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Canadian men to face Ireland in Edmonton rugby sevens quarterfinal

Canadian men to face Ireland in Edmonton rugby sevens quarterfinal

EDMONTON — Canada will play Ireland in the Cup quarterfinals Sunday after winning two of three on Day 1 of the HSBC Canada Sevens.
Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

CALGARY — An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has ruled that prospective jurors in an upcoming sexual assault trial in Calgary will be excused if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice N.E.
Edmonton Elks add veteran quarterback Trevor Harris to active roster

Edmonton Elks add veteran quarterback Trevor Harris to active roster

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks added quarterback Trevor Harris to their active roster Saturday, just over a week after he went on the six-game injured list with a neck injury.
Board deemed sex offender a risk years before he was accused of killing woman, child

Board deemed sex offender a risk years before he was accused of killing woman, child

EDMONTON — Four years before a mother and her 16-month-old son were killed in western Alberta, police had warned the public that a registered sex offender would be released and there was a chance he could harm “a female, including children.
'People will suffer and will die': Emergency doctor says some health triage has begun

'People will suffer and will die': Emergency doctor says some health triage has begun

EDMONTON — The head of emergency medicine for the Alberta Medical Association, Dr. Paul Parks, says major components of triage have already begun in Alberta — an assertion disputed by the province.
Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan to cover 'life-changing' cystic fibrosis drug

Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan to cover 'life-changing' cystic fibrosis drug

Three provinces say they'll start covering the cost of a new drug that experts describe as a "life-changing" treatment for cystic fibrosis.
Alberta doctors call for more drug-use sites to reduce strain on acute-care resources

Alberta doctors call for more drug-use sites to reduce strain on acute-care resources

A group of Edmonton physicians says the Alberta government's overhaul of harm reduction supports for people who use drugs is needlessly straining acute-care resources as COVID-19 demands grow.
Meat packers call for changes to foreign worker cap to address labour shortage crisis

Meat packers call for changes to foreign worker cap to address labour shortage crisis

CALGARY — Canadian meat packers are lobbying the federal government to let them bring in more temporary foreign workers in light of a labour shortage crisis they say has reached an "all-time high.
Police looking at new Calgary MP after video appears to show flyer swap on doorstep

Police looking at new Calgary MP after video appears to show flyer swap on doorstep

Calgary police are investigating a newly elected Liberal member of Parliament after he was captured on a doorbell camera appearing to remove his opponent's campaign flyer.
Calgary man who fatally stabbed his case worker to be sentenced Oct. 4

Calgary man who fatally stabbed his case worker to be sentenced Oct. 4

CALGARY — A Calgary man who admitted to stabbing his case worker to death at an assisted-living home nearly two years ago is to be sentenced early next month Brandon Newman pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder in the death of Deborah Onwu