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mONDAY APRIL 6

MOUNTIES SAY TWO MEN RIDING IN THE REAR OF A PICKUP TRUCK HAVE BEEN KILLED AFTER THE VEHICLE LEFT THE HIGHWAY AND ROLLED OVER NORTH OF SUNDRE. POLICE SAY THERE WERE TWO WOMEN AND TWO MEN IN THE PICKUP TRUCK WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED LAST NIGHT (APR 5). BOTH THE DRIVER AND A FRONT PASSENGER WHO WAS EJECTED FROM THE TRUCK WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES. POLICE BELIEVE ALCOHOL WAS A FACTOR IN THE CRASH.

TWO MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN B.C. IN CONNECTION WITH THE BEATING AND DISAPPEARANCE OF A MAN WEST OF CALGARY.  INSP. GIBSON GLAVIN SAYS RCMP IN CRANBROOK, B.C., ARRESTED THE MEN SUNDAY (APR 5) AFTER SPOTTING THEM IN A CAR BELIEVED TO BE STOLEN, AFTER AN ASSAULT WAS REPORTED BY A PASSING MOTORIST NEAR COCHRANE, ON MARCH 29. RCMP SAY THEY BELIEVE THE VICTIM OF THAT ASSAULT WAS 32-YEAR-OLD NICHOLAS LUSH, WHO GLAVIN SAYS WAS REPORTED MISSING AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME. POLICE SAY THE MEN HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO ALBERTA TO FACE CHARGES IN LUSH'S DISAPPEARANCE, BUT THEIR IDENTITIES HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED AND THE CHARGES THEY'LL FACE WON'T BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MONDAY.  GLAVIN SAYS A MOTIVE FOR THE ATTACK OR THE DISAPPEARANCE ISN'T KNOWN, ALTHOUGH HE BELIEVES INVESTIGATORS WILL GET CLOSER TO LEARNING IT NOW THAT THE TWO MEN ARE IN CUSTODY.GLAVIN SAYS POLICE HOPE LUSH IS STILL ALIVE, NOTING THEY DON'T HAVE ANY REASON TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE.

 

MEDICINE HAT'S MAYOR SAYS IT'S ``MASSIVELY DISAPPOINTING'' THAT HIS CITY WAS LEFT OUT OF THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT'S FUNDING FOR FLOOD CONTROL IN 2015. TED CLUGSTON CONCEDES PROVINCIAL OFFICIALS HAD SIGNALLED THAT THE CITY'S ENTIRE BERM REQUEST COULDN'T BE CONSIDERED IN A SINGLE YEAR.IN JUNE 2013 THE RISING SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER FORCED THE EVACUATION OF 25-HUNDRED HOMES AND SPURRED CITY COUNCIL TO COMMIT TO BUILD A SEVEN-KILOMETRE BERM SYSTEM. WILDROSE MEDICINE HAT M-L-A BLAKE PEDERSEN SAYS HE WAS DISAPPOINTED THE GRANT PROGRAM EXCLUDED MEDICINE HAT, BUT ADDS THAT A 2013 GRANT FOR 15 MILLION DOLLARS IS PAYING FOR CURRENT BERM CONSTRUCTION. 

 

TUESDAY APRIL 7

PREMIER JIM PRENTICE HAS CALLED A PROVINCIAL ELECTION FOR MAY 5TH.  THE CAMPAIGN WILL PLAY OUT AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF AN ALBERTA ECONOMY IN FLUX, BROUGHT ABOUT BY FALLING OIL PRICES AND AN EXPECTED FIVE-BILLION-DOLLAR DEFICIT. THE TORIES ARE RUNNING ON A BUDGET THAT INCLUDES TAX HIKES AND SPENDING CUTS, WHILE THE OTHER PARTIES ARE EXPECTED TO TARGET THE GOVERNMENT'S FINANCIAL RECORD. AT DISSOLUTION THE P-CS HAD 70 SEATS, THE WILDROSE AND LIBERALS HAD FIVE EACH, WHILE THE N-D-P HAD FOUR. THERE WAS ONE INDEPENDENT AND TWO SEATS WERE VACANT.

ONE MAN IS FACING SEVERAL CHARGES AFTER A HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE IN DIDSBURY THIS PAST THURSDAY (APR 2). RCMP ARRESTING 32 YEAR OLD CORY FREEBORN EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT A HOME ON 24TH STREET IN DIDSBURY, WITH THE HELP OF THE RCMP'S EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM. FREEBORN IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO SOME STOLEN PROPERTY AND WEAPONS INCIDENTS, BUT THE RCMP IS NOT RELEASING ANY OTHER DETAILS. FREEBORN IS APPEARING IN CALGARY COURT TODAY (APR 7).
 
INNISFAIL MOUNTIES ARE AKSING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP TO IDENTIFY A MAN ACCUSED IN A PHARMACY BREAK-IN LAST WEEK. THIS PAST THURSDAY MORNING (APR 2) AROUND 1:20 SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CATCHING THE ENTIRE CRIME ON CAMERA AT THE PENHOLD IDA. RCMP SAY THE STORE'S GLASS FRONT DOOR HAD BEEN SMASHED, SEVERAL INTERIOR DOORS AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DAMAGED AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND OTHER MERCHANDISE STOLEN. POLICE ALLEGE THE SUSPECT USED A STOLEN COMMERCIAL TRUCK DURING THIS CRIME AND IT WAS FOUND IN BLACKFALDS ON SATURDAY MORNING (APR 4).

 

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 8

STETTLER RCMP ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING AT A RESIDENCE IN THE TOWN'S NORTHWEST. POLICE SAY THE INCIDENT HAPPENING AROUND 1:30 TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  THE SHOOTING VICTIM IS A 19 YEAR OLD MAN FROM RED DEER AND WAS FLOWN BY STARS TO CALGARY'S FOOTHILLS HOSPITAL WITH NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. TWO MEN AGED 22 AND 27, ALONG WITH AN 18 YEAR OLD FEMALE WERE ARRESTED AT THE STETTLER HOME WHERE THE INCIDENT OCCURRED. CHARGES ARE PENDING. MOUNTIES SAY THIS WAS NOT A RANDOM INCIDENT AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED ARE KNOWN TO POLICE.  

HIGH RIVER RCMP ARE KEEPING VERY BUSY INVESTIGATING THREE SEPARATE BREAK AND ENTER INCIDENTS. IT'S BELEIVED THE THEFTS TOOK PLACE BETWEEN MONDAY NIGHT (APR 6) AND TUESDAY MORNING (APR 7).  THE FIRST INCIDENT HAD SOME SUSPECTS CUTTING THE LOCK ON A FENCE AT THE BUSINESS "FORCE WELDING". POLICE SAY THIEVES GOT AWAY WITH A 2013 TRI-AXLE "TOY HAULER" TRAVEL TRAILER, WITH LICENSE PLATE W46-376. INSIDE THE TRAILER WERE TWO QUAD ATV'S. THE CULPRITS LEFT THE COMPOUND BY SMASHING THROUGH THE METAL FENCE. THE SECOND BREAK-IN HAPPENING AT THE HIGH RIVER PEAVY MART STORE. POLICE SAY SUSPECTS TOOK 2 AIR COMPRESSORS, 2 GARAGE FURNACES, A PRESSURE WASHER, AND VARIOUS OTHER CABINETS AND BINS. HIGH RIVER MOUNTIES SAY THE THIRD B AND E TOOK PLACE AT THE BUSINESS "R.S. LINE". THIEVES GOT AWAY WITH 2 IMPACT GUNS, 2 CHAIN SAWS, A GROUND ROD POUNDER AND ABOUT 300 METERS OF NUMBER 2 SIZE COPPER WIRE. HIGH RIVER RCMP ARE CONTINUING THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO THESE THREE INCICDENTS. THEY ARE NOT SURE IF THEY ARE ALL CONNECTED. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, OR SAW ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS, CALL THE RCMP OR CRIMESTOPPERS. 

FIREFIGHTERS FROM RED DEER COUNTY WERE CALLED OUT TO A FIRE ON A FARM ABOUT 8 KILOMETRES EAST OF DELBURNE TUESDAY AFTERNOON (APR 7). FIRE OFFICIALS SAY A GRASS FIRE GOT OUT OF CONTROL AND CONSUMED SEVERAL BUILDINGS ON THE FARM. THERE WERE NO INJUIRES AND NO LIVESTOCK WERE HURT, BUT SOME YARD MAINTENANCE EQUPIMENT AND A RIDING MOWER WERE DESTROYED.

 

 

 

THURSDSAY APRIL 9 

 

 

RCMP CONFIRM  A BODY FOUND SOUTHWEST OF CALGARY IS THAT OF A MAN REPORTED MISSING LAST MONTH. NICHOLAS LUSH, WHO WAS 32, WAS LAST SEEN LEAVING A HOUSE PARTY IN CALGARY ON MARCH 29. POLICE SAY A WITNESS SAW TWO MEN BEATING A THIRD MAN OUTSIDE OF A VEHICLE THAT WAS PARKED ON HIGHWAY 1 NEAR COCHRANE, WEST OF CALGARY. TWO MEN WERE ARRESTED IN CRANBROOK, B.C. THIS PAST WEEKEND. CODY BAUER, WHO IS 24, OF CALGARY AND 22-YEAR-OLD KRISTOPHER GOERZEN OF BROOKS, HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. ON MONDAY (APR 6), MOUNTIES CONDUCTED SEARCHES IN THE LONGVIEW AREA WHERE THE K-9 UNIT FOUND HUMAN REMAINS.

 

THE TOWN OF DRUMHELLER CONTINUES TO TRY AND GET PROMISED FLOOD MITIGATION FUNDING FROM THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TO HELP DEAL WITH ANY FUTURE FLOODING.  DRUMHELLER COUNCIL MET EARLIER THIS WEEK WITH DRUMHELLER-STETTLER MLA RICK STRANKMAN TO TRY AND GET SOME ANSWERS FROM PROVINCIAL OFFICIALS, BUT STRANKMAN SAYS HE'S HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET ANY INFORMATION. HE SAYS BECAUSE THE TOWN OF DRUMHELLER DID SUCH A GOOD JOB OF FLOOD MITIGATION AFTER THE 2005 FLOOD, THAT DAMAGE BY THE 2013 FLOOD IN DRUMHELLER WAS MUCH LESS THAN OTHER AREAS LIKE CALGARY AND HIGH RIVER. STRANKMAN HAS TALKED TO THE ENVIRONMENT MINISTER AND DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS BUT STILL HASN'T RECEIVED A DEFINITE TIME LINE OR ANSWER WHEN DRUMHELLER WILL RECEIVE IT'S MITIGATION FUNDING FOR THE 2013 FLOOD. AND STRANKMAN IS AWARE OF THE RUMOURS THAT DRUMHELLER POSSIBLY HAS NOT RECEIVED THE FLOOD MONEY BECAUSE HE IS A WILDROSE MLA AND SAYS THAT COULD BE WHY THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT IS DRAGGING ITS FEET ON THE DRUMHELLER FLOOD FUNDING ISSUE, BUT HE HOPES THAT'S NOT TRUE.  STRANKMAN SAYS THE WHOLE IS ISSUE OF FLOOD MITIGATION MONEY FOR DRUMHELLER IS ON HOLD DURING THE PROVINCIAL ELECTION.

 

THE 30TH ANNUAL ART, TRAVEL, AND TRADE EXPO GOES THIS WEEKEND IN THE TOWN OF DIDSBURY. THE EVENT IS PUT ON BY THE DIDSBURY AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS, ROD NEUFELD SAYS A BIG FAVORITE OF THE EXPO IS THE FOOD AREA CALLED "A TASTE OF DIDSBURY" WHICH FEATURES LOCAL RESTAURANTS IN THE "MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM" SERVING A WIDE RANGE OF DELICIOUS FOOD. THERE'S ALSO THE FREE SATURDAY MORNING PANCAKE BREAKFAST WHICH IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ADMISSION TO THE TRADE EXPO. ALSO, ENJOY LOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT, INCLUDING THE COUNTRY STAR SEARCH FINALE. THE DIDSBURY ART, TRAVEL, AND TRADE EXPO GOES SATURDAY FROM 9:00AM TO 5:00PM AND SUNDAY NOON UNTIL 5:00. IT ALSO GOES AT THE DIDSBURY ARENA COMPLEXT IN THE MAIN ARENA, SECONDARY ARENA, AND THE CURLING RINK, AS WELL AS THE MULTI PURPOSE ROOM.

 

 

FRIDAY APRIL 10 

 

Stettler RCMP IS thankING the public for HELP in finding a stolen truck IN A SHOOTING INCIDENT. On TUESDAY (Apr 7),  an altercation led to A shooting at a residence in northwest Stettler.  a 29 year old Red Deer man WAS sent by STARS to Foothills Hospital in Calgary with non life-threatening injuries. Three Stettler adults were arrested at the time of the incident, however they have been released FROM POLICE CUSTODY with no charges laid as of yet. A TRUCK WAS ALLEGEDLY TAKEN FROM THE SCENE AND POLICE WERE SEARCHING FOR A Ford F250 diesel pickup truck. IT WAS Found OVERNIGHT. RCMP didn't say if any further arrests were made.

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SECOND CARBON MONOXIDE INCIDENT IN CALGARY IN A WEEK IS UNDERWAY. Five people, including two young children, are in hospital after an overnight carbon monoxide leak at a Calgary townhouse complex. Firefighters were called to a southwest neighbourhood after a 911 call from a teenage boy who became ill on the phone while telling the operator he had found his mother and sister unresponsive in their home. Upon arrival, crews had to force their way into the residence where they found the boy, a female teenAGER and a woman in her 40s who were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.  A family of four, including a two-year-old girl and a nine-month-old boy, were found in one of two adjacent homes that had elevated levels of the colourless, odourless gas.  Both children were in stable, non-life-threatening condition when they were taken to hospital, while the other two people were treated at the scene.

A BIG EVENT GOES IN THE TOWN OF DIDSBURY THIS WEEKEND. IT'S 30TH ANNUAL ART, TRAVEL, AND TRADE EXPO, PUT ON BY THE DIDSBURY AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. OVER 130 EXHIBITORS ALONG WITH ENTERTAINMENT, A FOOD COURT, ART SHOW, ART DEMONSTRATIONS, AND MUCH MORE. ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS, ROD NEUFELD SAYS THERE ARE A FEW PARTS OF THE EXPO THAT ARE A FAMILIAR EACH YEAR, INCLUDING A FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST ON SATURDAY MORNING, PLUS THE TANAS ENTERTAINMENT STAGE, AND "A TASTE OF DIDSBURY" FOOD AREA. THE DIDSBURY ART, TRAVEL, AND TRADE EXPO GOES SATURDAY (APR 11) FROM 9:00AM TO 5:00PM AND SUNDAY NOON UNTIL 5:00. ALL AT THE DIDSBURY ARENA COMPLEX.

 

 

MONDAY APRIL 13

CENTRAL ALBERTA FIRE CREWS RESPONDED TO A PAIR OF BLAZES ON SUNDAY, ONE DESTROYING TWO HOMES IN LACOMBE, THE OTHER A GRASS AND STRUCTURE FIRE NEAR JOFFRE. DEVASTATION IN LACOMBE LAST NIGHT (APR 12) AS FIRE DESTROYED TWO HOMES AND DAMAGED TWO OTHERS. OFFICIALS SAY THE FIRE ON ELISA CLOSE IN THE ELIZABETH PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD STARTED AROUND 5 O'CLOCK IN ONE OF THE HOME'S GARAGES AND QUICKLY ENGULFED THE REST OF THE HOME AND A NEIGHBOURING HOME AS WELL. LACOMBE'S DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF HEITH JOHANNSON (JOE-HANSON) SAYS A FAMILY OF FOUR LIVED IN THE HOME WHERE THE FIRE STARTED BUT WEREN'T HOME AT THE TIME WHILE A RETIRED COUPLE LIVED NEXT DOOR WITH ONLY THE MAN HOME BUT HE GOT OUT. VICTIM SERVICES IS LOOKING AFTER THE PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS WHILE INVESTIGATORS LOOK INTO THE CAUSE. JOHANNSON SAYS THEY WERE ALREADY AT THE SCENE OF AN OUT BUILDING AND GRASS FIRE NEAR JOFFRE WHEN THE CALL CAME IN SO BLACKFALDS AND BENTLEY ASSISTED WITH THE BLAZE WHILE THE CLIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT TOOK OVER THE JOFFRE SCENE.

CALGARY CITY POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO SUSPECTS AFTER A "SMASH AND GRAB" INCIDENT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING (APR 12). OFFICERS WERE CALLED TO THE MAROLBOROUGH MALL IN NORTH EAST CALGARY JUST BEFORE 4:30 SUNDAY MORNING. A PICK-UP TRUCK WAS DRIVEN THROUGH THE MALL'S MAIN DOORS AND THEN IT SMASHED INTO A JEWELRY STORE INSIDE THE MALL. TWO MASKED AND FULLY COVERED MEN STOLE SOME MERCHANDISE BEFORE FLEEING THE SCENE. DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT AROUND 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS. 

 

 

 

Some happy news to report concerning a 64 year old Ponoka man who hadnt been seen since Saturday. Allan Entwistle was found around 2:00 this afternoon (APR 13) in a field about three-quarters of a kilometre from where he went missing. RCMP say he did suffer from exposure ----but he seems to be okay---and has been taken to the hospital to be checked out. He had found shelter in the gully of the field---and Mounties credit their helicopter with being able to find him. ALLAN ENTWISTLE WAS LAST SEEN ON SATURDAY (APR. 11) AT THE CENTENNIAL CENTRE IN PONOKA. RCMP SAY HE HAS MEDICAL ISSUES THAT LIMIT HIS COMPREHENSION AND NAVIGATION.

RCMP CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A ROLLOVER ON THE WEEKEND NEAR CROSSFIELD. ON SAUTRDAY MORNING (APR 11) POLICE AND CALGARY EMS RESPONDED TO A REPORT  OF A SINGLE VEHICLE THAT LEFT HIGHWAY TWO NEAR THE CROSSFIELD OVERPASS AND FLIPPED AT LEAST THREE TIMES. THE LONE PERSON IN THE VEHICLE, A WOMAN, BELIEVED TO BE IN HER MID-FORTIES HAD TO BE EXTRICATED FROM THE WRECKAGE BY RESCUE CREWS. EMS SPOKESMAN STUART BRIDEAUX SAYS THE VICTIM WAS SENT TO FOOTHILLS HOSPITAL IN CALGARY IN SERIOUS, BUT STABLE CONDITION. HER INJURIES ARE BELIEVED TO BE NOT LIFE THREATENING.

 THE WARM, WINDY WEATHER FORCING SEVERAL MUNICIPALITIES AROUND OUR REGION TO DECLARE FIRE BANS. THE BANS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE CITY OF CHESTERMERE, EAST OF CALGARY, THE TOWN OF COCHRANE TO THE WEST OF THE CITY, AS WELL AS THE M.D. OF FOOTHILLS SOUTH OF CALGARY AND ROCKY VIEW COUNTY WHICH SURROUNDS MOST OF CALGARY. A FIRE BAN WAS ALSO ISSUED ON MONDAY (APR 13) AS WELL FOR THE COUNTY OF PAINTEARTH IN THE CASTOR AND CORONATION AREA. NO FIRES IN THESE AREAS ARE BEING ALLOWED. MEANWHILE FIRE ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN DECLARED IN SPECIAL AREAS NUMBER 2, 3, AND 4 IN EAST CENTRAL ALBERTA. AND FIRE ADVISORIES IN EFFECT IN THE CITY OF AIRDRIE, VULCAN COUNTY, AS WELL AS THE CALGARY AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT AREAS. FIRE PERMITS ARE SUSPENDED IN THE FIRE ADVISORY AREAS AND EXTREME CAUTION IS URGED IF YOU ARE USING ANY KIND OF FIRE IN THE ADVISORY AREAS. 

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15

NOT ENOUGH  PRECIPATATION FALLING AROUND OUR REGION YESTERDAY (APR 14) TO REDUCE THE FIRE HAZARD. A REMINDER THAT SEVERAL MUNICIPALITIES AROUND OUR REGION HAVE FIRE BANS IN EFFECT. THE BANS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE CITY OF CHESTERMERE, EAST OF CALGARY, THE TOWN OF COCHRANE TO THE WEST OF THE CITY, AS WELL AS THE M.D. OF FOOTHILLS SOUTH OF CALGARY AND ROCKY VIEW COUNTY WHICH SURROUNDS MOST OF CALGARY. A FIRE BAN  ALSO IN PLACE FOR THE COUNTY OF PAINTEARTH IN THE CASTOR AND CORONATION AREA. NO FIRES ALLOWED  IN THESE AREAS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. MEANWHILE FIRE A FIRE ADVISORY HAS NOW BEEN ISSUED FOR THE CITY OF CALGARY AND WHEATLAND COUNTRY EAST OF CALGARY. FIRE ADVISORIES CONTINUE IN THE FOLLOWING REGIONS....SPECIAL AREAS NUMBER 2, 3, AND 4 IN EAST CENTRAL ALBERTA. AS WELL AS IN THE CITY OF AIRDRIE, VULCAN COUNTY AS WELL AS THE CALGARY AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT AREAS. FIRE PERMITS ARE SUSPENDED IN ALL AREAS WITH A FIRE ADVISORY AND EXTREME CAUTION IS URGED IF YOU ARE USING ANY TYPE OF FIRE IN THE ADVISORY AREAS.

ALBERTA'S RCMP MAJOR CRIMES UNIT CONTINUES AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF A CENTRAL ALBERTA MAN ON THE WEEKEND. LAST WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TH, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE RCMP WERE ADVISED OF 49 YEAR OLD EDWIN STRAWBERRY OF THE O'CHIESE FIRST NATION WHO HAD BEEN HOSPITALIZED THE DAY BEFORE WITH LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. STRAWBERRY SUCCUMBED TO HIS INJURIES ON SATURDAY (APR 11) WITH AN AUTOPSY BEING DONE ON MONDAY BUT DUE TO FURTHER TESTING, THE RESULTS ARE PENDING. MOUNTIES EXPECT TO RELEASE MORE DETAILS ONCE THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

RCMP CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A ROLLOVER ON THE WEEKEND NEAR CROSSFIELD. ON SAUTRDAY MORNING (APR 11) POLICE AND CALGARY EMS RESPONDED TO A REPORT  OF A SINGLE VEHICLE THAT LEFT HIGHWAY TWO NEAR THE CROSSFIELD OVERPASS AND FLIPPED AT LEAST THREE TIMES. THE LONE PERSON IN THE VEHICLE, A WOMAN, BELIEVED TO BE IN HER MID-FORTIES HAD TO BE EXTRICATED FROM THE WRECKAGE BY RESCUE CREWS. EMS SPOKESMAN STUART BRIDEAUX SAYS THE VICTIM WAS SENT TO FOOTHILLS HOSPITAL IN CALGARY IN SERIOUS, BUT STABLE CONDITION. HER INJURIES ARE BELIEVED TO BE NOT LIFE THREATENING. 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY APRIL 16 

A private memorial was held in Calgary yesterday (APR 15) to mark the one-year anniversary of the deaths of five people in the city's worst mass murder. The young adults were stabbed to death at a house party marking the end of the school year. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi attended the service with the victims' friends and family members and said it was ``a really hard'' day for everyone involved. Outside the four-bedroom home where the five were killed, about a dozen floral bouquets, candles and a picture of the victims were left at a tree. The University of Calgary marked the anniversary by announcing a new festival to be called UCalgaryStrong to focus on fostering student well-being and resiliency. The victims -- all in their 20's -- were Lawrence Hong, Josh Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Zackariah Rathwell and Jordan Segura. Matthew de Grood faces five counts of first-degree murder and a date for his trial will be set next month.

AN UPDATE ON A MULTIPLE VEHICLE CRASH THAT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY (APR 15) SOUTH OF COCHRANE.  RCMP SAY AROUND 20 TO 7:00 A SCHOOL BUS WAS STOPPED IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF HIGHWAY 22, ABOUT KILOMETER NORTH OF HIGHWAY ONE, WAITING TO TURN.  APPROXIMATELY 20 OTHER VEHICLES WERE STOPPED AND WAITING BEHIND THE BUS. POLICE  BELIEVE THE DRIVER OF A PICK-UP TRUCK DID NOT SEE THE LINE-UP AND PLOWED INTO ONE OF THE VEHICLES WHICH BEGAN A CHAIN REACTION CRASH. OTHER VEHICLES IN THE ONCOMING LANE BECAME INVOLVED. MOUNTIES SAY ONE WHO WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT WAS EJECTED FROM HIS VEHICLE AND DIED AT THE SCENE. FIVE OTHER VICTIMS RECEIVED A VARIETY OF INJURIES AND WERE RUSHED TO HOSPITAL IN CALGRY. COCHRANE RCMP CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION.

 



 


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