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Health Canada bedbugs warning issued

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Health Canada bedbugs warning issued

Health Canada bedbugs warning issued after two children died in Fort McMurray from pesticide exposure On Friday, a warning was issued concerning the use of dangerous pesticides to get rid of bedbugs. The Health Canada bedbugs warning comes after the deaths of two young children in Fort McMurray who were exposed to what appears to be […]

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Second Fort McMurray child dies after exposure to insecticide

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Second Fort McMurray child dies after exposure to insecticide

Fort McMurray child died due to aluminum phosphide exposure Another Fort McMurray child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in their northern Alberta apartment. The two-year-old boy died Thursday while being treated at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. Imam Sherif El Sayid of the Al Rashid […]

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Alberta wildfires: Gov’t readies for upcoming wildfire season

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta wildfires: Gov’t readies for upcoming wildfire season

New personnel being trained to fight Alberta wildfires This year, the Alberta wildfires season will begin early, with Sunday, March 1 designated as the kick off date. Duncan MacDonnell with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development says preparations are underway for the upcoming wildfire season. Staff with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development is positioning crews, […]

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Leonard Labonté missing, Beaumont RCMP search for senior

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Leonard Labonté missing, Beaumont RCMP search for senior

Leonard Labonté last seen late Tuesday afternoon UPDATE:  Beaumont RCMP report the body of Leonard Labonté was discovered near his car that was parked on a remote road near an industrial park north of Nisku.  Police report there are no indications of foul play. Beaumont RCMP are appealing to the public for assistance in locating 82-year old […]

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Lethbridge drug bust: Drugs, guns, cash seized, 9 arrested

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lethbridge drug bust: Drugs, guns, cash seized, 9 arrested

Lethbridge drug bust concluded short-term investigation The man at the centre of an investigation by ALERT into a southern Alberta drug-trafficking operation was arrested by police during a Lethbridge drug bust last week. Mike Tucker of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams says officers with the ALERT Lethbridge along with Lethbridge Regional Police Services members […]

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Crash west of Lethbridge: Alcohol may have been a factor

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crash west of Lethbridge: Alcohol may have been a factor

Crash west of Lethbridge on Highway 3 RCMP report they are investigating to determine if alcohol was a factor in a two-vehicle, head-on crash west of Lethbridge on Tuesday night. Sgt. Jeremie Landry of the RCMP says the collision occurred just after 10 p.m. on Highway 3, two Km west of Lethbridge at the crest […]

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Crash south of Grande Prairie kills 34-year old woman

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crash south of Grande Prairie kills 34-year old woman

Crash south of Grande Prairie involved SUV and tanker truck RCMP report a 34-year old woman was killed in a two-vehicle, head-on crash south of Grande Prairie on Tuesday night. Cst. Ellen Archibald of the Grande Prairie RCMP says the collision involving an SUV and a tanker truck occurred at about 7:30 p.m. on Highway […]

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Okotoks home invasion suspect may be in Calgary

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Okotoks home invasion suspect may be in Calgary

Okotoks home invasion victim a 77-year old man Okotoks RCMP report they have arrested the man responsible for an Okotoks home invasion on Tuesday morning. Cpl. C Forsyth of the Okotoks RCMP says at about 10:30 a.m., a lone man wearing a mask forced his way into a rural Okotoks home and pointed a gun at […]

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Fort McMurray baby died from insecticide used on farms

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fort McMurray baby died from insecticide used on farms

Fort McMurray baby died, four siblings in hospital A dangerous insecticide used by a family to get rid of bed begs in their northern Alberta apartment, killing a baby, is only supposed to be used in the province by pesticide companies and farmers with licences. Aluminum phosphide is a stable substance but when exposed to […]

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Carstairs home invasion: 67-year old man killed

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Carstairs home invasion: 67-year old man killed

RCMP believe property likely targeted in Carstairs home invasion A 67-year old man is dead following a home invasion at a rural property northwest of Carstairs early Monday morning. Cpl. Sharon Franks of the RCMP says during the early morning hours of Monday Feb. 23, Calgary police responded to the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary […]

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