December 18th, 2018

Provincial News

Calgary Humane Society looking for help: Puppies dumped in Costco parking lot

By The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2018

CALGARY – The Calgary Humane Society is hoping someone can help identify who may have abandoned two very young puppies in a Costco parking lot. The society says a Good Samaritan found the six-week-old pups in a box on Nov. 30 when temperatures were freezing. Spokesman Brad Nichols says the act was not only callous ... Read More »

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Davis stops 41 shots, Newhook scores winner as Canada West tops U.S. 2-1 in shootout

By The Canadian Press on December 9th, 2018

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Canada West opened its quest for a second-straight gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge the same way it ended last year’s – with a win over the U.S. Matthew Davis made 41 saves in regulation and overtime before stopping six-of-seven attempts in the shootout and Alex Newhook scored the winner ... Read More »

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Humboldt survivor Ryan Straschnitzki in Alberta bus accident

By The Associated Press on December 8th, 2018

CALGARY – Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki was a passenger on a bus that rear-ended by a truck on his way home from physiotherapy. The 19-year-old Straschnitzki was one of 13 survivors April 6 when the team bus was hit by a semi-trailer at an intersection north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Sixteen people died, and Straschnitzki ... Read More »

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Taubitz holds off Geisenberger for World Cup luge gold

By The Associated Press on December 8th, 2018

CALGARY – Julia Taubitz got her first World Cup luge victory of the season Saturday, holding off Olympic champion and fellow German star Natalie Geisenberger by about one-tenth of a second. Taubitz finished two runs in 1 minute, 33.408 seconds. Geisenberger’s time was 1:33.512, and Canada’s Kimberley McRae took third in 1:33.885. Andrea Voetter was ... Read More »

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Wendl and Arlt get their first World Cup luge win of season

By The Associated Press on December 7th, 2018

CALGARY – The duo of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany was the fastest in both heats Friday, on their way to getting their first World Cup luge doubles win of the season. Another German sled – Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken – finished second, and the Austrian team of Thomas Steu and Lorenz ... Read More »

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Police watchdog gives some details on Grande Prairie RCMP-involved shooting

By The Canadian Press on December 6th, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – Alberta’s police watchdog says a Mountie shot a man on Tuesday in Grande Prairie during an exchange of gunfire with two suspects after a pickup rammed an RCMP cruiser. No police were hurt. Alberta Serious Incident Response Team investigators say the 21-year-old suspect who was shot was taken to hospital with ... Read More »

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Edmonton police homicide unit investigates deaths of two children

By The Canadian Press on December 6th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Edmonton police homicide unit is investigating the deaths of two young children. Police say officers were investigating a report of an assault on a woman Wednesday who was found with serious injuries. Later, police arrested a man acting erratically who is a suspect in the attack on the woman. Police say officers ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Fix-Wolansky, Oil Kings halt losing streak with 6-1 win over Pats

By The Canadian Press on December 6th, 2018

EDMONTON – Trey Fix-Wolansky had a goal and three assists as the Edmonton Oil Kings downed the Regina Pats 6-1 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action, snapping their losing streak at five games. Dylan Guenther, Vince Loschiavo, Carter Souch, Jake Neighbours and Matthew Robertson also scored for the Oil Kings (15-11-5). Riley Krane responded ... Read More »

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Philippines arrests US priest accused of abusing altar boys

By The Associated Press on December 5th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine immigration authorities say they have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as “shocking and appalling.” Bureau of Immigration spokeswoman Dana Sandoval says the Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, who has been indicted in Ohio for ... Read More »

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Border agents in Calgary ‘potentially’ safe life of alleged drug smuggler

By The Canadian Press on December 5th, 2018

CALGARY – RCMP say a woman accused of smuggling drugs into Canada tried to swallow a number of heroin pellets to avoid detection upon arrival at the Calgary airport. Police and the Canada Border Services Agency say the 38-year-old foreign national arrived in Calgary on Nov. 22, where agency members discovered she had ingested the ... Read More »

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