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  • 06.05.2017 19:50

    One man is dead after a fatal collision early Saturday morning just south of the city. A little after 1 a.m., emergency crews were called to Hwy 2A and 338 Ave. north of Okotoks for a serious collision between a sport utility vehicle and a car. EMS spokesman Adam Loria said both vehicles sustained significant damage in the crash. Upon arrival, paramedics found two victims of the crash. A man in his ...

  • 06.05.2017 02:42

    CALGARY — A driver who ran down a gas station attendant who had been on the job for only two weeks didn't bat an eye Friday as he was found guilty of manslaughter in the immigrant woman's death. The reaction from the jurors in Calgary Court of Queen's Bench was far different. The forewoman tearfully answered "not guilty'' when asked for the verdict on Joshua Cody Mitchell's ...

  • 05.05.2017 22:08

    COALDALE — Two teenage boys are dead after the pickup truck they were in slammed broadside into a semi in southern Alberta. Coaldale RCMP say the tractor-trailer unit flipped at least once when the pickup struck it at high speed Thursday afternoon at the intersection of two gravel roads. The 17- and 14-year-old boys, both from the Taber area, died at the scene. A 25-year-old man who was driving ...

  • 05.05.2017 15:30

    Three thieves with a fondness for Titleist golf equipment and oversized shirts made off with around $9,000 worth of swag in a Red Deer golf course break-in. Three men broke into several sheds and the clubhouse of the River Bend Golf Course April 27, making off with equipment as well as a 2006 Calgary Flames goalie stick signed by Miikka Kiprusoff. They also unsuccessfully tried to pry open an ATM in ...

  • 05.05.2017 15:26

    A former member of the Drayton Valley chapter of the Warlocks motorcycle club on trial for weapon and drug possession testified Thursday that he only joined the gang out of fear for his life. Dean McKnight, 44, took the stand to answer questions that his lawyer told the court revealed his "state of mind" when police carried out a raid on his residence and vehicles. He was arrested on March ...

  • 05.05.2017 05:34

    In a census marked by a surge in Canada’s population of seniors, Edmontonians were notable for their youth. Edmonton is one of Canada’s youngest big cities, clocking in three years younger than the national average as the country’s overall population goes grey, according to 2016 census data released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday. The average Edmontonian was just 37.7 years of ...

  • 04.05.2017 22:02

    Murder suspect Joshua Mitchell had Maryam Rashidi’s life in his hands and he chose to take it, a prosecutor said Thursday. “He had the power of life or death over Maryam and he chose death,” Crown lawyer Jonathan Hak said in his final address to a Court of Queen’s Bench jury. “When the defendant drove over Maryam with that large truck he meant to cause her death, or he ...

  • 03.05.2017 22:00

    It's been one year since a wildfire devastated parts of the northern Alberta community of Fort McMurray. “Albertans have long known the people of Fort McMurray are as caring and resilient as they come — the evacuation proved that to the world," Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said in a statement today. “This past year has not been easy for the women, men and families of Fort McMurray and Wood ...

  • 02.05.2017 21:38

    The body of a second hunter missing in northern Alberta for more than a week has been recovered from the Rocher River, RCMP said Tuesday. Keanan Cardinal was one of four men — the three others from the Fort Chipewyan branch of the Canadian Rangers, a component of the Armed Forces reserves — reported missing after failing to return from the community on April 23. Their boat was found in ...

  • 02.05.2017 00:26

    Mounties are asking drivers to steer clear of a section of Highway 567 (Veterans Blvd.) east of Airdrie following a serious collision. Airdrie RCMP and emergency crews were called around noon Monday for reports of a head-on collision on Highway 567 between Range Road 283 and 284. Police are asking motorists to avoid the area while crews are working. More to come...

  • 02.05.2017 00:26

    A 37-year-old Coaldale man was killed when he missed a turn on his motorcycle, striking a wire fence near Highway 845. A passing motorist alerted authorities to the collision at 6:30 a.m. Sunday northeast of Picture Butte, RCMP said in a release. Mounties say the man had been travelling north on Highway 519 when he missed a curve and went into a field. The motorcycle continued through the field before ...

  • 01.05.2017 23:36

    UPDATE - May 1, 2017: The RCMP says two Alberta men died when a sport-fishing vessel overturned and sank off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday. The Mounties say the men are 32 and 42 years old, but their names and hometowns haven't yet be released. TOFINO, B.C. — Two people are dead and three others were treated and released from hospital Sunday after a fishing boat went down off the ...

  • 30.04.2017 23:44

    A 25-year-old Edmonton man snoozing on what should have been a lazy weekend morning woke to the sound of twisting metal and concrete after a truck crashed through his bedroom wall. "I woke up panicked," said Kyle Roach, noting it happened around 8 a.m. Sunday. "Debris and dust were falling on me from the ceiling." He was trapped but used a nearby phone to call emergency services ...

  • 30.04.2017 02:20

    A lone climber struck in the head by falling rock was rushed to the Canmore General Hospital after being airlifted to safety by Canmore Fire-Rescue Saturday afternoon. EMS crews were called to an area in the vicinity of the Cougar Creek Trailhead around 1:30 p.m. where there were reports of an injured rock climber. Emergency crews confirmed a male in his 20s was scrambling up a slope when some unexpected ...

  • 29.04.2017 02:30

    CALGARY — The grieving father of a young man who died in a workplace accident in Alberta's oilsands region interrupted a courtroom apology Friday from one of the owners of a company that pleaded guilty in the death. Jordan Gahan, who was 21 and from Fredericton, was operating heavy equipment at a Suncor pit that was being reclaimed near Fort McMurray when his excavator fell through ice into four ...

  • 28.04.2017 18:12

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Between May and December of last year, Chris Flett went through two life-changing events: his house burned down and he won the lottery. Flett, 34, recalls fetching his daughter from school and rushing home to grab some of his belongings as a forest fire began to threaten his hometown of Fort McMurray. The fire, nicknamed "the beast'' for its ferocity and unpredictability, ...

  • 27.04.2017 17:14

    Call it post-apocalyptic art on wheels, a dystopian hotrod ready for the next beast to come along. Creator Marv Shine isn’t sure what to call it, but he has sure had fun building it. “My son’s idea was that it should look like it had escaped the last disaster and should be prepared for the next,” said Shine, 40. “So we are slowly gearing up with all the tools to help people ...

  • 26.04.2017 03:14

    RCMP in Turner Valley say a pick-up truck was stolen from the Millarville area Monday with $172,000 worth of cinematographer equipment in it. The white 2009 Ford F350 Crew Cab was taken overnight from a quonset on a property located on 240 St. W., just north of Highway 549. The truck's licence plate number is SBZ 046 and the vehicle had a white topper and Cabela's decals on the box. Anyone ...

  • 26.04.2017 02:20

    On the heels of a potential case of off-road trail sabotage in the Porcupine Hills area, RCMP say such incidents are relatively rare. Police were notified Sunday about a group of dirt bikers who encountered barbed wire strung between trees along off-road trails east of Fort Macleod. One of the riders told Postmedia that his friend had to duck under his handlebars at the last minute to avoid the wire. ...

  • 26.04.2017 00:00

    BANFF, Alta. — For the first time in more than 140 years, bison calves have been born in Banff National Park's backcountry. Parks Canada says the first calf was born on Saturday in the Panther Valley area and two more have since made their debut. Vast herds of the ruminants roamed the mountainous landscape for thousands of years, but they were brought close to extinction because of overhunting ...

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