Alberta transport online news

  • 04.02.2017 22:30

    An elderly couple were taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries after their car lost control and slammed into a garage and a home in central Alberta.   Police say the Jeep Cherokee hit a light standard, then drove the length of a wooden fence, destroying it, and continued on through a detached garage in the town of Olds on Friday morning. The Jeep kept going, taking out part of the home on ...

  • 04.02.2017 07:30

    CALGARY — A WestJet plane flying to Toronto has had to make an emergency landing in Calgary due to smoke inside the cabin. It was the same plane that made an emergency landing in Calgary 24 hours earlier due to the same problem. WestJet (TSX:WJA) said in a statement that a maintenance problem with the air conditioning caused smoke to go into the aircraft, but it quickly dissipated. The company says ...

  • 02.02.2017 22:38

    EDMONTON — A researcher says the agency that monitors Alberta’s energy industry has underestimated the impact of tens of thousands of spills going back decades. Kevin Timoney, an Edmonton-area consulting biologist, used sophisticated statistical analysis, an extensive research review and comparisons with other jurisdictions to conclude the Alberta Energy Regulator doesn’t have a good ...

  • 02.02.2017 22:38

    A Lethbridge woman who was attacked as she walked to work on Sept. 30 has returned home after spending four months in a Calgary hospital. The 25-year-old woman, who can't be identified because she was the victim of sexual assault, was discharged from the Foothills Hospital on Jan. 31. According to a Facebook post, some doctors and therapists treating the woman told family members the victim's ...

  • 02.02.2017 18:50

    A man was crushed to death after a load of lumber fell on him in Grande Prairie. Emergency crews and Grande Prairie RCMP raced to the scene near 94 Avenue and Park Road at around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, emergency medical responders advised them a 30-year-old man had died. Investigators believe a load of lumber fell off a trailer, crushing the man. Labour investigators have since ...

  • 02.02.2017 03:12

    Warning: graphic details and testimony are included below. CALGARY — Alberta's chief medical examiner testified Wednesday that human bone fragments were found in the ash from a burning barrel at the home of a suspect in a triple-murder trial. Douglas Garland, 57, is charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their five-year-old grandson Nathan O'Brien ...

  • 01.02.2017 01:12

    CALGARY — A police forensic investigator says he found disturbing web searches on a hard drive found on the farm of a man suspected in the deaths of a Calgary couple and their five-year-old grandson. Douglas Garland faces three counts of first-degree murder in the disappearance of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and Nathan O'Brien. Const. Doug Kraan said he went through the web browser history on the hard ...

  • 31.01.2017 21:32

    A two-month drug trafficking investigation has led to 41 charges against two people. The investigation by the Calgary police criminal networks section was launched following a tip from the public in November 2016. On Jan. 24, police searched two vehicles, a storage locker, a home in the 1700 block of 9A Street S.W. and a residence in the 900 block of Canyon Meadows Drive. Officers found a loaded pump-action ...

  • 31.01.2017 20:50

    The jury is expected to hear continued testimony today from a forensic computer expert about what Douglas Garland was searching the internet for in the days leading up to the disappearance of a Calgary couple and their young grandson.  On Monday, Const. Doug Kraan described for the court what he was able to retrieve from a hard drive found on the farm from a computer, that was only accessed by ...

  • 26.01.2017 07:50

    The city police gang unit has made an arrest after seizing over $600,000 worth of drugs, some discovered after searching a “secret compartment” in a truck. Officers seized the drugs after executing search warrants at two residences and a vehicle Jan. 19, said Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement (EDGE) unit Staff Sgt. Kevin Berge. Police service dog Jagger led police to a secret compartment ...

  • 25.01.2017 20:30

    EDMONTON — A judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing two Alberta seniors who disappeared on a camping trip. Travis Vader was found guilty of manslaughter last fall in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann, who were in their 70s when they vanished after leaving their Edmonton-area home in July 2010. Edmonton Justice Denny Thomas dismissed a defence submission that Vader should get a lesser ...

  • 25.01.2017 07:44

    RCMP say conditions were foggy and wet when two women were killed in a collision near Hanna on Tuesday morning. The women and two other passengers were in a Hyundai Tucson crossing the intersection at Highway 36 and Highway 570, travelling eastbound around 10:30 a.m. when they were struck by a semi truck in the northbound lane. The two women, aged 32 and 33, died on the scene. Two male occupants of ...

  • 25.01.2017 01:42

    The family of an Edmonton boy who died by suicide is angry after they say his school called them twice to say he was absent. Ethan Dizon’s mother Peggy told CBC News that they received two calls from St. Thomas More Junior High School since he died earlier this month, informing them that he hadn’t shown up for class that morning. Peggy said she let the first call go, but that the second came on the ...

  • 25.01.2017 00:26

    A 19-year-old woman from Ponoka was killed after a single-vehicle collision on Highway 42 early Tuesday, RCMP say. Mounties in Innisfail say the vehicle was travelling east on the highway when it left the road and rolled, striking a number of trees. The incident took place near the Highway 816 intersection at about 1 a.m. Paramedics and fire crews from Red Deer attended the collision after a driver ...

  • 24.01.2017 02:32

    Court should reject a former Lethbridge cop's contention he's the victim of firearms theft and convict him of trafficking guns, a Crown prosecutor argued Monday. But the lawyer for Daniel Francis Bennett said his client's accusers — including a man busted for selling guns who testifies he did so on the ex-officer's behalf — are liars or unreliable. Defence counsel David ...

  • 23.01.2017 23:32

    Cochrane RCMP are investigating after a woman was assaulted after stopping to help a group of females on Highway 1. Mounties say the woman was driving east on the highway near Highway 68 at about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 when she was waved down by four females standing next to a car with its hood up. Thinking that the vehicle was broken down, the woman stopped to help. RCMP allege that when she got out ...

  • 23.01.2017 04:38

    A 27-year-old Calgary man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of a man in Fort McMurray in 2013. On the morning of March 24, 2013, staff at the Bridgeport Inn in downtown Fort McMurray called police when they found the body of Leslie Paul Laboucane, 28, of Lac La Biche, Alta. Officers began investigating the death as "suspicious." Three days ...

  • 20.01.2017 23:56

    PINCHER CREEK, Alta. — Alberta is announcing final boundaries for a pair of protected areas in southwestern Alberta and is moving to phase out off-highway vehicles in the region. Premier Rachel Notley has announced the Castle Wildland Provincial Park and the new Castle Provincial Park will preserve 103,000 hectares of mountains and foothills. Notley says off-highway vehicles will not be allowed ...

  • 20.01.2017 07:14

    A woman accused of beating her mother to death with a hammer and nearly severing her neck with a knife pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Alberta Court of Queen's Bench on Thursday. Kirsten Michelle Lamb, 33, had been accused of second-degree murder in the November 2010 death of her mother, Sandra Lamb, 49. The case went to trial in early 2016, but a mistrial was declared when the jury became hopelessly ...

  • 20.01.2017 00:00

    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 was afraid ...

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