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Edmonton Elks sign Canadian receivers Smith, Jones to extensions

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks signed Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith and Mike Jones to one-year extensions Thursday. The two were scheduled to become free agents Feb. 8.

Calgary Stampeders sign Canadian offensive lineman Sceviour to extension

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders signed Canadian offensive lineman Ryan Sceviour to a two-year contract extension Thursday. The six-foot-four, 311-pound Calgary native was slated to become a free agent next month.
Avalanche danger posted for B.C. and Alberta backcountry users

Avalanche danger posted for B.C. and Alberta backcountry users

REVELSTOKE, B.C. — A special avalanche warning has been posted for recreational backcountry users in several regions of B.C. and Alberta as warm temperatures make the snowpack unstable.
Edmonton man sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison for death of infant son

Edmonton man sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison for death of infant son

EDMONTON — An Edmonton man who was found guilty of manslaughter after he confessed to undercover officers that he attacked his six-month-old son has been sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison.
Industrial development giving coyotes an edge in wolverine habitat: study

Industrial development giving coyotes an edge in wolverine habitat: study

EDMONTON — Industrial development is helping coyotes move into wolverine country and edge out the rare carnivore despite its fierce reputation, newly published research suggests.
Suspended Alberta justice minister says he wasn't distracted driving, phone in pocket

Suspended Alberta justice minister says he wasn't distracted driving, phone in pocket

EDMONTON — Kaycee Madu says he understands why Alberta Premier Jason Kenney relieved him as justice minister after Madu phoned Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket.

Calgary Stampeders re-sign Canadian centre Sean McEwen to two-year deal

CALGARY — Sean McEwen is staying put. The Calgary Stampeders signed the veteran centre to a two-year contract extension Wednesday. The 2021 CFL all-star was scheduled to become a free agent next month.
Edmonton school board to request vaccine clinics in schools as COVID infections rise

Edmonton school board to request vaccine clinics in schools as COVID infections rise

EDMONTON — One of Alberta's largest school boards wants the province to open vaccine clinics in schools as the number of students and staff infected with COVID-19 rises.
Home invasion gone wrong leads to multiple charges against two men in Calgary

Home invasion gone wrong leads to multiple charges against two men in Calgary

CALGARY — A Calgary family was terrorized on the weekend in what police are calling a violent home invasion gone wrong.
Lunder headlines list of eight Canadian biathletes nominated for Beijing Games

Lunder headlines list of eight Canadian biathletes nominated for Beijing Games

CANMORE, Alta. — Emma Lunder is one of the headliners on the list of eight Canadian biathletes nominated Wednesday for next month's Beijing Olympics. Lunder, from Vernon, B.C.