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'Learning moment:' Embarrassing loss to Flames was catalyst for Oilers' playoff push

'Learning moment:' Embarrassing loss to Flames was catalyst for Oilers' playoff push

EDMONTON — It was not the Edmonton Oilers’ finest hour, but a big loss to their Battle of Alberta archrivals might have been instrumental to their playoff push.
Alberta utilities watchdog denies company's offer of 'refund' on consumer bills

Alberta utilities watchdog denies company's offer of 'refund' on consumer bills

Alberta's utilities watchdog has shut down a plan from a power transmission company to give ratepayers a refund, saying the small cash payout proposed by AltaLink would ultimately cost consumers millions more than it returned.
Tongue pizza, squid ink corn dogs spice up menu for 2022 Calgary Stampede

Tongue pizza, squid ink corn dogs spice up menu for 2022 Calgary Stampede

CALGARY — This summer's Calgary Stampede menu has some strange and spicy twists on traditional favourites. A list has been released of 40 new items that are to be offered at the annual rodeo and exhibition, which runs from July 8 to July 17.
Telus bulking up reach in Western Canada with $34.5B investments in B.C., Alberta

Telus bulking up reach in Western Canada with $34.5B investments in B.C., Alberta

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. says it will invest $17.5 billion in British Columbia and $17 billion in Alberta and create thousands of new jobs in these provinces over the next four years as it looks to expand its wireless networks.

Edmonton Elks release veteran Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks released veteran Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Toronto native spent the last two seasons with Edmonton after time in the NFL with Indianapolis, Oakland, and Jacksonville (2016-18).
'No way justified:' Murder trial told farmer, son assumed Metis hunters were thieves

'No way justified:' Murder trial told farmer, son assumed Metis hunters were thieves

EDMONTON — A Crown prosecutor has told a murder trial that an Alberta farmer and his son followed and shot two Métis hunters assuming they were thieves who had earlier driven onto the family's property.
Calgary and Edmonton city councils make friendly wager on NHL playoffs

Calgary and Edmonton city councils make friendly wager on NHL playoffs

CALGARY — The Battle of Alberta has officially started with a friendly hockey wager between the city councils in Calgary and Edmonton, and some elite Canadian soccer players with ties to both cities have also made bets.
Canada-wide warrant issued after Calgary mother of five killed in crash

Canada-wide warrant issued after Calgary mother of five killed in crash

Calgary police say they have issued Canada-wide warrants for a man they believe is responsible for the death of a mother of young children after a shooting led to a crash.
Alberta man pleads guilty to killing woman and her 16-month-old son

Alberta man pleads guilty to killing woman and her 16-month-old son

HINTON, Alta. — A registered sex offender accused of killing a mother and her 16-month-old son in western Alberta has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. Robert Major entered the pleas at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Hinton, Alta.

Alberta premier dismisses need for big number in leadership review

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he doesn’t need overwhelming support in a leadership review because the pool of voters has been diluted by thousands of angry members bent on destruction.