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Deadpan face, colourful feet, Canada's Brendan Bottcher wants to sock it to the world

Deadpan face, colourful feet, Canada's Brendan Bottcher wants to sock it to the world

CALGARY — Brendan Bottcher has worked at his stone-cold game face. Whatever drama is unfolding in the rings at his feet, Canada's skip at the world men's curling championship in Calgary intends to keep his emotional cards close to his chest.
Rise in COVID-19 variants a 'wake-up call' but no lockdown coming: Alberta premier

Rise in COVID-19 variants a 'wake-up call' but no lockdown coming: Alberta premier

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says rising cases of more contagious COVID-19 variants should be a "wake-up call" but his government won't impose harsh measures such as curfews or stay-at-home orders.
Alberta premier rejects call to fire health minister over failed doctors contract

Alberta premier rejects call to fire health minister over failed doctors contract

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is rejecting Opposition calls to fire his health minister following a failed wage deal with doctors. He says Tyler Shandro will now get back to the table with the Alberta Medical Association.
Survey suggests grizzly numbers have doubled in parts of Alberta Rockies since 2005

Survey suggests grizzly numbers have doubled in parts of Alberta Rockies since 2005

A new survey suggests grizzly bear numbers in Alberta's central Rocky Mountains have doubled since 2005.
Seven Generations Energy and Arc Resources shareholders approve $8.1-billion merger

Seven Generations Energy and Arc Resources shareholders approve $8.1-billion merger

CALGARY — Shareholders owning more than 95 per cent of the stock in Arc Resources Ltd. have approved its merger with fellow Calgary-based producer Seven Generations Energy Ltd. to create Canada's sixth largest oil and gas company.
Study finds Alta quotas successfully boosted crude prices, warns of lingering effects

Study finds Alta quotas successfully boosted crude prices, warns of lingering effects

CALGARY — An oil curtailment system set in place by the Alberta NDP in early 2019 and continued by the United Conservative Party government was successful in controlling oil output and boosting local crude prices, according to a new study.
RCMP will be able to participate in Clare's Law in Alberta, Saskatchewan: Ottawa

RCMP will be able to participate in Clare's Law in Alberta, Saskatchewan: Ottawa

OTTAWA — The federal government says RCMP in two Prairie provinces will be able to participate in a measure aimed at preventing people from becoming victims of domestic violence.
Bonterra Energy CEO says end of takeover battle with Obsidian comes as a relief

Bonterra Energy CEO says end of takeover battle with Obsidian comes as a relief

CALGARY — The chairman and CEO of Bonterra Energy Corp. says he's relieved that rival Obsidian Energy Ltd. ended its hostile takeover campaign this week after seven months of trying to persuade investors to accept a share-swap deal.
A team-by-team look at the men's world curling championship field

A team-by-team look at the men's world curling championship field

CALGARY — A capsule look at the 14 countries competing in the April 2-11 BKT Tires and OK Tires Men's World Curling Championship in Calgary (skips listed with each country).
Canada's Bottcher prepares to battle for another curling title in Calgary's bubble

Canada's Bottcher prepares to battle for another curling title in Calgary's bubble

CALGARY — Canada's top curlers competed in Calgary for over a month without a COVID-19 outbreak among them. The world's most talented men in the sport have now entered the bubble.