Zach Laing, Calgary Sun

Zach Laing

Calgary Sun

Calgary, AB, Canada

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Past articles by Zach:

Ten taken to hospital after carbon monoxide leak

A furnace leaking carbon monoxide sent 10 people to hospital early Saturday morning.Alberta Health Services spokesperson Stuart Brideaux said emergency crews were called to the 400 block of 18 Ave. N.E. around 7:15 a.m.There, they came across one person suffering from an unknown medical condition. → Read More

Fentanyl responsible for record proportion of Alberta opioid deaths, report finds

Fentanyl has reached the highest percentage of lives lost to Alberta’s opioid crisis, according to a provincial report released Friday.In the first quarter of 2019, 89 per cent of all opioid-related deaths were due to fentanyl, versus 11 per cent of lives claimed to non-fentanyl opioids.Dr. → Read More

Minister-led rural crime tour extended for another month

A rural crime tour that’s seen provincial officials visiting small communities around Alberta is going to keep rolling.Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer, who embarked on the tour Sept. → Read More

Man charged with importing party drug MDMA through the mail

A package seized by Canadian border agents has led to the arrest of a Calgary man alleged to have imported the popular party drug MMDA from overseas.On Aug. 15, CBSA agents intercepted a package from the Netherlands suspected to contain MDMA and destined for a southeast Calgary home. → Read More

Calgary cops to launch internal, external search for new deputy chiefs

An internal and external search is set to be launch by the Calgary police as they look to fill the roles of two departing deputy chiefs.Two long-standing deputy chiefs — Ray Robitaille and Sat Parhar — are heading for retirement, it was announced Tuesday. → Read More

Police say homicide in Hamptons last May was a drug hit

Calgary police now say they believe a May homicide in Hamptons was a targeted killing related to drugs.Police were called to a home in the 100 block of Hampstead Close N.W. after a man was found dead. → Read More

Cops nab man accused of filming women in Calgary washroom

A Calgary man is facing a charge of voyeurism after allegedly filming women in a northeast shopping centre washroom.On Monday, police were called to the Northgate Village Shopping Centre around 1 p.m. → Read More

Two Calgary police deputy chiefs retiring

Two of the Calgary police’s top cops are set to retire as the service’s chief said he is continuing to “move the service forward in a very positive way. → Read More

Drugs, degenerates, and disturbances: Do SCAN shutdowns of drug houses work?

Long after the fences and barricades come down, residents in some Calgary neighbourhoods who’ve watched a provincial task force swoop in to shutter notorious drug houses say the crime fighting tactic isn’t always a silver bullet. → Read More

Alberta gun owners up in arms over proposed Liberal firearms ban

A Liberal proposal to remove assault-style weapons from Canadian streets has Alberta gun enthusiasts up in arms. The pledge from Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, announced Friday in Toronto, included a promise to work with provinces to give cities more powers to restrict and ban handguns, as well as reviewing rules on how guns are marketed, […] → Read More

Calgary police investigating stabbing in city’s southeast

One man was rushed to hospital in serious condition after a southeast stabbing Friday night.Calgary police say the man was found on in the front yard of a house in the 200 block of Pensville Close around 6:30 p.m., police said.Alberta Health Services say the man is in his early 30’s. → Read More

Man found dead on Banff National Park hiking trail

Responders have recovered the body of a 70-year-old man from Winnipeg who died while hiking in Banff National Park.The man, who was hiking alone, was reported overdue around 7 p.m. on Thursday by another hiking party. → Read More

Man wanted by Calgary police found drunk, covered in nachos and cheese

A man who was hoping to get a snack ended up covered in it and is now behind bars, awaiting a trip to Calgary. Police in Brandon, Man., found the 39-year-old man wanted out of Calgary on a sexual assault warrant in the 3500 block of Victoria Avenue as he was “very intoxicated” and fell […] → Read More

Foothills County man arrested after trying to cross border with loaded guns

A person arrested this week at the border with two loaded firearms had been under a lifetime firearm ban, officials said Friday.Manish Sihota, 38, of Foothills county, was nabbed by U.S. → Read More

One dead after southeast motorcycle crash

One person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a vehicle in southeast Calgary.The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Midpark Blvd. and Midlake Blvd S.E.An Alberta Health Services spokesperson said a 30-year-old man died on the scene. → Read More

SCAN shuts down second Calgary drug den this week

It was one of the worst drug dens the province had ever seen.Strewn across the floors of a Forest Lawn single story home were drugs, needles, and pipes as officials shuttered the drug den at 2227 47th St S.E. Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Lazenby slaying in 2012 prompts new regulations to safeguard peace officers

Seven years after a retired RCMP officer turned community peace officer was strangled dead south of Calgary, a new partnership will work to prevent a similar death.Rod Lazenby was slain on a Priddis ranch on Aug. 10, 2012 working as a peace officer for the M.D. → Read More

Medicine Hat police stand by officers seen killing mortally wounded deer

Medicine Hat police are standing by their officers after a pair of officers had to slit the throat of a fawn seriously wounded Friday morning.Police were called by Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers just before 10 a.m. → Read More

Cops looking to ID man who allegedly sexually assaulted teen

Calgary police are looking to identify a man who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a teenager in Hillhurst.Around 9 p.m. on Sept. 2, a 17-year-old girl was approached by a man exiting the 8 St CTrain station and the two had a brief conversation. → Read More

'People still reference milk cartons': New technology to aid in search for missing children

A new app aims to significantly expand the search for missing children across Canada. The Missing Children Society of Canada is hosting the “MCSC rescu” app on its website, intended to recruit the public to assist law enforcement officials. Through the app, targeted alerts can be sent to anyone signed up to the program when children […] → Read More