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Battle of Alberta raises over $500,000.00 for Child Advocacy Centre

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Organizers of The Battle of Alberta are thrilled with the results of an incredible fund raising effort drawing together fans and players of Alberta’s two NHL clubs for a festival of fund raising and fun.

Alumni and Current Players of the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers travelled from across North America to the Red Deer Golf and Country Club for the inaugural “Battle of Alberta”.

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre has expressed gratefulness to the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers organizations for their support.  They also thank the team of volunteers who made every aspect of the fundraiser possible.  Finally and most importantly, hats off to all the sponsors who gave the better part of two days of their time and made massive financial commitments as well.

Here’s event co-chair Al Sim from a press release at the outset of the tournament:

Mark Jones, Chief Executive Officer of the CACAC, together with the centre’s staff and service partners, couldn’t be more pleased with this inaugural event. “Supporters of the centre have worked tirelessly since the formation of the coalition group who were determined to help with the desperate need for child advocacy in Central Alberta. We are collectively changing the way Central Alberta responds to child abuse. The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization, governed by a board of directors that works in an integrative partnership with the Central Region Child and Family Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice, Alberta Education, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, and the RCMP to better service children, youth and families impacted by sexual abuse and the most serious/complex cases of physical abuse and neglect”.

The centre has professionals onsite dealing with the criminal aspects of the case, as well as child protection, medical and psychological needs of child victims and their families. Onsite professionals include police officers, physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and crown prosecutors with the common goals of: improved timeliness in the coordinated assessment and investigation of child abuse cases; increased access to support and therapeutic resources for the child and their family; enhanced collaboration among partners; more efficient and effective use of resources; increased knowledge and awareness of child abuse in the community.

Working collaboratively, we achieve greater results than any partner could on their own. It blends investigation, treatment, prevention, education and research with expertise to provide an integrated practice approach: wrapping around children and always “working in the best interests of the child”.

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Alberta reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

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EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 15 new COVID-19 cases and one new death.

That brings the province’s total number of cases to 7,091 and deaths to 146.

There have been 6,611 cases that have recovered as of Thursday.

Alberta has 334 active cases, 10 fewer than a day earlier.

Forty-eight people remain in hospital, including six in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 4, 2020.

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Man faces second-degree murder charge in Calgary chef’s death in March

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CALGARY — Police have charged a 26-year-old Calgary man in the death of a longtime chef during an attempted break-and-enter three months ago.

Anthony Archie Michel Christian is accused of second-degree murder and is to next appear in court on Monday.

Investigators have said 56-year-old Christophe Herblin responded to an alarm about 3 a.m. on March 14 at a cafe he was about to open.

Officers searched and cleared the area, but Herblin remained in a parking lot for three hours waiting for a contractor to arrive to secure the business.

Police say he was then attacked by three people who had returned to the scene.

Investigators are hoping to talk to two people, Fritz Chiefmoon and Kiara Leather of Calgary, who are believed to have more information about the case.

Herblin was an executive sous chef at the Glencoe Golf and Country Club in Calgary.

His new business, a French deli and cafe, was to open shortly after he was killed.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 4, 2020

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