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World junior hockey championship says no new positive COVID-19 tests for players

World junior hockey championship says no new positive COVID-19 tests for players

EDMONTON — The International Ice Hockey Federation says there are no new positive tests for COVID-19 among players on the 10 teams at the world junior championship.
Loss of sponsor to pandemic prompts Olympic lugers Walker, Snith to be creative

Loss of sponsor to pandemic prompts Olympic lugers Walker, Snith to be creative

CALGARY — Olympic silver medallists Tristan Walker and Justin Snith pivoted when they lost a financial sponsor to the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, dubbed 'Christmas Star,' visible tonight

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, dubbed 'Christmas Star,' visible tonight

EDMONTON — A rare celestial event is making an already unique holiday season even more unusual, as what's been dubbed the "Christmas Star" is set to appear over Canada on Monday evening, brighter than it's been in nearly eight centuries.
Observers see rays of hope for 2021 in Canada's gloomy oil and gas sector

Observers see rays of hope for 2021 in Canada's gloomy oil and gas sector

CALGARY — The sombre mood that has gripped the Calgary-based oilpatch for several years is starting to show flickers of hope, with more financially secure companies making moves to grow in 2021.
Pinturault beats unheralded McGrath to win GS in Alta Badia

Pinturault beats unheralded McGrath to win GS in Alta Badia

ALTA BADIA, Italy — Alexis Pinturault held off a challenge from unheralded Norwegian skier Atle Lie McGrath to win the classic men’s World Cup giant slalom on the Gran Risa course Sunday.
World junior hockey championship pre-tournament games reduced because of COVID-19

World junior hockey championship pre-tournament games reduced because of COVID-19

EDMONTON — Canada won't play Sweden in a pre-tournament game before the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton because of Sweden's extended quarantine.
'Things are tough:' Canadian charities struggling as COVID-19 hits their bottom line

'Things are tough:' Canadian charities struggling as COVID-19 hits their bottom line

CALGARY — The familiar ringing of handbells has gone silent at many Canadian shopping malls this year as the Salvation Army tries to cope with COVID-19 rules at a time of dropping donations.
Alberta sets record 904 opioid deaths so far in 2020, cites COVID-19 as factor

Alberta sets record 904 opioid deaths so far in 2020, cites COVID-19 as factor

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 904 opioid-related deaths in the first 10 months of 2020, a sobering record surpassing the province's current death count of COVID-19.

Edmonton police investigating death of two-year-old as homicide

EDMONTON — Police in Edmonton say they are investigating the death of a toddler as a homicide. Officers were called to a home in the southeast part of the city on Dec. 6. They say a two-year-old boy was taken to hospital but later died of injuries.
Dach named captain of Canada's world junior team; Byram, Cozens alternates

Dach named captain of Canada's world junior team; Byram, Cozens alternates

EDMONTON — Kirby Dach has been named captain of Canada's team for the upcoming world junior hockey championship.