Two men killed in Grande Prairie shooting identified

EDMONTON — RCMP have identified the two men killed in a Grande Prairie shooting last weekend as Osman Hussein, 32, and Abdifatah Mohamed, 28.

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at an apartment building near 107 Avenue and 100 Street in Grande Prairie. Police do not believe the shooting was a random incident.

Officers are looking for information about three black men who were seen running away from the building. Police say the men are “subject of interest” in the investigation.

The RCMP Edmonton Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation, with help from local officers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701.

*Editor’s note: This story was originally published on June 28. It was updated at 12:26 Wednesday, July 1 to include the victims’ names. 

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Rock Out in Grande Prairie this March

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Smash bros Melee League GP

Starts June 22, 2015

Every Monday.

Venue: Hangar 19

The league will start up when there’s enough people to join but as of now it will probably be meet ups only. Also we could probably get other smash games running too like Project M and Smash 4 if we could get the setups and the people.

And this is the perfect opportunity to get a smash scene going in gp. At towerfest there was probably over 30 people competing in Melee and Smash 4 so there is a lot of potential to get a scene going on in GP!

Storm add hometown coach to staff

The Grande Prairie Junior A Storm have added hometown flavour to their coaching staff.

Friday, head coach Kevin Higo announced Storm alumnus Dennis Rix would be joining the team as an assistant coach.

He said he admired, and will try and model his coaching style, from his former coaches, including Mike Vandekamp and Fran Gow, as well as Trevor Thomas, Kelly Colter and Blaine Bablitz.

“They were very approachable guys, yet very professional and always willing to help,” added Rix.

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Farm Powerline Safety

ATCO Electric would like to remind our farming community of the hazards associated with working and moving equipment around near power lines

ATCO Electric Farm Safety Tips

Today’s farm equipment is bigger than ever which can mean big problems when you’re working

around power lines. Contact with a power line can result in damaged equipment, severe

injuries or even death, but is 100 per cent preventable. Stay safe with these tips:

1. Check the height of your equipment. If you’re buying it new, confirm the height, update

your GPS with any changes and consider your route to ensure you can cross safely under

power lines. Exercise caution if equipment is higher than 4.1 metres.

2. Stay seven metres away from power lines. Keep this in mind when operating grain

augers or air seeders, or when lifting truck boxes or back hoes.

3. Stack and store wisely. Whether it’s a grain bin or bale storage, stack and store it seven

metres away from power lines.

4. Plan before moving tall equipment. Map your route and locate any overhead power

lines. If you don’t know whether it’s safe to cross under or work near a power line, call

ATCO Electric for help: 1-855-277-1670.

For more information on working near power lines safely, visit


Rowney re-signs with AHL Penguins

Sexsmith product Carter Rowney has re-signed with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The 26-year-old centre, who grew up playing minor hockey in Grande Prairie and suited up with the Junior A Storm from 2006-2009, signed an AHL contract with the Penguins – the Pittsburgh Penguins’ affiliate –  for the 2015-2016 season, earlier this week.

After playing for the Storm, Rowney suited up for four seasons (2009-2013) with the University of North Dakota, collecting 73 points (32 goals and 41 assists) in 150 games. 

He helped lead the team to three consecutive Western Collegiate Hockey Association championships. 

In 2013, Rowney signed an Amateur Try-Out contract with the Abbotsford Heat – the affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames – and tallied one goal in four games. 

Rowney’s first AHL goal came against the Toronto Marlies on April 14, 2013. He eventually returned to school after a 14-day, four-game Amateur Try-Out with the Heat.

Then, in 2013-2014, he signed as a free agent with the AHL’s Penguins and split time between the AHL and East Coast Hockey League’s Wheeling Nailers. 

Rowney recorded two goals and two assists in 24 games with the Pens and suited up in 39 games with the Nailers, recording 13 goals and 31 assists. 

The past season, he started with the Nailers, recording one goal and six assists in five games, before being recalled on Nov. 5, 2014, to the Penguins. 

Rowney tallied 10 goals and 21 assists in 63 games, finishing seventh in Penguins’ scoring. 

In the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs, Rowney record two goals and two assists.

The Penguins were eventually ousted in the second round by the Manchester Monarchs – the affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings and eventual Calder Cup champions. 

Rowney played under head coach John Hynes and assistant coach Alain Nasreddine with the Penguins. 

Hynes and Nasreddine have kept the same coaching titles, but are now with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.

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