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Alberta pork plant sees rise in COVID cases, one death, in recent weeks

RED DEER, Alta. — A company that operates a pork processing plant in central Alberta says a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility has grown to nearly 80 cases this weekend.
Calgary Flames down Edmonton Oilers 6-4 to kick off NHL season's Battle of Alberta

Calgary Flames down Edmonton Oilers 6-4 to kick off NHL season's Battle of Alberta

CALGARY — A lead is preferable, but Mikael Backlund wants the Calgary Flames to feel and play as though they're going to win even when the team falls behind in a game.

Sports practices for youth to resume, with restrictions, in Alberta on Monday

Games will still be prohibited, but Alberta children and teens will soon be allowed to hit the ice for hockey practices following a government announcement that it will permit limited school and team sports to resume.

Grymes back for third stint with Edmonton after his release by BC Lions

EDMONTON — CFL defensive back Aaron Grymes has returned to Edmonton. The EE Football Team re-signed Grymes for a third stint Saturday after he was released from the BC Lions.

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.