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Alberta reports second presumptive case of new coronavirus; man from Edmonton

Alberta reports second presumptive case of new coronavirus; man from Edmonton

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it is now dealing with a second presumptive case of the novel coronavirus and is ramping up testing protocols. Dr.
Coronavirus may force government to ditch balanced-budget plan: Alberta premier

Coronavirus may force government to ditch balanced-budget plan: Alberta premier

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says the novel coronavirus outbreak is hammering Alberta's economy and may force his government to abandon its core election promise to balance the books by 2023.

Calgary's sport school that produces Olympic champions gets a year's reprieve

CALGARY — The National Sport School in Calgary that has produced Olympic and Paralympic champions will survive at least one more year.
Alberta premier says he agrees with survey urging end to daylight time

Alberta premier says he agrees with survey urging end to daylight time

EDMONTON — The times may soon be a-changin' in Alberta. Premier Jason Kenney says about 90 per cent of Albertans recently surveyed said they wanted to scrap daylight time and stop changing clocks by an hour twice a year.

Part of Syncrude oilsands upgrader remains down after fire last Sunday

CALGARY — Part of Syncrude Canada's oilsands mining complex in northern Alberta remains out of commission following a fire last Sunday evening.
Western Mustangs beat Alberta Golden Bears, advance to U Sports semis

Western Mustangs beat Alberta Golden Bears, advance to U Sports semis

OTTAWA — A huge second quarter propelled the No. 5 Western Mustangs to an 86-72 win over the No. 4 Alberta Golden Bears in the opening quarterfinal at the U Sports men's basketball championship on Friday.
Federal government appoints three new judges to Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Federal government appoints three new judges to Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

EDMONTON — Three new judges appointed to Alberta Court of Queen's Bench are all from Edmonton. Melanie Hayes-Richards, Nathan Whitling and Shaina Leonard have been named to the superior court. Hayes-Richards, who was born in Pointe Claire, Que.
Forward Josh Archibald signs two-year extension with Edmonton Oilers

Forward Josh Archibald signs two-year extension with Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Archibald to a two-year contract extension.

Calgary's Olympic Oval cancels international races due to coronavirus

Calgary's Olympic speedskating oval has cancelled a pair of international events due to the international outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Verdict in two weeks for Calgary father accused of killing daughter

Verdict in two weeks for Calgary father accused of killing daughter

CALGARY — An Alberta judge will hand down her verdict March 20 in the case of a Calgary man charged with murdering his four-year-old daughter in 2014.