Category: Alberta

More dead Alberta rats surface in Medicine Hat landfill

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
More dead Alberta rats surface in Medicine Hat landfill

Alberta rats continue to plague Medicine Hat in a province that prides itself on rat control Another 78 dead Alberta rats have been pulled from a Medicine Hat landfill that has been plagued by the pests. The city is working to get rid of the rodents and is providing a weekly update. Last week, 63 […]

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Breton RCMP searching for Andrew Nicoll, missing man

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Breton RCMP searching for Andrew Nicoll, missing man

Large scale land search on for Andrew Nicoll Thorsby/Breton RCMP are hoping the public can assist them in locating Andrew Nicoll, 55.  Nicoll is missing from his Breton area home and has not been seen since Monday afternoon. Cpl. C Kyle of the Thorsby/Breton RCMP says police were called concerning the missing man on Tuesday. […]

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Daring late night Bear Creek search finds missing 18-year old man

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Daring late night Bear Creek search finds missing 18-year old man

Teen found alive and well near Bear Creek at about 3 a.m. An 18-year old man has RCMP and fire department personnel to thank for rescuing him after he went missing on the icy waters of Bear Creek in northern Alberta during the early morning hours of April 16. Cst. Casondra Greene of the Fort Vermilion RCMP […]

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PC government meddling in freedom of information requests: Wildrose

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
PC government meddling in freedom of information requests: Wildrose

Former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk ‘possibly suppressed’ freedom of information requests, says Danielle Smith Alberta Jobs Minister and former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk interfered in freedom of information requests and possibly suppressed the release of information because it was potentially damaging to the PC Party, say the Wildrose Party. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says her […]

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Fort McMurray teaching assistant charged with child pornography, sexual assault

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fort McMurray teaching assistant charged with child pornography, sexual assault

Fort McMurray teaching assistant charged after investigation into offences against two students A Fort McMurray teaching assistant charged in connection with sexual assaults against two students and making and possessing child pornography has been identified as 35-year old Russell Hancock. Russell Hancock was a teacher’s assistant in Fort McMurray.  Sgt. Mike Lokken of the Alberta […]

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Baytex Energy oilsands plant should be shut down over harmful odours: lawyer

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Baytex Energy oilsands plant should be shut down over harmful odours: lawyer

Lawyer says Baytex Energy decision to stay open puts profits ahead of families A lawyer representing residents near an Alberta oilsands plant has asked a court to shut down the plant after harmful odours forced people from their homes. Keith Wilson, who represents people made ill by powerful smells emitting from Baytex Energy’s operations near […]

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Alberta hopes to break world record with large bighorn sheep discovery

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta hopes to break world record with large bighorn sheep discovery

Spiral horns of bighorn sheep found near Hinton Wildlife officials say they believe a set of spiral horns on the skull of a bighorn sheep found east of the Rocky Mountains will set a new world record. A government release says the ram, which died of natural causes over the winter, had horns measuring 209 […]

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Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry launched by Province

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry launched by Province

Donors can register through Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry Albertans looking to donate their organs can now register online through the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry. The government says the registry is the first step to increasing organ and tissue donor rates in Alberta, which have dropped by nearly 40 per cent over the […]

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Morning rush hour Grande Prairie crash sends four to hospital

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Morning rush hour Grande Prairie crash sends four to hospital

Grande Prairie crash on Highway 43 by-pass UPDATE:  The Highway 43 by-pass has been reopened and traffic is flowing in both directions. Four people have been transported to hospital after a three-vehicle collision in Grande Prairie during the morning rush hour on Tuesday. Cpl. Roy Kennedy of the Grande Prairie RCMP says “some of the […]

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Matthew de Grood appears in court UPDATED

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Matthew de Grood appears in court UPDATED

Matthew de Grood facing five counts of first degree murder Matthew de Grood, the man accused of carrying out Calgary’s largest mass murder appeared in court Tuesday, where a judge ordered de Grood to undergo a 30-day assessment to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial. Matthew de Grood, 22, was charged after […]

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