July 21st, 2019

Provincial News

Man and dog dead after early morning house fire in Lethbridge, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Officials say a man and a dog are dead after a house fire in Lethbridge, Alta., early Saturday. The Lethbridge police and fire departments say they were called to the residence at around 1:30 a.m. They say small flames and heavy smoke were coming from the basement, where first responders located a ... Read More »

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Edmonton Catholic school teacher charged with sex assault involving student

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – An Edmonton Catholic school teacher has been charged after an alleged sexual assault against one of her students in 2016. A letter to families of students at Bishop David Motiuk Catholic Elementary and Junior High School says Alyssa Tungul was charged in May with sexual assault, sexual counsel of a child under 16 ... Read More »

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Reward offered after valuable ammonite fossil stolen from Lethbridge mine

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An ammonite mining company is offering a reward after a fossil worth thousands of dollars was stolen in broad daylight Thursday. Miners at the open pit site near Lethbridge, Alta., had just recovered a rare piece of ammonite – a fossil from a coiled shellfish that lived about the time of the ... Read More »

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Scrapie, a disease related to mad cow, found in two flocks of sheep in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says some sheep in Alberta have been infected with scrapie, a fatal disease that affects the animals’ nervous system. The federal agency’s website says classic scrapie, which can be transmitted to other sheep and goats, was confirmed last month in two Alberta flocks. Scrapie belongs to the family of diseases ... Read More »

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Alberta elections commissioner fines United Conservative leadership candidate

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2019

EDMONTON – One of the candidates in Alberta’s 2017 United Conservative leadership race has been hit with $70,000 in fines for breaking fundraising rules. The penalty against Jeff Callaway is for two dozen separate offences and includes a $15,000 fine for colluding to circumvent contribution limits. Callaway has also been fined for accepting prohibited contributions, ... Read More »

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Defence calling no evidence in case of German tourist shot west of Calgary

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2019

CALGARY – The defence is calling no evidence on behalf of a youth accused of shooting a German tourist in the head on a highway west of Calgary last summer. The teen from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, who cannot be identified because he was 16 at the time, is on trial for charges including ... Read More »

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Calgary man facing charges after cat allegedly killed with baseball bat

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2019

Calgary police have laid two animal cruelty charges against a man accused of killing a cat with a baseball bat. The animal was found dead when officers answered a call to a southeast apartment block Tuesday evening. Police say witnesses reported seeing a man beating the feline with a bat. Closed-circuit video footage from the ... Read More »

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Vehicles partially submerged, occupants rescued, from flooded Edmonton underpass

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2019

EDMONTON – Firefighters had to use inflatable boats to rescue six people after their vehicles became trapped in a flooded Edmonton underpass during a heavy rain storm. The rescue occurred Wednesday evening on the busy Yellowhead Trail at the intersection with St. Albert Trail on the city’s north side. Edmonton Fire Rescue Services says three ... Read More »

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Maskwacis RCMP investigate deaths of toddlers found in body of water

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2019

MASKWACIS, Alta. – Alberta RCMP are investigating the deaths of a young brother and sister found in a body of water on private property near Maskwacis. Police began looking for the toddlers in the early evening on Wednesday. They were found by the family in a body of water on property it owned. Efforts were ... Read More »

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Cardinal Energy cleaning up after 320,000 litres of oil and produced water spills

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2019

SWAN HILLS, Alta. – A large spill of crude oil and produced water at Cardinal Energy’s facility near Swan Hills is being cleaned up. The Alberta Energy Regulator has few details about Saturday’s spill on its compliance reporting website. It says 320,000 litres of the substances leaked after a problem with pump equipment. The regulator ... Read More »

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