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Hlinka Gretzky Cup men's hockey tournament cancelled because of COVID-19

Hlinka Gretzky Cup men's hockey tournament cancelled because of COVID-19

CALGARY — The Hlinka Gretzky Cup, a tournament featuring the world's top under-18 male hockey players, has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight-country tournament was scheduled for Aug. 3-8 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta.
Flooding in Fort McMurray leads to request for military assistance from Ottawa

Flooding in Fort McMurray leads to request for military assistance from Ottawa

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Provincial and federal governments say they are ready to help with flooding in northern Alberta as the number of evacuations in Fort McMurray continued to increase Monday.
Alberta premier cleared in ethics probe tied to firing of election commissioner

Alberta premier cleared in ethics probe tied to firing of election commissioner

EDMONTON — Alberta's ethics commissioner has rejected Opposition accusations that Premier Jason Kenney and his United Conservative caucus broke the rules when they fired an election official investigating the party.

Suspicious fire in Calgary sends man to hospital with life-threatening injuries

CALGARY — A man has life-threatening injuries after a suspicious fire at a senior's facility in Calgary. Police in that city say the fire was reported just before 1:30 a.m., at Wentworth Manor on Calgary's southwest side.
Evacuation orders issued as rising rivers threaten Fort McMurray

Evacuation orders issued as rising rivers threaten Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta.
Lawyers and advocates ponder the future of the jury system with COVID-19

Lawyers and advocates ponder the future of the jury system with COVID-19

CALGARY — The president of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers is worried the justice system will try to delay jury trials as it deals with COVID-19 at the expense of the rights of those accused of a crime.

Alberta offensive lineman O'Donnell agrees to terms with Indianapolis Colts

Canadian Carter O'Donnell will begin his pro football career as an Indianapolis Colt. The towering University of Alberta offensive lineman agreed to terms with the Colts on Saturday after being bypassed in the 2020 NFL draft.
'Death is so real:' Immigrant group says meat workers afraid after plant closure

'Death is so real:' Immigrant group says meat workers afraid after plant closure

CALGARY — An organization that works with immigrants says the temporary closure of a large slaughterhouse in southern Alberta has left many among its largely Filipino workforce fearful for the future.

Alberta rolls back cuts to rural doctor fees, tops up other fees in $81M plan

EDMONTON — Alberta is rolling back more billing changes to fees and adding millions of dollars in extra cash to stop rural doctors from pulling back from hospital duties.
NHL's hub-city concept intrigues Flames general manager Brad Treliving

NHL's hub-city concept intrigues Flames general manager Brad Treliving

CALGARY — Where, when and how are Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving's questions for the NHL as the league considers a hub-city concept to resume the season.