July 23rd, 2018

Provincial News

Police find eight dogs in Innisfail, Alta., hotel room after arresting woman

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

INNISFAIL, Alta. – RCMP say they seized eight dogs from a hotel room today after arresting a woman in the central Alberta town of Innisfail. Police received a complaint of a suspicious female around 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday night. The unidentified 46-year old woman was found at a hotel and arrested. It was believed she ... Read More »

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Edmonton Oilers sign forward Josh Currie to two-year contract

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Currie to a two-year contract. The 25-year-old from Charlottetown has spent the past three seasons with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors, leading the team in scoring this past season with 46 points (20 goals, 26 assists) in 68 games. The five-foot-11. 190-pound forward has posted ... Read More »

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Banff’s bathroom bears returned to the park after 15 months of rehab in Ontario

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

BANFF, Alta. – Three cubs found abandoned in a washroom along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park have been returned to the area. The black bears, now yearlings, were sent to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Ontario last April. Officials with Banff National Park say the bears were released in the backcountry on ... Read More »

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‘Some rocky days:’ Calgary police chief retires after three decades on the force

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

Calgary’s police chief is leaving his post with a few regrets and mixed emotions after more than three decades with the force. “There’s always regrets,” Roger Chaffin said Tuesday after announcing he will retire in January. “At the end of the day, every success you’ve had is always anchored by the things that aren’t successful, ... Read More »

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Calgary police officer’s ammunition missing after physical struggle with suspect

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CALGARY – Police in Calgary are searching for a handgun magazine that was pulled off an officer’s belt during a skirmish with a suspected car prowler. The police service says two officers were called to a neighbourhood in the city’s northeast on Monday evening and began questioning a man who matched the suspect’s description. It’s ... Read More »

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Calgary Hitmen announce Steve Hamilton as new head coach

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CALGARY – The Calgary Hitmen have announced Steve Hamilton as the new head coach of the Western Hockey League franchise. The Hitmen said in a release that the 44-year-old Hamilton has signed to a multi-year deal. Hamilton helped guide the Edmonton Oil Kings to three straight WHL final appearances as an associate coach. Edmonton won ... Read More »

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Calgary police chief announces retirement after three decades on the force

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CALGARY – After three years on the job, Calgary’s police chief is calling it quits. Roger Chaffin has been with the Calgary Police Service for 32 years and became the city’s top cop in 2015. In a statement, Chaffin says he is retiring in January for personal reasons and with mixed emotions. He says his ... Read More »

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Calgary family’s vacation in U.S. ends in tragedy on Texas highway

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CALGARY – Three members of a Calgary family are dead and three others are injured after a highway crash during a trip to visit relatives in Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Upinderjit and Jasleen Minhas were travelling with their three children and Upinderjit’s mother on Saturday when their minivan collided with a ... Read More »

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Ultra-light helicopter pilot killed in crash near High River, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

HIGH RIVER, Alta. – Police say the pilot of an ultra-light helicopter is dead after crashing the machine on the shoreline of the Sheep River. RCMP officers from High River and Okotoks were dispatched to the scene Sunday at about 5:30 p.m. Police say the aircraft had been flying along the Sheep River valley, and ... Read More »

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RCMP in central Alberta arrest suspects linked to outlaw motorcycle gang

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2018

DIDSBURY, Alta. – RCMP in central Alberta say they have arrested four people linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang on kidnapping and other charges following a home invasion. Mounties say police were investigating after two people were abducted from Olds last month. Investigators say the victims were taken to the Syndicate Motorcycle Club clubhouse in ... Read More »

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