Crowchild Trail bridge to be closed for repairs

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Traffic will definitely slow down on Crowchild Trail this weekend.

Starting at 10 p.m. MT Friday, there will be a full closure of the ramp from Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard East onto Crowchild Trail South until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Crowchild North will also be restricted to single lane traffic until 10 a.m. Saturday, while southbound traffic will be restricted to single lane traffic until 6 p.m.

Over the course of the weekend, the city says there will be temporary changes to traffic lanes as concrete is being poured, and there will be an influx of workers and equipment in the area.

“This is one step further in the Crowchild Trail Plan”

-City Council

The bridge is expected to reopen for traffic in time for Monday morning commute.

 

Vincent Lavoie

 

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Suspicious death in Edgemont

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Calgary Police Homicide Service Unit was called to investigate a death at the 200 block of Edgepark Way N.W. on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019 at around 2:15 p.m.

Upon arrival, police found a man dead in the building. An autopsy for the victim is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11.

After investigation, it is believed that this case is domestic in nature.

There is no public safety concern and no investigative necessity in the homicide investigation, and there is no requirement to release the name of the victim. The wishes of the  victim’s family are also being upheld as they are also considered victims in this tragic situation.

-Aimee Michaelis

Common flu lands one woman in a coma

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H-1-N-1 virus is responsible for a 38 year old woman being put in a medically induced coma.

Nevada Cunnington went to the emergency room on New years with what she thought was a terrible cold. Cunnington went from being able to speak and walk to being placed in a medically induced coma. 

 It is important to get vaccinated.

Though the virus typically infects young people medical officials say it is important to get vaccinated. The flu  shot is still available to those who have not yet taken it.

-Muna Saeed

38-year-old mother fighting for her life

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A 38-year-old mother from Calgary is between life and death after contracting the H1N1 flu during the holidays. Nevada Cunnington went to the hospital after she thought she had developed a cold, but the symptoms escalated to the point where she had to be put into an induced coma. She has yet to wake up.

The H1N1 strain can affect anyone.

Alberta Health Services says there have been 4,797 cases similar to Cunnington’s since August and more than 20 people have died.

AHS is also urging the population to get vaccinated as the H1N1 strain can affect anyone.

The H1N1 influenza virus is said to have killed more than 17,000 people around he world during the 2009 flu pandemic, with more than 3,600 in North America.

-Cimon Charest-Deschenes

Woman who was hit by C-Train speaks out about the incident

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A month after Rozalia Meichl was pushed onto the tracks of an oncoming train is speaking about the incident for the first time.

On November, 8, 2018, Meichl was waiting on the platform of an LRT station when she was allegedly pushed from behind onto the tracks. She sustained serious injuries and was left paraylzed.

“Physio is going super. I’m learning to dress myself and I have recreational therapy. I go on outings and I learn how to exist in my new way of life, I think I made big leaps and bounds from when I got brought in here.”

She is still receiving care at Foothills Hospital where she decided to speak about the rehab process.

“Physio is going super. I’m learning to dress myself and I have recreational therapy. I go on outings and I learn how to exist in my new way of life, I think I made big leaps and bounds from when I got brought in here.”

A GoFundMe page has been created to assist Meichl with her long term care and rehabilitation expenses.

James Dunn

Infant found safe after family vehicle was stolen

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Late Monday afternoon, a family left their vehicle idling in the parking lot of Sunridge Mall. They left their 6-month-old child in the unoccupied running vehicle. At around 2:25 in the afternoon Calgary police were called to reports of a stolen vehicle.

“Calgary police, recognizing the magnitude and gravity of the possible event, initiated all action it could and brought in all resources available to help resolve this safely.”

Patrol units thoroughly searched the area and found the missing vehicle quickly after they were called to the scene. A male suspect tried to flee on foot but was apprehended by the police.

The child was found safe and unharmed and was reunited with the family. Police are still investigating the event, and are taking into consideration the actions of the family and the thief.

-Aimee Michaelis

Man arrested at SAIT following police cruiser theft

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Matthew Macguagan has been charged after allegedly stealing a police cruiser last Monday. Police say the suspect sneaked into the vehicle after an officer pulled the car on the side of the road to speak to a group of people.

“I’m glad nobody got hurt. I’m glad we were able to recoup our equipment and deal with the [alleged] offender and move forward.”

A helicopter was used to track the stolen cruiser. 30 minutes later, the car was located on SAIT campus and the suspect was arrested.

On a press conference, acting police chief Steve Barlow said he doesn’t blame the police officer who pulled the car over. He also said: “I’m glad nobody got hurt. I’m glad we were able to recoup our equipment and deal with the [alleged] offender and move forward.”

Macguagan is set to appear in court next Wednesday.

Cimon Charest-Deschenes