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WHL Roundup: Chiefs beat Oil Kings for seventh straight win

EDMONTON — Jack Finley scored twice as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-2 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.
Calgary Flames pull out crucial 3-2 OT win over Columbus Blue Jackets

Calgary Flames pull out crucial 3-2 OT win over Columbus Blue Jackets

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames rescued two precious points in their pursuit of the playoffs and made their home record a little more respectable Wednesday.
Health Canada to ban strychnine to kill Richardson's ground squirrels

Health Canada to ban strychnine to kill Richardson's ground squirrels

EDMONTON — Health Canada is moving forward with a ban on the use of the deadly pesticide strychnine to kill gophers.
Alberta to spend $100M to upgrade operating suites, reduce surgery wait lists

Alberta to spend $100M to upgrade operating suites, reduce surgery wait lists

EDMONTON — Alberta is spending $100 million to upgrade hospital operating rooms and move some low-risk surgeries to smaller facilities and private clinics.

Man charged in assault on security guard at Lethbridge, Alta., safe drug site

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A 29-year-old man is facing charges following an assault on a security guard at a supervised drug consumption site in southern Alberta.

Southern Alberta man wants to withdraw guilty plea on hatred charge

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A southeastern Alberta man who pleaded guilty to wilfully promoting hatred on fake currency wants to withdraw his plea and has parted ways with his lawyer.
Undetected cracks blamed for Enbridge gas pipeline blast in B.C. in 2018

Undetected cracks blamed for Enbridge gas pipeline blast in B.C. in 2018

CALGARY — A delayed inspection and a failure to predict how fast cracks could develop from corrosion are cited in a report describing the cause of an explosion and fire in an Enbridge Inc. natural gas pipeline northeast of Prince George, B.C.
Advocacy groups, First Nations to weigh in on Alberta environmental review case

Advocacy groups, First Nations to weigh in on Alberta environmental review case

CALGARY — Alberta's top court is allowing a dozen submissions to be heard from advocacy groups and First Nations in the province's constitutional challenge to Ottawa's revamped environmental assessment rules Alberta's United Conservative government h

Ontario man charged after DNA testing in historical sexual assault in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A 66-year-old Ontario man has been charged in a sexual assault reported in Edmonton nearly four decades ago. Police say they responded to a call around 3:30 a.m. on Sept.

Ontario man charged after DNA testing in historical sexual assault in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A 66-year-old Ontario man has been charged in a sexual assault reported in Edmonton nearly four decades ago. Police say they responded to a call around 3:30 a.m. on Sept.