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Demko perfect as Canucks blank Golden Knights 4-0; Vancouver ties series 3-3

Demko perfect as Canucks blank Golden Knights 4-0; Vancouver ties series 3-3

EDMONTON — Goaltender Thatcher Demko has gone from riding the bench to crafting a storybook playoff season in the span of 72 hours and he's taking the Vancouver Canucks along for the ride.
Edmonton park for fallen officers vandalized with anti-police graffiti

Edmonton park for fallen officers vandalized with anti-police graffiti

EDMONTON — Police are investigating graffiti at a park in downtown Edmonton dedicated to officers who have died in the line of duty. A statue and a plaque in the park were spray-painted, with one scrawl containing a derogatory phrase about police.

Hot tub heist: RCMP investigate spas stolen from Alberta manufacturing site

THORSBY, Alta. — Mounties in central Alberta are looking for a thief who might be in some hot water. RCMP say seven hot tubs were stolen from an Arctic Spas manufacturing site in Thorsby, about 70 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.

Record high lumber, panel prices drive Alberta stumpage fees to new heights

CALGARY — Record high prices for lumber and construction panelling are creating a resource revenue boost for the coffers of the Alberta government, partly making up for huge declines in oil and gas returns.
Five clients test positive: COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary homeless shelter

Five clients test positive: COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary homeless shelter

CALGARY — A homeless shelter in downtown Calgary is working to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 after five people staying there tested positive for the virus.

Hockey Canada cancels three events due to COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — Hockey Canada has cancelled three events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Push on for Alberta bottle depots to accept cannabis containers for refunds

Push on for Alberta bottle depots to accept cannabis containers for refunds

EDMONTON — The group that oversees bottle depots in Alberta says people should be allowed to drop off cannabis containers and get a small refund just as they do for bottles and cans.
Tickets withdrawn against men at Edmonton protest over COVID-19 restrictions

Tickets withdrawn against men at Edmonton protest over COVID-19 restrictions

EDMONTON — Two people who were given $1,200 tickets when they took part in protests at the Alberta legislature during the COVID-19 pandemic in May will not have to pay the fines.
Makar, Hutchinson help Avalanche force Game 7 against Stars

Makar, Hutchinson help Avalanche force Game 7 against Stars

EDMONTON — Rookie defenceman Cale Makar scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, third-string goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in t
Alberta to dole out federal funds for COVID-safe schools on per-student basis

Alberta to dole out federal funds for COVID-safe schools on per-student basis

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government says $262 million in federal money will be doled out equitably to school boards to help cover COVID-19-related costs, but the Opposition NDP says cutting class sizes should have been the priority.