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Cites health reasons: Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr drops out of Calgary mayoral race

Cites health reasons: Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr drops out of Calgary mayoral race

CALGARY — Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr has withdrawn from the race to become Calgary's mayor. Hehr, who filed his nomination papers earlier this month, says he is withdrawing over health concerns. "I began feeling ill on Sunday morning.
Business groups urge Trudeau to focus on pandemic recovery in election's aftermath

Business groups urge Trudeau to focus on pandemic recovery in election's aftermath

CALGARY — Business groups say pandemic recovery should be the newly re-elected Liberal government's top priority. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says politicians must 'get back to work' after Monday's election.
Rural schools close as Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins

Rural schools close as Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins

EDMONTON — Two schools in rural Alberta closed their classrooms Monday over the number of students not attending because of COVID-19 infections as Edmonton police introduced tough new vaccine requirements on the first day of the province's new proof-
Canadian women's hockey team to play B.C. Junior A men as part of Olympic prep

Canadian women's hockey team to play B.C. Junior A men as part of Olympic prep

CALGARY — Canada's women's hockey team will play a pair of games against male Junior A teams in B.C. next month.

Alberta's new proof-of-vaccination cards can be easily edited, residents say

EDMONTON — Albertans needing proof they're vaccinated against COVID-19 were able to download cards from the province's website on Sunday, but almost right away some residents said they were easily able to edit them.

Edmonton Police Service investigating suspicious death case

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Police Service says it is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday evening. Police say that just after 6 p.m. they received a report of an assault with a weapon in the area of 104 Avenue and 95 Street.
Top-ranked Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge Edmonton Elks 37-22 for fourth straight victory

Top-ranked Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge Edmonton Elks 37-22 for fourth straight victory

EDMONTON — The defence turned the tide for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday. DeAundre Alford and Adam Bighill recorded defensive touchdowns as the league-leading Blue Bombers fought their way past the Edmonton Elks 37-22.
Veteran Canadian rider Mario Deslauriers wins Spruce Meadows Grand Prix

Veteran Canadian rider Mario Deslauriers wins Spruce Meadows Grand Prix

CALGARY — Canada's Mario Deslauriers and Bardolina 2 posted two clear rounds Saturday to take the Queen Elizabeth II Cup Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows.

Mother and child lived in same complex as man charged in their murders: Alberta RCMP

HINTON, Alta. — RCMP in Alberta say a man charged in the deaths of a woman and her 16-month-old toddler lived in the same apartment complex as the victims, but otherwise had no connection to them.
Edmonton Oilers re-sign forward Kailer Yamamoto to one-year contract

Edmonton Oilers re-sign forward Kailer Yamamoto to one-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have extended the contract of forward Kailer Yamamoto by a year. The Oilers and the 22-year-old from Spokane, Wash., agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.175 million.