June 25th, 2018

Provincial News

Shannon Miller returns to coach CWHL’s Calgary Inferno

By The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2018

CALGARY – Former Minnesota-Duluth coach Shannon Miller is returning to coaching with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Calgary Inferno. The Inferno announced the move Saturday. “This will feel a bit like coming home,” said Miller, a Calgary police officer in the 1990s. Miller, from Melfort, Saskatchewan, coached Canada’s women to a world championship in 1997 ... Read More »

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Elemetary school student diagnosed with diphtheria in Medicine Hat, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – An elementary school student in Medicine Hat, Alta., has been diagnosed with a rare, potentially fatal bacterial disease called diphtheria. Health officials say the Elm Street School student had not been travelling outside Canada and is not known to have been in contact with anyone else diagnosed with the disease. Officials ... Read More »

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Anti-gay activist wanted in Toronto on hate charge surrenders to Calgary police

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

CALGARY – An anti-LGBTQ activist who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for a hate charge in Toronto has surrendered to police in Calgary. Bill Whatcott is accused of distributing hate literature at Toronto’s Pride Parade in 2016. A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued earlier this year. This isn’t the first time that Whatcott has ... Read More »

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Edmonton considers eliminating right turns on red in high-traffic areas

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

EDMONTON – The city of Edmonton could stop drivers from turning right on red lights in some areas to prevent pedestrian injuries. Edmonton’s director of traffic safety Gerry Shimko says 10 of the city’s 27 traffic deaths involved pedestrians. Another 57 people were seriously injured after being hit by vehicles as they walked. Shimko said ... Read More »

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Disobeyed mom: Boy, 10, on raft rescued from Bow River in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

CALGARY – A 10-year old boy was rescued from the Bow River in Calgary early this morning after he apparently snuck out of his house to go rafting. The child’s mother called police about 5:30 a.m. to report him missing. She told police he had been asking to go rafting on the river – and ... Read More »

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Canadian Olympian Josie Morrison retires from competitive speedskating

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

CALGARY – Canadian Olympic speedskater Josie Morrison has announced her retirement from competitive speedskating. The 24-year-old from Kamloops, B.C., placed fourth as a member of Canada’s team pursuit squad and 21st in the 1,500 metres at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Morrison stepped on the podium for the first time at ... Read More »

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Female officers complained: Alberta RCMP staff sergeant charged with sex assault

By The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A staff sergeant with the RCMP in northern Alberta has been suspended after being charged with one count of sexual assault. The RCMP says in a release that two female members of the Wood Buffalo detachment complained that they had been touched inappropriately at an off-site Christmas party. Mounties say the ... Read More »

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Johnny Manziel sits in Tiger-Cats’ opening loss

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2018

CALGARY – Johnny Manziel never made it off the sideline in Hamilton’s regular-season opener, looking on as starter Jeremiah Masoli played in the Tiger-Cats’ 28-14 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night. Manziel is making a comeback with the Canadian Football League team after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016. The ... Read More »

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Paralyzed Humboldt player’s family preparing for next phase

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2018

AIRDRIE, Alta. – The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery – his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between a semi-trailer and a bus carrying the junior ... Read More »

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Man, 19, dead after single-vehicle rollover in Clive, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on June 16th, 2018

TEES, Alta. – Police say a 19-year-old man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover in Clive, Alta., on Friday. RCMP say the eastbound vehicle left the road, struck a street light and rolled several times. They say the driver from Tees, Alta., was ejected from the vehicle, and was later pronounced dead. A male passenger ... Read More »

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