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  • 03.01.2017 15:48

    It was reported in December of last year that a Saskatoon judge made a ruling that dogs aren't to be treated like children. This was in reference to a divorce case wherein the wife wanted the division of the couple's dogs to be treated as if it were a child custody dispute. The judge decided that dogs are property and therefore enjoy no familial rights under the law. While it may be a step ...

  • 01.01.2017 05:02

    Family members are mourning the loss of Josh McMaster, who was killed after being struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run near Strathmore. Sister Allyson McMaster said she was devastated when police delivered the tragic news to their family of the early morning crash Wednesday. “The family is taking it really hard,” she said. “He just turned 18 in September.” McMaster ...

  • 31.12.2016 08:08

    TABER, ALBERTA, Alta. — An attempted murder charge has been laid in an attack in the southern Alberta town of Taber earlier this week. Taber police chief Graham Abela says the incident occurred in the back yard of a residence where two people were hurt. He says one of them was a 26-year-old female who had recently moved from Saskatchewan to Taber, and was allegedly assaulted with a garden shovel. ...

  • 31.12.2016 01:30

    INNISFAIL, Alta. — A Good Samaritan killed when she stopped to help a stranded trucker has been identified as a married mother of two from Calgary. Calgary firefighter Brian McAsey says on Facebook that his sister, Heather McAsey Anderson, had just driven his niece to Edmonton and was returning home. He says he's proud of the way his sister lived and died. RCMP said a 50-year-old motorist had stopped ...

  • 30.12.2016 23:00

    An Edmonton man tried to make off with a stolen ATM last week — but was foiled when his getaway vehicle would only hit a top speed of about 20 km/h. According to police, a man used a front-end loader to smash in the entire storefront of a Cashco Loans pawn shop in north Edmonton last Friday. He then used chains to pull the ATM out of the store, and drove off with the cash machine laying in the bucket ...

  • 30.12.2016 04:38

    A woman allegedly killed by her mother died from multiple stab wounds, according to autopsy results released by Edmonton police Thursday. Nursing graduate Rachael Longridge, 21, died Dec. 23 at a Sherbrooke-area bungalow where she lived with her family. Her mother, 50-year-old Christine Longridge, is charged with second-degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon. Edmonton police said an autopsy ...

  • 29.12.2016 21:38

    Two Calgary residents are dead after a collision near Innisfail, including a Good Samaritan who stopped to help, Mounties said Thursday. Innisfail RCMP said they were called to the west side of the QEII Highway at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of two semi trucks and trailers that were in the ditch. An investigation revealed that a northbound semi-truck and trailer crossed over the median and ...

  • 28.12.2016 21:20

    A man is dead and three people were rushed to hospital following a single vehicle car crash near Strathmore on Wednesday morning. EMS was called at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday after a vehicle left Highway 1, about two kilometres west of Strathmore. When paramedics arrived, they found a man who was declared dead at the scene and three injured women, according to EMS spokesman Chris Kalyn. The three women, believed ...

  • 28.12.2016 19:48

    A Calgary man who was arrested after taking a pantless joyride across an Orlando, Fla. tarmac on a luggage-towing vehicle had a bit of advice as he left jail earlier this week. "Don't do crystal meth," said Richard Hogh, according to WFTV. United Airlines employees removed Hogh from a Chicago-bound flight at Orlando International Airport last Friday, after staff said he first sat in an ...

  • 27.12.2016 04:56

    Emergency crews rushed to Nakiska Ski Resort Monday where a teen suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after an accident on the hill. About 4 p.m., AHS said ski patrollers found a 17-year-old male suffering from a possible head injury after a mishap on the ski hill west of Calgary. Kananaskis EMS called STARS Air Ambulance to the scene, where the victim was transported to Foothills ...

  • 25.12.2016 06:38

    Edmonton police have charged a mother with second-degree murder in the killing of her 21-year-old daughter. Police and EMS responded to a call at 4:30 p.m. Friday at a northwest residence where a woman required medical attention. She died soon after their arrival. Christine Longridge, 50, who is charged in the death, is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon. Rachael Longridge is being ...

  • 23.12.2016 01:12

    CALGARY — Alberta's top court has upgraded second-degree murder convictions to first-degree murder for a father and stepmother who beat, tortured and killed their six-year-old girl. The Court of Appeal agreed with a Crown appeal that Spencer Jordan and Marie Magoon are guilty of the more serious crime and should be sentenced to life with no parole for at least 25 years. The couple was originally ...

  • 22.12.2016 20:06

    A great horned owl has a second lease on life after it was rescued from inside the front grill of an SUV last week in Central Alberta. A teacher at Camrose Composite High School was driving to school the morning of Dec. 13, when she heard a thud. "I was going fast, like high speed, so I did hit it pretty hard," Jennifer Thomas told CBC News. She got out of the car to have a look, and could ...

  • 22.12.2016 01:38

    Charges are pending after a Red Deer woman got behind the wheel while impaired and hit another vehicle. Shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Red Deer RCMP said a 40-year-old woman rear-ended a truck while travelling at a slow speed. When officers on scene investigated the collision, they determined the woman was nearly three times over the legal .08 blood-alcohol limit. No one was injured in the incident. ...

  • 20.12.2016 23:38

    RED DEER, Alta. — A judge who was chastised by Alberta’s Appeal Court in 2014 for his handling of a sexual assault case has decided to take early retirement. The Alberta Court of Appeal criticized Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Kirk Sisson for acquitting a suspect in a sexual assault case. The court said Sisson made a mistake when he ruled the woman consented after trying to fend ...

  • 20.12.2016 20:06

    CALGARY — A prominent Calgary real estate developer was shot Monday morning outside his home in what police believe was a targeted attack. Riaz Mamdani, founder and chief executive of Strategic Group, was confirmed as the victim by a company spokeswoman who said he was in stable condition. "Strategic Group's condolences are with the Mamdani family at this time," said Lisa Maragh. Riaz ...

  • 20.12.2016 00:56

    Mounties are investigating the death of three people in a residence in Spruce Grove. RCMP have released few details, but said they are not looking for anyone in relation to the incident at this time. An autopsy will be done. Police haven’t released the names of anyone involved.

  • 20.12.2016 00:42

    I picked up my parents from the airport for a two-week Christmas visit, thinking my SUV would have ample trunk space. They arrived with five pieces of luggage. I was immediately suspicious about the purple suitcase. "What's so heavy in here?" I asked my mother. She replied: "Apples." I told her: "You know we have apples here, right?" Her answer was simply: "They're ...

  • 19.12.2016 19:26

    Calgary police are investigating a shooting that sent one person to hospital Monday morning. Police were called just after 8 a.m. to the 2200 block of 7 Street S.W. where they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He has been taken to hospital in serious condition. His age is unknown. Police are still working to determine how many suspects may be involved, as well as a vehicle description. Anyone ...

  • 19.12.2016 15:32

    The man who led a fight against “the Beast” is planning to move on from his role as fire chief in Fort McMurray. Darby Allen became the face of the northeastern Alberta community’s scramble to beat back a fierce wildfire that laid waste to 10 per cent of the city. Nearly 90,000 people fled the flames and were forced out their homes for at least a month, though no one died as a direct ...

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