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Alberta confirms students back to school Monday with more COVID-19 tests and masks

Alberta confirms students back to school Monday with more COVID-19 tests and masks

EDMONTON — Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says students will go back to classes Monday as planned with more medical masks and COVID-19 rapid test kits.
Alberta RCMP investigating video of teens yelling racial slur at party

Alberta RCMP investigating video of teens yelling racial slur at party

ST. PAUL, ALBERTA — Mounties in Alberta say they are investigating a video posted on social media that shows teens in an east-central town counting down and screaming a racial slur during a New Year’s Day party. RCMP spokesman Cpl.
Flames owners say agreement with Calgary on new arena officially terminated

Flames owners say agreement with Calgary on new arena officially terminated

CALGARY — The company that owns the NHL's Calgary Flames says an agreement with the city on the construction of a new arena to replace the aging Scotiabank Saddledome has been terminated.
Alberta announces 30,000-plus active COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations still rising

Alberta announces 30,000-plus active COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations still rising

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says a surging wave of COVID-19 fuelled by the Omicron variant has grown to more than 30,000 active cases with 436 people in hospital with the infection.
Canadian women's hockey team cautious after COVID cases, no more games until Beijing

Canadian women's hockey team cautious after COVID cases, no more games until Beijing

CALGARY — Canada's women's hockey team won't play any more games before the Winter Olympics and will enter a bubble to ensure players can board a plane to Beijing in less than a month.
Man found guilty of manslaughter in Edmonton after confessing he attacked his son

Man found guilty of manslaughter in Edmonton after confessing he attacked his son

EDMONTON — A judge has ruled a 27-year-old man who confessed to undercover officers is guilty of manslaughter in the death of his six-month-old son. Christopher Lamarche was originally charged with second-degree murder.

WHL suspends activities for Moose Jaw, Red Deer and Edmonton due to COVID-10

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League has postponed five games after suspending team activities for the Edmonton Oil Kings, Moose Jaw Warriors and Red Deer Rebels.
Calgary home sales up 45% in December, year ends with record sales: real estate board

Calgary home sales up 45% in December, year ends with record sales: real estate board

CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says December sales climbed by nearly 45 per cent year-over-year as 2021 ended with a record number of homes changing hands.
Hockey federation investigates incident with Russia's junior team at Calgary airport

Hockey federation investigates incident with Russia's junior team at Calgary airport

CALGARY — A New Year's Eve disturbance on an Air Canada plane which some passengers have said was related to bad behavior by Russia's world junior hockey team does not appear to have resulted in any charges, but the International Ice Hockey Federatio
Exhibition game between Canadian women's hockey team, Calgary Cannons cancelled

Exhibition game between Canadian women's hockey team, Calgary Cannons cancelled

CALGARY — The final contest of a four-game exhibition series between the Canadian women's hockey team and the Alberta Junior Hockey League has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The women's team was scheduled to face the Calgary Canucks on Jan.
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