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Puljujarvi scores two, Oilers sweep Senators with 4-2 win

Puljujarvi scores two, Oilers sweep Senators with 4-2 win

EDMONTON — Jesse Puljujarvi was all smiles Tuesday after scoring his first NHL goal in more than two years.
'I lied to many people:' Man accused of killing woman found in tub testifies

'I lied to many people:' Man accused of killing woman found in tub testifies

EDMONTON — A jury has heard that a man accused of killing a woman who was found dead in a bathtub in his Edmonton hotel room lied several times about knowing her and paying her for sex. Bradley Barton, 52 and from Mississauga, Ont.
Alberta reports 57 variant cases of COVID-19 virus, daycare, schools affected

Alberta reports 57 variant cases of COVID-19 virus, daycare, schools affected

EDMONTON — Alberta now has 57 cases of the variant strains of COVID-19, with a daycare and three Calgary school classrooms affected. Chief medical health officer Dr.
More Alberta towns ask for coal consultations, pause on exploration

More Alberta towns ask for coal consultations, pause on exploration

Opposition to Alberta's attempt to expand coal mining in the Rocky Mountains is growing with two more towns expressing concerns and a legislature member with the governing United Conservatives backing them up.
Union says Bell Media cuts hit 210 employees in Toronto, half from newsrooms

Union says Bell Media cuts hit 210 employees in Toronto, half from newsrooms

CALGARY — The union representing some Bell Media workers says a total of 210 employees in the Toronto area are being laid off, with most of the notifications taking place Tuesday.
Canadian silver mining companies give up Monday's gains as apparent squeeze fails

Canadian silver mining companies give up Monday's gains as apparent squeeze fails

CALGARY — Canadian silver mining companies are giving back double-digit share price increases gained Monday as an apparent drive by online retail investors to boost interest in the shiny metal grinds to a halt.
Calgary Stampeders sign Alberta-born long snapper Aaron Crawford

Calgary Stampeders sign Alberta-born long snapper Aaron Crawford

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have signed Canadian long snapper Aaron Crawford. The native of Medicine Hat, Alta., played in 98 games with Hamilton from 2013 to 2019. Crawford has 23 career special-teams tackles.
Imperial Oil reports $1.15B loss on writedown, sees pandemic-related fuel demand cut

Imperial Oil reports $1.15B loss on writedown, sees pandemic-related fuel demand cut

CALGARY — Sagging fuel demand due to lockdowns to deal with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is again cutting into volumes and returns at refineries at Imperial Oil Ltd. after a recovery last fall, CEO Brad Corson said Tuesday.
'Emergency brake' factored into Alberta's reopening plan: top doctor

'Emergency brake' factored into Alberta's reopening plan: top doctor

CALGARY — COVID-19 hospitalizations are the focus of Alberta's road map for gradually opening up more businesses and activities, but the province's top doctor says a different criteria will factor into whether to slow down or tighten up.
Tripping hazard: Protest penguins destroyed at Alberta legislature grounds

Tripping hazard: Protest penguins destroyed at Alberta legislature grounds

EDMONTON — A colony of 800 snow penguins was set up on the grounds of the Alberta legislature to send a strong message.