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Red Deer RCMP say early morning shooting a homicide

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March 16, 2021

Red Deer RCMP – Heavy police presence at incident – Update – Homicide

Red Deer, Alta. – The Red Deer RCMP remain on scene in the area of 38 Avenue and 45 Street in what has been determined to be a homicide.

At 4:42 a.m. today, the RCMP responded to a 911 call, and located a deceased adult male on the road. The male is the victim of a gunshot wound.  The Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has been deployed to take carriage of the investigation.

The area remains closed to vehicle traffic while the RCMP conduct an extensive scene examination.

Evidence gathered on scene leads RCMP to believe that this is an isolated incident, and there is no risk to public safety.

Residents in the area who may have seen or heard anything suspicious are asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

 

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March 16, 2021

Red Deer RCMP – Heavy police presence at incident

 

Red Deer, Alta. – The Red Deer RCMP are asking the public to avoid the area of 38 Avenue and 45 Street. Due to what is believed to be a targeted incident, the area has been contained and no vehicles or pedestrian traffic will be allowed in. There is no evidence to suggest that there is a public safety concern.

 

An update will be provided when the RCMP are able.

 

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Edmonton mother found guilty of manslaughter in death of five-year-old girl

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EDMONTON — A judge has found an Edmonton woman guilty of manslaughter in the death of her five-year-old daughter.

Court heard that the girl died of blunt-force trauma and prosecutors alleged her mother beat her with a belt and a spatula.

The woman, who is in her 30s, had been charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life, assault with a weapon and second-degree murder.

Justice Avril Inglis says there was not enough evidence to convict the woman beyond a reasonable doubt on those charges.

But Inglis convicted the woman of manslaughter because evidence showed that the girl’s severe brain injuries were caused by an assault and the only person in the home capable of inflicting them was her mother.

The woman is expected to be sentenced in the fall. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021.

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TC Energy reports $1.1-billion net loss after $2.2-billion writedown on Keystone XL

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CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. is reporting a first-quarter net loss of $1.1 billion after taking a $2.2-billion after-tax asset impairment charge on its cancelled Keystone XL export oil pipeline.

It says the impairment charge doesn’t yet include the government of Alberta’s investment and guarantees for the project, which are expected to eventually reduce the company’s net exposure to about $1 billion. 

Keystone XL was suspended after newly elected U.S. President Joe Biden fulfilled a campaign promise to cancel its presidential permit in January.

Since then, shippers including Cenovus Energy Inc., Suncor Energy Inc. and Imperial Oil Ltd. have reported non-cash writedowns on earnings related to their commitments to it.

In its quarterly report, TC Energy said comparable earnings without the charge were $1.108 billion or $1.16 per share, down from $1.109 billion or $1.18 per share in the year-earlier period.

It says revenue was $3.38 billion, down from $3.42 billion in the first quarter of 2020.

“While we were very disappointed by the revocation of the presidential permit for Keystone XL and the resulting after-tax impairment charge, we are well positioned to deliver sustainable, high-quality growth in the years ahead,” said CEO Francois Poirier in a news release.

 “We are advancing a $20-billion secured capital program and working on a substantive portfolio of other similarly high-quality opportunities under development.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021.

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