October 20th, 2019

Provincial News

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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WHL Roundup: Chyzowski’s seventh goal helps Tigers edge Blades 3-1

By The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2019

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Ryan Chyzowski’s seventh goal of the season stood as the winner as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Saskatoon Blades 3-1 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action. Chyzowski and Dru Krebs scored under a minute apart midway through the second period to put Medicine Hat (8-2-1) up 3-0. Daniel Baker ... Read More »

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Alberta introduces legislation to modernize ranch fees, grazing leases

By The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta is modernizing the rent and fees ranchers and cattle owners pay the province for use of public lands. The government says the current grazing fee framework has been frozen since 1994 and is based on outdated data. It has introduced legislation which it says would protect the beef industry against tariffs because ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Eric Florchuk’s hat trick powers Blades past Hitmen 9-3

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2019

CALGARY – Eric Florchuk had a hat trick as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Calgary Hitmen 9-3 on Monday afternoon in Western Hockey League action.. Florchuk put away the eventual winner for the Blades (7-3-1) at the 18:43 mark of the first period. Tristen Robins added two goals for Saskatoon, while Majid Kaddoura, Chase Wouters, ... Read More »

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Woman killed in Highway 21 crash in Strathcona County

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2019

STRATHCONA COUNTY, Alta. – The RCMP say a woman has been killed in a crash on Highway 21 in Strathcona County just east of Edmonton. The accident happened Sunday evening and police say the woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene. They say the driver suffered unspecified injuries. No further ... Read More »

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