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Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those 40 or older

Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those 40 or older

EDMONTON — Alberta is allowing people as young as 40 to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday.
Alberta's Boser set to face off against the Sledgehammer on June UFC card

Alberta's Boser set to face off against the Sledgehammer on June UFC card

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser will face Sweden's Ilir (The Sledgehammer) Latifi on a June 5 UFC Fight Night card.
Emotions show as call to prayer broadcast during second Ramadan in lockdown

Emotions show as call to prayer broadcast during second Ramadan in lockdown

EDMONTON — Moona Khan says every time she hears the call for prayer playing from the speakers at her mosque, her heart sings and she's happy the tradition is finally being accepted in Canada.
Canadians Brendan Bottcher, Rachel Homan earn spots in finals of Champions Cup

Canadians Brendan Bottcher, Rachel Homan earn spots in finals of Champions Cup

CALGARY — Brendan Bottcher beat Kevin Koe 6-2 in another big all-Alberta game on Sunday to book a spot in the men's final of the Humpty's Champions Cup, while Ottawa's Rachel Homan secured a berth in the women's championship.

Alberta joins Ontario in lowering minimum age for AstraZeneca vaccine

Two provinces will offer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to those aged 40 and over starting Tuesday, officials announced Sunday following days of mounting pressure to lower the minimum age.
Arrest made in fence-tampering outside Alberta church closed amid COVID controversy

Arrest made in fence-tampering outside Alberta church closed amid COVID controversy

SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. — RCMP say they've arrested a person suspected of tampering with a fence that surrounds an Alberta church closed by authorities amid allegations it refused to follow COVID-19 health orders.
One year after crude turned negative, oilpatch relishes first-quarter profit outlook

One year after crude turned negative, oilpatch relishes first-quarter profit outlook

CALGARY — One year after oil prices crashed to their first and only negative close during a perfect storm of energy demand bad news, Canada's oilpatch is poised to report a first-quarter gush of cash flow thanks to a dramatic recovery in global deman
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.