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Regina Pats win WHL draft lottery, could pick 'exceptional player'

CALGARY — The Regina Pats have won the Western Hockey League's draft lottery. The Pats now get the No. 1 selection in the league's bantam draft on April 22.
Shaw Communications Inc. founder and executive chair JR Shaw has died at 85

Shaw Communications Inc. founder and executive chair JR Shaw has died at 85

CALGARY — The founder of Shaw Communications Inc., JR Shaw, has died, the company said Tuesday. He was 85.
Alberta reports one COVID death, others test positive at Calgary seniors' centre

Alberta reports one COVID death, others test positive at Calgary seniors' centre

EDMONTON — Alberta announced a senior living in a Calgary long-term care centre has died from COVID-19, and others in the facility have tested positive or are showing symptoms of the virus.

Sick worker at oilsands lodge north of Fort McMurray tests negative for COVID-19

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The operator of a work lodge north of Fort McMurray, Alta., says a guest who fell ill last week does not have COVID-19. Houston-based Civeo Corp.
Suncor cuts $1.5 billion from budget to cope with low oil prices, virus impact

Suncor cuts $1.5 billion from budget to cope with low oil prices, virus impact

CALGARY — Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc.
Not so fantastic: Thieves swipe three rare 'Fantastic Four' comic books

Not so fantastic: Thieves swipe three rare 'Fantastic Four' comic books

CALGARY — Police in Calgary are looking for a suspect following an assault and a theft of three rare comic books earlier this month. Investigators say a Fantastic Four No. 1, a Fantastic Four No. 2 and a Fantastic Four No.
Calgary researcher to lead global study on COVID-19 treatment for children

Calgary researcher to lead global study on COVID-19 treatment for children

CALGARY — While children appear to be better at fighting off the novel coronavirus than adults, little is known about how COVID-19 affects them and the best treatment for kids who are infected, says a Calgary researcher who hopes to fill in some of t
Precision Drilling moves to cut costs and capital spending plan

Precision Drilling moves to cut costs and capital spending plan

CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. says it is reducing staff, cutting salaries and lowering its capital spending plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and current market conditions.

Police arrest man in alleged sexual assault of eight-year-old girl in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A man has been arrested in Edmonton in a case where police alleged an eight-year-old girl was abducted and sexually assaulted by a stranger while she walked home.
Kenney says 'special place in hell' for hoarders, scammers during pandemic

Kenney says 'special place in hell' for hoarders, scammers during pandemic

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says there's "a special place in hell" for hoarders and scammers during the COVID-19 crisis.