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Flames sign free-agent college defencemen Connor Mackey and Colton Poolman

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames signed college free-agent defencemen Connor Mackey and Colton Poolman to one-year, entry-level contracts Friday.

Family secret: Woman admits to shooting husband; son helped hide body in slough

EDMONTON — An Alberta woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her husband, who had been missing for six years before police found his body in a slough.
Police locate mother of newborn reported abandoned in box in Calgary alley

Police locate mother of newborn reported abandoned in box in Calgary alley

CALGARY — A newborn baby girl who was reported as having been abandoned in a back alley is completely healthy and her mother is receiving the support she needs, police said Friday. Staff Sgt.

Ekati Diamond Mine shut down to prevent spread of COVID-19 to staff, communities

CALGARY — Canada's oldest diamond mine is being shut down to protect workers and local communities from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baby recovers in Calgary after being found in box, police search for mother

CALGARY — A search is underway in Calgary for the mother of a newborn baby found in a box on the city's southeast side.
Alberta announces first COVID-19 death, looking into virus at doctors' bonspiel

Alberta announces first COVID-19 death, looking into virus at doctors' bonspiel

EDMONTON — Alberta has announced its first death linked to COVID-19 and says it's tracking down 72 curlers who attended a doctors' bonspiel that included a person who now has the novel coronavirus. Dr.

Producers advised to spend nothing on drilling as oil price hovers at US$25

CALGARY — World oil prices have fallen so low that producers in Canada are being advised not to spend any money on drilling and, in some cases, to stop producing crude oil from existing wells. Benchmark U.S.

Domestic violence shelters adapt as COVID-19 forces families home

CALGARY — Women's shelters are adjusting to ensure they can help anyone experiencing domestic violence as the COVID-19 pandemic forces families to stay home together, worsens economic hardship and upsets routines.

Shop ramping up production of Alberta medical officer's periodic table dress

VICTORIA — A British Columbia clothing maker says it has seen a surge in demand for a dress Alberta's chief medical officer wore during a COVID-19 briefing this week.
Pet adoptions on hold as animal shelters struggle to cope with COVID-19

Pet adoptions on hold as animal shelters struggle to cope with COVID-19

CALGARY — Adoptions are on hold and pet shelters across the country are scrambling to make ends meet to take care of their animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Humane society offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto are closed to the general public.