August 23rd, 2019

Provincial News

Tribunal rules Edmonton pharmacist harmed integrity of profession

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

EDMONTON – An Edmonton pharmacist has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct and fined $30,000 by the Alberta College of Pharmacy. The penalty follows a tribunal for Si Huu Nguyen, whose licence to practice has been suspended for one year. Nguyen is the licensee of V-Can Pharmacy in Edmonton, which closed in December 2018. The ... Read More »

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Search on for missing man after tubing fun takes tragic turn on Alberta lake

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

SYLVAN LAKE, Alta. – A young man is missing and presumed drowned after he fell into the water while riding an inner tube on a central Alberta lake. RCMP say two males were using inner tubes on Sylvan Lake, west of Red Deer, Wednesday afternoon when a wave knocked both into the water. One of ... Read More »

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Calgary police justified in shootout with suspect who killed himself in garage

By The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2019

CALGARY – A police watchdog has found that reasonable force was used during a shootout in Calgary that injured an officer before a suspected criminal killed himself. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says a 25-year-old man had been using methamphetamine before he robbed a gas station at gunpoint in March 2018. ASIRT says he ... Read More »

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Alberta hamlet evacuation lifted after fiery crash leaves one dead, nine hurt

By The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2019

CEREAL, Alta. – An evacuation alert has ended after one person was killed and nine others were injured in a fiery crash that forced the closure of Highway 9 about 300 kilometres east of Calgary. The Alberta government ordered the evacuation of the hamlet of Chinook due to the collision on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m., ... Read More »

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Alberta hamlet ordered evacuated due to fiery crash, one dead, nine hurt

By The Canadian Press on August 20th, 2019

CEREAL, Alta. – One person is dead and nine others have been injured in a fiery crash that forced the closure of Highway 9 about 300 kilometres east of Calgary. The Alberta government has ordered the evacuation of the hamlet of Chinook due to the collision, which involved a tanker truck. RCMP say the crash ... Read More »

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Man charged after Pride crosswalk defaced in downtown Calgary

By The Canadian Press on August 20th, 2019

CALGARY – Police in Calgary say a man has been charged after a downtown crosswalk supporting the gender and sexually diverse community was vandalized. The rainbow crossing was defaced on Sunday morning with words advocating violence towards the LGBTQ community. Investigators say there is enough evidence to proceed with the case as a hate crime ... Read More »

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Alberta city votes to keep money flowing to supervised drug consumption site

By The Canadian Press on August 20th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – City council in Lethbridge, Alta., has voted down a motion that called on the provincial government to pull funding for a supervised drug consumption facility in the city. Coun. Blaine Hyggen, who brought the motion forward, said during Monday’s meeting that he’s heard users at the site get goodie bags and chocolates. ... Read More »

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Lethbridge votes to keep money flowing to supervised drug consumption site

By The Canadian Press on August 20th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – City council in Lethbridge, Alta., has voted down a motion that called on the provincial government to pull funding for a supervised drug consumption facility in the city. Coun. Blaine Hyggen, who brought the motion forward, said during Monday’s meeting that he’s heard users at the site get goodie bags and chocolates. ... Read More »

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Edmonton trial hears woman was repeatedly stabbed, her organs removed

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – A trial has started in Edmonton for a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend about 100 times. Silva Koshwal’s lawyer is arguing the man is not criminally responsible for the crime. Koshwal faces charges of second-degree murder and offering an indignity to a body. Court heard that Nadine Skow, who was 38, was ... Read More »

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There’s more to Vikings history than brute force, Alberta exhibit shows

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – The Vikings have travelled to where they’ve never been before – landlocked Alberta – as part of a touring exhibition at the new Royal Alberta Museum. Come for the swords, stay for the ship, and learn about how history’s famous Norse marauders and pillagers were also artisans, farmers, and weavers of spellbinding sagas ... Read More »

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