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Oilers honour memory of Colby Cave prior to first practice returning to play

Oilers honour memory of Colby Cave prior to first practice returning to play

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers returned to the ice Monday, but not before taking time to remember and pay tribute to teammate Colby Cave, who died in April after suffering a brain bleed.
Alberta giving out 20 million more masks, not making it mandatory to wear them

Alberta giving out 20 million more masks, not making it mandatory to wear them

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is giving out 20 million more masks to help stem the spread of COVID-19, but Premier Jason Kenney says it's not necessary to make face covers mandatory.

Calgary Flames flicker back to life with lopsided groups at camp

CALGARY — After a few passing and battle drills to shake out the cobwebs, the majority of the Calgary Flames dove back into game-like scenarios Monday.
N.W.T. patients in Alberta hospitals eligible to be added to organ donor list

N.W.T. patients in Alberta hospitals eligible to be added to organ donor list

EDMONTON — Northwest Territories residents who want to be organ donors can now do so through Alberta's registry. The province and territory have reached an agreement to allow organs or tissues eligible for donation if consenting N.W.T.
Fatty liver disease a growing public health concern in Canada: study

Fatty liver disease a growing public health concern in Canada: study

CALGARY — Doctors are warning that soaring rates of a common, but often undetected, liver disease could impose an enormous burden on Canadian health care over the next decade if there isn't more public awareness.

Calgary man dies in mountain hiking incident, others injured by rock fall

CANMORE, Alta. — The RCMP say a Calgary man died of injuries he suffered Saturday afternoon while hiking in Kananaskis Country near Canmore, Alta. Police say the 30-year-old man was on a popular trail on Mount Yamnuska when he fell about six metres.
N.W.T. ignored in Alberta monitoring suspension despite agreement: leaked emails

N.W.T. ignored in Alberta monitoring suspension despite agreement: leaked emails

EDMONTON — Alberta suspended environmental monitoring for oilsands companies without notifying the Northwest Territories, despite a legally binding agreement to do so.
As postponed NHL season resumes, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong

As postponed NHL season resumes, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong

EDMONTON — As hockey fans gear up for a truncated season to begin next month, some in Canada's two "hub cities" say the temptation to celebrate — and flout physical distancing guidelines — may prove too great.
Pace, health, return to winning form the goals at Flames training camp, says GM

Pace, health, return to winning form the goals at Flames training camp, says GM

CALGARY — Proper pacing, staying disease-free and being ready to beat the Winnipeg Jets when the NHL reboots is the balancing act at Calgary Flames training camp, according to the team's general manager. The Flames open training camp 2.

Northern Alberta First Nation requires masks in public following first COVID-19 case

FORT MCKAY, Alta. — The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says masks are now mandatory after the community learned of its first COVID-19 case.