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Oilers add two more players to protocol, game against Senators rescheduled

Oilers add two more players to protocol, game against Senators rescheduled

EDMONTON — The National Hockey League has postponed two games due to COVID-related issues affecting the Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils.
First Nation says Alberta is preventing it from taking control of child welfare

First Nation says Alberta is preventing it from taking control of child welfare

A First Nation in Alberta says it's been nearly three months since it was supposed to take legal control of its own child welfare but the provincial government won't recognize the arrangement made possible by federal legislation.
Survey finds oilsands environmental monitoring ineffective after 10 years

Survey finds oilsands environmental monitoring ineffective after 10 years

EDMONTON — Alberta doesn't have a good grasp of the overall environmental impacts of the oilsands a decade after implementing monitoring that was supposed to provide it, internal government documents suggest.

Oilers place 5 more players into NHL’s COVID-19 protocols

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers placed five more players into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols Saturday.
Edmonton Oilers add five more players to NHL's COVID-19 protocol list

Edmonton Oilers add five more players to NHL's COVID-19 protocol list

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers placed five more players into the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Saturday.
Connection during isolation: Data shows national drug overdose hotline saves lives

Connection during isolation: Data shows national drug overdose hotline saves lives

CALGARY — Almost three dozen people survived overdoses because of a Canada-wide phone line that connects callers who use drugs with emergency support if there is a suspected overdose.
Premier Kenney renews promise Alberta will not mandate COVID-19 vaccinations

Premier Kenney renews promise Alberta will not mandate COVID-19 vaccinations

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations won't happen in Alberta, despite the federal government conceding such intervention may be necessary down the road.

WHL suspends activities for 15 teams, postpones eight games due to COVID-19

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League has postponed eight games and suspended activities for 15 teams due to COVID-19 concerns.
Oilsands companies focusing on essential work only as Omicron sweeps country

Oilsands companies focusing on essential work only as Omicron sweeps country

CALGARY — Alberta's oilsands are maintaining production levels with critical staff only as operators try to minimize the workforce impact of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Oilers place forward Kailer Yamamoto in NHL's COVID-19 protocol

Oilers place forward Kailer Yamamoto in NHL's COVID-19 protocol

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have placed Kailer Yamamoto in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol after the forward tested positive on a rapid test. Yamamoto was pulled from the Oilers' practice Friday after recording the positive result.