Category: Alberta

Trina Meisel pleads guilty to abducting her two daughters

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Trina Meisel pleads guilty to abducting her two daughters

Trina Meisel sentenced to six months in prison A southern Alberta woman has pleaded guilty to abducting her two daughters. Trina Meisel, who is 49, pleaded guilty to abduction and breaching a court order in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday. The girls, ages 12 and 6, disappeared last May during recess from a school near Vulcan, Alta. They […]

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Additional $5.5M for Alberta legal aid a good first step: lawyers

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Additional $5.5M for Alberta legal aid a good first step: lawyers

Alberta Legal Aid increase will mean AISH recipients will be eligible The Alberta government is increasing funding for legal aid and making it easier for low-income earners to qualify. Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis announced Thursday the government would provide an additional $5.5 million this year to help legal aid offset its costs. “Promoting access […]

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Prentice meets with Lubicon Lake Cree: Province and Band to reopen land settlement negotiations

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Prentice meets with Lubicon Lake Cree: Province and Band to reopen land settlement negotiations

New York Times called Lubicon “the tribe Canada forgot” Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has rebooted talks with a northern aboriginal band that has been seeking a land claim for almost 80 years. “I felt it was an important place to start,” Prentice said Thursday after meeting with the chief and council of the Lubicon Lake […]

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2014 Disaster Recovery Program to aid victims of June heavy rains

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014 Disaster Recovery Program to aid victims of June heavy rains

2014 Disaster Recovery Program helps municipalities, First nations and property owners in southern Alberta The Alberta government announced on Thursday that it is committing up to $30.7 million to the 2014 Disaster Recovery Program to aid victims of last June’s heavy rains in southern Alberta. Between June 16 and June 23, municipalities, First Nations and […]

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Crash north of Elk Point kills water truck driver

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Crash north of Elk Point kills water truck driver

Alcohol may have been a factor in fatal crash north of Elk Point A 35-year old man is dead following a single-vehicle rollover crash north of Elk Point on Wednesday night. Cst. Anita Doktor of the Elk Point RCMP says police responded to the collision on Moose Hills Road, approximately two Km east of Highway […]

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Two die in crash near Rocky Mountain House

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Two die in crash near Rocky Mountain House

Alcohol may have been a factor in crash near Rocky Mountain House Two people are dead and three others have been hospitalized following a single-vehicle rollover crash near Rocky Mountain House on Wednesday evening. Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to the collision at around 6:20 p.m., about 25 Km northwest of Rocky Mountain House on […]

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Highway 43 collisions – poor winter driving conditions to blame

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Highway 43 collisions – poor winter driving conditions to blame

AMA reports snow and ice covering Highway 43 Grande Prairie RCMP are warning drivers that due to a recent snow fall, road conditions on Highway 43, northwest of Hythe are very poor. Cpl. Roy Kennedy of the RCMP says a number of collisions have occurred due to the snow and ice covered highway.  He adds […]

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Airdrie woman robbed while withdrawing money from ATM

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Airdrie woman robbed while withdrawing money from ATM

Airdrie woman robbed in vestibule at Main St Scotiabank branch Airdrie RCMP are asking the public for assistance in identifying the man who threatened and robbed a woman while she was withdrawing money from an ATM at a city bank in mid-October. The incident occurred on Saturday, Sept. 18 at about 4 p.m. at the […]

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Marianna Lake crash kills two, critically injures another

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Marianna Lake crash kills two, critically injures another

Marianna Lake crash involved small car and shuttle bus Two people are dead and one person suffered critical injuries in a collision involving a small car and a shuttle bus on Highway 63, about 110 Km south of Fort McMurray Tuesday night. The Marianna Lake crash occurred just after 8 p.m. when a small southbound […]

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Michael Howells of Alberta charged in Kelowna Westjet threat

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Michael Howells of Alberta charged in Kelowna Westjet threat

Michael Howells facing multiple charges Kelowna RCMP report a 35-year old Alberta man currently living in BC has been charged in connection with the alleged Kelowna Westjet threat that caused a lengthy delay at Kelowna airport last weekend. On Saturday, October 25, Kelowna RCMP received a report concerning a threat specific to an outbound flight set […]

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