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Valerie Fortney

Award-winning Calgary Herald columnist, chronicler of the city and its people. Loves to travel, eat carbs and impersonate Ethel Merman.
Jul 14, 2014

Just arrived at police headquarters for press conference, local and national media fill visitor lot #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

Amber Alert has been discontinued, according to Calgary Police. Chief Rick Hanson to conduct press conference. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 14, 2014

Police holding news conference at 1 p.m. on Douglas Garland and missing persons case. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 14, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Should add re #yyc #AmberAlert: Garland's re-arrest said to be related to case, but no word yet on circumstances or additional charge(s).

Jul 14, 2014

Garland's arrest is in connection with missing family case. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 14, 2014

No word yet on whether his arrest today is linked to missing Liknes couple and 5-year-old Nathan O'Brien. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

Douglas Garland re-arrested, in police custody now. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 12, 2014

RT @Devin_Heroux: #AmberAlert UPDATE: Officers will continue to comb the rural property in Airdrie, as well as several surrounding acreages. #cbc @CBCNews

Jul 11, 2014

Man accompanying Rod O'Brien says he is Al, son of Alvin Liknes. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 11, 2014

Note, Garland is still a person of interest, no charges laid against him in case of O'Brien's missing family. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 11, 2014

Rod O'Brien sitting patiently through a miscellany of criminal cases as he waits for Garland's appearance on CCTV #yyc #amberalert

Jul 11, 2014

Rod O'Brien, father of missing five-year-old Nathan, sits in court waiting for bail hearing of Douglas Garland. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 11, 2014

Police are done searching east landfill, may go back to Spyhill, may also go to Shepard but will be determined later. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 11, 2014

Bail hearing for Douglas Garland sometime this morning. Waiting On word at court. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

"Kathy believes that love is the key.. They feel your love." Barb, friend of 32 years #yyc #amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

"I have lots of hope, this isn't a funeral at all." Cliff Liknes, brother of Alvin. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

"I can't believe all these people are here for us," says Jennifer O'Brien. "I am so glad we came." #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

"Don't think I've ever seen her unhappy in 30 years." Prevost #yyc #amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

"Grateful for every soul that came out to spend time with us. I won't give up for a moment." Prevost #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Somebody's gonna make a mistake," says Randy Prevost. "That's what I'm praying for." #yyc #amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

"Shakiest days of my life," says Randy Prevost, brother of Kathy Liknes. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

"We don't know the family, but as Calgarians we want to show support." A common refrain from people gathering at vigil. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Police tape around Liknes home visible from field where vigil will be held in half hour. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

Elderly people on scooters, babies in strollers, teenagers. All walks of life arriving for vigil for missing family. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Police victim assistance services on hand to greet people arriving at vigil. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

Won't comment on which person was harmed in the home. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Police in contact every day with family, they appreciate support from police and community. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Case is unique, due to length of time and amount of tips #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

Look for tire tracks. Anything that might be relevant. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

Nothing to indicate "otherwise" on possibility the three are still alive. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Police "remain hopeful" they will find the family. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

Police are checking into business link between Garland and Alvin Liknes #yyc #amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

Garland remains a person of interest, won't get into what police would be doing upon his release #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Some forensic evidence has come back, nothing police can report on yet. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

Police confirm a quantity of chemicals have been located at Airdrie property. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

"Teams continue to search landfills" and police ask those to check their rural properties. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Police media conference on missing Calgary family beginning soon. #amberalert #yyc

Jul 10, 2014

RT @awendzina: Everyone is welcome to attend the candlelight vigil tonight in Parkhill for the O'Brien and Liknes family. #yyc @nenshi #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @BillGraveland: "They're attempting to cast a wider net," said Poole. She said it is likely other landfills will be searched in the future #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Sounds like Crown will consent to release once the court has an approved place to live for Garland. Bail hearing on Fri. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Judge asked Garland if he was having trouble hearing proceedings over vid link. "Bad eyesight," Garland replied. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Garland kept leaning toward CCTV camera at remand centre, which gives him view of courtroom. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Garland now being called into remand centre room to appear via CCTV. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

Spyhill landfill now being searched in missing Calgary family investigation, police say standard procedure. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 09, 2014

Police asking businesses with rural sites to check them as well. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @Devin_Heroux: #AmberAlert UPDATE: @CalgaryPolice sending out an advisory shortly with latest information. #cbc

Jul 09, 2014

Amber alert still on despite large sign on highway 2 off s of Airdrie #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @ReidFiest: .@CalgaryPolice says fire and EMS' presence at #amberalert #airdrie search scene just as a precaution. No calls for help.

Jul 09, 2014

A few vehicles now at acreage that don't look like police #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: At this point, unsure what stolen credit card charge against Garland relates to, and/or if it is new. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: ID charges allegedly stem from possession of ID in name of boy whose identity Garland assumed in 1990s while at large.... #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 09, 2014

RT @Devin_Heroux: CBC Reporter @TerryReithCBC telling us an ambulance, RCMP forensic vehicle, and AHS supervisor now on Airdrie property. #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

2nd court appearance for Doug Garland about to get underway #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

Have used HAWCS helicopter at night, can't say if used infrared technology #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

Indefinitely at this point, police say of search time limits. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 08, 2014

Taking time to do analysis, won't go into what they have learned #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

Amber alert still on, police still want those who went to estate sale to contact them. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 08, 2014

Garland is not the only person police are looking at. But no other persons of interest. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

Sent some found items to crime lab. Won't say if they are relevant. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 08, 2014

Search area several km, don't know if it will expand #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 08, 2014

Police sill receiving tips from Amber Alert. No indication that the missing aren't still alive. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

"The search will continue until no stone is left unturned." #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

“Not much left to see here,” says police officer. “We’re done for the day.” #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

Police are working diligently since morning on another scorching hot day. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 07, 2014

Dogs in 2 separate areas, covering a lot of land. In and out of bushes #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

RCMP police dog and cluster of about 20 officers have disappeared over the ridge. We wait. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 07, 2014

Police search teams beginning to return to area about 500m north of acreage. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

Men in protective suits and gloves head to slough. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

RT @SarahBoon2: Shattered every day by the news from Calgary where my dear friend is desperately waiting for her missing family to be found. #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

It's been a long day out at Airdrie acreage, search goes on until nightfall and will resume tomorrow. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

News coming from @JasonvanRassel shows disappearance taking on an even more disturbing twist. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Douglas Garland charged in connex w drug lab, but fled authorities. Not captured until 1999; sentenced to 39 mos in prison. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 06, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Airdrie property searched by police belongs to Douglas Garland's parents. Was site of illegal drug lab raided in 1992. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 06, 2014

RT @markusoff: 2/2 Herald's @jasonvanrassel has confirmed there is a family link between Alvin Liknes and the Airdrie landowner Garlands. #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

Sully the adorable police dog the only bright spot in hours of watching the search. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

Lookie loos being turned away at road by RCMP. This ain’t a show, folks. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

And so we wait. Sunscreen, water and frayed nerves. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

Golden haired police dog and search team right at edge of lake now. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

One RCMP officer tells me he has small kids at home, search as tough for them to do as it is to watch. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

K-9 unit has gone to taped off area north of Airdrie acreage. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

Canine unit back at Airdrie acreage, a convoy of SUVs #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

Police tape has just gone up on road about one km from Airdrie acreage. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

Neighbour says elderly Airdrie acreage owners “tend to keep to themselves” #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

More tents set up today at Airdrie acreage. Police say it's for shade. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

"Person of interest" released from police custody as officers do a 40-man sweep of field. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

I'll be back at the acreage in the next hour, will update as necessary. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 05, 2014

Police confirm the Airdrie search is connected with the missing Calgary family. #yyc #AmberAlert

Bill Macfarlane

CTV Calgary Videographer, lover of photos, mountains and charcuterie. Musings are mine.
Videojournalist, CTV Calgary — CTV News
Jul 14, 2014

Terrible conclusion to #AmberAlert investigation. At least the hard work of all #CPS #RCMP searchers & investigators paid off. #ripnathan

Jul 14, 2014

Still want rural property owners and oil wellsite ops to keep an eye out for evidence #CPS #AmberAlert #bringNathanHome

Jul 14, 2014

Presser starts with condolences to O'Brien Liknes families. #CPS #Airdrie #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

#Parkhill O'Brien Liknes could use some support tonight at 8:30 vigil 4013 Stanley Rd SW show them you care #AmberAlert #bringNathanHome RT

Jul 09, 2014

#CPS now searching at Spyhill Landfill in conex w/ #AmberAlert - say standard procedure

Jul 09, 2014

POI in #AmberAlert #bringNathanHome D Garland in #yyccourt today on ID theft - can apply for bail. Follow @CTVecarpenter for latest.

Jul 09, 2014

.@KevinYounge @calgarypolice Are asking rural prop owners and well site ops to check and report anything odd on property. #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

#CPS #RCMP appear to be packing up #Airdrie search scene including acreage. Say seized some items but won't say what or signif #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

People at estate sale need to step up contact #CPS heard from only 88 of est. 200 so far. Pls RT #bringNathanHome #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

Just 88 of est 200 peeps at Liknes estate sale have come forward #CPS needs the rest to call them. #bringNathanHome #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

#CPS #RCMP have retrieved some items from #Airdrie property and slough area but unsure of significance at this point #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

#RCMP continue search around 3rd area NE of #Airdrie property. Starting to hear indications this may be fishing trip. #AmberAlert in effect

Jul 08, 2014

#RCMP to provide update on #Airdrie search at 2pm. Don't expect many details but we'll see. #AmberAlert still in effect. #bringNathanHome

Jul 07, 2014

Police wrapped for today at #Airdrie - 3 search areas but saw staging for what may be a 4th. Back tomorrow #AmberAlert still in effect

Jul 07, 2014

Family of "person of interest" well loved in #Airdrie remember they are also in difficult time. Spare a thought for them #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

.@trevorengstrom Per #CPS: "seized the truck and trying to determine relevance to investigation" #AmberAlert in effect & truck tips wanted

Jul 07, 2014

first caution of day: scene still just a lead. Not all leads work out. Everyone still #hope for positive outcome #AmberAlert still in effect

Jul 07, 2014

Three active search areas with no obvious connection between them. Wonder what is directing hard working #CPS #RCMP teams? #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

Small group #RCMP #CPS still searching second area NE #Airdrie 9 vehicles at 3rd scene #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

wording was "released from police custody" but not necessarily free. tinyurl.com/njg85pz #AmberAlert #CPS

Jul 07, 2014

#CPS unclear on location of "person of interest" said "released" but now hear Garland in custody on unrelated ID theft charge #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

Thanks to everyone with kind words today - appreciated. O'Brien/Liknes family need your thoughts and support. Keep them in mind #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

#CPS has withdrawn from #Airdrie scene but plans to resume work Mon morn #RCMP holding. No official updates #AmberAlert still in effect

Jul 06, 2014

Person of interest Doug Garland is just that: person of interest. No charges against him relating to #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

Time for another caution: #CPS have to be thorough but this is still just a lead. Unfortunate reality this may not go anywhere #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

Sully #CPS k-9 is working a ditch along TWP.RD 274 Boat parked at orig #Airdrie scene. Lower police presence but still active #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

.@markwatts45 There's at least one person out there that could give the family some relief by taking responsibility. #AmberAlert #CPS #Hope

Jul 06, 2014

.@DallasChristie #CPS under tremendous pressure in this case. Sadly, sometimes leads don't work out. Still hopeful tho #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

Again with #AmberAlert still in effect pls keep eye out for older green F150 or any sign of Nathan O'Brien, Alvin & Kathy Liknes

Jul 06, 2014

Say he remains person of interest. Search of property NE of Airdrie ongoing. #AmberAlert still on for 5y/o Nathan O'Brien and grandparents

Jul 06, 2014

#cps release person of interest after questioning in #AmberAlert still looking for the late 80s/90s green F150

Jul 05, 2014

#CPS Have no confirmed the search of the property NE of Airdrie is connected to #AmberAlert One man in custody for questioning

Jul 05, 2014

Lots of rumors circulating about #CPS presence near Airdrie. Lets remember the families, go slow & stick to what we know. #AmberAlert

Jul 05, 2014

To be clear NO official confirmation of #AmberAlert connection - two neighbours now say a man in 40's arrested last night. #yyc

Jul 05, 2014

Connection still unconfirmed by #CPS BUT said recognized green F150 truck immediately once police released pictures #Airdrie #AmberAlert

Jul 05, 2014

Area resident says police took man into custody last night so far #CPS declining comment #Airdrie #AmberAlert

Jul 05, 2014

No word on what police are investigating in #airdrie but very heavy presence includes #CPS NOT yet known if this relates to #AmberAlert

Jason van Rassel

Calgary Herald justice/social issues reporter, Alberta Primetime panellist & access to info advocate. Also: runner, XC skier, Habs fan & craft beer evangelist.
Calgary, Alberta
Justice and Social Issues Reporter — Calgary Herald
Jul 14, 2014

Should add re #yyc #AmberAlert: Garland's re-arrest said to be related to case, but no word yet on circumstances or additional charge(s).

Jul 14, 2014

Finished speaking w source. Can confirm @NancyHixt & @CBCCalgary reports #AmberAlert person of interest Doug Garland back in custody. #yyc

Jul 09, 2014

RT @ABPrimetime: NOW: @JasonvanRassel & the crime panel on the the missing #yyc family, the media coverage & more. #amberalert

Jul 09, 2014

Judge asked Garland if he was having trouble hearing proceedings over vid link. "Bad eyesight," Garland replied. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

Garland kept leaning toward CCTV camera at remand centre, which gives him view of courtroom. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

Sounds like Crown will consent to release once the court has an approved place to live for Garland. Bail hearing on Fri. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

No discussion via bail today. Garland has no address to be released to, Crown said that needs to be sorted out first. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

Garland now being called into remand centre room to appear via CCTV. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

May be closer to getting underway. Prosecutor Shane Parker & lawyer Kim Ross, representing Garland, are in courtroom. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @ValFortney: Police asking businesses with rural sites to check them as well. #yyc #Amberalert

Jul 09, 2014

Garland matter has been moved to neighbouring courtroom. Another case currently in progress, so still in a holding pattern. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

Speaking of which, Crown prosecutor assigned to Garland case has shown up in our courtroom. Stay tuned. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

The new, 2-count information against Garland replaces original ID count. Total charges: 2, not 3. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

Have clarification re Garland's charges: current charges are 1x unlawful possession of ID; 1x unlawful possess of card. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 09, 2014

I'm in court awaiting Garland court appearance, but told @erikamstark & @ValFortney are headed to Airdrie scene of #yyc #AmberAlert search.

Jul 09, 2014

RT @MLumsden770: A third #EMS vehicle has pulled up to garland property. Waiting to speak to officials to determine why. #airdrie #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 09, 2014

Ah, according to story by @SUNKevinMartin, dean of #yyc courthouse press corps, credit card charge is new. #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

At this point, unsure what stolen credit card charge against Garland relates to, and/or if it is new. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 09, 2014

In 1992, Garland operated illegal drug lab but skipped bail. Avoided capture 7 yrs, living in BC under stolen identity.... #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

ID charges allegedly stem from possession of ID in name of boy whose identity Garland assumed in 1990s while at large.... #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 09, 2014

Garland is charged with 2 counts of unlawfully possessing ID & 1 ct. of possession of a stolen credit card.... #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

Awaiting court appearance by Douglas Garland, considered person if interest in #yyc #AmberAlert case, on unrelated charges....

Jul 07, 2014

Sounds like Douglas Garland court appearance is happening. Our @mattmcclure2 is there, relaying info to @calgaryherald. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

.@donnymadill Really? Police called an #AmberAlert in this case & it remains active. Will keep using it, as I'm sure other #yyc media will.

Jul 07, 2014

I will be on another assignment today. Follow @calgaryherald for latest from court, as well as @AnnaliseAK & @theredsouth. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 07, 2014

Docket court cases called depending on which lawyers & accused are present & ready. Garland could be called 9 am or noon. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 07, 2014

Douglas Garland is expected to appear in #yyc court this morn on unrelated ID theft charge mentioned in story. #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

Douglas Garland allegedly was in possession of ID associated with dead boy whose identity he stole while on lam in 1990s. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 06, 2014

Can confirm earlier report by @CBCMeg that #yyc #AmberAlert POI Douglas Garland has been charged with unlawful possession of ID. CONT

Jul 06, 2014

We have many writers & photogs working on #yyc #AmberAlert -- many of whom found things & passed on. I was able to put pieces togehter.

Jul 06, 2014

#yyc #AmberAlert story product of team effort in our newsroom. Want to mention @dcrHerald found 2005 tax trial stuff. CONT

Jul 06, 2014

Douglas Garland charged in connex w drug lab, but fled authorities. Not captured until 1999; sentenced to 39 mos in prison. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 06, 2014

Airdrie property searched by police belongs to Douglas Garland's parents. Was site of illegal drug lab raided in 1992. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 06, 2014

We're still covering search for #yyc family subject of #AmberAlert. @ValFortney is at scene near Airdrie being searched by police.

Jul 02, 2014

RT @calgaryherald: Calgary Police Service reports still no significant leads in search for missing boy and grandparents #yyc #amberalert

Bill Graveland

National Correspondent for The Canadian Press in
Calgary, Canada
Calgary Correspondent — Canadian Press
Jul 14, 2014

Police have arrested a man in Calgary missing family case. #AmberAlert has been cancelled. News conference at 1 pm.

Jul 13, 2014

Calgary police complete search of #yyc home of Alvin and Kathy Liknes. The property has been released. #AmberAlert

Jul 11, 2014

Douglas Garland, person of interest in Calgary missing persons case released on $750 bail along with strict guidelines. #amberalert

Jul 10, 2014

Alvin's son Jeff Liknes "I don't want to think of this as a funeral because it's not". #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Calgary police say they will hold out hope "indefinitely" that the missing persons in the #AmberAlert case will be found alive.

Jul 10, 2014

Police now searching a second #yyc landfill for clues in disappearance of 5 year old Nathan O'Brien and Alvin and Kathy Liknes. #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

"They're attempting to cast a wider net," said Poole. She said it is likely other landfills will be searched in the future #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

Lawyers say Garland needs to provide an address for where he will be staying. Police still searching his home near Airdrie. #AmberAlert

Jul 09, 2014

RT @MLumsden770: A third #EMS vehicle has pulled up to garland property. Waiting to speak to officials to determine why. #airdrie #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 09, 2014

The charge is unrelated to the disappearance of 5 year old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes. #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

RT @CBCMeg: Douglas Garland to face new charge Wed for unlawfully possessing a bank card. Unrelated to #AmberAlert - related to stolen ID charge #cbc

Jul 08, 2014

Calgary police say the man taken in for questioning in the case is not the only person of interest in heir investigation. #AmberAlert

Jul 08, 2014

Police say search in Airdrie area could take weeks and there is no other person of interest other than Douglas Garland. #amberalert

Jul 07, 2014

It was a week ago today that 5 year old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes disappeared. An #AmberAlert is in effect.

Jul 06, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Douglas Garland charged in connex w drug lab, but fled authorities. Not captured until 1999; sentenced to 39 mos in prison. #AmberAlert #yyc

Jul 05, 2014

Police say man at Airdrie residence has been taken in for questioning. Too soon to say if charges pending. #AmberAlert remains in effect.

Jul 05, 2014

Calgary police confirm search is related to missing family. One man has been arrested. #amberalert

Jul 05, 2014

RT @sarahoffin: Neighbors say they saw a man arrested in front of green pickup truck near Airdrie Rural residence Friday #AmberAlert @GlobalCalgary

Jul 05, 2014

About 20 police officers now conducting a grid search of a hayfield south of Airdrie property. #amberalert

Jul 04, 2014

Calgary Police looking for Ford 150 and its driver in #amberalert case. 5-year-old Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents disappeared Monday.

Jun 28, 2014

RT @JoeMcFarland: BREAKING: #AmberAlert issued for 9-month-old Cruz Jovanovic. Taken from 37th Avenue NE in #yyc. Likely taken by his father Christian.

Jason Markusoff

Civic affairs writer, Calgary Herald. Always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.
Calgary
Civic Affairs Writer — Calgary Herald
Jul 14, 2014

No smoking gun, piece-by-piece compilation of evidence... wonder what this will mean for likelihood of conviction. Lots to come. #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

1st degree murder, two counts. 2nd degree, one count. That suggests the two deaths were premeditated. #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

BREAKING: #Amberalert for Liknes and O'Brien has been discontinued. man arrested, no charges laid yet.

Jul 14, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Should add re #yyc #AmberAlert: Garland's re-arrest said to be related to case, but no word yet on circumstances or additional charge(s).

Jul 14, 2014

RT @ValFortney: Garland's arrest is in connection with missing family case. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 14, 2014

RT @ValFortney: Douglas Garland re-arrested, in police custody now. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 10, 2014

Watching #amberalert news briefing (from office). It's not an investigator, but a communications guy who admits he has little to say.

Jul 10, 2014

Calgary Police expand search in #amberalert to a second landfill, in SE Calgary. going door-to-door in rural Airdrie. brooooooad search.

Jul 08, 2014

RT @ValFortney: Garland is not the only person police are looking at. But no other persons of interest. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

2/2 Herald's @jasonvanrassel has confirmed there is a family link between Alvin Liknes and the Airdrie landowner Garlands. #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

According to property records, the property police have been searching belongs to Archie and Doreen Garland. #amberalert 1/2

Jul 06, 2014

We're about to post a major new story in our #amberalert coverage, by @jasonvanrassel. Stay tuned.

Jul 06, 2014

Our columnist @ the scene. @ValFortney: Tent being taken to side of large pond. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

RT @ValFortney: One RCMP officer tells me he has small kids at home, search as tough for them to do as it is to watch. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

RT @ValFortney: Canine unit back at Airdrie acreage, a convoy of SUVs #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

RT @ValFortney: Police tape has just gone up on road about one km from Airdrie acreage. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 06, 2014

RT @erikamstark: Spoke to friend of Liknes family. She said police are doing an 'excellent job' and she's confident they'll have an answer soon. #AmberAlert

Jul 06, 2014

Police's Airdrie-area property search likely to stetch into Monday. It's a big property. Still looking to see if it's linked to #AmberAlert

Jul 02, 2014

Follow @dcrHerald and @erikamstark to hear police, O'Brien parents and Liknes relative at #amberalert mystery update. #yyccc

Annalise Klingbeil

Calgary Herald reporter and freelance journalist. I adore mountain adventures, seniors and stories.
Calgary
Freelance Journalist and Reporter — Calgary Herald
Jul 14, 2014

RT @Distress_Centre: Heartbreaking news today regarding the Nathan O'Brien case. If you need support in this time call us 24/7 at 403-266-HELP #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 14, 2014

RT @markusoff: BREAKING: #Amberalert for Liknes and O'Brien has been discontinued. man arrested, no charges laid yet.

Jul 14, 2014

RT @JasonvanRassel: Should add re #yyc #AmberAlert: Garland's re-arrest said to be related to case, but no word yet on circumstances or additional charge(s).

Jul 07, 2014

I'm heading to the property near Airdrie where police and RCMP continue to search for clues in #amberalert case.

Jul 07, 2014

If there are significant updates "that can be released without compromising the investigation," media will be notified. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 07, 2014

Police say there are no planned media updates today re #amberalert case. Officers continue to search residence near Airdrie. #yyc

Jul 05, 2014

RT @erikamstark: I'll be at scene of this massive search near Airdrie for the next few hours. @theredsouth will have details from police @ 630 #AmberAlert

Jul 04, 2014

RT @theredsouth: Police don't know if all three of missing ppl were involved in the violent crime. At least one likely in "medical distress." #amberalert

Jul 02, 2014

"We have no suspects at this point." Police have received tips and reports of sightings from across Canada, Andrus says. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 02, 2014

More than 80 investigators involved in this case, Andrus says. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 02, 2014

Re reward: Andrus says investigators + family are exploring the option of offering a reward #yyc #amberalert

Jul 02, 2014

"He knows God is watching out for him right now," Mom says of five-year-old Nathan. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 02, 2014

"As (Nathan) gets older, he gets kinder...he's the glue of our neighbourhood," Nathan's dad says. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 02, 2014

At weekend estate sale, Nathan kept reminding his parents to say thank you, greet people. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 02, 2014

No reward is officially being offered at this time, says family. #yyc #amberalert

Jul 02, 2014

Liknes' son and Nathan's uncle speaking: "Mom, Dad, we want you to know that we love you so much." #yyc #amberalert

Jul 02, 2014

"We're going to see you and we love you so much," mom of Nathan O'Brien says directly to missing son. #yyc #AmberAlert

Jul 02, 2014

"To the public, our son and family could be anywhere right now." #yyc #amberalert

Vassy Kapelos

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Ottawa, Ontario
Parliamentary Correspondent, Global National — Global News
Jul 14, 2014

Police can't confirm identity of person arrested: Chief #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

We want to be able to find the bodies so that the family can have the final closure on this: Chief #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

"It's extremely tragic - it's devastated them" - Chief speaks about the family #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

1st degree charge relates to grandparents, 2nd degree to the child: Chief #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

Chief: evidence collected allowed our officers to believe...the evidence was sufficient to arrest. Arrest made at 1:30am #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

"we are putting a very complex case before the courts" - Chief #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

Chief expects charges to be laid this afternoon #yyc #amberalert - won't say if suspect being cooperative

Jul 14, 2014

Chief says there's no smoking gun, one piece of evidence that led to conclusion family is dead #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

We put this file together until yest afternoon...a decision was reached that this is now a homicide investigation: Chief #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

This file has been built piece by piece by piece: Police Chief #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

Police urging anyone with any info to still come forward #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

Have arrested a man in connection - 2 counts first degree murder, one count of second degree: Police Chief #yyc #amberalert

Jul 14, 2014

The bodies of the three victims have not been found: Calgary Police Chief #yyc #amberalert

Jul 05, 2014

MT "@sarahoffin: Police confirm they have not located 5 y/o Nathan O'Brien & his grandparents #amberalert remains in effect #yyc

Eva Ferguson

Calgary Herald writer, editor. Proud to be part of National Newspaper Award winning team for 2014 Breaking News
Calgary
Writer and Editor — Calgary Herald
Jul 05, 2014

RT @erikamstark: Police confirm airdrie search related to #AmberAlert. Truck found at scene matches descrip/one person taken for questioning.