Category: Alberta

Cochrane drug bust ends in charges against Regina man

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Cochrane drug bust ends in charges against Regina man

Cochrane drug bust on Thursday A 24-year old Regina man is facing drug trafficking charges in connection with a Cochrane drug bust in the Rocky Mountain foothills town on Thursday. Cpl. Greg Stannard of the Cochrane RCMP says a concerned citizen reported a suspected impaired driver to police on Thursday. When officers tracked  down the vehicle, […]

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Brooks RCMP standoff ends in arrest of Shane Merkel

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Brooks RCMP standoff ends in arrest of Shane Merkel

Brooks RCMP standoff ends after several hours A Brooks RCMP standoff that began on Thursday evening after a man allegedly threatened his girlfriend and family members ended peacefully hours later when police took the suspect, 22-year old Shane Merkel into custody. Sgt. R Loo of the Brooks RCMP says at about 6 p.m. on Jan. […]

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Travis Vader trial date set for April, 2016

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Travis Vader trial date set for April, 2016

Lawyer for Travis Vader intends to fight the Crown’s decision to reactivate charges A trial date has been set for a man accused of killing two Alberta seniors whose bodies have never been found. But Travis Vader’s lawyer has warned the court that he still intends to fight the Crown’s decision to reactivate charges against […]

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Drayton Valley RCMP detachment drive-thru damage charges laid

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Drayton Valley RCMP detachment drive-thru damage charges laid

Drayton Valley RCMP detachment damaged when truck drives into building RCMP report multiple charges have been laid against a local man after the Drayton Valley RCMP detachment was damaged when the man crashed an allegedly stolen vehicle into the cop shop. The collision occurred on Wednesday at about 5 a.m.  Staff Sgt. M Calihoo of the […]

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Missing Fort McMurray fisherman found at 4 a.m. by searchers

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Missing Fort McMurray fisherman found at 4 a.m. by searchers

Fort McMurray fisherman found in remote area southeast of Anzac Early Thursday morning, RCMP officers along with search and rescue volunteers were able to track down a missing Fort McMurray fisherman who was reported missing Wednesday night. Cst. Ashely Quallie of the Wood Buffalo RCMP says police received a report concerning the overdue fisherman just […]

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Highway 2 tanker rollover: Calgary man charged

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Highway 2 tanker rollover: Calgary man charged

Highway 2 tanker rollover near CrossIron Mills Mall A 59-year old Calgary man has been charged in connection with the Highway 2 tanker rollover that forced the closure of the busy roadway for hours on Tuesday morning. The single-vehicle collision occurred at about 4 a.m. when the southbound tanker loaded with gasoline left the highway and […]

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Doug Horner retiring after 14 years as MLA

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Doug Horner retiring after 14 years as MLA

Doug Horner resignation effective Jan 31 Former Alberta finance minister Doug Horner, the last link to one of the first families of Canadian politics, is calling it quits. Horner, 54, announced Thursday he is leaving politics on Jan. 31 after a career that included terms as deputy premier and treasurer in the Progressive Conservative government. […]

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David Wynn was being proactive when fatally shot

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
David Wynn was being proactive when fatally shot

Regimental Funeral for Cst. David Wynn Monday, Jan. 26 RCMP say an officer who died Wednesday was being proactive in a stolen truck investigation when he and another officer were shot inside a casino. Const. David Matthew Wynn should be remembered as a great police officer and citizen, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand told reporters […]

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Drayton Valley RCMP: Impaired driver crashes stolen pickup into detachment

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Drayton Valley RCMP: Impaired driver crashes stolen pickup into detachment

Drayton Valley RCMP arrest uncooperative driver Drayton Valley RCMP received a 5 a.m. wake-up call when the impaired driver of a stolen pickup truck crashed the vehicle into the town’s RCMP detachment. Staff Sgt. M Calihoo of the Drayton Valley RCMP says the truck broke through a secure overhead door, causing extensive damage to the bay, contents […]

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Jonathan Denis orders review into career criminal who killed RCMP officer

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Jonathan Denis orders review into career criminal who killed RCMP officer

Jonathan Denis calls the shooting of two RCMP officers “tragic, unfortunate and needless” Alberta’s justice minister has ordered a review into how the Crown handled a career criminal who gunned down two Mounties on the weekend. Jonathan Denis says the review will be done in addition to any fatality inquiry that may be called. Shawn […]

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