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More than 100 staff isolating as COVID-19 outbreaks at Calgary hospital grow

CALGARY — More than a hundred staff are isolating as a busy Calgary hospital confirmed 26 cases of COVID-19. Alberta Health Services says the infections include 17 patients and nine staff at the Foothills Medical Centre.
Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

EDMONTON — Alberta Health says 449 people died from opioid overdoses in the province during the first six months of this year.

Police watchdog investigating training accident that injured Lethbridge officer

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Alberta's police watchdog says a Lethbridge police officer is stable in hospital after being injured when another officer fired a gun in a training accident.

Alberta Mounties charged in shooting death of man in car to get jury trial

WHITECOURT, Alta. — Two RCMP officers charged in the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in northern Alberta will be getting a jury trial. Cpl. Randy Stenger and Const.
RCMP investigating after far-right groups disrupt anti-racism rally in Alberta

RCMP investigating after far-right groups disrupt anti-racism rally in Alberta

RED DEER, Alta. — RCMP are investigating after far-right protesters disrupted what was to be a peaceful anti-racism rally in central Alberta last weekend, but local advocacy groups say officers should have been better prepared to stop the violence.
Tampa Bay Lightning succeeding in NHL playoffs by adding grit, sinew, sandpaper

Tampa Bay Lightning succeeding in NHL playoffs by adding grit, sinew, sandpaper

EDMONTON — The Tampa Bay Lightning have turned their Stanley Cup final with the Dallas Stars into a best of five because, to quote Tampa head coach Jon Cooper and paraphrase "The Untouchables," you can't bring a knife to a gunfight.
Canadian crude-by-rail exports fall to another eight-year low in July

Canadian crude-by-rail exports fall to another eight-year low in July

CALGARY — Canadian exports of crude oil by rail fell to another eight-year low in July despite the gradual recovery of North American fuel demand from low levels due to measures taken to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aurora reports $3.3 billion loss for full year, $1.86 billion for Q4

Aurora reports $3.3 billion loss for full year, $1.86 billion for Q4

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it incurred $3.3 billion in losses in its 2020 fiscal year, including $1.86 billion in its latest quarter due to large impairment charges. The Edmonton-based cannabis company marked the quarter by taking $1.
Inter Pipeline signs deal to sell majority of European storage business

Inter Pipeline signs deal to sell majority of European storage business

CALGARY — A year after putting its European bulk liquid storage business on the block, Inter Pipeline Ltd. has signed a deal to sell most of it to the Madrid-based CLH Group for $715 million.

Jeff steps down as FC Edmonton coach, will stay on in player development role

EDMONTON — Jeff Paulus is stepping down as head coach of FC Edmonton, but is staying on with the CPL team as manager of player development. Edmonton placed last in the group stage of the recent Island Games, finishing eighth with an 0-6-1 record.