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Lee's three-point effort leads Tigers' 6-1 drubbing of Wheat Kings

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Brendan Lee recorded two goals and one assist as the Medicine Hat Tigers blew out the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-1 on Wednesday. Hunter St. Martin, Dru Krebs, Tomas Mrsic and Owen MacNeil also scored for the Tigers (6-9-3-1).
'Deeply saddened': Two workers killed in blast at energy site in northern Alberta

'Deeply saddened': Two workers killed in blast at energy site in northern Alberta

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. — An explosion Saturday at an oil and gas site in northern Alberta claimed the lives of two workers. The RCMP and emergency crews were called to the Marten Hills site, northeast of Slave Lake, about 250 kilometres north of Edmonton.
Alberta education minister says she will listen to top doctor about masks in schools

Alberta education minister says she will listen to top doctor about masks in schools

CALGARY — Alberta's education minister says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks.
Grey Cup week kicks into high gear as Blue Bombers, Argonauts touch down in Regina

Grey Cup week kicks into high gear as Blue Bombers, Argonauts touch down in Regina

CALGARY — Grey Cup week in Regina kicked into high gear with Tuesday's arrival of the CFL championship combatants.
Edmonton's public school board asks province to allow mask mandates during outbreaks

Edmonton's public school board asks province to allow mask mandates during outbreaks

EDMONTON — Alberta's second-largest school district is asking the provincial government for clarity on whether it can require masks when a school has a respiratory illness outbreak.
RCMP release more information about four victims of northern Alberta house fire

RCMP release more information about four victims of northern Alberta house fire

FOX LAKE, Alta. — RCMP have released more information about four people found dead Saturday after a house fire in northern Alberta. The dead have been identified as a 78-year-old man and woman, an eight-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old girl.
New Alberta parks ministry to focus on tourism and opening new campgrounds

New Alberta parks ministry to focus on tourism and opening new campgrounds

EDMONTON — The head of the new provincial ministry that oversees Alberta's parks says there will be a new emphasis on putting people in them.
Alberta finance minister says legislation coming to re-index taxes, benefits

Alberta finance minister says legislation coming to re-index taxes, benefits

EDMONTON — Alberta’s finance minister says there will be legislation next month to re-index both income tax brackets and benefit payments for seniors andthe severely handicapped.
'Profane, abusive and insulting:' Veteran Alberta police officer fired over memes

'Profane, abusive and insulting:' Veteran Alberta police officer fired over memes

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A police chief in southern Alberta says the firing of a veteran officer for misconduct was necessary to provide a safe and respectful workplace.
Luge Canada the latest Canadian sport organization to join Abuse-Free Sport

Luge Canada the latest Canadian sport organization to join Abuse-Free Sport

CALGARY — Luge Canada has joined Abuse-Free Sport, the federal government's new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport.