Category: Alberta

Lynden Dorval: Edmonton teacher wins appeal of ‘no zeros’ firing

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lynden Dorval: Edmonton teacher wins appeal of ‘no zeros’ firing

Lynden Dorval says he was surprised to win the appeal An Alberta appeal board says the Edmonton Public School Board was unfair in suspending and firing teacher Lynden Dorval, who gave out zeros to his students. Lynden Dorval was suspended in May 2012 and fired four months later for awarding zeros to students who did […]

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Crash near Goodfare kills man, injures woman

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Crash near Goodfare kills man, injures woman

Crash near Goodfare Friday morning One man is dead and a woman has been rushed to hospital following a single vehicle crash near Goodfare on Friday morning. The collision occurred just after 9 a.m., Friday on Township Road between Range Road 115 and Range Road 120, near the northwestern Alberta hamlet of Goodfare. Cpl. Roy […]

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Highway 1 closed east of Strathmore due to collision, gas line rupture

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Highway 1 closed east of Strathmore due to collision, gas line rupture

Eastbound Highway 1 open, westbound Highway 1 to be closed for several hours UPDATE:  Westbound Highway 1 has been reopened.  The driver of the vehicle involved in the collision was uninjured in the crash and charges of dangerous driving and failing to provide a breath sample are pending. Long weekend travellers heading west on Highway 1 […]

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Patrick Rodney charged, drugs, cash, vehicles seized in ALERT investigation

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Patrick Rodney charged, drugs, cash, vehicles seized in ALERT investigation

Patrick Rodney facing five trafficking charges An investigation by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, or ALERT, has led to charges against Patrick Rodney, an alleged Lethbridge drug dealer. On August 27, ALERT members along with members of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service searched a Lethbridge business and apartment suite where police allege drugs and proceeds of […]

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Medicentres failed to protect patients’ info on stolen laptop: Privacy Commissioner

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Medicentres failed to protect patients’ info on stolen laptop: Privacy Commissioner

Stolen Medicentres laptop contained billing information of over 600,000 Albertans An investigation into the theft of a Medicentres Canada Inc. laptop containing health information of 621,884 Albertans has determined that the company failed to protect patients’ information. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, or OIPC, launched their investigation into the stolen laptop in January of this year. […]

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RCMP continue to search for Jamie Lee, teen last seen in 2011

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
RCMP continue to search for Jamie Lee, teen last seen in 2011

Jamie Lee disappeared from Grande Prairie area campsite on September 4, 2011 This weekend marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of James (Jamie) Gregory Lee, who was 19 when he was last seen at a Smokey Flats campsite near Grande Prairie. Cst. Tracie Sanikopoulos of the Grande Prairie RCMP says Jamie Lee was last […]

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Alberta chiefs say ‘No!’ to regulating industry consultation

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta chiefs say ‘No!’ to regulating industry consultation

Northern Alberta chiefs battle government over influence on industrial development A dozen northern Alberta chiefs say they will boycott the province’s attempt to implement legislation to regulate consultation with industry over development on their lands. “We’re sick and tired of someone telling us what to do and thinking for us,” Rose Laboucan, chief of the Driftpile […]

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Alberta legal aid lawyers drawing attention to severely underfunded system

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta legal aid lawyers drawing attention to severely underfunded system

Alberta legal aid closed six regional offices, laid off staff in other centres Alberta’s legal-aid lawyers are threatening to clog the courts with applications from people denied coverage to draw attention to what the lawyers say is a severely underfunded system. Ian Savage, president of the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association in Calgary, says the government has […]

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Searchers looking for Alberta man missing on Okanagan Lake

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Searchers looking for Alberta man missing on Okanagan Lake

Alberta man missing on Okanagan Lake since Tuesday Search and rescue teams are looking for a 64-year old Alberta man missing on Okanagan Lake since Tuesday when his boat was found adrift on the water by other boaters. Cst. Kris Clark of the Kelowna RCMP says that just after 9 p.m., West Kelowna RCMP received a call […]

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Alberta minimum wage increases on September 1

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta minimum wage increases on September 1

Alberta minimum wage increased to $10.20/hr, liquor server up to $9.20/hr Alberta workers earning minimum wage will see a bump in their pay on September 1. The provincial government is raising the general Alberta minimum wage from $9.95 to $10.20 per hour, while liquor server minimum wages will increase from $9.05 to $9.20 per hour.  The […]

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