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Brad Gushue, Tracy Fleury, Kerri Einarson keep rolling in Champions Cup curling

Brad Gushue, Tracy Fleury, Kerri Einarson keep rolling in Champions Cup curling

CALGARY — Manitoba's Tracy Fleury and Kerri Einarson capped unbeaten preliminary rounds Saturday to secure semifinal berths in the Humpty's Champions Cup Grand Slam curling event, while fellow Canadian Brad Gushue did the same on the men's side.

Belleville Senators douse Stockton Heat in American Hockey League action

CALGARY — The Belleville Senators extended their win streak to three games with a 4-1 win over the Stockton Heat in American Hockey League action on Saturday.
Mounties get their unicorn; stolen statue of mythical beast found in Alberta field

Mounties get their unicorn; stolen statue of mythical beast found in Alberta field

DELIA, Alta. — It's not often police can report that a unicorn has been found, but it was the truth Saturday when RCMP said a stolen, stainless-steel statue of the mythical beast was found in a field not far from where it was taken.
Alberta confirms country's second blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine dose

Alberta confirms country's second blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine dose

COVID-19 alarm bells sounded across the country Saturday, with Alberta confirming Canada's second rare blood clot case in a patient who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and two long-standing infection hot spots registering concerning new peaks
Risky pandemic behaviour off the clock could mean workplace discipline: lawyers

Risky pandemic behaviour off the clock could mean workplace discipline: lawyers

CALGARY — Employment lawyers say flouting COVID-19 public health orders when off the job or coming into work while knowingly sick could warrant discipline in the workplace — including termination in the most flagrant cases.

Canadian champ Kerri Einarson leads the way at Grand Slam of Curling event

CALGARY — Reigning Canadian women's champion Kerri Einarson is off to a 3-0 start at the Grand Slam of Curling's Humpty's Champions Cup. The Manitoba rink beat Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa 8-2 in the second draw on Friday.

WHL Roundup: Corson Hopwo sends Rebels to 10th loss in a row

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Corson Hopwo scored two power-play goals, and the Medicine Hat Tigers came from behind to beat the Red Deer Rebels 4-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.
Alberta premier shouldn't say things he doesn't know: town mayor

Alberta premier shouldn't say things he doesn't know: town mayor

ATHABASCA, Alta. — The mayor of a town in northern Alberta says Premier Jason Kenney shouldn't have commented about an outbreak of COVID-19 among school students and staff if he didn't know the circumstances.
Elders, trappers from Alberta First Nation ask province to protect bison herd

Elders, trappers from Alberta First Nation ask province to protect bison herd

LITTLE RED RIVER, Alta. — Some trappers and elders from Alberta's Little Red River Cree Nation are urging the province to protect a dwindling Wabasca wood buffalo herd.
Doctors say lowering age cutoff for AstraZeneca vaccine makes sense as cases surge

Doctors say lowering age cutoff for AstraZeneca vaccine makes sense as cases surge

CALGARY — Doctors say the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should be offered to Canadians in a wider age range as COVID-19 infections soar in many parts of the country.