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Alberta town unveils statue of coach who died in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Alberta town unveils statue of coach who died in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

PEACE RIVER, Alta.

Edmonton police homicide unit investigating suspicious death case

EDMONTON — Homicide detectives have been called in to investigate a suspicious death case in Edmonton's west end.
Flames sign free-agent defenceman Chris Tanev to four-year, US$18-million deal

Flames sign free-agent defenceman Chris Tanev to four-year, US$18-million deal

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a four-year, US$18-million contract in free agency late Friday.
Calgary Flames sign goaltender Jacob Markstrom to six-year, big-money contract

Calgary Flames sign goaltender Jacob Markstrom to six-year, big-money contract

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames landed coveted goaltender Jacob Markstrom when NHL unrestricted free agency opened Friday with a six-year contract worth US$36 million.
Alberta, Canada Infrastructure Bank providing support for irrigation upgrade

Alberta, Canada Infrastructure Bank providing support for irrigation upgrade

CALGARY — Southern Alberta's eight irrigation districts will be getting an $815-million upgrade. Premier Jason Kenney says the money is to be used to modernize and build new irrigation infrastructure and increase water storage capacity.

Future of Ekati Diamond Mine unclear after $166-million sale falls through

CALGARY — A deal to sell the suspended Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories for about $166 million has fallen through after bond issuers refused to go along with it.
Alberta premier says province will continue 'lighter approach' in fighting COVID-19

Alberta premier says province will continue 'lighter approach' in fighting COVID-19

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will not follow Ontario's lead on stricter restrictions because of a jump in COVID-19 cases.
Edmonton Oilers sign veteran forward Kyle Turris to a two-year contract

Edmonton Oilers sign veteran forward Kyle Turris to a two-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Kyle Turris to a two-year contract. The 31-year-old from New Westminster, B.C., became an unrestricted free agent Friday after three seasons with the Nashville Predators.
Canadian conference centres, airports, stadiums join rush for anti-pandemic status

Canadian conference centres, airports, stadiums join rush for anti-pandemic status

CALGARY — Operators of Canada's conference centres, airports and stadiums are joining a global rush to be certified as pandemic-resistant while they compete for events and visitors that will bring billions of dollars in economic benefits for their ci
Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s eldest son working for Premier Jason Kenney

Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s eldest son working for Premier Jason Kenney

EDMONTON — Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s eldest son is following in his father’s footsteps by getting involved in politics. Ben Harper, who is 24, has landed a job as an aide in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s office.