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Raphael Lavoie signs entry-level three-year deal with Edmonton Oilers

Raphael Lavoie signs entry-level three-year deal with Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON — Raphael Lavoie signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. The 19-year-old Lavoie is in his fourth season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Alberta COVID-19 cases jump as province launches economic aid, daycare plan

Alberta COVID-19 cases jump as province launches economic aid, daycare plan

EDMONTON — Alberta announced its biggest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases Friday as the government promised further measures to help the homeless and parents working on the front lines of the pandemic. Dr.
Woman convicted in Calgary quadruple killing case appeals

Woman convicted in Calgary quadruple killing case appeals

CALGARY — A woman found guilty on two charges in a Calgary quadruple killing is appealing her convictions and sentences.

Fort McMurray worker camp sends guest to hospital with suspected COVID-19

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The operator of one of the many worker lodges in the Fort McMurray area of northern Alberta confirms that a guest has been transported to hospital with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
Crude-by-rail shipments expected to fall after setting record high in January

Crude-by-rail shipments expected to fall after setting record high in January

CALGARY — Canadian crude-by-rail exports hit a record high in January but observers say they've likely fallen since then and stand to plummet even further as low oil prices force producers to cut growth spending and shut in high-cost wells.

Flames sign free-agent college defencemen Connor Mackey and Colton Poolman

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames signed college free-agent defencemen Connor Mackey and Colton Poolman to one-year, entry-level contracts Friday.

Family secret: Woman admits to shooting husband; son helped hide body in slough

EDMONTON — An Alberta woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her husband, who had been missing for six years before police found his body in a slough.
Police locate mother of newborn reported abandoned in box in Calgary alley

Police locate mother of newborn reported abandoned in box in Calgary alley

CALGARY — A newborn baby girl who was reported as having been abandoned in a back alley is completely healthy and her mother is receiving the support she needs, police said Friday. Staff Sgt.

Ekati Diamond Mine shut down to prevent spread of COVID-19 to staff, communities

CALGARY — Canada's oldest diamond mine is being shut down to protect workers and local communities from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baby recovers in Calgary after being found in box, police search for mother

CALGARY — A search is underway in Calgary for the mother of a newborn baby found in a box on the city's southeast side.