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Calgary police credit forensic advances for cold case sex assault charges

Calgary police credit forensic advances for cold case sex assault charges

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have made an arrest in two sexual assaults that occurred nearly 40 years ago. Investigators have charged Patrick Zamora, who is 64 and from Calgary, in the early morning attacks near the Foothills Medical Centre in 1981.
Teen charged in hit-and-run death of Calgary police officer seeks lawyer for trial

Teen charged in hit-and-run death of Calgary police officer seeks lawyer for trial

CALGARY — An 18-year-old-man believed to have been driving when a Calgary police officer was hit and dragged by an SUV is looking for a lawyer to represent him at trial.
Court appearance for Edmonton man charged in 2007 death of Calgary woman adjourned

Court appearance for Edmonton man charged in 2007 death of Calgary woman adjourned

CALGARY — The case of an Edmonton man charged in a cold case killing in Calgary has been put over to next month.
Closing arguments rescheduled in Edmonton manslaughter trial

Closing arguments rescheduled in Edmonton manslaughter trial

EDMONTON — Closing arguments that were to start Tuesday in the trial of an Ontario man accused of killing a woman in his Edmonton hotel room have been pushed to Wednesday.
'Hollow promises': Top coal scientist warns Albertans of contamination from mining

'Hollow promises': Top coal scientist warns Albertans of contamination from mining

EDMONTON — One of North America's top experts on pollution from coal mines is warning Albertans about the dangers of expanding the industry in the province's Rocky Mountains.
Wheeler's third-period goal earns Winnipeg Jets exciting 6-5 win over Edmonton Oilers

Wheeler's third-period goal earns Winnipeg Jets exciting 6-5 win over Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON — Head coach Paul Maurice didn't derive much pleasure from the Winnipeg Jets' exciting 6-5 win Monday night over the Edmonton Oilers.

Olymel temporarily shuts Alberta pork plant with COVID-19 outbreak

RED DEER, Alta. — Olymel has announced it is temporarily closing a pork plant in central Alberta where health officials say hundreds of COVID-19 cases are now connected with an outbreak at the facility.

World's longest hockey game played in deep freeze in Alberta

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — The world’s longest hockey game carried on in ghastly cold weather. Forty people took turns playing hockey on an outdoor rink 24 hours a day, seven days a week since Feb. 4., all in the name of cancer research.
Outdoor hockey players in Alberta break records, raise $1.8M for cancer research

Outdoor hockey players in Alberta break records, raise $1.8M for cancer research

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — The world's longest hockey game in Alberta broke multiple records this year. Forty people took turns playing hockey on an outdoor rink near Edmonton during record cold temperatures 24 hours a day, seven days a week since Feb.

Mounties say church ignored COVID-19 rules again following charges against pastor

EDMONTON — RCMP say a church whose pastor was charged last week with violating Alberta's health rules was not complying with COVID-19 restrictions during Sunday morning's service.