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  • 19.01.2017 23:38

    BEISEKER, Alta. — A dog has been reunited with its owners three weeks after being separated in a car crash in central Alberta. The vehicle rolled Dec. 23 on Highway 21 about 110 kilometres northeast of Calgary. Angie, a border collie, ran away after the crash and her owners were taken to hospital. RCMP had asked people to keep an eye out for Angie, and she had been spotted several times, but ...

  • 19.01.2017 18:54

    Phyllis Longobardi remembers hearing two blasts before she saw the gun. The assistant principal at the La Loche high school in northern Saskatchewan remembers that the lunch bell had rung on Jan. 22, 2016, and she was coaxing students to get to class. Then several teens ran by terrified. She wondered what was up. "Bang!'' Longobardi spun around and saw two boys standing in the front porch ...

  • 19.01.2017 03:56

    Cochrane's Stu Gale couldn't believe his eyes when a notification popped up on his computer telling him someone had logged on to his recently stolen laptop. The 51-year-old computer security and automation expert couldn't let the opportunity to try and find out something about the apparent thief pass him by, so he attempted to remotely log on to the pilfered laptop. And that's when ...

  • 19.01.2017 02:08

    Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter Harrison will retire five months earlier than expected, after informing the board of the Calgary-based company that he wishes to pursue “other opportunities” with other Class 1 Railroads. Harrison, who was expected to surrender the reins at CP in July, will now officially exit the company Jan. 31, and will be on vacation leave until then. Current chief ...

  • 14.01.2017 19:56

    As the man found guilty of killing her daughter was led from the courtroom by sheriffs, Maureen Collins clapped and cheered. "Thank you, God," she cried as she was hugged by family and supporters. Shawn Wruck, 43, was found guilty of second-degree murder in an Edmonton court Friday in connection to the December 2007 death of his girlfriend, Shannon Collins, 29. "He strangled her to her ...

  • 13.01.2017 23:08

    Life has become a living hell for the family of a slain Calgary man, court was told Friday. Denise Lush, whose husband, Nick, was murdered March 29, 2015, said his killing has devastated her and their three children. “I am here today for Nick, for our children and for myself to tell you all how much this horrendous nightmare has affected my life — how much pain it has caused my kids,” ...

  • 13.01.2017 20:18

    If Calgary police have said it once, they've said it a hundred times: Don't leave your car unattended and running. To drive their point home, they've released dramatic helicopter footage that highlights the potential dangers the public faces when cars are stolen or hijacked. The video, with footage taken from the HAWCS helicopter, shows stolen cars speeding down Calgary streets into oncoming ...

  • 13.01.2017 02:50

    Police have charged a 30-year-old man with animal cruelty after finding nine pit bulls in distress north of Edmonton. Redwater RCMP officers went to a residence on Dec. 14 to check that the owner of the home had followed his court conditions, including being prohibited from owning animals. Officers could hear dogs barking and crying inside the Sturgeon County residence and reported large amounts of ...

  • 11.01.2017 20:44

    Airport passengers can now use their phones to request an Uber ride from the YYC Calgary International Airport. The Calgary Airport Authority and the rideshare giant have reached an agreement that will see dedicated Uber pick-up areas on the departures level, where passengers can wait for their ride and watch it approach through the app. “While Edmonton was the first city in Alberta to regulate ...

  • 11.01.2017 10:32

    An investigation into the shooting of a man suspected in a 2015 triple homicide has found that the use of lethal force by police was necessary during his arrest, according to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT). On Dec. 1, 2015, police were trying to arrest Mickell Clayton Bailey when they said he left a home northeast of Edson carrying a gun and confronted officers. An RCMP officer ...

  • 11.01.2017 03:44

    The family of an Edmonton woman charged with killing her 21-year-old daughter is supporting her, according to the woman's lawyer. Christine Longridge was not in court on Tuesday for her first appearance on charges of second-degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with death of her daughter, Rachael Longridge, 21. Emergency medical services were called to the family's ...

  • 10.01.2017 21:32

    One of Canada’s star bull riders, well known in rodeo circles on both sides of the border, died suddenly yesterday at age 25. Ty Pozzobon, the 2016 Professional Bull Riders Canada champion and four-time PBR World finalist, passed away Monday morning, family confirmed. Pozzobon came from a decorated rodeo family in Merritt, B.C., and his father, Luke, said Tuesday that he’ll miss “everything” ...

  • 10.01.2017 19:08

    Two residents were able to flee with their dog before fire destroyed their home in the 100 block of Douglasglen Crescent SE late Monday night. The two-storey house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 11:15 p.m. and three surrounding houses were being damaged by the intense heat. Aerial ladder trucks were used to bring the fire under control and prevent it from further damaging the ...

  • 10.01.2017 02:00

    A 16-year-old Alberta teen has used her own chronic illness as inspiration for a business that brings support and community to others.. Taylor Nadraszky was diagnosed with a rare kidney disorder when she was 11-years-old. Last year, she received a kidney transplant from her father that left her stuck indoors for six weeks — so she decided to fill her time with something productive. “It always made ...

  • 09.01.2017 23:30

    An angry Dale Hird lashed out at his son’s killers Monday, calling them cowards for their roles in the victim’s swarming death. “Lukas (Strasser-Hird) had every right to a wonderful life and you violently took it from him because you couldn’t handle it like a man, someone standing up to you,” Hird said, reading from a prepared victim impact statement. “I truly hope ...

  • 07.01.2017 03:26

    A woman who pleaded guilty to beating her husband to death was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday, concluding what city homicide Staff Sgt. Bill Clark described as one of the worst cases of domestic violence he's seen in his career. Nyuk Len Hwang, 55, was charged with second-degree murder for the Aug. 25, 2013, killing of Teck Hwang, 56. However, the Crown accepted her plea to the lesser offence ...

  • 07.01.2017 01:32

    RCMP in Red Deer are investigating after three home invasions in ten days sent two people to hospital. Red Deer RCMP said around 11 p.m. on December 27, two men with a handgun entered a residence on Barrett Drive and demanded money and other items from three occupants in the residence. The two men searched the residence but left empty-handed before being seen heading on foot northbound on Barrett Drive. ...

  • 06.01.2017 01:56

    RCMP are looking for two men who held up a Co-op Gas Bar in Blackfalds at gunpoint early this morning, threatening employees with long barrel guns and demanding cash and cigarettes. The two suspects managed to get away with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes that they put into a black backpack sometime before police arrived around 6:40 a.m., according to a release from RCMP. They fled in ...

  • 04.01.2017 16:38

    Edmonton police say charges are pending against a man after what investigators are calling an impaired driving incident that left a number of vehicles damaged. Witnesses told CTV News a driver was doing donuts with a large truck in a parking lot of a business before crashing the vehicle through a fence and into a number of other vehicles — some with the drivers still inside. Jesse Aronyk says ...

  • 03.01.2017 17:50

    The cause of Thursday's Mount Royal Hotel fire was determined by investigators to be a direct flame impingement onto combustible material due to a propane torch. The roof of the 50-year-old structure was undergoing significant renovations. The new roof was being refinished with polystyrene, buffalo board, and three inches of polystyrene foam with a rubber base layer. Banff fire chief Silvio Adamo ...

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