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Postmedia reports $52.8 million net profit despite 25 per cent revenue shortfall

Postmedia reports $52.8 million net profit despite 25 per cent revenue shortfall

CALGARY — The owner of Canada's largest group of newspapers is reporting a 25.4 per cent decrease in revenue in the three months ended Nov. 30 compared to the same period in 2019 as it continues to cope with economic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More doctors registered in Alberta last year than in 2019: report

More doctors registered in Alberta last year than in 2019: report

EDMONTON — Alberta lost 32 physicians over the last few months of 2020, but overall there were 172 more doctors registered in the province than in 2019.
Norwegian company signals focus shift to East Coast after selling oilsands interests

Norwegian company signals focus shift to East Coast after selling oilsands interests

CALGARY — The Canadian arm of Norwegian oil giant Equinor ASA says it has closed its downtown Calgary office and is moving staff to St. John's, N.L.
Shaw Communications says year off to great start despite pandemic

Shaw Communications says year off to great start despite pandemic

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. says its fiscal year got off to great start despite the ongoing impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oilers sign centre Devin Shore to two-way contract, place him on waivers

Oilers sign centre Devin Shore to two-way contract, place him on waivers

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Devin Shore to a one-year, two-way contract and placed him on waivers. The contract is worth US$700,000 in the NHL. Shore, from Ajax, Ont.
Medical examiner testifies woman suffered horrific injury at Edmonton hotel

Medical examiner testifies woman suffered horrific injury at Edmonton hotel

EDMONTON — A medical examiner told an Edmonton jury Tuesday that he has never seen such a severe injury as the one inflicted on Cindy Gladue, a woman found dead in a hotel bathtub. Dr.
Tkachuk says high time Calgary Flames get beyond first round of NHL playoffs

Tkachuk says high time Calgary Flames get beyond first round of NHL playoffs

CALGARY — Can the arrival of a marquee goalie and a redistribution of the goalscoring load finally produce an extended playoff run for the Calgary Flames? The Flames have exited the first round of playoffs in mortifying fashion three of the last four

Calgary's National Sport School that produces Olympic champions avoids axe

CALGARY — The National Sport School in Calgary that has produced Olympic and Paralympic champions is switching school divisions in order to survive.
'A firecracker:' Colleagues mourn Edmonton-area care aide who died from COVID-19

'A firecracker:' Colleagues mourn Edmonton-area care aide who died from COVID-19

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — A retirement home aide who died from COVID-19 was being mourned Tuesday as a devoted caregiver, proud mother and tireless labour advocate.

Alberta town working around its MLA to get things done: mayor

EDMONTON — The mayor of Slave Lake says the Alberta town is working around its member of the legislature to get things done for the community.