexually assaulting girls guilty again

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta man with a history of sexually assaulting girls has been found guilty again. Trevor Pritchard of Coaldale has been convicted of sexual assault, child luring and possession of child pornography in a case involving two 14-year-old girls. Justice Johnna Kubik of Court of Queen’s Bench heard the case without ... Read More »

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Accused Alberta doctor asked to voluntarily give up practice permit

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta says it’s asking a Lethbridge anaesthesiologist to immediately surrender his permit to practise medicine, pending the outcome of a sexual assault charge against him. The college says in a statement released Tuesday that it would be inappropriate for Dr. Barry Wollach to continue his ... Read More »

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A bit of jostling, but most of Alberta’s top baby names remained same in 2018

By The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta has released its annual list of names parents chose for their children born in 2018. Here are the Top 10 choices and the number of babies who were given the name: Boys: 1. Liam (225) 2. Oliver (212) 3. Noah (199) 4. Ethan (188) 5. Logan (182), Lucas (182) 6. Jacob (181) ... Read More »

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The Bible, gemstones and comics: Alberta baby names have unusual sources

By The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2019

EDMONTON – There will still be plenty of Olivias, Emmas, Liams and Noahs when babies born in Alberta last year start kindergarten. But some boys and girls will sport names inspired by the Bible, Marvel comics, gemstones and even outer space. Some of the more unusual names parents chose in 2018 include Genesis, Exodus, Loki, ... Read More »

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Two children believed driving to British Columbia found safe near Calgary

By The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2019

INNISFAIL, Alta. – Police in Alberta say two 12-year-olds who took a family vehicle and were believed to be heading for British Columbia have been located. RCMP say the boy and girl were found safe and well in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, this morning. Officers say public tips helped them locate the children. The ... Read More »

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Police look for two children believed to be driving to British Columbia

By The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2019

INNISFAIL, Alta. – Police in Alberta are looking for a boy and a girl, both 12, who allegedly took a family vehicle and are believed to be headed to British Columbia. The RCMP says detachments in Red Deer and Innisfail got word Monday about two missing children. They say the boy travelled to Innisfail early ... Read More »

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