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Western Hockey League U.S. Division approved to start 2020-21 season

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League announced on Friday that its U.S. Division can begin a 2020-21 regular season following approval from the state of Washington. The WHL says the U.S.

Man who shot at RCMP officers in Alberta pleads guilty to five charges

EDMONTON — An Alberta man charged with attempted murder for shooting at six RCMP officers has pleaded guilty to five lesser offences. Destry Sayine initially faced 22 charges, including six counts of attempted murder with a firearm.
Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

EDMONTON — Police in Edmonton say they are investigating two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women on the same day.
Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it plans to restore some aspects of a policy it revoked last spring that protected a wide swath of the province's foothills and mountains from coal mines. The move has provoked intense public protest.
'I didn't see it coming': Flames' Sam Bennett surprised by scratch

'I didn't see it coming': Flames' Sam Bennett surprised by scratch

CALGARY — Being held out of the Calgary Flames' lineup on Thursday caught Sam Bennett by surprise. The 24-year-old forward arrived for morning skate expecting to face the Winnipeg Jets alongside his teammates. Instead he was a healthy scratch.

Eldorado Gold shares rise on mine development agreement with Greek government

CALGARY — Shares in Eldorado Gold Corp. rose Friday after it announced a negotiated agreement with the Greek government that could allow more development of its mines in northern Greece.
WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. will lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, blaming the measure on the lack of flights to Mexico and the Caribbean.
Hockey Canada cancels spring championships due to COVID-19 for second straight year

Hockey Canada cancels spring championships due to COVID-19 for second straight year

CALGARY — Hockey Canada has cancelled its 2021 spring national championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interfor eyes growth by acquisition as lumber prices lift fourth-quarter profits

Interfor eyes growth by acquisition as lumber prices lift fourth-quarter profits

CALGARY — The CEO of Interfor Corp. says profits from strong lumber markets mean the company is well-positioned to add to its stable of sawmills in Canada and the United States through acquisition. Ian Fillinger says the Burnaby, B.C.
TransAlta CEO Dawn Farrell set to retire after leading switch away from coal power

TransAlta CEO Dawn Farrell set to retire after leading switch away from coal power

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. says the CEO who supervised its transition away from a provincially focused provider of coal-fired power to an international utility with natural gas and renewable power generation plans to retire at the end of March.