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Hammer drops on vacationing Alberta politicos, including premier's chief of staff

Hammer drops on vacationing Alberta politicos, including premier's chief of staff

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney has cracked down on members of his government's caucus and on staff who travelled out of the country during the holidays after he told Albertans to stay home.
Calgary's new goaltender Jacob Markstrom gives nod to Flames history

Calgary's new goaltender Jacob Markstrom gives nod to Flames history

CALGARY — The jersey number Jacob Markstrom wanted to wear with the Calgary Flames hangs from the Saddledome rafters. Calgary's newest goaltender felt it necessary to get Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Nieuwendyk's blessing to don No. 25.
'Indescribable': Calgary officer killed in traffic stop leaves behind pregnant wife

'Indescribable': Calgary officer killed in traffic stop leaves behind pregnant wife

CALGARY — A police officer killed while attempting a traffic stop last week was looking forward to becoming a father for the first time, his family said in a statement Monday. Sgt.
Aurora hit by 'cybersecurity incident' on Christmas, doesn't say what data affected

Aurora hit by 'cybersecurity incident' on Christmas, doesn't say what data affected

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it experienced a "cybersecurity incident" over the holidays. The Edmonton-based cannabis producer says the incident took place on Dec. 25, but did not share what data was involved or how it was accessed.
CN and CP report higher grain transport numbers thanks to hopper car additions

CN and CP report higher grain transport numbers thanks to hopper car additions

CALGARY — Canada's railways are reporting continued record levels of grain shipments as they add high-capacity grain hopper cars. Canadian Pacific Railway Co. says it moved a calendar year record 31.
Calgary sees highest December home sales since 2007 amid 40 per cent buying surge

Calgary sees highest December home sales since 2007 amid 40 per cent buying surge

CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says the residential real estate market had its best December since 2007 last month as real estate agents sold nearly 1,200 homes.
Former Impact midfielder Shamit Shome returns home, signs with FC Edmonton

Former Impact midfielder Shamit Shome returns home, signs with FC Edmonton

EDMONTON — Canadian international midfielder Shamit Shome, who made 45 MLS appearances for the Montreal Impact, has signed with FC Edmonton of the Canadian Premier League. The 23-year-old is returning home.
Frustration grows as list of UCP MLAs who travelled over holidays grows

Frustration grows as list of UCP MLAs who travelled over holidays grows

EDMONTON — Christmas trees decorated with Hawaiian leis were placed outside the constituency office of Alberta's municipal affairs minister on Sunday amid anger over a growing list of government members who ignored advice to avoid unnecessary travel
Calgary Flames get to work in short training camp for shortened NHL season

Calgary Flames get to work in short training camp for shortened NHL season

CALGARY — Who will be the regular defensive partner of Flames captain Mark Giordano in a shortened season? It's among many questions that need to be answered in a short Calgary Flames training camp that began Sunday. T.J.
Helicopter crash victims identified as parents, two children in family of seven

Helicopter crash victims identified as parents, two children in family of seven

DEBOLT, Alta. — Four people who died in a helicopter crash on New Year's Day were identified by loved ones Sunday as members of a strong and loving farm family from a tight-knit community in northern Alberta.