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Airdrie dad plasters posters around city calling out wayward son

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

It’s a public kick in the rear, for which dad deserves a pat on the back. Yes, there will be some who say Kevin Klockow is a rotten parent, shaming a precious snowflake of a child, and doing irreparable damage to a poor lad’s fragile ego. Those people couldn’t be more wrong. What the Airdrie dad deserves is praise for caring enough to keep his young son … Read more »

New Chestermere Town Council is ready to work after fall elections

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

New Chestermere Town Council is ready to work after fall elections Mayor and councillors take oath at public ceremony Staff Writer | Posted: 31 October 2013 By Sarah Papke The New Chestermere Town Council for 2013-2017L to R: RCMP Staff Sergeant Glen Henry; Councillor Gail Smith, Councillor Stu Hutchison; Councillor Heather Davies; Mayor Patricia Matthews; Councillor Jennifer Massig; Councillor Christopher Steeves; Councillor Patrick Watson Six councillors – three re-elected and … Read more »

Zombies to take over Chestermere during 1st annual Zombie Crusher

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

Zombies to take over Chestermere during 1st annual Zombie Crusher Submitted Story | Posted: 31 October 2013 Submitted by: Lori Steenbergen With the latest craze of zombies seen in shows like ‘The Walking Dead’ and the movie ‘World War Z,’ it was not a surprise when the idea of a zombie run was proposed, and the Zombie Crusher came to life (or death!). As part of the The Chestermere Walks … Read more »

We Day inspires St. Gabriel the Archangel students to change the world

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

By Sarah Papke Trina Smith, teacher at St. Gabriel the Archangel School in Chestermere with students at We Day “A movement begins with a spark and then it grows – across a school, across the province and across the country eventually reaching even the darkest parts of the world.” – Martin Luther King III A dozen students from St. Gabriel the Archangel rose early on the morning of October 24, … Read more »

The Power of WE

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

By Dakota Dame, Grade 12 student at Chestermere High School Dakota Dame, Grade 12 Student at Chestermere High was a volunteer at We Day Alberta On Thursday the 24th, I was given a tremendously amazing opportunity to volunteer for We Day down at the Saddledome. Approximately 18, 000 kids ranging from the ages of Elementary to High School from the Calgary and Edmonton area were fortunate enough to be rewarded … Read more »

Lake Ridge Community Church welcomes new Pastor

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

By Sarah Papke Lake Ridge Community Church welcomes new Pastor, Preston Pouteaux to join the team.L-R Preston Pouteaux, Evan Dewald Measuring the impact that Lake Ridge Community Church has on Chestermere is difficult because so much of what they do is not immediately visible to most of the community. Although they might be considered small based on Sunday Church attendance, they are mighty in action. In order to continue with … Read more »

Boyle woman’s truck gets stuck on railway tracks under construction

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

On Oct. 15, incoming trains were halted for about an hour near Boyle after a woman high-centred her truck on train tracks near Millar Western. Boyle RCMP Constable Matt Lapointe said the driver accessed the railway via a CN service road that runs parallel to the railway line. The driver was picking up her husband, a contractor who was building new railway siding … Read more »

Officials see promise in project to save grizzlies from CP trains

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

A five-year research project aimed at reducing the number of grizzly bear deaths along the CP Rail main line through Banff and Yoho national parks is yielding promising results, say officials connected with the effort. “We’re learning a lot about how grizzly bears use this landscape, but specifically we’re understanding better how grizzly bears use the landscape immediately adjacent to the rail line, and we’re hoping that helps us … Read more »

Picard takes on CRPS board chair position

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

Long-time Canadian Rockies Public Schools board trustee Carol Picard has taken on a new role as the board’s chair. Picard was recently re-elected in the Canmore ward to begin serving her third term as a board trustee, earning 1,680 votes in the Oct. 21 municipal election. Kim Bater, who had previously served as board chair for 10 years, told board members he wouldn’t accept any potential nominations during … Read more »

Canmore Holiday Inn expansion approved

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

Canmore’s planning commission approved an expansion of the Holiday Inn earlier this month, and that approval sets the stage for the first significant hotel expansion or new hotel project in the community in more than half a decade. The commission endorsed a 651-square metre expansion that includes a new indoor pool for the 99-room hotel and three additional meetings rooms. The approval, and the willingness of a hotel … Read more »

Flood relief cash slow to flow

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

The flood recovery is chugging forward in Alberta, and money from the Disaster Recovery Program is flowing to flood victims, but it’s not reaching many people as quickly as they would like. “People have not received the cheques that they were expecting, or were promised,” summed of Mandie Crawford, the M.D. of Bighorn’s public information officer. Speaking Monday, Crawford said many residents in the M.D. whose lives were … Read more »

New Banff Council set for next four years

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Alberta

More than two dozen family, friends and interested persons witnessed the swearing-in of the Town of Banff’s new council on Monday afternoon. Karen Sorensen began her second term as mayor, and is joined by returning councillors Grant Canning, Stavros Karlos, Chip Olver and Brian Standish. New to the council are Corrie DiManno and Ted Christensen. On hand at the ceremony were outgoing councillors Leslie Taylor and Paul Baxter, … Read more »

FBI Seeks Information on Wanted Subject Rosita Vilchez

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : FBI News

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office is seeking information on a subject who is wanted on charges of bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and operating a continuing financial crimes enterprise. Rosita Vilchez, formerly of Manassas, Virginia, is now believed to be in Peru. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $6,000, or up to 15,000 Peruvian soles, for information leading directly to the … Read more »

Four Defendants Indicted in Alleged $10 Million Bank Fraud Scheme Involving the Sale of 26 Gas Stations in Four States

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : FBI News

CHICAGO—Four defendants were indicted on federal charges for their alleged roles in a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $10 million in loan proceeds from a suburban bank through the sales of 26 gas stations in Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Two defendants, Charnpal Ghuman and Aga Khan, co-owned the gas stations and sold them to purchasers financed by the bank loans and guaranteed in part by the Small Business … Read more »

Robbery of MidFirst Bank Branch in Oklahoma City

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : FBI News

James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the robbery of the MidFirst Bank, 13240 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Shortly after noon today, an unknown male wearing a blonde wig entered the bank and approached a bank employee at her desk. The subject demanded money from the employee and threatened to harm her if she failed … Read more »

Florida Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Launder Money

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : FBI News

ALBANY—Michele Lasso-Barraza, 30, of Parkland, Florida, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering today before United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division; and Toni M. Weiracuh, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, New York Field Office. Lasso-Barraza, who faces up to 20 years in prison and a … Read more »

Pastor Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Connection with $5 Million Ponzi Scheme

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : FBI News

DENVER—Pastor Charles Lawrence Kennedy, Jr., age 71, of Tampa, Florida, pled guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello yesterday to one count of wire fraud federal law enforcement authorities announced. Kennedy, who is free on a bond, is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Arguello on January 22, 2014. Kennedy was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on March 22, 2012, along with co-defendants Stanley Wayne … Read more »

NC man sentenced to 60 months in prison on child pornography charges

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Crimes Against Children

NC man sentenced to 60 months in prison on child pornography charges PHILADELPHIA — A North Carolina man was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in federal prison for distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography. The sentence resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Elijah Fogle, 22, of Charlotte, N.C., was also ordered to serve 10 … Read more »

NJ man arrested, charged with distributing sexually explicit images of children

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Crimes Against Children

NJ man arrested, charged with distributing sexually explicit images of children NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey man was charged Wednesday with distributing sexually explicit images of children from his home computer. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Boonton Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Lucas J. Reinmann, 34, of Boonton, … Read more »

NJ man pleads guilty to production of child pornography

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Crimes Against Children

NJ man pleads guilty to production of child pornography NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey man pleaded guilty Tuesday to producing child pornography. The guilty plea resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). From July 2011 to Jan. 28, Fredy Arbito, 31, of Hightstown, knowingly coerced an 11-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct for … Read more »

West Texas man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on federal child pornography conviction

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Crimes Against Children

West Texas man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on federal child pornography conviction ABILENE, Texas — A west Texas man was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to 20 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in June to one count of receiving child pornography. This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern … Read more »

Ziff Brothers Investments expected to close U.S. hedge fund: report

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

NEW YORK | Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:06pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York-based Ziff Brothers Investments plans to gradually shut down its U.S. hedge fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Some of the fund’s top people are expected to be given proceeds to start their own independent firms, the report said, citing people familiar with the firm. Other … Read more »

Wells Fargo settles mortgage claims with U.S. government for under $1 billion: FT

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:41pm EDT (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N), the fourth-largest U.S. bank, has settled claims with a U.S. government agency over bad mortgages the bank sold ahead of the financial crisis, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. The San Francisco bank paid less than $1 billion to resolve claims from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the overseer of government-backed mortgage enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie … Read more »

Ex-Madoff trader implicates other workers in decades-long fraud

Author: | October 31st, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK | Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:30pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former trader at Bernard Madoff’s investment firm described on Thursday how he helped create false trades with two other former employees to prop up Madoff’s $17 billion Ponzi scheme. David Kugel, who joined the firm in 1970 and worked there for nearly four decades, said he provided historical data on stock prices to … Read more »