October 22nd, 2019

Provincial News

Remote-controlled vehicle finds missing boater on bottom of Alberta lake

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2019

BROOKS, Alta. – The search for a boater who was missing in southern Alberta has ended with the discovery of his body at the bottom of a lake. RCMP say the 45-year-old man from Calgary was last seen by his wife Oct. 5, as he left the Kinbrook Island Provincial Park boat launch and headed ... Read More »

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Man kidnapped while sitting in vehicle at southern Alberta McDonald’s: police

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Police in southern Alberta are looking for a suspect who kidnapped a man who was sitting in his vehicle in a McDonald’s parking lot. Investigators say a man brandishing a large machete approached the driver’s vehicle just before midnight Sunday in Lethbridge. They say the suspect jumped in and forced the driver ... Read More »

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Women wanted by police after officers find 52 neglected cats

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2019

EDMONTON – Police say they are searching for two women after finding 52 cats living in deplorable conditions. They say officers searched a property on Saturday in the northwest part of Edmonton. They found dozens of cats surrounded by urine, feces and syringes in both a house and a motorhome. Extreme levels of ammonia from ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Kastelic, Stotts lead Hitmen in 6-3 win over Tigers

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2019

CALGARY – Mark Kastelic and Riley Stotts each scored twice as the Calgary Hitmen rallied from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Medicine Hat Tigers 6-3 on Sunday in the Western Hockey League. Jackson Van De Leest had a goal and two assists for Calgary (6-2-1), which trailed 3-0 in the first period before rattling ... Read More »

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Blondin adds to medal tally at Canadian speedskating championships

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2019

CALGARY – Ottawa’s Ivanie Blondin won a pair of gold medals on Sunday to bring her tally to five over four days at the Canadian long-track speedskating championships. Blondin captured the women’s 1,500-metre crown as well as the mass start on the final day of the competition. Blondin finished the 1,500 in one minute 55.56 ... Read More »

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Boy, 5, dead after being hit by truck his dad was driving at Alberta landfill

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2019

LAC LA BICHE, Alta. – Police say a five-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a truck that his father was driving in Lac La Biche, Alta. RCMP say the incident happened on Saturday afternoon, when the father and son had been unloading a truck at the Plamondon Landfill. They say that after ... Read More »

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Alberta says grant plan to cut class sizes has failed, costing $3.4 billion

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta’s education minister says a grant program to cut class sizes in schools has spent $3.4 billion over the last 15 years while failing to deliver results. Adriana LaGrange says a report on the Class Size Initiative has barely “moved the needle” and they have to look at more effective ways of spending ... Read More »

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Alberta legislation would unplug NDP plan to change electricity power market

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta has introduced legislation to follow through on its promise to end the plan to move the provincial power market to a capacity system. Energy Minister Sonya Savage says stakeholders don’t want a complex capacity system – they want to stay with the existing energy-only system. The former NDP government introduced the capacity ... Read More »

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Alberta commits to expanding duties of licensed practical nurses

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2019

EDMONTON – The Alberta government says it will allow licensed practical nurses to do more work next year. It says professional regulations are being updated so the province’s 16,000 LPNs can administer blood and dispense certain drugs. They’ll also be able to provide ultrasounds for bedside assessments, intravenous nutrition and medication by invasive procedures, such ... Read More »

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Two Ontario men arrested, charged in 2007 Calgary cold case homicide

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

Calgary police have made two arrests in a cold-case home invasion in which a man was shot to death. Nader Nilianbousheri was killed at his home on Nov. 6, 2007. Investigators say he was the victim of a home invasion and was involved in an altercation with the suspects. Calgary police, assisted by members of ... Read More »

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