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Suncor provides details on worker death; CEO says recent incidents 'not acceptable'

Suncor provides details on worker death; CEO says recent incidents 'not acceptable'

CALGARY — The chief executive of Suncor Energy Inc. says the company must do more to improve workplace safety after a truck crash earlier this month resulted in the death of a contractor at the company's Base Mine site near Fort McMurray, Alta.
Calgary man convicted of murder in child's death seeking new lawyer for sentencing

Calgary man convicted of murder in child's death seeking new lawyer for sentencing

CALGARY — A sentencing hearing for a Calgary man convicted of second-degree murder for killing his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter has been further delayed. Justin Bennett was convicted last year in the beating death of Ivy Wick.
Veterans Walker, Snith to lead young Canadian luge team at Beijing Olympics

Veterans Walker, Snith to lead young Canadian luge team at Beijing Olympics

CALGARY — Olympic medallists Tristan Walker and Justin Snith lead a young Canadian luge team at the 2022 Beijing Games. Luge Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced the six-athlete team Tuesday.
WestJet cancels one in five February flights as Omicron takes toll on sector

WestJet cancels one in five February flights as Omicron takes toll on sector

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Inc. is cutting 20 per cent of its February flights as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge.
Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call

Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has relieved Justice Minister Kaycee Madu of his duties after it came to light that Madu called Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket.

WHL Roundup: Evan Herman leads Prince Albert Raiders past Red Deer Rebels 7-3

RED DEER, Alta. — Evan Herman had a power-play goal and added two assists as the Prince Albert Raiders skated past the Red Deer Rebels 7-3 on Monday in Western Hockey League play.
COVID-19 hospitalizations surpass 1,000 in Alberta; health minister tests positive

COVID-19 hospitalizations surpass 1,000 in Alberta; health minister tests positive

Alberta's health minister has tested positive for COVID-19 and provincial hospitalizations exceed 1,000 patients for the first time since September as the Omicron variant spreads rapidly.
Bloemen, Dubreuil leads Canada's long-track speedskaters into Beijing

Bloemen, Dubreuil leads Canada's long-track speedskaters into Beijing

CALGARY — Olympic champion Ted-Jan Bloemen and world champion Laurent Dubreuil lead a Canadian long-track speedskating team chosen without trials into Beijing's Winter Olympics next month.

Police believe man's body was in Calgary garage for days before being discovered

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say the body of a man found inside a garage on the weekend was likely to have been there for several days before being discovered.

Calgary Stampeders re-sign defensive linemen Rose, Wiggan

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders signed defensive tackles Mike Rose and Derek Wiggan to two-year contract extensions Monday. Rose, an American, and Wiggan, a Canadian, were both slated to become CFL free agents next month.