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Alberta NDP slams UCP, ex-finance minister for big COVID-19 bonus to health chief

Alberta NDP slams UCP, ex-finance minister for big COVID-19 bonus to health chief

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says the United Conservative Party government, particularly former finance minister Travis Toews, must bear the responsibility and fallout for the record-setting six-figure bonus payment to the chief
North American markets rally on corporate earnings, eased geopolitical tensions

North American markets rally on corporate earnings, eased geopolitical tensions

CALGARY — North American markets rallied Wednesday against the backdrop of another day of strong corporate earnings as well as easing investor anxiety about U.S.-China relations. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 40.61 points at 19,545.94.
University responds in policy fight with Alberta government, suggests not being heard

University responds in policy fight with Alberta government, suggests not being heard

EDMONTON — An Alberta online university facing a potential multimillion-dollar cut in a policy fight with the province says it will consider the government’s latest demand but has not committed to complying with it.
World Rugby funds Canadian injury, concussion research, co-led by player

World Rugby funds Canadian injury, concussion research, co-led by player

CALGARY — Rugby's world governing body has given the University of Calgary half a million dollars to study concussion and injury prevention among young women in the game.
Calgary Pride says LGBTQ refugees to lead the Pride parade in September

Calgary Pride says LGBTQ refugees to lead the Pride parade in September

Calgary Pride says this year's parade marshals will be LGBTQ refugees who now call the city home.
Woman charged with manslaughter after man found in stairwell, Edmonton police say

Woman charged with manslaughter after man found in stairwell, Edmonton police say

EDMONTON — Police say they have charged a woman in the death of a man in central Edmonton over the weekend. Edmonton police say officers responded Sunday to a call of a man in a stairwell.

Front-runners flex muscle in national U-17, U-15 boys' basketball championships

EDMONTON — Teams from Quebec, Ontario and B.C. have set the early pace in the older division of the Canadian boys' Under-15 and Under-17 national basketball championships, flexing their offensive muscle and dynamic defence. Quebec, Ontario and B.C.
Mangiapane nets 3-year deal, $17.4 million from Flames, avoids salary arbitration

Mangiapane nets 3-year deal, $17.4 million from Flames, avoids salary arbitration

CALGARY — Andrew Mangiapane of the Calgary Flames was rewarded on Monday for setting career highs in goals, assists and points this past season. The Flames signed the 26-year-old forward to a three-year contract worth $17.4 million.
Canadian team starts prep for a summer world junior men's hockey championship

Canadian team starts prep for a summer world junior men's hockey championship

CALGARY — Canada's team began preparations Tuesday for the 2.0 edition of the 2022 world junior men's hockey championship in Edmonton. The host country starts the Aug. 9-20 championship on Aug. 10 against Latvia at Rogers Place.
Man arrested after breaking into Calgary Municipal Building and setting fires

Man arrested after breaking into Calgary Municipal Building and setting fires

CALGARY — A man was arrested after someone broke into the Calgary Municipal Building and starting setting fires inside, police said Tuesday.