September 25th, 2018

Provincial News

Jury finds man guilty of first-degree murder in Calgary woman’s death

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

CALGARY – A man accused of raping and killing a Calgary mother of four has been found guilty of first-degree murder. Curtis Healy, who is 29, slouched in his seat after he was convicted in the death of Dawns Baptiste, whom he’d met on a light-rail transit train hours before he killed her. Several of ... Read More »

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Hunt on for person or persons responsible for killing two Alberta grizzly bears

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – Investigators are looking into the deaths of two grizzly bears that were found shot in northwestern Alberta. Alberta Fish and Wildlife says in a Facebook posting that an adult male grizzly weighing about 227 kilograms was discovered Wednesday afternoon, about 145 kilometres south of Grande Prairie. It was located roughly 15 ... Read More »

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Good Samaritan, girl, victims of dog attacks half-hour apart in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

CALGARY – A woman and a young girl in Calgary are recovering from bites after unrelated dog attacks, including one involving a canine that had been injured in a collision. Police and emergency medical authorities say the woman has minor injuries after she and some other bystanders came to the aid of a German shepherd ... Read More »

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Edmonton Humane Society staffer charged over three forgotten cats

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2018

EDMONTON – An Edmonton Humane Society staffer has been charged with two non-criminal offences after three cats were forgotten in a transport vehicle for three weeks. The individual, who has not been named, was charged by the Alberta SPCA with causing or permitting animals to be in distress and failing to provide adequate food and ... Read More »

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Jury deliberating in case of Calgary man accused of murdering woman

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2018

CALGARY – A jury has begun deliberating whether a man accused of raping and killing a Calgary mother of four is guilty of first-degree murder or a lesser charge. Curtis Healy is charged in the February 2015 death of Dawns Baptiste. Queen’s Bench Justice Charlene Anderson told the jurors they can acquit Healy or convict ... Read More »

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Alberta puts $5.2 million into Kananaskis Country for campsites, river access

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2018

KANANASKIS, Alta. – The Alberta government is putting $5.2 million into a redevelopment plan for Kananaskis Country as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. Officials say the money will be used in the Lower Kananaskis River and Barrier Lake area at the north end of the popular recreation region west of Calgary. They say it ... Read More »

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Judge to weigh impairment versus inattention in deadly Alberta crash

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

RED DEER, Alta. – A Crown prosecutor says the actions of an Alberta woman who has pleaded not guilty in a fatal drunk-driving crash last year were those of a person who was impaired by alcohol. Ann Siford summed up her case during final arguments Tuesday in the trial of Bobbi Crotty, who is charged ... Read More »

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Reopening of preliminary hearing for Calgary couple in boy’s death delayed

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

CALGARY – The reopening of a preliminary hearing for a Calgary couple already committed to stand trial in the death of a five-year-old boy has been delayed until next month. Allan and Carolina Perdomo are scheduled to stand trial in November in the death of Eneas Emilio Perdomo, who died five days after he was ... Read More »

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Relatives mourn death of Calgary-area woman killed by pet dog protecting child

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

CALGARY – Relatives of a Calgary-area woman killed by her own pet dog say they are struggling to deal with what happened. Lisa Lloyd, who was 50, was attacked Saturday evening at her home on a rural property near Langdon. Family say she was mauled after trying stop the boxer-pit bull cross from attacking her ... Read More »

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Flames co-owner, billionaire oilman Clay Riddell dies at 81

By The Associated Press on September 16th, 2018

CALGARY – Clay Riddell, the billionaire oilman and co-owner of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, has died. He was 81. The Flames and Paramount Resources confirmed his death Sunday, with the oil and natural gas company saying he died Saturday. “We mourn the passing of a great man of industry, sports, philanthropy and human decency along ... Read More »

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