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'I didn't see it coming': Flames' Sam Bennett surprised by scratch

'I didn't see it coming': Flames' Sam Bennett surprised by scratch

CALGARY — Being held out of the Calgary Flames' lineup on Thursday caught Sam Bennett by surprise. The 24-year-old forward arrived for morning skate expecting to face the Winnipeg Jets alongside his teammates. Instead he was a healthy scratch.

Eldorado Gold shares rise on mine development agreement with Greek government

CALGARY — Shares in Eldorado Gold Corp. rose Friday after it announced a negotiated agreement with the Greek government that could allow more development of its mines in northern Greece.
WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. will lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, blaming the measure on the lack of flights to Mexico and the Caribbean.
Hockey Canada cancels spring championships due to COVID-19 for second straight year

Hockey Canada cancels spring championships due to COVID-19 for second straight year

CALGARY — Hockey Canada has cancelled its 2021 spring national championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interfor eyes growth by acquisition as lumber prices lift fourth-quarter profits

Interfor eyes growth by acquisition as lumber prices lift fourth-quarter profits

CALGARY — The CEO of Interfor Corp. says profits from strong lumber markets mean the company is well-positioned to add to its stable of sawmills in Canada and the United States through acquisition. Ian Fillinger says the Burnaby, B.C.
TransAlta CEO Dawn Farrell set to retire after leading switch away from coal power

TransAlta CEO Dawn Farrell set to retire after leading switch away from coal power

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. says the CEO who supervised its transition away from a provincially focused provider of coal-fired power to an international utility with natural gas and renewable power generation plans to retire at the end of March.
Alberta variant cases now at 68; province says strict testing and tracking in place

Alberta variant cases now at 68; province says strict testing and tracking in place

EDMONTON — Alberta reported Thursday it has 68 variant cases of COVID-19, up 11 from the day before, seven of them with no known link to travel. Dr.
'You let her die:' Crown argues woman found dead in tub too drunk for consensual sex

'You let her die:' Crown argues woman found dead in tub too drunk for consensual sex

EDMONTON — A Crown prosecutor has accused a man of forcing violent sex on a woman who was too drunk to consent and of letting her bleed to death in the bathtub of his hotel room.
'Loss of judgment:' Sentence reserved for police officer who assaulted suspect

'Loss of judgment:' Sentence reserved for police officer who assaulted suspect

CALGARY — A police officer recorded on video when he threw a handcuffed woman to the ground face-first said through his lawyer Thursday that he didn't intend to cause her "physical and psychological pain." Const.
Suncor Energy restarts carbon emission cutting projects despite vow of austerity

Suncor Energy restarts carbon emission cutting projects despite vow of austerity

CALGARY — The CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says it will not increase capital spending this year despite higher oil prices, instead vowing to spend any increases in free cash flow on debt repayment and share buybacks.