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Curling Alberta decision will have ripple effect on potential wild-card teams

Curling Alberta decision will have ripple effect on potential wild-card teams

Never has so little curling action created so many headlines ahead of the national championships.
Oilpatch woes boost Calgary's downtown office vacancy rates to record levels

Oilpatch woes boost Calgary's downtown office vacancy rates to record levels

CALGARY — Vacancies in Calgary's downtown office towers have risen to record levels and there's no landlord relief in sight with almost one in three offices sitting empty and sublets accounting for a quarter of available spaces on the market.
'Morally and ethically wrong:' Court to hear challenge to Alberta coal policy removal

'Morally and ethically wrong:' Court to hear challenge to Alberta coal policy removal

First Nations, ranchers, municipal officials and environmentalists hope to persuade a judge this week to force Alberta to revisit its decision to open one of the province's most important and best-loved landscapes to open-pit coal mining.
Markstrom's 32-save shutout spurs Calgary Flames to 3-0 win over Vancouver Canucks

Markstrom's 32-save shutout spurs Calgary Flames to 3-0 win over Vancouver Canucks

CALGARY — Jacob Markstrom overcame the oddness of playing against his former Vancouver Canucks teammates with a 32-save shutout for the Calgary Flames in a 3-0 win Saturday.
Petry, Tatar each score a pair as Canadiens dominate Oilers 5-1

Petry, Tatar each score a pair as Canadiens dominate Oilers 5-1

EDMONTON — Carey Price and the Canadiens achieved a major feat Saturday night — stopping Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl from burying the puck in Montreal's net.

RCMP say ice climber seriously injured after reportedly falling 12 metres

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — A 28-year-old man is in hospital in Calgary after police say he fell while ice climbing in the Rocky Mountains.

Body of worker whose bulldozer fell through ice on inactive tailings pond recovered

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Oilpatch giant Suncor says the body of a man whose bulldozer fell through the ice on one of its inactive tailings ponds earlier this week has now been recovered.

Oilers place goalie Mike Smith on long-term injured reserve

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Mike Smith on long-term injury reserve, and have re-assigned Olivier Rodrigue to the club's taxi squad, pending quarantine protocols.
Alberta health minister says vaccine schedule to take hit from manufacturing delays

Alberta health minister says vaccine schedule to take hit from manufacturing delays

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister says it will take longer than expected to start immunizing seniors over 75 outside long-term care homes due to a delay in manufacturing one of the COVID-19 vaccines.
'Worst case': Calgary parents charged after dependent, adult son rushed to hospital

'Worst case': Calgary parents charged after dependent, adult son rushed to hospital

CALGARY — Police have charged two parents after their 27-year-old son, weighing just 43 pounds, was taken to hospital in acute medical distress.