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Fans still drawn to arenas despite secure zones as NHL returns to ice

Fans still drawn to arenas despite secure zones as NHL returns to ice

EDMONTON — It was almost 30 C as Edmonton Oilers fan Darnell Belcourt stood outside the protective bubble that surrounds Rogers Place and waited for the puck to drop in the team's opening qualifying round game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Former Edmonton nightclub employee sentenced to eight years for sex assaults

Former Edmonton nightclub employee sentenced to eight years for sex assaults

EDMONTON — A former Edmonton nightclub employee convicted of sexually assaulting five women has been sentenced to eight years in prison, a term reduced partly because of a beating he suffered while in custody.
Edmonton hopes for NHL hub-city benefits, welcomes Western Conference playoffs

Edmonton hopes for NHL hub-city benefits, welcomes Western Conference playoffs

EDMONTON — Across the street from Rogers Place, a pub patio was prepped with picnic tables and television screens slung above them Friday.
Canadian fans ready to embrace return of NHL in season restart amid summer heat

Canadian fans ready to embrace return of NHL in season restart amid summer heat

EDMONTON — As the summer heat shimmers off the pavement and stationary cars double as sweltering four-door Dutch ovens, Canada's favourite winter pastime is officially back.
Police charge Calgary man in missing woman's death; searching for remains

Police charge Calgary man in missing woman's death; searching for remains

Calgary police say the man charged in the death of a 69-year-old woman was a longtime friend and business associate of the victim.
Imperial Oil cautious on ramping up operations as it reports Q2 earnings miss

Imperial Oil cautious on ramping up operations as it reports Q2 earnings miss

CALGARY — The CEO of Imperial Oil Ltd. says the company will be cautious in ramping up spending despite a recovery in fuel demand following the collapse earlier this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.
Vancouver Canucks aim to avoid Minnesota Wild smothering in NHL play-in series

Vancouver Canucks aim to avoid Minnesota Wild smothering in NHL play-in series

EDMONTON — The recently woebegone Vancouver Canucks are retooled and ready to make some noise in the NHL's return to play tournament, but first must avoid being smothered by the Minnesota Wild.

TransAlta: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ TransAlta Corp. (TAC) on Friday reported a loss of $43.3 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of 16 cents.

Imperial Oil: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO) on Friday reported a second-quarter loss of $379.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

Big Rock: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Big Rock Brewery Inc. (BRBMF) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $411,000. The Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had profit of 6 cents per share. The craft beer maker posted revenue of $8.