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Alberta reports almost 700 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since January

Alberta reports almost 700 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since January

EDMONTON — Alberta is dealing with a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. Officials reported 696 new cases on Friday, including 130 variants of concern. The number of new daily cases has not been that high since the middle of January.
United Nurses of Alberta calls finance minister hypocritical in contract talks

United Nurses of Alberta calls finance minister hypocritical in contract talks

EDMONTON — The union representing registered nurses in Alberta says it's "grossly insulting" and hypocritical for Finance Minister Travis Toews to accuse them of putting their needs first during the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Just verdict:' Calgary man convicted of murder in death of girlfriend's daughter

'Just verdict:' Calgary man convicted of murder in death of girlfriend's daughter

CALGARY — A man has been convicted of murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter. Ivy Wick was injured on Sept. 27, 2017, and died in a Calgary hospital of head and brain injuries eight days later.
Imperial Oil urges shareholders to reject 'premature' net-zero 2050 carbon motion

Imperial Oil urges shareholders to reject 'premature' net-zero 2050 carbon motion

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd.. is recommending investors attending its annual meeting in May vote against a shareholder resolution that it adopt a corporate wide target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Father, son accused of killing Metis hunters in Alberta denied bail

Father, son accused of killing Metis hunters in Alberta denied bail

EDMONTON — A man and his son accused of killing two Metis hunters in Alberta have been denied bail a second time. Roger Bilodeau, who is 57, and Anthony Bilodeau, who is 32, are both charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
$2.3M in contraband cigarettes and cigars seized in Alberta

$2.3M in contraband cigarettes and cigars seized in Alberta

EDMONTON — Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis says two men have been charged after it seized $2.3 million in contraband cigarettes and cigars.
Next generation of Canadian luge recruits get a snowy, trackless start in Calgary

Next generation of Canadian luge recruits get a snowy, trackless start in Calgary

CALGARY — Tobogganing down a snowy hill isn't how three-time Olympian Tristan Walker got his start in luge, but Luge Canada's recruitment has come to that without access to a sliding track in Calgary.
McDavid scores twice, Edmonton Oilers edge Winnipeg Jets 2-1

McDavid scores twice, Edmonton Oilers edge Winnipeg Jets 2-1

EDMONTON — Midway through the NHL season, Connor McDavid says there's already a playoff-like atmosphere percolating in the North Division. The all-Canadian race grew tighter Thursday as McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers topped the Winnipeg Jets 2-1.
Kerri Einarson, Brad Gushue win opener at Canadian mixed doubles curling championship

Kerri Einarson, Brad Gushue win opener at Canadian mixed doubles curling championship

CALGARY — Canadian women's champion skip Kerri Einarson is off to a winning start at the Home Hardware national mixed doubles curling championship. The Gimli, Man., curler and partner Brad Gushue of St.

Ryan Poehling caps three-point night with winner, Rocket edge Heat in OT

CALGARY — Ryan Poehling set up two goals before scoring the winner, and the Laval Rocket edged the Stockton Heat 4-3 in overtime on Thursday in American Hockey League action.