Category Archives: Alberta

Two Edmonton-area people killed in northern Alberta crash

Two people from the Edmonton area died Thursday in a collision south of Grande Prairie, police said in a news release. RCMP were called to the crash scene at the intersection of Canfor Road and Forestry Trunk Road, about 100 kilometres south of Grande Prairie, at about 12:45 p.m. A truck southbound on Forestry Road collided with…

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'Better, stronger and faster': Edmonton police unveil state-of-the-art helicopter

The Edmonton Police Service unveiled its new $5.9 million state-of-the-art Air 1 helicopter Friday at the Villeneuve airport, in Sturgeon County. “Because the new Air 1 is better, stronger, and faster than our previous helicopters, we can provide a greater level of safety and support across the city,” said Greg Preston, acting police chief. Chosen…

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Eritrean athlete from Alberta 'really happy' to be an Olympian

Eritrea’s first Winter Olympian competed this week with his family from Alberta cheering from the stands and fans rooting for him around the world. Shannon-Ogbani Abeda, 21, was born in Fort McMurray, Alta., and raised in Calgary by parents who fled their tiny home country of Eritrea as refugees in the 1980s. He was thinking of them…

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No judicial misconduct in case of jailed sex assault victim, council finds

A judge who jailed a sex assault victim during the trial of her attacker has been cleared of any judicial misconduct. The Alberta Judicial Council released the findings of its review on Friday, the same day an independent investigator released a broad, scathing report on the case. Rulings made by provincial court Judge Raymond Bodnarek’s were “intended…

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Albertans who own vacation properties in B.C. face new tax

Albertans with secondary properties in some parts of British Columbia are facing a tax hike. The B.C. government announced a new levy in its budget this week aimed at property owners who don’t pay taxes in the province and leave homes empty. By 2019, the speculation tax rate will be two per cent of the assessed…

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