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Latest news from 660news.com - Alberta feed

  1. Former employee charged in Bowden prison escape

    09.22 / 01:27 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    RCMP have charged a former guard at Bowden Institution with aiding in the escape of one of its inmates. Sylvain Martin escaped back in April 2015 from the minimum security annex and was arrested in the fall on a Canada wide warrant in Quebec. Mounties allege the accused had an inappropriate financial relationship with Martin…
  2. Mother convicted of negligence gives tearful apology

    09.21 / 22:16 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    A Calgary mother who treated her seven-year-old son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection delivered a tearful apology at the end of her sentencing hearing. Tamara Lovett was found guilty in January of criminal negligence causing death by a judge who said Lovett “gambled away” the life of her son Ryan…
  3. “Unfortunate circumstances” led to sexual assault in downtown apartment building

    09.21 / 19:20 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    Calgary police say “a collection of unfortunate circumstances” are to blame for a man getting into a downtown apartment building, and sexually assaulting a woman in August. Graham Brien Grieves, 38, was arrested Tuesday and is charged with break and enter to commit sexual assault. The incident happened on August 29th in the 1100 block…
  4. Man shot by Calgary officer known to police

    09.21 / 18:58 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    A man in his 30s who was shot by a Calgary police officer Wednesday night is known to authorities. According to the CPS, officers were called to a domestic incident at the 900 block of 17A Street Northeast, after reports multiple people were assaulted and a suspect had fled the scene. The man was located…
  5. Rick Fraser leaves UCP to sit as Independent

    09.21 / 17:56 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    There was another defection from Alberta’s new United Conservative Party, Thursday morning. MLA for Calgary South East, Rick Fraser quite caucus to sit as an Independent. Fraser told 660NEWS, his decision was not a condemnation for any particular party, “For my constituents and the things, the issues they’re facing around the economy; things like education…
  6. Homelessness declining in Calgary

    09.21 / 16:51 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    Nine and a half years in, the 10 year plan is proving effective. Calgary’s plan to end homelessness began January 1, 2008, and as of May 31, 2017, the School of Public Policy reports the number of people affected by the issue, appears to have dropped. “It’s a good news story, in that, the 10…
  7. Power outage stalls downtown CTrain

    09.21 / 16:31 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    City of Calgary CTrains ground to a halt Thursday morning, due to a power outage. Major delays on the Red and Blue Lines left commuters in panic, and many late for work. As of 9:30 a.m., Calgary Transit reports: – Northwest CTrains are travelling between Tuscany and 8 Street stations. Shuttle buses will take you…
  8. Flames release proposed arena financing deal

    09.21 / 15:03 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    As promised, the Calgary Flames ownership group has released its arena proposal. Six days after Mayor Naheed Nenshi released council’s last offer on a new arena, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) released the details of its proposed deal. But, the new numbers could be immaterial, Flames CEO Ken King said they’re moving on.…
  9. Surprise candidate was Doug Schweitzer: MRU Professor says

    09.21 / 13:33 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    Mount Royal University Political Science Professor, Lori Williams believes Wednesday’s United Conservative Party debate was well mannered. “Leadership contenders, that were, for the most part very civil,” she said. “They didn’t give a whole lot of ammunition to opposition folks in this.” Williams went on to say, “I think they all relied on scripts and…
  10. U of A energy conference focuses on (near) future

    09.21 / 13:10 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    Edmonton’s University of Alberta is looking to the Future of Energy Systems, with a two day conference in partnership with the German Embassy. Future Energy Systems is an organization funded by $75-million in research money from the Government of Canada. U of A Professor, Amit Kumar explained the organization’s focus is to help the country…
  11. Sporting jeans for a good cause

    09.21 / 13:10 www.660news.com 660news.com - Alberta
    Want to try on some jeans for a good cause? A Thursday fundraiser for Cancer research invites Calgarians to do just that: Try the Fit, Help the Cause. For every FDJ French Dressing jean you try on, one dollar will be donated to the ‘Look Good Feel Better Campaign.’ It’s a program that helps women…