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Lake Louise RCMP respond to a possible drowning – Update 2

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Sept. 21, 2020

Lake Louise RCMP respond to a possible drowning – Update 2

Lake Louise, Alta. – On Sept. 20, 2020, a deceased adult male body was recovered by Rocky Mountain House RCMP and Alberta Conservation officers on a small remote island west of Abraham Lake.

RCMP have confirmed the deceased is the 23-year-old male from Calgary that fell into the North Saskatchewan River along Glacier Lake trail in Banff National Park and was swept away on July 25, 2020.

The name of the deceased will not be released and no further updates are anticipated.

Our thoughts continue to be with the family at this time.

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July 28, 2020

Lake Louise RCMP respond to a possible drowning – Update

Lake Louise, Alta. – Today at 11:00 am MT, Parks Canada and Lake Louise RCMP will hold a joint teleconference to provide an update on the ongoing search and recovery operation on the North Saskatchewan River in Banff National Park.

A statement will be provided by the Parks Canada Incident Commander, followed by a question and answer period.

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July 26, 2020

Lake Louise RCMP respond to a possible drowning

Lake Louise, Alta. – On July 25, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Lake Louise RCMP, along with Parks Canada and the Lake Louise Fire Department, responded to a report of an adult male that fell into the North Saskatchewan River along the Glacier Lake trail in Banff National Park and was swept away.

The male along with two others stopped for photos beside the river while hiking when the incident occurred.

The male has not been located. Parks Canada Visitor Safety specialists are working closely with the Lake Louise RCMP to conduct a search and rescue operation. The search operation has been ongoing since last night.

An update will be provided when more information is available.

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Mark Simpson, Adam Ruzicka both score twice, Heat down Marlies 8-1

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CALGARY — Mark Simpson and Adam Ruzicka each had a pair of goals as the Stockton Heat downed the Toronto Marlies 8-1 on Friday in American Hockey League action.

Martin Pospisil scored once and set up two more for the Heat (2-2-0), who also got goals from Matthew Phillips, Luke Philp and Emilio Pettersen.

Dustin Wolf made 26 saves for the Calgary Flames’ AHL affiliate.

Timothy Liljegren found the back of the net for the Marlies (4-4-0), AHL affiliate of the Maple Leafs.

Toronto’s Andrew D’Agostini stopped 18-of-26 shots in two periods of work before giving way to Kai Edmonds, who stopped all three shots he faced in relief.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published February 26, 2021.

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Homan remains in top spot after stealing point in 10th end for win over Carey

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CALGARY — Ontario’s Rachel Homan kicked off play in the championship pool Friday with a 7-6 victory over Chelsea Carey of Team Wild Card One at the Canadian women’s curling playdowns.

Carey, who’s filling in at skip for Tracy Fleury this week, had hammer in the 10th end but gave up a steal of one when she barely missed a runback double-takeout attempt.

The top-seeded Homan improved to 8-1 along with Canada’s Kerri Einarson, who defeated Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson 10-6.

In other early games at the Markin MacPhail Centre, Alberta’s Laura Walker needed an extra end to get by Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges 7-6 and Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones posted a 12-8 win over Beth Peterson of Team Wild Card Three.

Another draw was scheduled for Friday night and three more draws were set for Saturday.

Homan, a three-time Hearts champion, started slowly by settling for singles in three of the first five ends. Carey, who edged Homan in the 2019 Scotties final, picked up deuces in the second and fourth before giving up a steal in the sixth.

Carey tried to blank the seventh end but her stone hung around for a point. Homan was a tad wide on an up-weight raise attempt in the eighth, allowing Carey to steal for a two-point cushion.

A Homan deuce tied the game but Carey couldn’t take advantage of hammer coming home.

Jones, meanwhile, who’s aiming for a record seventh national title, stole five points in the 10th end to improve to 7-2. Saskatchewan, Alberta and Quebec were tied in fourth place at 6-3 and the remaining wild-card teams were at 5-4.

The top three teams in the eight-team pool will advance to the playoffs Sunday.

The second- and third-place teams will meet in an afternoon semifinal for a berth in the evening final against the first-place team.

The Hearts winner will return as Team Canada at the 2022 national playdowns in Thunder Bay, Ont. The champion will also earn a berth in the Olympic Trials in November at Saskatoon.

The men’s national championship — the Tim Hortons Brier — starts March 5 at the same Canada Olympic Park venue. The Hearts is the first of six bonspiels to be held at the arena through late April.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 26, 2021.

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