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  • 24.05.2017 02:24

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister's wife and the Canadian government. RCMP Cpl. Hal Turnbull said investigators were able to trace the social media account and link it to an address in Lethbridge. "The threats were allegedly made against the Canadian government as well as against the prime minister's ...

  • 23.05.2017 23:38

    RED DEER, Alta. — Educators and RCMP are trying to keep the peace at a central Alberta school after someone posted a video on social media of a fight between a small group of Syrian and Canadian students. The scuffle outside Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School last week attracted online comments accusing the immigrants of whipping students and accusing school officials of not disciplining ...

  • 23.05.2017 23:24

    RED DEER, Alta. — Educators and RCMP are trying to keep the peace at a central Alberta school after someone posted a video on social media of a fight between a small group of Syrian and Canadian students. The scuffle outside Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School last week attracted online comments accusing the immigrants of whipping students and accusing school officials of not disciplining the ...

  • 23.05.2017 19:48

    Mother Nature has an “abrupt change” in store for some Albertans just beginning to feel some joy from sunnier, warmer weather. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Tuesday for most of the province to buckle up for some nasty rain, snow, and winds. Heavy rains are forecast for Hinton, Edmonton, Cold Lake, and Lloydminster beginning in the evening. Some areas are expected to see between ...

  • 23.05.2017 15:54

    TORONTO — Temperatures this summer are expected to feel like "whiplash,'' and may swing between hot and cool over the course of the season, a top meteorologist says. The Weather Network released its summer forecast Tuesday, and chief meteorologist Chris Scott said it may feel like being on a teeter-totter. "When you're going down, before you reach the bottom, someone jumps on ...

  • 23.05.2017 15:36

    Alberta's newest medical marijuana operation is planting the seeds that could turn the quiet hamlet of Peers into a one of the crown jewels in Canada's cannabis kingdom. In March, Acreage Pharma Ltd. became the second licensed pot producer in the province, opening a 630-square-metre facility near the tiny community south of the McLeod River. But that building is just the start. Company co-founder ...

  • 23.05.2017 06:32

    Domestic violence in the City of Airdrie has reached “epidemic levels” according to some city councillors after recent statistics revealed Airdrie experiences almost four times the provincial average of domestic violence incidents. Mayor Peter Brown said it was “very disconcerting” hearing the results of a report on family violence presented to council at a meeting mid-May. ...

  • 23.05.2017 04:10

    Flood season is in full swing and we're about to see a spring deluge. Environment Canada is warning areas of Alberta will receive high levels of precipitation by mid-week. The heaviest rain will extend from Hinton and Grande Prairie towards Edmonton, Cold Lake and Lloydminster where it is predicted to be in the 30 to 40 mm range with some areas up to 50 to 75 mm. The foothills and mountains could ...

  • 23.05.2017 03:18

    After years of complaints that the ranks of Alberta's judges were too old, too white and too male, the face of the judiciary is slowly changing in the province. The government last week announced it had appointed Joshua Hawkes, Margaret Keelaghan and Fatima Airth as new provincial court judges based out of Calgary. Hawkes, who has cerebral palsy, is believed to be the second judge on the provincial ...

  • 22.05.2017 23:24

    Calgary police are investigating the deaths of two men who they believe were shot Sunday evening. Officers were dispatched to a parking lot (130 Avenue and 48 Street S.E.) just before 8 p.m. after police got a call about shots being fired. The two men were found dead at the scene. The names of the deceased have not been made public. Police said in a release Sunday night that no one was in custody and ...

  • 22.05.2017 22:50

    An historic church west of Calgary, nearly as old as Canada, was destroyed in a Monday morning fire. The McDougall Memorial Church, built in 1875 by Reverend George McDougall and situated off Highway 1A about two kilometres east of Morley, was left a smoking ruin as firefighters and RCMP contained the site. McDougall Stoney Mission Society curator Ann McDougall, fearing the blaze was the work of arsonists, ...

  • 22.05.2017 21:50

    The Metis Nation of Alberta has produced three new health reports detailing higher rates of injuries and tobacco-related diseases among its population, along with disparities in how Metis people access health care. The studies, released to the public Thursday, call for health system reforms to combat the trends, including culturally appropriate anti-smoking programs specifically tailored to Metis. ...

  • 22.05.2017 21:14

    On the hunt for elusive creatures like cougars and wolves, wildlife enthusiasts have been furtively placing remote, motion-activated cameras in the national parks. Parks Canada has issued a warning after finding unauthorized cameras well off the beaten trail in Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay. Anyone wanting to place one must apply for a research permit or face fines as high as $25,000. "The most recent ...

  • 22.05.2017 04:52

    McLean Creek, a prominent playground for off-highway vehicles (OHV), was once again brimming with a constant roar of revving engines over the May long weekend. But the long weekend festivities were cut short on Sunday for an unlucky couple after they were approached by a conservation officer performing a routine check. OHV users Alec Dempster and Melanie Trach were preparing to venture out onto the ...

  • 22.05.2017 04:48

    The female driver of a pickup truck is dead after a fatal crash with a semi-tractor trailer Sunday afternoon near Lethbridge. RCMP and emergency crews responded to a collision on Hwy. 23 near Township Rd. 104 around 12:45 p.m. Sunday between two vehicles. An RCMP traffic investigation revealed the driver of the pickup truck had crossed over the centre line and collided with the tractor trailer heading ...

  • 22.05.2017 03:14

    A University of Alberta geophysics professor and graduate student were among a group of researchers studying earthquakes in New Zealand in 2014 when they made a rare discovery. While trying to access the Alpine Fault along New Zealand’s west coast, the research team discovered very hot water at a relatively shallow depth. The water, which was hot enough to boil, was found 630 metres below the ...

  • 22.05.2017 01:26

    Albertans who discover ticks on themselves or their animals are being asked to submit the bugs to help the province’s monitoring program for the bacteria associated with Lyme disease. The government says previous testing has found little risk of getting Lyme disease in Alberta, because the types of ticks who carry the bacteria do not have well established populations in the province. Nonetheless, ...

  • 22.05.2017 00:00

    Police are investigating after a child was allegedly sexual assaulted by a man in south Calgary. At 10 a.m. Saturday, a five-year-old was riding his bike in an alley in the 3000 block of Elbow Dr. S.W. Police say the boy encountered a man who was looking into garbage bins. The man sexually assaulted the boy before releasing him. The child immediately went home and told his parents, who called police. ...

  • 21.05.2017 04:50

    Members of the Alberta Teachers’ Association overwhelmingly passed a resolution Saturday calling on Catholic school boards to respect teachers’ autonomy in how they deliver religious instruction, including lessons on sexual orientation and gender. Association president Mark Ramsankar described the vote as a response to increasing pressure some teachers have experienced from employers to ...

  • 21.05.2017 04:48

    A group of Alberta farmers have used proceeds from their harvests to feed people around the world for more than a decade. Now, to mark their 15th year, they're asking for Albertans' help. Dubbed Share the Harvest, the group of working and retired farmers came together in 2003 to help feed hungry people in developing nations. "We’re just a group that’s passionate about helping ...

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