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  • 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 ...

  • 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 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. ...

  • 19.05.2017 15:50

    Alberta police are a step closer to a unified approach on releasing the names of homicide victims, Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht said.   After a meeting Thursday of the Edmonton Police Commission, Knecht gave an update on the contentious issue, which came to the fore this year after Edmonton police withheld the names of roughly half of the city's 2017 homicide victims, a departure from ...

  • 17.05.2017 04:56

    A central Alberta city is in mourning following the death of a young girl who lived in the community. Two days after the bodies of a 39-year-old man and his six-year-old daughter were found in a Red Deer home, the flag flew at half-mast at St. Patrick Catholic School in Camrose on Tuesday. Documents show the home on Lister Crescent in Red Deer is registered to a Robert Lesslie Malcolm Campbell. Neighbours ...

  • 17.05.2017 01:32

    Police are investigating a potential fight club in Spruce Grove after reports that youth planned fights and posted the locations on social media.  The meetings were drawing spectators, police said in a Tuesday news release.  "They think this is entertaining, but it can turn serious really fast," said Cpl. Kimberly Mueller, adding that police have been investigating for the past ...

  • 14.05.2017 06:20

    Alberta Parks are warning park-goers of a cougar in Fish Creek Provincial Park. An advisory released Saturday cautions those taking advantage of the Bebo Grove Day Use area in Fish Creek Park to watch out for a cougar in the area. With ample tree coverage and lots of green space to roam through, it's not surprising to hear of cougars in the park. The most recent cougar sighting in Calgary was back ...

  • 12.05.2017 22:30

    CALGARY — Police say they have arrested a pastor who is also the father of a three-month-old baby boy who died in 2015. Daniel Nel, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder. His only child, Cyrus, was found in need of medical attention in August 2015 at the family's Calgary home after a 911 call. Paramedics took the boy to hospital but he died a day later. TCyrus Nel was found in need of ...

  • 12.05.2017 20:20

    Okotoks RCMP say a youth has been arrested after staff at Holy Trinity Academy received a complaint that threats had been made to commit an act of violence at the school. Mounties say just after 8 a.m. this morning, Okotoks RCMP were notified that a teen from the community made a post on social media that suggested they were planning a violent act at Holy Trinity Academy. RCMP quickly found the person ...

  • 11.05.2017 22:08

    RED DEER — Two Gasoline Alley motel owners charged with human trafficking and employment offences will learn their fate Thursday. A 10-month investigation launched in 2014 resulted in numerous charges laid against Varinder and Ravinder Sidhu, both accused of bringing eight foreign nationals illegally into Canada to work at the Econo Lodge motel in Gasoline Alley. Mounties began their investigation ...

  • 11.05.2017 20:38

    ATHABASCA, Alta. — A 911 hang-up call has led to the discovery of a marijuana grow operation at a northern Alberta home, a drug possession charge against a woman at that location and an arrest warrant for her common-law partner. RCMP say officers checked out the call Tuesday morning at a property south of Athabasca, where a 32-year-old woman said her young child was playing with the phone and ...

  • 11.05.2017 15:14

    The Ministry of Education is continuing its investment in the province’s dual-credit high school programs by announcing Wednesday a $16.4-million investment over the next four years. “This is considerable expansion,” said Education Minister David Eggen. “I would say that it probably doubles the expenditures from the previous years and thus we would expect it would at least double ...

  • 11.05.2017 04:06

    SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. — Mounties have charged a student after a threat was posted on a social media site about carrying out an act of violence at an Edmonton-area school. Police say they got a report early Wednesday morning that a student at Spruce Grove composite high school sent the threat in Snapchat photo and message. School staff took immediate action and safely secured the student before RCMP arrived. ...

  • 10.05.2017 16:06

      An Alberta patient who received open heart surgery about two years ago has been diagnosed with a slow-developing, though still dangerous, bacterial infection linked to faulty equipment used during the procedure. Alberta Health Services announced the case of Mycobacterium chimaera on Tuesday, believed to be the province’s first such infection related to cardiac surgery. The health authority ...

  • 10.05.2017 08:48

    SASKATOON — The owner of a Saskatoon kennel where 14 large-breed dogs died of heat stroke and dehydration last year has pleaded guilty to negligence under the Animal Protection Act. Dave Deplaedt, 50, says he's accepting responsibility for the deaths of the dogs in September 2016. He told the dogs' owners he doesn't expect forgiveness but is sincerely sorry. His business is being fined ...

  • 09.05.2017 00:48

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A man accused in the deaths of three people in southwestern Alberta, including a two-year-old girl and her father, has pleaded not guilty. Derek Saretzky, 24, was formally arraigned in a Lethbridge courtroom Monday before a lengthy pre-trial hearing which is under a publication ban. Wearing a blue jumpsuit, Saretzky stood in the prisoner's box and pleaded not guilty to three ...

  • 08.05.2017 23:28

    RCMP are hoping the public can help identify the owner of an urn containing cremated ashes discovered amidst a pile of abandoned items on a rural road near Red Deer. The urn was found by a resident near Range Road 283 and Township Road 375a in Red Deer County among a washer/dryer, assorted clothes and other items left on the property. RCMP now have possession of the urn and ashes but say there's ...

  • 05.05.2017 19:06

    Charges have been laid against an 18-year-old Strathmore man after a joint investigation by the southern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation unit (ICE) and the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC.) The investigation began last August after the sharing of child pornography on social media was brought to the attention of authorities. With the assistance of Strathmore RCMP, 18-year-old ...

  • 29.04.2017 02:44

    Indecent images from 2014 have prompted Mounties in Airdrie to lay multiple voyeurism charges against a San Diego man. Police became aware of the numerous photos and videos last October after a tip from the public, showing several adult women who appeared unaware they were being recorded, said Airdrie RCMP Const. Dan Martin. Assisted by the RCMP's Technological Crimes Unit, investigators determined ...

  • 29.04.2017 01:20

    Mounties have charged a Red Deer man with giving two children alcohol and cocaine, causing one of them to overdose. Airdrie RCMP responded to a call at a home for a child suffering from an overdose on March 19. The youth was rushed to hospital and has since made a full recovery. Investigators believe an adult had given two children in the home alcohol and cocaine and then tried to cover it up by extorting ...

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