Alberta briefs – September 4

A portion of a southern Alberta park has been temporarily closed due to grizzly bear activity.

Grizzlies close Alberta park

CARDSTON — A portion of a southern Alberta park has been temporarily closed due to grizzly bear activity.

Conservation officers say they have seen grizzlies feeding on berries at Police Outpost Provincial Park along the Alberta-Montana boundary, and expect the bears to stay in the area until they hibernate.

The entire Outpost Wetlands Natural Area has also been closed.

However, Police Outpost campground in the park’s northeast remains open until Oct. 31.


RCMP find mother of dead baby

HIGH PRAIRIE — RCMP have located and identified the mother of a dead infant whose remains were discovered in the yard of a home in High Prairie.

But police say their investigation is not complete and they haven’t determined if charges will be laid.

The remains were found last Thursday night by a man who noticed an area of his yard had been disturbed.


Violent convict deported

CALGARY — A 40-year-old man who came to Canada from Vietnam in 1985 has been deported after a violent crime spree that stretched across three provinces over 22 years.

Canada Border Services says The Vinh Pham was sent back to Vietnam, ending a case that began with a deportation order in 1995.

Pham had been in custody in Saskatchewan, where he had been held by Border Services after his release from prison more than a year ago.

Border Services spokeswoman Lisa White says Pham was a member of an organized crime group and has a history of violent criminal activity in Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto.

She says he has 29 criminal convictions and served more than 13 years in various prisons.

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