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Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — Crews battling an enormous wildfire just outside the small northern Alberta town of High Level are bracing for what could be a dangerous wind shift today.
Rhys Duch's overtime winner lifts Calgary Roughnecks to NLL Cup win

Rhys Duch's overtime winner lifts Calgary Roughnecks to NLL Cup win

CALGARY — For the first time in 10 years, the Calgary Roughnecks are the champions of the National Lacrosse League.
Canadian ultramarathoner sets world treadmill record for distance in 12 hours

Canadian ultramarathoner sets world treadmill record for distance in 12 hours

CALGARY — Alberta ultramarathoner Dave Proctor set a world record Saturday for the longest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours. The 38-year-old from Okotoks, Alta., ran 153.

CPL Roundup: Dominique Malonga leads Cavalry past Wanderers 2-0

CALGARY — Dominique Malonga scored twice to lead Cavalry FC past HFX Wanderers 2-0 on Saturday in Canadian Premier League action.

Two dead, one seriously injured, following explosion in Calgary home's garage

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say they believe a house fire where two people were discovered dead and a third was found seriously injured was deliberate.

Stampeders sign defensive back Robertson Daniel, release Malique Jackson

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders signed international defensive back Robertson Daniel on Saturday. The team also announced that they had released defensive back Malique Jackson.

Alberta NDP cries foul as Speaker Cooper names new legislature clerk

EDMONTON — Alberta's legislature has a new clerk of the assembly, but it's a move the opposition NDP says smacks of political skulduggery and manipulation.
Swedish forward Joakim Nygard signs with Edmonton Oilers

Swedish forward Joakim Nygard signs with Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Joakim Nygard to a one-year, entry-level contract. Nygard, 26, has just completed his seventh season in the Swedish Hockey League, all with Farjestad BK.
Emergency funds for High Level evacuees to start flowing by Monday

Emergency funds for High Level evacuees to start flowing by Monday

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — Officials say wildfire evacuees in northwestern Alberta should not expect to return until at least next week and that provincial emergency funds for gas, food and other expenses should be available by Monday.
No-vote option: Alberta legislature changing rules to allow MLAs to abstain

No-vote option: Alberta legislature changing rules to allow MLAs to abstain

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney's government is changing voting rules at the Alberta legislature about one year after a bruising debate regarding abstentions on a bill about abortion clinics.