March 24th, 2019

Provincial News

WHL Roundup: Mads Sogaard makes 50 saves, Tigers beat Oil Kings in Game 1

By The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2019

EDMONTON – Mads Sogaard turned aside 49 shots as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 2-1 on Saturday in Game 1 of their Western Hockey League first-round matchup. James Hamblin and Hayden Ostir supplied the offence for the Tigers Josh Williams broke up Sogaard’s shutout bid when he scored at 17:58 of ... Read More »

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Man critical after being shot by Calgary police during alleged home invasion

By The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2019

CALGARY – Police in Calgary say an officer shot a man when police responded to a report of an armed home invasion. Officers arrived at the scene early Saturday and say they found two men allegedly attempting to flee in a vehicle. They say there was a confrontation and an officer shot the driver, believed ... Read More »

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Home renovator Mike Holmes oversees reno for paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2019

AIRDRIE, Alta. – One of Canada’s most recognizable home renovators has acted as a fly on the wall during renovations to the family home of an injured Humboldt Broncos player. Mike Holmes is known for his TV shows in which he rescues property owners from house makeovers gone wrong. He has been overseeing remodelling at ... Read More »

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Late bidding war drives Stampede sponsorship auction to $3.29M bid total

By The Canadian Press on March 21st, 2019

CALGARY – An unexpected late bidding war for the right to sponsor veteran driver Troy Dorchester helped push the annual Calgary Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction to a $50,000 higher total return than last year. Sponsorship bids for the 36 rigs competing at the annual summer showdown totalled $3.29 million at the end of the event, ... Read More »

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Drug trafficking charges laid after employee detained at Alberta federal prison

By The Canadian Press on March 21st, 2019

DRUMHELLER, Alta. – Drug trafficking charges have been laid against a civilian staff member at an Alberta federal prison. RCMP say they were called to the Drumheller Federal Institution on March 10 after an employee was detained by security for allegedly bringing drugs and other contraband into the prison. A Drumheller woman is facing one ... Read More »

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Man serving time for crimes that include killing flees Edmonton healing centre

By The Canadian Press on March 21st, 2019

EDMONTON – A man serving nearly nine years for manslaughter and one other crime has escaped from an Indigenous-run healing lodge in Edmonton. Police say staff at the downtown Stan Daniels Healing Centre discovered Wednesday that Jesse Leppanen was missing from the facility. The Correctional Service of Canada immediately contacted police and an arrest warrant ... Read More »

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Calgary massage therapist facing multiple counts of sexual assault

By The Canadian Press on March 20th, 2019

CALGARY – A Calgary massage therapist is accused of sexually assaulting three men at the same sports clinic last year. Police say a man reported last November that he had been assaulted during a massage at the southwest-area clinic in April. Two more reports later surfaced of men allegedly assaulted at the business between August ... Read More »

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Alberta town suffers ‘sad’ loss of hotel that once served as military hospital

By The Canadian Press on March 20th, 2019

WETASKIWIN, Alta. – A central Alberta landmark that dates back more than a century has been destroyed by fire. Emergency officials say the Rose Country Inn in Wetaskiwin, about 70 kilometres south of Edmonton, caught fire shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday. Despite help from two neighbouring fire departments, the building was engulfed in flame by ... Read More »

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Toronto Catholic diocese on hook for $530K for priest abuse of altar boy

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

TORONTO – A Roman Catholic priest’s sexual abuse of an 11-year-old altar boy more than 50 years ago warranted an award of more than half a million dollars in compensation, Ontario’s highest court ruled on Tuesday. In reaching its decision, the Court of Appeal rejected arguments from the Toronto diocese that the victim’s lawyer had ... Read More »

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Quick convictions for Calgary men charged after fatal beating over rent

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

CALGARY – Two Calgary men accused of killing their live-in landlord in a dispute over utilities and damage deposits have been found guilty of manslaughter. Brian Lambert and James Beaver were convicted Monday of beating Sutton Bowers in a south-end townhouse in October 2016. Their trial had been scheduled to last three weeks but the ... Read More »

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