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Toronto star Auston Matthews won't play as Leafs face Oilers

EDMONTON — The Maple Leafs will be without star centre Auston Matthews when they take on the Edmonton Oilers Saturday. Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe says Matthews won't play due to a wrist injury that he's been dealing with for much of the year.
Homan and Einarson improve to 9-1 at Canadian women's curling championship

Homan and Einarson improve to 9-1 at Canadian women's curling championship

CALGARY — The favourites set the tone in championship pool play Friday at the Canadian women's curling championship.

Mark Simpson, Adam Ruzicka both score twice, Heat down Marlies 8-1

CALGARY — Mark Simpson and Adam Ruzicka each had a pair of goals as the Stockton Heat downed the Toronto Marlies 8-1 on Friday in American Hockey League action.
Alberta and its physicians move to end ugly feud over fees with new tentative deal

Alberta and its physicians move to end ugly feud over fees with new tentative deal

EDMONTON — The Alberta government and its 11,000 physicians have taken a first step toward resolving an ugly, fractious yearlong dispute over fees and working conditions. Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr.
Doctors urge Alberta to hold off on easing COVID-19 restrictions next week

Doctors urge Alberta to hold off on easing COVID-19 restrictions next week

EDMONTON — A group of health professionals is urging the Alberta government not to ease COVID-19 restrictions next week and to instead toughen measures for bars, restaurants and pubs.

Alberta woman who shot husband, dumped his body in slough appeals prison sentence

EDMONTON — An Alberta woman who admitted to shooting her husband and dumping his body in a slough wants her 18 -year prison sentence reduced.
Hall of Famers James, Lowe, Hay named to Order of Hockey in Canada

Hall of Famers James, Lowe, Hay named to Order of Hockey in Canada

CALGARY — Women's hockey star Angela James, Edmonton Oilers executive Kevin Lowe and former Hockey Canada president Bill Hay have been named to the Order of Hockey in Canada. James was a member of Canada's national women's team from 1990 to 1999.
Championship pool picture comes into focus at Canadian women's curling championship

Championship pool picture comes into focus at Canadian women's curling championship

CALGARY — Hearts rookie Beth Peterson of Team Wild Card Three played like a veteran Thursday at the Canadian women's curling championship.

'Tragic and senseless': Prison for driver with brain tumour who killed pedestrian

CALGARY — A judge has sentenced a man with a benign brain tumour, who lost consciousness while driving and killed a Calgary woman, to 27 months in prison.
Alberta's budget promises more help for COVID-19 with a hard deficit

Alberta's budget promises more help for COVID-19 with a hard deficit

EDMONTON — Alberta’s COVID-19-era budget made a hard landing Thursday with an $18.2-billion deficit but also a promise that good times will return.