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Visitor shoots and injures black bear

A file photo of a black bear eating grass. | Parks Canada/R.Bray photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Parks officials are still searching for a black bear that had been shot on the weekend approximately seven kilometres from the Sixth Bridge trailhead. The shooter has been identified as a male tourist who is now facing several charges under the National Parks Act. “ ...

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Second-degree murder charge laid in death of Banff man

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca A suspect has been charged with second-degree murder after a man was killed at a nightclub in Banff. On Aug. 5, Banff RCMP were advised at about 2:26 a.m. of an altercation which occurred at a local drinking establishment on Banff Avenue. Upon arrival, police located an injured male. The 26-year-old male from Banff was transported to hospital where he was declared deceased ...

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Vandal fined for graffiti on Whistlers Peak, clean-up efforts underway

One visitor’s actions resulted in him receiving a hefty fine and hours of cleanup efforts by the Friends of Jasper National Park working in tandem with Skytram staffers including Tim Scott, shown here in this photo by workmate Mark Babbage. | Supplied photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Attentive and dutiful tourists saved the day for what could otherwise have been ...

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Jasper RCMP investigate flight from police

On July 18, 2022, just before 9:00 a.m., Jasper RCMP received a report of a stolen flat deck trailer from the Stan Wright Industrial Park in Jasper townsite. Moments later, the same trailer was spotted east of Town on Highway 16. Jasper RCMP located the trailer on Highway 16, which was being pulled by a Ford pickup truck and had a Dodge pickup truck loaded onto the trailer. A vehicle stop was initiated and ...

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Hinton RCMP lay charges in relation to break and enter

On July 14, 2022, at 10:10 p.m., Hinton RCMP received reports of a possible break and enter to a residence on Maskuta Drive at the Hardisty Creek Village. Police attended and located two individuals inside the residence. One of the individuals fled from police but was apprehended a short time later. Steven Edward Harper (45) of Edmonton, and Darrick Darwin Larocque (44) of Evansburg, are charged with the fo ...

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Grande Cache RCMP arrest man for 2021 hit and run

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca A man was arrested for a fatal pedestrian hit and run that occurred last year in the Grande Cache area. On March 14, 2021 at 1:20 a.m., Grande Cache RCMP responded to the report of a male located in the ditch on the Ghost Main Road with serious life-threatening injuries. The male was transported via EMS but pronounced deceased a short time later. The 36-year-old male from ...

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RCMP roving traffic unit seizes over $498,000 of contraband

Since the start of 2022, the Alberta RCMP Roving Traffic Unit (RTU) has issued 177 fines totalling $153,289 and seized over $498,000 in contraband. Dedicated to upholding both traffic and public safety, the RTU has worked diligently to detect and remove travelling crime from our provincial roadways. “Our goal is to enforce traffic safety while also detecting any criminal activity that might be making its wa ...

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Hinton RCMP investigate stolen snowmobile and trailer

Photograph of snowmobile. | RCMP photo Hinton RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a stolen snowmobile and trailer. These items were stolen from a turn out on the north side of Highway 16, approximately 1.5 kilometres east of Folding Mountain Brewery, during the night of March 27. The snowmobile is described as: 2018 Yamaha Sidewinder Snowmobile (grey).It has an Alpha One mono rail and track (uniq ...

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Edson RCMP arrest female in possession of stolen pick-up

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Edson RCMP arrested a female for being in possession of a stolen pick-up truck after police learned of the truck's location through its GPS system. On March 4, police received a report at about 2 a.m. of a stolen pickup from a business located around 50th Street and 1st Ave in Edson. A short time later, police were notified of the truck's location from the on-board GPS sys ...

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Edson RCMP arrest male for uttering threats

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Edson RCMP arrested a male for uttering threats following an incident at a local business in Edson on Feb. 25. An employee had noticed a male loitering and looking into garbage cans. When the employee asked the male to leave, the suspect allegedly told the employee he would be back later in the night to kill the employee. The employee returned inside and called the Edson R ...

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