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Stettler Man Dies In Crash Near Elnora

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By Sheldon Spackman

A 22 year old Stettler man is dead after a crash between a car and truck near Elnora Thursday night.

Three Hills RCMP say it happened around 7:00pm at the intersection of Highway 590 and Highway 21 with collision analysts determining that a westbound car on Highway 590 failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 21 and was struck by a northbound one tonne truck.

The lone occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene which was also attended by Elnora Fire and Rescue and Three Hills EMS, while the 32 year old driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries.

RCMP say both drivers were wearing seat belts and neither alcohol or weather are believed to be factors in the crash.

The name of the deceased will not be released.

(Photo courtesy of Alberta RCMP)

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CP NewsAlert: Statistics Canada says economy looks to have grown in second quarter

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OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the economy appears to have grown in the second quarter of the year despite two months of setbacks.

The agency says its preliminary estimate is that the economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.5 per cent between April and June.

Real gross domestic declined by 0.5 per cent in April and the agency says today that May saw a decline of 0.3 per cent.

Statistics Canada says its preliminary estimate is that real GDP grew by 0.7 per cent in June as pandemic restrictions started to ease across the country.

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Canadian women’s eight crew captures rowing gold; first in event since 1992

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TOKYO — The Canadian women’s eight rowing crew has captured gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

The eight rowers crossed the line first in Friday’s final in a time of five minutes 59.13 seconds at Sea Forest Waterway. It’s Canada’s first gold in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

New Zealand grabbed silver (6:00.04), while China took bronze (6:01.21).

Canada will leave the Tokyo Olympics with two rowing medals, after Victoria’s Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Surrey, B.C., took bronze in Thursday’s women’s pair.

The double-podium performance comes after Canada secured just one medal — in the lightweight women’s double sculls — at the Rio Games five years ago.

Canada made two other finals at the pandemic-delayed Games.

Conlin McCabe of Brockville, Ont., and Kai Langerfeld of North Vancouver, B.C., just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the men’s pair, while Jessica Sevick of Strathmore, Alta., and Gabrielle Smith of Unionville, Ont., were sixth in women’s double sculls.

Canada qualified 10 boats at a Games for the first time since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and fielded a gender-balanced crew for the first time.

The Canadian Press

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