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Edmontonians win 50/50 at Oilers game in Las Vegas

Edmontonians win 50/50 at Oilers game in Las Vegas

Most people lose money in Las Vegas, and most visiting NHL teams are beaten at the T-Mobile Arena, but two Edmontonians, and the Oilers, are going home a success. At the Oilers’ 3-2 overtime win against the Golden Knights, the team’s second loss on home ice, Oilers fans broke the franchise’s 50/50 record, and three of them are splitting the winnings. Cassie Leggio bought US$100 worth of 50/50 tickets along with her husband and her uncle, who is from Calgary, and they won the US$138,590 jackpot. They will each getRead More


South Bruce OPP officer injured, two cruisers damaged as man tries to avoid capture

South Bruce OPP

A man who allegedly drove a vehicle at two cruisers and injured an officer was caught after fleeing his vehicle in South Bruce. OPP say about 1 p.m. on Saturday, a blockade was set up to try to apprehend a male wanted in connection to uttering threats in an incident involving a firearm two days earlier in the Township of Huron-Kinloss. The man had been seen in a vehicle on Bruce Road 6 in Ripley. Police say when they attempted to block the roadway, the man drove toward it andRead More


Alberta MLA in Hawaii says false missile alert was ‘really, really frightening’

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The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:06PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:07PM EST An Alberta politician who is vacationing in Hawaii says the minutes she spent believing a missile attack was imminent may have been the most afraid she’s ever been. Karen McPherson, who represents Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill in the provincial legislature, said she was waiting to participate in a conference call on Saturday morning when an alert appeared on her phone stating there was an “inbound missile threat” headed for Hawaii. It told people toRead More


SIU investigating after man injured following interaction with Niagara police

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The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:34AM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:46AM EST ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The province’s police watchdog says it is investigating after a 34-year-old man in St. Catharines, Ont., was seriously injured during an altercation with officers. The Special Investigations Unit says the altercation happened with Niagara regional police officers at a residence in the city Wednesday morning. In a news release Thursday, the SIU says the man was taken into custody and then transported to hospital where he was diagnosedRead More


Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court in immigrant document fight

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s order requiring it to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. In a court filing Friday, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice say the order by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco is too broad and would require the administration to turn over protected and nonpublic documents. More than a dozen states along with theRead More


City announces proposed 2 per-cent utility increase for next year

CTV Regina Published Friday, December 1, 2017 10:27AM CST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 2:15PM CST The City of Regina has announced a proposed two per-cent utility increase for 2018. The increase would take effect Jan. 1, 2018 and would cost the average household an additional $2.70 a month, or just over $32 per year. This comes on top of the 4 per cent utility increase back in March, 2017. “We had a couple years with some significant rate increases, so that certainly helped strengthen the financial position ofRead More


Castor triple murder trial concludes with a verdict slated for January

Tyson Fedor , CTV Edmonton Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:10PM MST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:11PM MST It was a daunting and lengthy trial but on Wednesday the crown along with defense lawyers for co-accused Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank gave their closing arguments.    As it was for much of the almost six-week trial, a packed courtroom heard the case put forward by the crown, that they believe both parties are guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus.   Read More


Argonauts return home after stunning Calgary with late comeback to win Grey Cup

Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 11:21AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 2:45PM EST TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts started the season with new management, a new coach, and low expectations after a last-place finish. They somehow managed to end the season as Grey Cup champions. The Argonauts completed a remarkable worst-to-first turnaround with a 27-24 comeback victory over the Calgary Stampeders in Ottawa on Sunday night, capping a wild Grey Cup game with a late touchdown on a 109-yard fumble return and go-aheadRead More


Officials wary of spike in impaired drivers across Maritimes

Officials are expressing concern for the amount of impaired drivers charged during the last weekend of November in the region. A vehicle was reported to be weaving on the Westmorland Street Bridge in Fredericton on Saturday morning. The vehicle had two flat tires and damage to the front end. Police say the vehicle hit a concreate wall a couple of times and the driver will face impaired driving charges. “It’s dangerous, and it’s illegal and you’re gonna get busted and your life will change if you get caught, much lessRead More


Ottawa mother finds needles in new jacket from Sears

An Ottawa mother says her 12-year-old daughter’s new winter coat from Sears came with a little more than what was advertised. Nathalie Major tells Newstalk 580 CFRA she bought the coat at the Sears at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre Wednesday evening. When her daughter put it on Thursday morning before school, Major says she found two white, plastic hypodermic needles in the pocket. The orange caps were still on, and the girl wasn’t hurt. “I was in complete shock,” Major says. “I had no idea what to expect, soRead More