Edmonton Neighborhoods Evacuated After Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails

Residents of two neighborhoods in Sturgeon County, Alta., were allowed to return home Sunday evening after their homes were evacuated in the aftermath of a train derailment Sunday afternoon, county officials say. At about 1:45 p.m., 12 cars overturned on the railway northwest of Edmonton. The rail cars were carrying crude oil and two of them leaked, releasing about 30 to 50 litres, said Sheila Moore, communications officer for Sturgeon County. Those leaks have been stopped, CN spokesperson Patrick Waldron said in a statement Sunday evening. ‘Pretty unsettling’ A resident of River’s Edge Place, Teri Gosselin, heard the clatter Sunday she described as the “craziest…

Edmonton police shooting under investigation by ASIRT

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). An EPS spokesperson confirmed to Global News that the ASIRT investigation was related to a heavy police presence in west Edmonton on Friday. At around 2:30 p.m., police were called to a report of a residential break-and-enter in the area of 171 Street and 83 Avenue. Police said a 37-year-old man was barricaded inside the home. Members of the EPS tactical unit were called in to help secure the home. Several marked and…