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Charges laid in Alberta turkey farm occupation

A high-profile occupation last month by protestors at an Alberta Hutterite colony’s turkey farm has led to criminal charges against four people. RCMP on Wednesday announced charges of one count each of break and enter to commit mischief for a 46-year-old Edmonton man, a 24-year-old woman from Pincher Creek and a 28-year-old woman and 16-year-old […] Read more

Alberta rancher, advocate James Hargrave, 34

A leader in southern Alberta’s cattle ranching community died in a vehicle crash while helping fight wildfires along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border on Tuesday night. Cypress County officials have identified the firefighter as James Hargrave, 34, a volunteer with the fire station at Walsh, Alta., about 50 km east of Medicine Hat. Alberta’s Agriculture Minister Oneil […] Read more


New radio network for first responders

First responders in Alberta now have a single, province-wide communication system thanks to a new two-way radio network that took eight years and $438 million to build. The Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System — or AFRRCS — became available to first responders on July 1, although it was used extensively during the Fort McMurray […] Read more






CN grain train derails near Calgary

Reuters — Twenty-four grain cars on a Canadian National Railway (CN) train derailed northeast of Calgary on Friday morning without injury or dangerous goods involved, RCMP said. The derailment on the 104-car train took place near the village of Kathyrn and Highway 9, at 10 a.m. MT, RCMP from nearby Beiseker said in a release, […] Read more

Cpls. Dave Heaslip (left) and Christian Reister, the province’s southern livestock investigators, sit atop of their horses, Spud and Duke, as part of a promotion for Banff Tourism.

RCMP livestock investigator hangs up his hat — but not his spurs

"It’s hit and miss sometimes, looking for people’s cattle, but there’s nothing better than finding a guy who has stolen some cattle and putting him behind bars.” – Corporal Dave Heaslip

Cpl. Dave Heaslip will be hanging up his red serge coat and putting away his tall, dark boots — but he doesn’t plan to give up his horses. And when he retires April 2, his 45 years and 192 days of service will make him one of the longest-serving members in RCMP history. But the […] Read more



A thief rolled a tractor after he tried to use it as a getaway vehicle on April 2. He was apprehended by Blackfalds RCMP, who pursued him with the help of a local snowmobile.

Mountie on a snowmobile catches bumbling tractor thief

Thief went on mini crime spree, destroying fences, and tree stands, before rolling tractor

It’s a Prairie version of the classic Hollywood chase — a thief who tried to escape in a stolen tractor pursued by a RCMP officer on a borrowed snowmobile. Blackfalds RCMP responded to a break-and-enter complaint at a rural address on Highway 595 east of Red Deer on the afternoon of April 2. The thief […] Read more