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Calgary turns to intimidating Flames winger Milan Lucic for traffic safety

Calgary turns to intimidating Flames winger Milan Lucic for traffic safety

CALGARY — Milan Lucic is fine with his broad shoulders employed as a public safety message.
'He's no fun to go up against': Oilers' Yamamoto a popular linemate, pesky opponent

'He's no fun to go up against': Oilers' Yamamoto a popular linemate, pesky opponent

EDMONTON — He's far from the biggest player in the Oilers' lineup, but Kailer Yamamoto is making his presence felt in Edmonton's first-round series against the L.A. Kings.
Canadian Natural Resources first-quarter profit more than doubles

Canadian Natural Resources first-quarter profit more than doubles

CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s profits more than doubled from a year ago in the first quarter, as surging oil prices pushed the Calgary-based energy company closer to reaching its debt reduction target.
Neo Financial becomes Calgary's latest $1 billion tech 'unicorn'

Neo Financial becomes Calgary's latest $1 billion tech 'unicorn'

Calgary's tech community can boast another "unicorn" with fintech company Neo Financial's close of a funding round that values the startup at more than $1 billion.
Smith posts 30-save shutout, Edmonton Oilers blank L.A. Kings 6-0 in Game 2

Smith posts 30-save shutout, Edmonton Oilers blank L.A. Kings 6-0 in Game 2

EDMONTON — Mike Smith wanted to atone for a mishandled puck — and he did it in dramatic fashion on Wednesday. The veteran goalie posted a 30-save shutout to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a decisive 6-0 victory over the L.A.
NHL not considering new playoff format: commissioner Gary Bettman

NHL not considering new playoff format: commissioner Gary Bettman

EDMONTON — The NHL has no plans to change its playoff format, regardless of what other leagues are doing, says commissioner Gary Bettman.
Alberta allows physicians, other health-care workers to prescribe Paxlovid for COVID

Alberta allows physicians, other health-care workers to prescribe Paxlovid for COVID

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it is making a pill to treat COVID-19 more accessible by allowing doctors and other health-care workers to prescribe the drug.
Edmonton police lay charges after six recent attacks on people of colour

Edmonton police lay charges after six recent attacks on people of colour

EDMONTON — Police say an alarming increase in attacks on people of colour in Alberta's capital has left members of marginalized communities afraid to leave their homes and live their lives as they wish.
Last summer's B.C., Alberta heat wave was among most extreme since 1960s, study shows

Last summer's B.C., Alberta heat wave was among most extreme since 1960s, study shows

The record-breaking heat wave that scorched western North America last June was among the most extreme ever recorded globally, new modelling and analysis by researchers at universities in the United Kingdom shows.
Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk wants to be a playoff difference-maker

Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk wants to be a playoff difference-maker

CALGARY — In a low-scoring playoff opener, Matthew Tkachuk made a difference in ways a multi-faceted player can. Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm both generated a team-leading 42 goals in the regular season for the Calgary Flames.