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Alberta limiting asymptomatic testing of COVID-19 to priority groups

Alberta limiting asymptomatic testing of COVID-19 to priority groups

EDMONTON — Alberta is shifting priorities for asymptomatic testing of COVID-19 to reduce wait times.

Former Alberta bishop sentenced to prison for historic sex assaults

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A former bishop of a Mormon church in southern Alberta has been sentenced to five years in prison for multiple sexual assaults on two young girls in the 1980s and 90s.
Edmonton to host 2021 world junior hockey championship with no fans

Edmonton to host 2021 world junior hockey championship with no fans

Edmonton, currently hosting the Stanley Cup playoffs without fans in a COVID-19-free bubble zone, will now do the same for the upcoming world junior hockey championship.
Court orders recalculation of $1.4 billion in damages, supports Dow in Nova lawsuit

Court orders recalculation of $1.4 billion in damages, supports Dow in Nova lawsuit

CALGARY — Both sides are welcoming an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that supports a trial judge decision in favour of Dow Chemical Canada over Nova Chemicals Corp. but orders a recalculation of its award of $1.4 billion in damages.
Speeding and sleeping? Tesla driver faces criminal charge in Alberta

Speeding and sleeping? Tesla driver faces criminal charge in Alberta

CALGARY — RCMP have charged a man with dangerous driving after an officer pulled over a speeding Tesla on a central Alberta highway that appeared to be driving itself with no one inside.
Jann Arden's messy alter-ego returns for second season of Calgary-set sitcom

Jann Arden's messy alter-ego returns for second season of Calgary-set sitcom

CALGARY — Real-world Jann Arden is handling the COVID-19 pandemic better than she thinks TV Jann Arden would.
Notley to stay on as Alberta NDP leader for 2023 provincial election

Notley to stay on as Alberta NDP leader for 2023 provincial election

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition NDP Leader Rachel Notley says she will run for premier again in 2023. Notley, who said in December she would stay on as leader, confirmed those plans in a Facebook post this morning.
From beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada

From beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada

CALGARY — People may have found it odd when thieves made off with truckloads of hot tubs and beef within days of each other in rural Alberta, but experts say the capers highlight a growing crime perpetrated by sophisticated culprits.
Stars wait inside bubble for Stanley Cup Final opponent

Stars wait inside bubble for Stanley Cup Final opponent

EDMONTON — Blake Comeau and the Dallas Stars knew there would be the huge sacrifice of being away from their families once inside the NHL bubble, and those absences have only been amplified by monotonous gaps with little to do between playing games p

Lightning face adversity and Islanders in East final Game 6

EDMONTON — Jon Cooper might have reacted differently five years ago to losing in double overtime in Tampa Bay's first chance to move on to the Stanley Cup Final, sulking with his head down and kicking the nearest soda can.