Fatal Alberta Crash Involving Dynamite

first_imgIn west central Alberta, shortly after noon yesterday, a multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer unit with a load of dynamite closed Highway 40, about 50 kilometers south of Grande Cache.The RCMP believes the driver of a southbound pickup may have caught the shoulder of the highway, lost control of his vehicle, crossed the centre line and slammed into the northbound semi.Emergency crews used the jaws-of-life to extricate the driver and lone occupant of the pickup, but he did not survive the crash.- Advertisement -The driver of the semi was not injured, nor was the driver of another southbound pickup, who avoided the collision by driving into the ditch.Police say, given the nature of the crash, the inert explosive chemical being carried by the semi did not pose an imminent risk but, as a precationary measure they evacuated the area and set up a wide safety perimeter around the crash site. The highway was closed for about eight hours while the load was transferred to another truck and the crash site cleared of debris.Advertisement Police are still withholding the name of the dead pick-up driver and are also taking witness information calls at the Grand Cache detachment number…1-780-827-3344. —last_img read more

Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Mobile App Powered By MidAmerican Energy Now Available

first_imgThe app is available both in the Apple App Store and via Google Play by clicking here.  The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee begin inside Drake Stadium on April 24 with the first of four days of competition featuring some of the world’s best professional athletes, collegiate and Iowa high school competitors. The free app features the Drake Relays schedule, heat sheets, live results, Hy-Vee Cup standings, athlete information, social media connections, maps, records and much more. Users of the app will also receive the most recent and accurate Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee information sent directly to their device via push notifications including event winners and other Relays news of note. Story Links Download the app center_img Fans who downloaded last year’s app will need to delete that copy from their device and install the 2019 version to ensure they receive all the features the app has to offer. Tickets for all sessions of the Drake Relays are available by visiting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office, calling 515-271-3647 or visiting DrakeTix.com.Print Friendly Version As the 110th running of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee nears, fans can prepare for the Relays and receive the most up-to-date information leading up to and during the Relays by downloading the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee app powered by MidAmerican Energy.last_img read more

Its been five years since the Arizona Cardinals p

first_imgIt’s been five years since the Arizona Cardinals played in Super Bowl XLIII against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Sunday two prominent players from that 2008-09 team moved one step closer to getting back to the big game — albeit with different squads.Wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who finally broke through and earned his first Super Bowl ring with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, caught a game-high eight receptions for 136 yards, as the San Francisco 49ers dispatched of the Carolina Panthers by a final of 23-10 in Charlotte. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact For Boldin, next Sunday’s appearance in the NFC title game against the Seattle Seahawks will mark his third in a conference championship game. In his two prior appearances, Boldin recorded nine catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns.Boldin’s former teammate, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, also had a hand in his team’s divisional round victory, as he recorded four solo tackles and a game-high three pass deflections in the Denver Broncos’ 24-17 win over the San Diego Chargers.The former Cardinals first-round pick, who was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles along with a second-round pick for Kevin Kolb back in July 2011, has three interceptions on the year to go along with 31 tackles. Rodgers-Cromartie and the Broncos will host the New England Patriots next Sunday for the right to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVIII.Former Arizona offensive lineman Adam Snyder (49ers), linebacker O’Brien Schofield (Seahawks) and linebacker Paris Lenon (Broncos) will also be participants in the conference championship games. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more