National Newswatch

Alberta energy war room must avoid online morass, preaching to choir: experts

Jun 16 2019 — Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Tzeporah Berman only learned of her cameo appearance at an Alberta government news conference about its so-called energy war room after a flood of nasty messages. Industry advocate Robbie Picard held a poster calling the prominent environmentalist an "enemy of the oilsands" as he introduced Premier Jason Kenney at the Calgary event. Berman says dozens of violent, sexist social media […]

Killer of Calgary mother and daughter gets no parole for 50 years

May 21 2019 — Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — A Calgary judge says a "callous and remorseless" man who killed a mother and her young daughter must wait 50 years before he has a chance at parole. A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year of first-degree murder in the 2016 deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman. The convictions carry an automatic life sentence with […]

Police believe they have found remains of Calgary woman and her toddler in woods

May 6 2019 — Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Police in Calgary say second-degree murder charges are pending against a man after they found the bodies of a woman and toddler who were reported missing nearly two weeks ago. The suspected remains of Jasmine Lovett, 25, and her 22-month-old daughter, Aliyah Sanderson, were found early Monday in a heavily wooded part of Kananaskis Country, a wilderness […]

Alberta students walk out to protest expected gay-straight alliance changes

May 3 2019 — Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Throngs of teenagers spilled out onto a sidewalk along a busy Calgary street to protest expected changes to the province's rules for gay-straight alliances, clubs meant to provide a safe space for LGBTQ students. The boisterous demonstration outside Western Canada High school was one of many 20-minute walkouts across Alberta on Friday morning.  Premier Jason Kenney said […]

Disappearance of woman, toddler treated as potential homicides: Calgary police

Apr 25 2019 — Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press — Calgary police say they are treating the disappearance of a woman and her young daughter as potential homicides and that a suspect they have arrested knows the pair. Jasmine Lovett, 25, and 22-month-old Aliyah Sanderson were last seen in the suburban community of Cranston in southeast Calgary on the evening of April 16. They were reported missing a week later, after failing […]