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Canucks snap six-game losing skid with dominant 6-3 win over Oilers

Canucks snap six-game losing skid with dominant 6-3 win over Oilers

EDMONTON — Travis Hamonic says Thursday night was exactly the kind of result the beleaguered Vancouver Canucks needed. After losing six in a row, the Canucks stormed the ice in Edmonton on Thursday, dominating the Oilers in a 6-3 victory.

WHL Roundup: Sebastian Cossa leads Oil Kings over Tigers with 29-save shutout

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Sebastian Cossa made 29 saves for his fourth shutout of the Western Hockey League season as the Edmonton Oil Kings blanked the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-0 on Thursday. Cossa improved 17-1-1 with a league-leading 1.
Einarson's five-game win streak ends with loss to Japan at world curling playdowns

Einarson's five-game win streak ends with loss to Japan at world curling playdowns

CALGARY — Mixed results Thursday have left Kerri Einarson's team in a precarious position entering the final day of round-robin competition at the world women's curling championship.
Alberta gets court injunction against planned anti-COVID-19 health order protests

Alberta gets court injunction against planned anti-COVID-19 health order protests

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it has taken legal action to stop any planned protests of COVID-19 public health orders, including one at a central Alberta cafe that was closed for not following the rules.
Promising pandemic signs in Ontario, Quebec as urgency shifts to N.S., Alberta

Promising pandemic signs in Ontario, Quebec as urgency shifts to N.S., Alberta

Canada's most populous provinces showed promising signs of containing their COVID-19 cases Thursday, as pandemic urgency shifted to surges in Alberta and Nova Scotia and efforts to vaccinate teens before the next school year.
Alberta's top doctor says 'very likely' COVID-19 vaccine interval to be shortened

Alberta's top doctor says 'very likely' COVID-19 vaccine interval to be shortened

EDMONTON — Alberta's top doctor says it's very likely that second doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be offered within less than four months of the first as supplies ramp up.
Alberta eases security payment burden for oilsands companies

Alberta eases security payment burden for oilsands companies

EDMONTON — Last year's dive in oil prices has caused Alberta to change how it calculates the payments oilsands mines make to ensure there's enough money to clean up the mess they leave behind.
West Fraser reports US$665M in earnings, $2.3 billion in sales as it acquires Norbord

West Fraser reports US$665M in earnings, $2.3 billion in sales as it acquires Norbord

CALGARY — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is reporting higher first-quarter sales and earnings on higher prices and production of lumber and building panels after completing its $4-billion all-stock takeover of Norbord Inc. on Feb. 1.
Family looking for answers: Woman with vaccine side-effects died of blood clot

Family looking for answers: Woman with vaccine side-effects died of blood clot

EDMONTON — Wilf Lowenberg says his longtime family friend might still be alive had a hospital emergency department taken her side-effects from a COVID-19 shot more seriously.
Three Canadian teams to play in women's hockey Dream Gap Tour in Calgary

Three Canadian teams to play in women's hockey Dream Gap Tour in Calgary

CALGARY — Canada's top players in women's hockey will finally get to play real games later this month in Calgary.