Alberta briefs – November 11

Mounties in Alberta have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man they call a serial stalker of women.

Mounties issue arrest warrant for ‘serial stalker’

TURNER VALLEY — Mounties in Alberta have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man they call a serial stalker of women.

Turner Valley RCMP say Kent Norman Brazier faces charges of criminal harassment, uttering threats and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.

Police say the charges stem from his alleged actions after he broke up with a woman in the Turner Valley area.

Mounties say he has outstanding criminal harassment charges laid by Ottawa police.

Brazier, 45, is described as white, having a slender build, six feet tall and 170 pounds, with medium length brown hair and blue eyes.


Province spends $3M on solar power thermal project

MEDICINE HAT — Alberta is spending $3 million on a solar power project in Medicine Hat.

The province says the plant will demonstrate how solar power can be used to create steam to generate electricity instead of using fossil fuels.

The project will cost $9 million in total and is expected to be complete by the end of 2012.

The City of Medicine Hat and the Alberta and federal government are paying for the project.

Power generated from the plant is sold to customers in the Medicine Hat area.


Airline charged with unlawful export of goods

CALGARY — The Canada Border Services Agency has charged Kenn Borek Air Ltd. of Calgary, and former general manager, Stephen Penikett, with unlawfully exporting goods to Myanmar.

It’s alleged that the company and Penikett exported one de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter airplane as well as 149 aircraft parts to Myanmar without valid export permits in November 2007.

Goods may only be exported to Myanmar with an export permit issued by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

They are charged with two counts each under the Customs Act and the Export and Import Permits Act.

The maximum fine under the Customs Act is $500,000 or five years in prison or both, while the maximum under the other act is no fine and 10 years imprisonment.

The first court appearance is set for Dec. 14 in Calgary.