Alberta briefs – June 10

Alberta is spending $1.2 million on a program to help high-risk boys in communities west of Edmonton avoid going to jail in the future.

Money for high-risk boys

Alberta is spending $1.2 million on a program to help high-risk boys in communities west of Edmonton avoid going to jail in the future.

The Stop Now and Plan program is to teach boys to overcome their behavioural problems before they become adults. Under the program, boys are to be taught how to deal with impulsive behaviour and to solve problems.

Gene Zwozdesky, minister of aboriginal relations, says the program will reduce the chance the boys will be involved in violence, gangs and crime.

The program involves RCMP, the Parkland School Division, the Yellowhead Tribal Community and the Alexander First Nation.

The province is to announce similar programs in other communities around Alberta later this year.

Shots fired in neighbourhood

People in an Edmonton neighbourhood were diving for cover after a gunman fired 39 shots — including 35 at one home.

Some of the shots narrowly missed an eight-year-old boy sleeping in his bedroom and one missed his mother.

One homeowner in the area said that when he reported hearing the shots to police he was told it was probably just kids playing with a cap gun.

Joshua Furtado-Dacosta, 22, has been charged with careless use and storage of a firearm, careless use and storage of ammunition, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a prohibited firearm.

A 16-year-old girl was charged with careless storage of a firearm, careless storage of ammunition, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Just Posted

Red Deer RCMP investigating suspicious vehicle fire

Anyone with information is asked to call police

Visual effects leader recognized by Red Deer high school

Linday Thurber Hall of Fame ceremony held

Castor man dies in crash

Thursday morning collision on Hwy 12

More than $25k raised for Red Deer firefighter who is recovering in hospital

‘I think the support he’s getting is because of the person he is’

WATCH: Two weeks away from Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

In just two weeks, Ponoka’s Shayna Weir will compete with the best… Continue reading

Hi Mickey, ‘Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

ORLANDO, Fla. — Heather and Clark Ensminger breathed sighs of relief when… Continue reading

Court weighs ‘Apprentice’ hopeful’s suit versus Trump

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s lawyers hope to persuade an appeals… Continue reading

StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces $100 million fine

SAN FRANCISCO — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony… Continue reading

Annual pace of inflation slows to 2.2 per cent in September: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — The annual pace of inflation slowed more than expected in… Continue reading

Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

CALGARY — A jury has convicted a Calgary couple in the death… Continue reading

Study of U.S. hospital figures links pot use with increased risk of stroke

MONTREAL — New research is being presented at a conference in Montreal… Continue reading

Leon Draisaitl has overtime winner as Edmonton Oilers down Boston Bruins 3-2

EDMONTON — Connor McDavid set up Leon Draisaitl for the overtime winner… Continue reading

Edmonton girl guide sells out of cookies in front of cannabis store on first day

EDMONTON — She’s being called one smart cookie. As people lined up… Continue reading

Most Read