Category: Alberta

Measles infected child on plane prompts Alberta alert

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Measles infected child on plane prompts Alberta alert

Passengers passing through YVR and YEG on April 9 might have been exposed to measles Health officials in Edmonton are warning passengers who arrived in the city on a flight from Vancouver this month that they may have been exposed to measles. The warning further extends to anyone who was in Edmonton International Airport during […]

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Alberta Health Services spending attacked by opposition

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta Health Services spending attacked by opposition

Forensic audit of Alberta Health Services demanded by Liberals Dave Hancock has been premier of Alberta for less than a month and is already facing a stiff test from opposition parties over Alberta Health Services finances. The healthcare behemoth is accused of violating its own spending policies by sole-sourcing $1 billion of purchases over two […]

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Conklin drive by shooting sends two men to hospital

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Conklin drive by shooting sends two men to hospital

Conklin drive by shooting targeted attack Wood Buffalo RCMP report two men suffered gunshot wounds in a Conklin drive by shooting on Saturday morning. At about 4:30 a.m., Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to the scene after receiving a report about the Conklin drive by shooting. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they discovered two men had been […]

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Marriage Act updated to recognize AB same-sex unions

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Marriage Act updated to recognize AB same-sex unions

Alberta Marriage Act still based on notion of marriage between man and woman Alberta will bring in legislation this session to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages and update the Marriage Act, Premier Dave Hancock said Thursday. Hancock said the legislation will change the preamble to the Marriage Act that currently defines marriage as an institution […]

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Father of accused killer Matthew de Grood speaks out

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Father of accused killer Matthew de Grood speaks out

Matthew de Grood described by father as a ‘great kid, full of love’ The father of Calgary mass murder suspect Matthew de Grood addressed media Thursday afternoon visibly shaking and holding back tears. “We are shocked and devastated and trying to make sense of what happened,” de Grood said. “We are deeply saddened by what […]

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Suspect in recent Grande Prairie armed robberies arrested

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Suspect in recent Grande Prairie armed robberies arrested

Grande Prairie armed robberies suspect arrested Wednesday after robbery at grocery store A 29-year old Grande Prairie man has been arrested and is facing charges in connection with 15 armed robberies in the city since mid-March. On Monday, RCMP issued a press release concerning a number of armed robberies at businesses located along the 100 […]

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Flags lowered as first funeral set for Calgary stabbing victims

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Flags lowered as first funeral set for Calgary stabbing victims

Calgary stabbing victims remembered Police continued to collect evidence from the scene of Calgary’s largest mass murder Thursday morning, as flags at City Hall were lowered to half mast to remember the five young people killed. The autopsies have been completed and the accused, Matthew de Grood, after undergoing a psychiatric assessment, is in the […]

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Turner Valley car thieves’ tracks in the new snow lead police to suspects

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Turner Valley car thieves’ tracks in the new snow lead police to suspects

Alleged Turner Valley car thieves facing multiple charges Newly fallen snow is being credited for assisting RCMP in getting their men after an alleged car theft in Turner Valley on Wednesday. During the early morning hours of April 16, Turner Valley RCMP responded to a complaint concerning a stolen vehicle in the town of Turner […]

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Calgary stabbing victims identified, outside prosecutor brought in

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calgary stabbing victims identified, outside prosecutor brought in

Calgary stabbing victims identified, de Grood faces five counts of first degree murder A Crown prosecutor from Edmonton will be brought in to handle the court case involving the city’s worst mass murder, the province said Wednesday. The accused, Matthew de Grood, 22, is the son of a senior city police officer. An Alberta Justice […]

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One man dead in Highway 36 crash, two others hospitalized

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
One man dead in Highway 36 crash, two others hospitalized

Highway 36 crash south of Lac La Biche One man is dead and two men were hospitalized  following a three vehicle crash south of Lac La Biche on Wednesday morning. The Highway 36 crash occurred about 20 Km south of Lac La Biche just after 7:30 a.m. Cst. Chris Clark of the Lac La Biche […]

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