Couple’s accused killer has case put over; Peter Royal to represent him

A man charged in the deaths of an Alberta couple has had his court date put over. Travis Vader appeared in court today in Edson on charges of first-degree murder. He has retained Edmonton lawyer Peter Royal to represent him.

EDSON, — A man charged in the deaths of an Alberta couple has had his court date put over.

Travis Vader appeared in court today in Edson on charges of first-degree murder.

He has retained Edmonton lawyer Peter Royal to represent him.

Lyle and Marie McCann, who were in their 70s, were last seen fuelling up their motorhome in St. Albert, Alta., for a trip to British Columbia in July 2010.

Their motorhome was found burned just east of Edson a few days later, prompting a search for the couple who have never been found.

Vader, who is 40, is expected to appear via closed circuit TV from Edmonton when he next makes a court appearance in Edson on June 5.

Just Posted

Motorcross riders perform heart-stopping stunts at Red Deer’s Westerner Days

‘I wanted to see how far I could push myself and my machine,’ says rider

Oil and gas well cleanup costs could hit $65 billion, says industry watchdog

Alberta government urged to undertake detailed review of cleanup costs

Fatal disease strikes Alberta sheep

Scrapie detected on two Alberta farms

UCP candidate fined $70,000

Penalty against Jeff Callaway is for two dozen separate offences

Calgary Stampeders bounce back with 26-16 win over Toronto Argonauts

Stampeders 26 Argonauts 16 CALGARY — Juwan Brescacin hauled in a pair… Continue reading

Chris Sale snaps Fenway losing streak, beats Blue Jays 5-0

Red Sox 5 Blue Jays 0 BOSTON — That was a relief.… Continue reading

Critics and industry clash over accuracy of Alberta well cleanup cost estimates

CALGARY — An Alberta coalition that says oil and gas producers are… Continue reading

Rapelling from great heights to grant Red Deer wishes

Twenty brave individuals will rappel 13 storeys down Stantec Executive Place on… Continue reading

Man shouting ‘You die’ kills 33 at Japan anime studio

TOKYO — A man screaming “You die!” burst into an animation studio… Continue reading

Documents shed light on seniors poverty figures used by federal Liberals

OTTAWA — Internal government documents say that many of the 57,000 seniors… Continue reading

High court won’t hear NDP expenses case over mailings, offices

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court may have just killed off the NDP’s… Continue reading

Justin Trudeau takes aim at NDP over EU-Canada trade pact as summit wraps up

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling out New Democrats after… Continue reading

Most Read