July 17th, 2018

Provincial News

‘Some rocky days:’ Calgary police chief retires after three decades on the force

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

Calgary’s police chief is leaving his post with a few regrets and mixed emotions after more than three decades with the force. “There’s always regrets,” Roger Chaffin said Tuesday after announcing he will retire in January. “At the end of the day, every success you’ve had is always anchored by the things that aren’t successful, ... Read More »

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Calgary police officer’s ammunition missing after physical struggle with suspect

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CALGARY – Police in Calgary are searching for a handgun magazine that was pulled off an officer’s belt during a skirmish with a suspected car prowler. The police service says two officers were called to a neighbourhood in the city’s northeast on Monday evening and began questioning a man who matched the suspect’s description. It’s ... Read More »

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Calgary Hitmen announce Steve Hamilton as new head coach

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CALGARY – The Calgary Hitmen have announced Steve Hamilton as the new head coach of the Western Hockey League franchise. The Hitmen said in a release that the 44-year-old Hamilton has signed to a multi-year deal. Hamilton helped guide the Edmonton Oil Kings to three straight WHL final appearances as an associate coach. Edmonton won ... Read More »

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Calgary police chief announces retirement after three decades on the force

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CALGARY – After three years on the job, Calgary’s police chief is calling it quits. Roger Chaffin has been with the Calgary Police Service for 32 years and became the city’s top cop in 2015. In a statement, Chaffin says he is retiring in January for personal reasons and with mixed emotions. He says his ... Read More »

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Calgary family’s vacation in U.S. ends in tragedy on Texas highway

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CALGARY – Three members of a Calgary family are dead and three others are injured after a highway crash during a trip to visit relatives in Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Upinderjit and Jasleen Minhas were travelling with their three children and Upinderjit’s mother on Saturday when their minivan collided with a ... Read More »

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Ultra-light helicopter pilot killed in crash near High River, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

HIGH RIVER, Alta. – Police say the pilot of an ultra-light helicopter is dead after crashing the machine on the shoreline of the Sheep River. RCMP officers from High River and Okotoks were dispatched to the scene Sunday at about 5:30 p.m. Police say the aircraft had been flying along the Sheep River valley, and ... Read More »

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RCMP in central Alberta arrest suspects linked to outlaw motorcycle gang

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2018

DIDSBURY, Alta. – RCMP in central Alberta say they have arrested four people linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang on kidnapping and other charges following a home invasion. Mounties say police were investigating after two people were abducted from Olds last month. Investigators say the victims were taken to the Syndicate Motorcycle Club clubhouse in ... Read More »

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Baby found unresponsive in Calgary home dies in hospital

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2018

CALGARY – Police say a baby that was rushed to hospital when the child was found unresponsive in a northeast Calgary home has died. They say a call came in from a home in the Pineridge neighbourhood just before 8 a.m. on Friday. It’s believed the baby suffered cardiac arrest. The medical examiner has been ... Read More »

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Unexpected arrival at Calgary arrest scene triggers police gunfire

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2018

CALGARY – One person is in hospital after a police-involved shooting during an arrest attempt in Calgary Police say a suspected stolen vehicle that was spotted Thursday afternoon was tracked for about six hours before it eventually pulled into a southeast neighbourhood around 10:30 p.m. Tactical unit members were trying to make an arrest when ... Read More »

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Alberta Mountie charged with assault with a weapon, accused of pointing Taser

By The Canadian Press on July 12th, 2018

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Alberta RCMP say a Mountie has been charged with assault with a weapon after a Taser was allegedly pointed at a municipal employee. Police say last December a conducted energy weapon was pointed at the head of the worker at the Sherwood Park RCMP detachment. RCMP say the Mountie is accused ... Read More »

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