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Oilers' Woodcroft says minors prepared him for coaching success

Oilers' Woodcroft says minors prepared him for coaching success

EDMONTON — Jay Woodcroft went from a prominent role behind an NHL bench to riding the buses in the American Hockey League.
Canadian National Railway making new investments in Ontario and Alberta

Canadian National Railway making new investments in Ontario and Alberta

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. announced today plans to invest approximately $430 million in Ontario and $365 million in Alberta this year.
'Permanent exile': lawyer for trucker in Broncos crash hopes to argue deportation

'Permanent exile': lawyer for trucker in Broncos crash hopes to argue deportation

CALGARY — The lawyer for the former truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash hopes he will get a chance to argue against his client's possible deportation before the Federal Court of Canada.
Alberta United Conservative government shuffles cabinet amid leadership race

Alberta United Conservative government shuffles cabinet amid leadership race

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced multiple cabinet changes following resignations tied to his party’s leadership race, with Environment Minister Jason Nixon now taking over permanently as finance minister.
Alberta housing starts rebound to 2015 levels as oil prices surge

Alberta housing starts rebound to 2015 levels as oil prices surge

CALGARY — Alberta's cities are once again abuzz with the sound of hammers and saws as surging oil prices fuel a fresh building boom in the province.
Edmonton Oilers sign head coach Woodcroft to three-year extension

Edmonton Oilers sign head coach Woodcroft to three-year extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed head coach Jay Woodcroft to a three-year contract extension, rewarding him for leading the team to the NHL Western Conference final. The Oilers named Woodcroft as the team's interim head coach on Feb.
Parks Canada steps up enforcement after three grizzly bear deaths in three weeks

Parks Canada steps up enforcement after three grizzly bear deaths in three weeks

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Parks Canada is asking motorists to slow down and watch for wildlife after three grizzly bears were struck and killed in Jasper and Yoho national parks earlier this month.
Sundial Growers signs deal to make stalking horse bid for Zenabis Group

Sundial Growers signs deal to make stalking horse bid for Zenabis Group

CALGARY — Sundial Growers Inc. has agreed to make a stalking horse bid to acquire cannabis grower Zenabis Group, which obtained court protection from creditors last week.
'The robots are coming': Calgary researchers working on rescue robots for disasters

'The robots are coming': Calgary researchers working on rescue robots for disasters

CALGARY — It could be a character on a Saturday morning kids show, but this rescue robot is anything but fantasy. "It's not science fiction.
"Not protective": Early bodychecking doesn't prevent hockey injuries, study finds

"Not protective": Early bodychecking doesn't prevent hockey injuries, study finds

Introducing young hockey players to bodychecking at an early age doesn't protect them from injury as they move into older, harder-hitting leagues, new research has concluded