Author Archive: Markham Hislop

Markham began his journalism career writing columns in the mid-1980s for Western People Magazine, then reported for a small Saskatchewan daily. He has spent most of his career in media and communications, likes to dabble in politics, was actively involved in economic development for many years, thinks that what goes on in the community is just as important as what happens provincially and nationally, and has a soft spot for small business (big business, not so much). Markham is a bit of a contrarian and usually has a unique take on the events of the day.

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EPS police body worn video study complete: Graduated implementation urged

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
EPS police body worn video study complete: Graduated implementation urged

Police body worn video storage, review costs high The Edmonton Police Service has completed a comprehensive three-year study to assess the effectiveness of police body worn video (BWV) for use by its officers. As a result of the research findings, the EPS will proceed with a graduated deployment of cameras to specialized police units. “Body […]

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Wandering River crash kills one, injures another

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wandering River crash kills one, injures another

Wandering River crash shuts down Highway 63 Boyle RCMP report the driver of a pickup truck is dead following two-vehicle collision north Wandering River on Tuesday morning. Cpl. John Spanns of the Boyle RCMP says the Wandering River crash involving a pickup truck and semi occurred at about 6 a.m. at the Km 46 marker.  The collision occurred […]

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Strathmore standoff suspect charged, in custody

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Strathmore standoff suspect charged, in custody

Strathmore standoff suspect ID’d as Vaughn Carrigan Strathmore RCMP report the man who barricaded himself inside a Strathmore home and forced the evacuation of nearby neighbours on Friday evening is now facing multiple charges. Vaughn Eugene Carrigan, 49, has been charged with uttering threats, driving while unauthorized and three counts of breach of recognizance along with other, […]

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Grandparent scam: Suspects now coming to victim’s homes

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Grandparent scam: Suspects now coming to victim’s homes

Personal contact with grandparent scam suspect puts victims in greater danger Calgary Police are warning seniors to be aware of a new twist to the grandparent scam. Typically, a grandparent scam is committed over the phone, with the suspect telling unsuspecting senior citizens that one of their grandkids is in desperate need of financial assistance.  Money is […]

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Sylvan Lake man killed in Jasper crash Monday morning

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sylvan Lake man killed in Jasper crash Monday morning

Jasper crash on Miette Hot Springs Road Jasper RCMP report a 28-year old Sylvan Lake man is dead following a two-vehicle crash northeast of Jasper townsite on Monday morning. The collision occurred at around 11:30 a.m. on the Miette Hot Springs Road, located on the eastern side of Jasper National Park. According to RCMP, a motorcycle […]

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One dead, another injured in Morley crash

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
One dead, another injured in Morley crash

Morley crash early Tuesday morning Cochrane RCMP report one person died and a second has been hospitalized following a single-vehicle collision on Highway 1A Tuesday morning. The Morley crash occurred at about 6 a.m. on June 23, west of the townsite. Cpl. Troy Savinkoff of the Cochrane RCMP says when police arrived at the scene, […]

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What signing the climate change targets will mean for you

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
What signing the climate change targets will mean for you

A heart-to-heart conversation on climate change with Canadians By Robert Lyman for Troy Media I think someone should have a heart-to-heart conversation with Canadians about what the recently announced climate change emissions reduction goals would really mean to their everyday lives. The G7 Industrialized countries committed themselves in principle to eliminate fossil fuel use by […]

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Notley apologizes to indigenous peoples for residential school abuse

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Notley apologizes to indigenous peoples for residential school abuse

Residential school abuse – over 6,000 children died in residential schools Premier Rachel Notley apologized Monday on behalf of Alberta to indigenous peoples for residential school abuse, and added her voice to an inquiry for missing and murdered aboriginal women. “We want the First Nation, Metis and Inuit people of Alberta to know that we deeply […]

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EPS officer injured by hatchet wielding suspect

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
EPS officer injured by hatchet wielding suspect

EPS officer injured, suspect in custody An EPS officer injured by a man armed with a hatchet has been treated for non-life-threatening injuries after an altercation near Edmonton Police Service headquarters early Monday morning. Anna Batchelor of the EPS says at about 12:20 a.m., Downtown Division EPS officers responded to a call concerning suspicious activity […]

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Man killed, child injured in Crowsnest Pass ATV crash

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Man killed, child injured in Crowsnest Pass ATV crash

Okotoks man killed in Crowsnest Pass ATV crash Crowsnest Pass RCMP report a 33-year old Okotoks man died following an ATV crash north of Crowsnest Pass on Saturday evening. Cst. Kevin Jarrett of the RCMP says the single-vehicle ATV collision occurred at about 6 p.m. on a remote trail in the Dutch Creek area on […]

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