December 18th, 2018

Provincial News

Canada East eliminated from world junior-A challenge with loss to Czechs

By The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2018

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – One of Canada’s two squads at the world junior-A challenge won’t be playing on the weekend. Zdenek Sedlak scored three times as the Czech Republic doubled up Canada East 4-2 on Friday in the final round-robin game of the tournament to earn the fourth and final spot in the semifinals. Daniel Dvorak ... Read More »

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Suspect in Saskatchewan, Alberta bank robberies to get mental assessment

By The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2018

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – A former Winnipeg broadcaster and journalism instructor accused of several bank robberies in Saskatchewan and Alberta is to undergo a psychiatric assessment. A Queen’s Bench justice in Medicine Hat, Alta., granted a defence application for the mental review. Vogelsang’s legal team says the 55-year-old is not criminally responsible for his actions. ... Read More »

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Strondala scores shootout winner as Czech Republic pull out 5-4 win over Canada West

By The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2018

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Vojtek Strondala scored the winner in the shootout, and had a goal and an assist in regulation, and the Czech Republic pulled out a 5-4 victory over Canada West at the 2018 World Junior A Hockey Challenge on Thursday. Zdenek Sedlak, Jan Bambula and Jan Kern rounded out the offence for the ... Read More »

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Canada West can’t solve Yaroslav Askarov, fall 3-0 to Russia at junior-A challenge

By The Canadian Press on December 12th, 2018

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Yaroslav Askarov made 31 saves as Russia blanked Canada West 3-0 on Wednesday at the 2018 World Junior A Hockey Challenge. Nikolai Burenov, Aleksandr Gordin and Maksim Groshev supplied the offence for Russia (3-0-0), which sits atop the standings at the five-team tournament. Matthew Davis started in net for Canada West (1-1-1) ... Read More »

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Alberta doctor accused of having sex with patients appears before tribunal

By The Canadian Press on December 12th, 2018

EDMONTON – An Edmonton-area family physician is accused of having sex with four vulnerable patients and prescribing high amounts of opioids to an addict. Dr. Sanjeev Bhardwaj appeared Wednesday before a College of Physicians and Surgeon of Alberta hearing tribunal. College documents allege a physician had sex with the patients between 2006 and 2014. The ... Read More »

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Traffic disrupted for hours after Alberta highway crash claims two lives

By The Canadian Press on December 12th, 2018

DEVON, Alta. – A head-on collision just south of Edmonton has left two Alberta men dead. The crash involving two cars happened Tuesday afternoon on Highway 19, not far from the community of Devon. RCMP say the victims – a 56-year-old resident of New Sarepta and a 45-year-old man from Thorsby – died at the ... Read More »

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Janicke scores two as United States beats Czech Republic at Junior A Challenge

By The Canadian Press on December 11th, 2018

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Trevor Janicke scored twice to lift the United States to a 4-2 victory over the Czech Republic on Tuesday at the World Junior A Challenge. Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and two assists for the U.S. (1-0-1) and Parker Ford also scored. The Americans began the tournament Sunday with a shootout loss ... Read More »

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Man who murdered Edmonton Mac’s clerks not eligible for parole for 25 years

By The Canadian Press on December 11th, 2018

EDMONTON – The man convicted of the first-degree murders of two Edmonton Mac’s clerks will be eligible for parole in 25 years. A judge says Laylin Delorme will serve simultaneous life sentences for the 2015 shootings of Ricky Cenabre and Karanpal Banghu. Bhangu and Cenabre were working alone on a night shift at two different ... Read More »

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Canada West downs Canada East 6-1 at World Junior A Challenge

By The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2018

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Canada West earned its second straight victory at the World Junior A Challenge, defeating Canada East 6-1 on Monday. Harrison Blaisdell led the offence with two goals and an assist for the defending champion Canada West team, which opened the tournament Sunday night with a win over the United States in a ... Read More »

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Alberta man pleads guilty to lesser charge in death of nine-month-old boy

By The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta man charged with second-degree murder after his girlfriend’s nine-month-old son died has instead pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death. The plea averted the trial Tyler Brian Hogan had been facing in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench in the death of Austin Wright. A statement of facts read in ... Read More »

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