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Hockey Canada board chair resigns amid scandal fallout

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Brind'Amour has resigned as the chair of Hockey Canada's board of directors amid scrutiny of the organization for its handling of sexual assault allegations against members of previous men's junior teams.
Hockey Canada's board chair Michael Brind’Amour steps down

Hockey Canada's board chair Michael Brind’Amour steps down

CALGARY — The chair of Hockey Canada's board of directors has resigned. Michael Brind’Amour has stepped down effective immediately, Hockey Canada said Saturday in a statement.

Search for evidence in woman's homicide taking place east of Calgary

CALGARY — Police who have been investigating the suspected murder of a Calgary woman who was last seen more than five years ago are searching this weekend for evidence east of the city.

Edmonton Oilers sign forward Tyler Benson to one-year extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Tyler Benson to a one-year extension. The 24-year-old from Edmonton played 29 games for the Oilers last season. He scored his first NHL goal Feb. 20 against the Minnesota Wild.

Suspect injured in officer-involved shooting Friday night in southeast Calgary

CALGARY — Alberta's police watchdog is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Calgary's Radisson Heights neighbourhood that sent a man to hospital. Police were called to the 1500 block of 35 Street S.E. at about 10 p.m.

Canada's men's U18 team defeats Finland 4-1 to advance to Hlinka Gretzky Cup final

RED DEER, Alta. — Canada's men's under-18 team defeated Finland 4-1 to advance to the Hlinka Gretzky Cup final Friday night. Ethan Gauthier scored the opening goal in the first period, his tournament-leading fifth of the competition.

Harrington's late eagles gives him the lead in Canada

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Padraig Harrington made a long eagle putt on the final hole Friday for a 6-under 64 that gave him a one-shot lead over Kirk Triplett in the Shaw Charity Classic.
Harrington takes one stroke lead after first round of Shaw Charity Classic

Harrington takes one stroke lead after first round of Shaw Charity Classic

CALGARY — Padraig Harrington lives to hear the roar of the crowd.
Hospital in Fort Saskatchewan closes obstetrics unit due to lack of physicians

Hospital in Fort Saskatchewan closes obstetrics unit due to lack of physicians

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta. — Another Alberta hospital has announced a closure due to a lack of physician coverage.
Alberta jobs minister Doug Schweitzer quits cabinet, to resign seat soon, too

Alberta jobs minister Doug Schweitzer quits cabinet, to resign seat soon, too

EDMONTON — Alberta’s jobs minister is leaving politics even earlier than planned. Doug Schweitzer, in a brief message posted on social media, says he has resigned from cabinet as the minister for jobs, economy and innovation.