Rural municipalities sound alarm over Alberta’s review of police funding

Several municipalities are voicing concerns with the Alberta government’s review of policing costs, saying they fear taxpayers could end up shouldering more costs or receiving less service. “Under the proposed model, costs of anywhere from $390,000 to $1.8 million will…

Edmonton police chief said ‘work is for naught’ if criminal cases are withdrawn

Edmonton’s police chief said he is concerned that nearly half of criminal cases in the city were withdrawn in court last year. This is the first time Chief Dale McFee has publicly commented on the findings of a Global News…

Crown appealing Mac’s murderer Colton Steinhauer’s concurrent sentences

The Crown is appealing the sentences imposed on Colton Steinhauer — one of the men who killed two Edmonton Mac’s Convenience Store store clerks during robberies in December 2015. On Sept. 6, Steinhauer was handed to two concurrent (at the…

Alberta beefing up penalties for those who trespass on farmers’ property

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says legislation is coming this fall to crack down on protesters who trespass on farms and agricultural land. Kenney says free speech must be protected but not when protesters trespass, create mischief and pose potential biohazards…

Judge’s comments in Lethbridge retrial ‘prejudiced, racist’: association of Nigerian doctors

An Alberta judge’s comments about an expert witness at the trial of parents who were accused in their son’s death were “prejudiced, racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant,” says a letter by a group that represents Nigerian doctors in Canada. The letter…

Jury selected for Edmonton man accused of trying to run down, stab police officer

A jury of seven women and seven men will hear evidence in the trial of a man accused of trying to kill an Edmonton police officer. Two years ago, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif is alleged to have run down Const. Mike…