Former Edmonton police chief leads panel reviewing Alberta supervised consumption services

Former Edmonton police chief Rod Knecht will chair a panel of experts who will review supervised consumption services in Alberta. On Monday morning, the province unveiled the eight people who make up the Supervised Consumption Services Review Committee. The panel…

Alberta man imprisoned for school bus crash, wrong way police chase

An Alberta man convicted of crimes that included crashing a stolen pickup truck into a school bus and a police chase involving a stolen semi-trailer truck has been sentenced to four years in prison. Jason Ionson, who is 38, was sentenced after…

Edmonton group part of province-wide survey on hate crime

A new survey is up and running, with the goal of providing insight into how many Albertans have been the target of hate crime. Once the data is compiled, support groups will create a provincial response. The Response Model is…

RCMP investigating ‘potential explosive device’ at Red Deer waste facility

The RCMP’s Explosives Disposal Unit left Edmonton for Red Deer Friday morning after a “potential explosive device” was found at the Red Deer Waste Management Facility. A portion of the facility — located at 1709-40 Avenue — was cordoned off,…

Woman killed in crash following RCMP pursuit outside Red Deer

Alberta’s law enforcement watchdog is investigating a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday in which a 24-year-old woman was killed and a 27-year-old man injured. The crash happened following an RCMP pursuit that started in Blackfalds. On July 31 at around 12:35…

Tornado warning issued for Red Deer County

Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Red Deer County near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House on Wednesday night. At 8:45 p.m., Environment Canada said a severe thunderstorm about 15 kilometres northwest of Markerville could turn into a tornado. The…

Woman killed, sister injured in Rocky Mountain House domestic homicide case

Charges are pending against a 44-year-old man in connection with a homicide investigation in central Alberta. Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to several 911 calls about a man with a gun in a home on Friday, July 26. Officers arrived…

Alberta bar owner doesn’t regret stringing up Trudeau pinata

The co-owner of a bar in central Alberta doesn’t regret hanging up a large pinata of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Canada Day weekend. Rob Newell admits, however, that in retrospect securing it with a rope around Trudeau’s neck…