Alberta News in Brief for August 30

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 11:51am

Charges laid in fatal motor vehicle collision

August 30, 2016. Chadwick Buffalo, 30, of Samson Cree Nation, is facing six criminal code charges following a fatal motor vehicle collision on the east side of the Samson Reserve on Highway 611 on Aug. 28. The truck Buffalo was allegedly driving struck and killed an 18-year-old male passenger on a dirt bike and sent the 19-year-old female driver on the dirt bike to an Edmonton hospital by STARS air ambulance. She remains there in stable but critical condition. Buffalo was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He faces charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle resulting in death and bodily harm. He also faces charges of refusing to give a blood sample and assault. Buffalo was remanded in custody and will appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Sept. 1.


FNMI students welcomed to UAlberta

August 30, 2016. The Aboriginal Student Services Centre at the University of Alberta will be welcoming over 300 First Nation, Metis and Inuit learners at the annual TAWOW (welcome) event this afternoon. FNMI students from all faculties and years of study are welcome and will receive UAlberta backpacks filled with items donated by several faculties and departments on campus. The backpacks are provided by a donor. Door prizes for the event are also provided by donors. The numbers of TAWOW attendees have risen over the years from 25 students in 2009 to an expected well-over 300 this year. The intent of TAWOW is to welcome all FNMI students to campus so that they can learn about all of the on and off campus resources available to them within the City of Edmonton.