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Having EMS, fire and police in same room could help response: Former Calgary chief

Having EMS, fire and police in same room could help response: Former Calgary chief

CALGARY — A former chief of emergency medical services in Calgary says having medical dispatchers back in the same room as police and fire call-takers could help to improve ambulance response times.
Couple arrested and charged after infant sexually assaulted in southern Alberta

Couple arrested and charged after infant sexually assaulted in southern Alberta

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A mother and father face charges after police say their six-week-old daughter was physically and sexually assaulted. Investigators were called to a home in Lethbridge, Alta.
Smith's office mum on investigating whether staffer contacted Alberta prosecutors

Smith's office mum on investigating whether staffer contacted Alberta prosecutors

EDMONTON — Premier Danielle Smith’s office says it would be wrong if a staffer contacted prosecutors about cases involving the Coutts, Alta., border crossing blockade, but hasn’t committed to investigating whether that happened.

Hyman scores twice as streaking Oilers beat Lightning 5-3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Zach Hyman scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Hyman-led Oilers extend win streak to five games with 5-3 victory over Lightning

Hyman-led Oilers extend win streak to five games with 5-3 victory over Lightning

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers seem to have started their traditional second-half surge. Zach Hyman had a pair of goals as the Oilers extended their winning streak to five games with a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.
Gu back in the winner's circle, Canadians collect three World Cup halfpipe medals

Gu back in the winner's circle, Canadians collect three World Cup halfpipe medals

CALGARY — Freestyle ski star Eileen Gu was victorious in her first competition since taking Beijing's Olympic Games by storm and Canadians collected a pair of silver medals and a bronze in World Cup halfpipe Thursday.
Review finds communication, staffing issues in ambulance response to fatal dog attack

Review finds communication, staffing issues in ambulance response to fatal dog attack

CALGARY — An independent review into why it took an ambulance 30 minutes to get to an 86-year-old Calgary woman who was attacked by three dogs says staff shortages and communication issues contributed to the delay.

Edmonton officer charged with assault, intimidation in off-duty altercation

EDMONTON — An Edmonton police officer is facing assault and intimidation charges. Police say Const. Clayton Tipton was off-duty when an altercation happened Sunday in Spruce Grove, Alta., east of Edmonton.
Ex-Reform leader Preston Manning picked to chair review of Alberta's COVID response

Ex-Reform leader Preston Manning picked to chair review of Alberta's COVID response

EDMONTON — Premier Danielle Smith has struck a committee to investigate how the Alberta government responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has appointed former Reform Party leader Preston Manning to chair it.
Elks sign veteran defensive back Ed Gainey to one year contract extension.

Elks sign veteran defensive back Ed Gainey to one year contract extension.

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks have signed veteran defensive back Ed Gainey to a one-year contract extension. Gainey was fifth on the team with 47 defensive tackles last season, his first in Edmonton, to go with an interception and two forced fumbles.
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