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  • 18.05.2017 22:20

    Alberta’s highest court has struck down a provincial law that allows licence suspensions of suspected impaired drivers. In a decision expected to be made publicly available Thursday, the Court of Appeal of Alberta ruled that suspending licences of people who have yet to be found guilty of impaired driving violates those individuals’ Charter rights. In the court’s written reasons for ...

  • 18.05.2017 19:36

    CALGARY — A Calgary judge has rejected a man's argument that he acted in self-defence when he strangled his wife and buried her body in their basement. But Justice Rosemary Nation has still found Allan Shyback guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter rather than second-degree murder. The judge says she was left with reasonable doubt about Shyback's intentions when he killed Lisa Mitchell ...

  • 18.05.2017 19:18

    EDMONTON — Sources have told The Canadian Press that Alberta's two conservative parties have struck a tentative deal to merge. The two party leaders — Brian Jean of the Wildrose and Jason Kenney of the Progressive Conservatives — are expected to speak to the deal at a news conference later today. Any deal would still have to be approved by a majority of members in both parties. Alberta Progressive ...

  • 18.05.2017 00:36

    Just when we thought the Calgary Stampede couldn't top its $100 hot dog of 2015, it went and deep fried Jell-O. This year's Stampede, running from July 7 to 16, will feature a bunch of completely new, completely over-the-top food items. Check out some of additions for 2017: Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter Also on HuffPost:  

  • 18.05.2017 00:14

    Having her family narrowly escape injury in a drunk driving collision has led a Lethbridge teen's art to chaperone a million bottles of booze. A few years ago, an impaired driver rounded a corner and smacked into a vehicle occupied by members of Kimberlie Crowe's family at a Lethbridge intersection. "Luckily they weren't injured but it has had an impact on me," said Crowe, a Grade ...

  • 16.05.2017 02:42

    RED DEER, Alta. — Police are investigating the deaths of a 39-year-old man and his six-year-old daughter after finding their bodies in a central Alberta home. Red Deer RCMP say they entered the house on Sunday after someone who knew the two called police and asked that they check on them. Supt. Ken Foster would not say who the person was. Investigators say they don't believe anyone else is at risk ...

  • 15.05.2017 21:20

    RCMP in Red Deer say the body of a 39-year-old male and a six-year-old girl were found inside a home in the Lancaster neighbourhood Sunday afternoon. In a news release Monday, Mounties said the father and daughter were found about 3:30 p.m. during a welfare check. RCMP gained entry into a secure residence and found the bodies inside. RCMP say the names of the victims are not being released at this ...

  • 15.05.2017 18:50

    The mother accused of killing her 11-day-old daughter with a fatal methamphetamine dose is set to appear in court Monday morning for a bail hearing. Edmonton police charged Michelle Rice, 31, Thursday with second-degree murder. Police and paramedics attended a home near 72 Street and 83 Avenue in the Kenilworth neighbourhood on March 29 after a report of a baby in distress. The newborn was taken to ...

  • 15.05.2017 17:50

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision with a sports utility vehicle on Highway 1 east of Chestermere late Sunday night. Strathmore RCMP says both vehicles were travelling east on Highway 1 at Range Road 274 when the collision occurred. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to hospital by helicopter with serious injuries. The driver of the SUV fled on foot from the scene ...

  • 15.05.2017 15:44

    The head of Alberta’s police watchdog is watching with “growing concern” as similar agencies in British Columbia and Ontario face rising pushback from the officers they investigate. In B.C., two investigations into alleged police misconduct have been put on hold because officers refused to cooperate with the Independent Investigations Office (IIO), the civilian agency that probes ...

  • 14.05.2017 15:48

    EDMONTON - The father of a woman charged with murder in the death of her 11-day-old daughter from a methamphetamine overdose says he doesn't believe she could commit such an awful crime. Edmonton police charged Michelle Rice, 31, Thursday with second-degree murder. She is to appear in court Monday for a bail hearing. Michelle Rice also has a two-year-old son. Officers were called to a home on March ...

  • 14.05.2017 02:32

    The province says it's reinvigorating its onslaught against increasing abuse of wilderness areas along the eastern slopes, including the Ghost-Waiparous area northwest of Calgary. With an infusion of enforcement cash, campers and users of off-road vehicles can expect stepped-up policing this May long weekend and other peak summer periods in areas like the Ghost-Waiparous and McLean Creek, said ...

  • 13.05.2017 17:56

    The father of a woman charged with murder in the death of her 11-day-old daughter from a methamphetamine overdose says he doesn’t believe she could commit such an awful crime. Edmonton police charged Michelle Rice, 31, Thursday with second-degree murder. She is to appear in court Monday for a bail hearing. Officers were called to a home on March 29 to investigate a report of a baby ...

  • 12.05.2017 19:08

    RCMP search teams will be combing for clues along Hwy. 22 Friday after what's believed to be human remains were found near Redwood Meadows west of Calgary on Thursday. Just after 12:30 p.m., bones were located south of the intersection of Hwy. 22 and Hwy. 8, prompting a search by Cochrane RCMP members aided by search dogs. On Friday, an enhanced search of area along Hwy. 22 will take place by the ...

  • 12.05.2017 15:32

    Red Deer's public school board has voted to advocate for a single publicly funded school system in Alberta.   "Having two publicly funded education systems is something that rose out of history and is no longer relevant to the way we do things," Red Deer public school board chairwoman Bev Manning said Thursday.   The central Alberta school board voted 4-3 in favour of the motion ...

  • 12.05.2017 03:38

    A 31-year-old Edmonton mother stands accused of murdering her 11-day-old daughter, who was found to have died from a lethal dose of methamphetamine, Edmonton police said Thursday. The charge stems from March 29, when police and paramedics learned of a baby in distress at a home near 72 Street and 83 Avenue, in the east side community of Kenilworth. The newborn girl, who was reported to have stopped ...

  • 12.05.2017 02:42

    EDMONTON — A 31-year-old woman has been charged in the death of her 11-day-old daughter. Edmonton police got a call on March 29 of a baby not breathing at a residence near 72 Street and 83 Avenue. The medical examiner's office contacted police on April 6 after autopsy and toxicology tests confirmed the baby died from a lethal dose of methamphetamine. Michelle Rice has been charged with second-degree ...

  • 09.05.2017 06:12

    It's lunchtime and a lineup is starting to snake around the deli counter of the Kainai Marketplace, the first grocery store to open on the sprawling Blood reserve in southern Alberta. But if the wait is annoying the customers, they don't seem to be in a complaining mood. Band members and residents living near the store in Stand Off say they are relieved to finally have a local grocery store ...

  • 08.05.2017 23:28

    An embattled oil and gas company forced into receivership by Alberta's energy watchdog has filed a $200-million lawsuit against the regulator, accusing it of acting "unlawfully and with intent to cause harm." Lexin Resources Ltd. has been at loggerheads with the Alberta Energy Regulator for more than a year over the watchdog's orders calling for spill cleanup and infrastructure repairs, ...

  • 07.05.2017 17:50

    The family of a Columbian man killed in a violent group attack on an Edmonton street is hopeful a reward for information will generate new leads that will bring the perpetrators to justice. “They appreciate these steps as a proper and adequate measure,” said Andres Talero, consul general of Colombia based in Calgary who is acting as a liaison between Leonardo Duran Ibanez’s family ...

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