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Zach Collaros finding his groove with Winnipeg Blue Bombers on eve of Grey Cup

Zach Collaros finding his groove with Winnipeg Blue Bombers on eve of Grey Cup

CALGARY — His eight years of CFL experience helps, but Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros is still in hurry-up mode settling into a new offence ahead of the Grey Cup.
Alberta premier urges ministers to take province's concerns seriously

Alberta premier urges ministers to take province's concerns seriously

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney is urging federal cabinet ministers with portfolios of interest to Alberta to listen to the province's concerns and to take them seriously.

Bombers head coach O'Shea offers funny answer to annual Grey Cup question

CALGARY — It's a staple of Grey Cup week — the two head coaches being asked whether they'll allow their players to have sex leading up to the big game. Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Orlondo Steinauer's response was very matter of fact on Wednesday.

Alberta Review Board chairwoman resigns; says she received no government support

EDMONTON — The chairwoman of the Alberta Review Board says she has decided to resign after months of what she characterizes as banging her head against a wall.
CN Rail strike and lack of trucking alternatives stoke forestry industry fears

CN Rail strike and lack of trucking alternatives stoke forestry industry fears

CALGARY — A chronic shortage of truck drivers across Canada is compounding the effects of a strike at Canadian National Railway Co., says the CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada.
CP Rail to acquire railway that owns tracks involved in Lac-Megantic disaster

CP Rail to acquire railway that owns tracks involved in Lac-Megantic disaster

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it will acquire the Central Quebec and Maine Railway, which operates the tracks at the centre of the Lac-Megantic disaster in 2013.
Alberta education minister critical of Calgary school board over staff cuts

Alberta education minister critical of Calgary school board over staff cuts

CALGARY — Alberta's education minister is ordering a financial audit and governance review of the Calgary Board of Education after 300 temporary teachers were told they would be losing their jobs in the new year due to a budget shortfall.
Old friends Orlondo Steinauer, Mike O'Shea to square off in Grey Cup

Old friends Orlondo Steinauer, Mike O'Shea to square off in Grey Cup

CALGARY — Jim Barker will have a unique opportunity Sunday. Barker will be on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' sidelines when the East champs face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Grey Cup at McMahon Stadium.
Ticats coach says despite top offence the defence is the 'heartbeat of our team'

Ticats coach says despite top offence the defence is the 'heartbeat of our team'

CALGARY — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have racked up an impressive offensive record in 2019, but the team's head coach says it's the defence that has become the "heartbeat" of team.
Encana CEO defends plan to move HQ to Denver after investor criticism

Encana CEO defends plan to move HQ to Denver after investor criticism

CALGARY — The CEO of Encana Corp. is firing back after Canadian investment manager Letko, Brosseau & Associates Inc. said it would vote its four per cent stake against the Calgary-based company's planned headquarters move to Denver.