Officer charged after domestic offence.

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The domestic conflict unit started investigating a Calgary police officer after reports of a domestic incident.

the investigation revealed the officer was in uniform when they verbally threatened to harm the victims boyfriend.

the officer has been charged with four counts of breach of probation, one count of uttering threats and one count of assault.

the officer is currently on administrative leave and the police service will review whether or not to let the officer go.

 

Jim Prentice Memorial at The Jubilee Auditorium

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By: Chelsea Tomecek

A public state memorial service for former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is being held today at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Prentice, along with 3 others, were killed in a plane crash just outside of Kelowna, B.C.

The Prentice family wrote, “He will be fondly remembered for his smile, his laugh, and the depth of his care and compassion for those he loved.”

Speakers at the service will include former prime minister Stephen Harper, Premier Rachel Notley, and Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to the Children’s Cottage Society.

 

Burn Baby Burn

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By: Jeff Slack

Alberta parks has a plan to have a series of controlled fires in Kananaskis Valley to help manage any future out breaks of wildfires.

The Evan-Thomas 10 year vegetation management strategy is planning to start two controlled burns each year over a 10 year span.

Fall is said to be the best time to do controlled burns because there’s a lack of tourist who flock to the valley.

Alberta forestry and firefights will be on site for the fires that will be in five provincial parks and cover 1500 hectares.

The last wildfire recorded in Kananaskis Valley was in 1936 where it burned most of the area in one afternoon, since then there hasn’t been a fire in the area since.

Energy Efficiency Alberta Helps People Save Money

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By: Chelsea Tomecek

Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is getting ready to launch 3 initial energy efficiency programs for Albertans. The programs are set for early 2017.

EEA will encourage and support energy efficiency and community energy systems for homes, businesses and communities.

A direct install residential program, residential consumer products program, and business, non-profit and institutional rebate program will all take place.

Minister of Environment and Parks, Shannon Phillips says, “Putting a price on carbon pollution allows us to deliver efficiency programs that will help Albertans save energy and save money as we diversify our economy and create good jobs.”

 

Abducted Calgary Children Found in Ontario (UPDATE)

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The six reported missing children in Calgary were found in Bowmanville, Ontario when the Durham Regional Police found the green SUV in a parking lot with the children inside.

The man took the children without the mother’s consent and while she was away. Evidence have showed that the children were not in danger and the man was taking care of them.

The children will be transported back to Alberta with the assistance of Missing Children Society of Canada with the partnership of WestJet.

The man is under investigation and he is not the children’s legal guardian and will be transported to Alberta next week.

In order to protect the children’s identity. The name of the man will remain anonymous for the moment.

 

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Donald Trump’s star at the Walk of Fame is going to be replaced after it was destroyed.

Dressed as a city worker, James Otis, set up some cones and signs around Donald Trump’s star at the Walk of Fame. Otis began destroying it with a hammer and with a pickax.

Los Angeles police are investigating the man and was under arrest for vandalism.

Lero Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President says repairing Trump’s star will take several days, in the meantime they will cover it up.

 

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Abducted Calgary Children Found in Ontario

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By: Chelsea Tomecek

Calgary Police received a report on Monday, October 24th, from a woman who believed her common law partner had fled the province with her six children.

The kids weren’t believed to be in danger, and the case didn’t meet Amber Alert criteria.

The children were located just outside Toronto in good condition.

Charges are pending on their father. The children have since been brought somewhere safe until the Domestic Conflict Unit coordinates their return.