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Thatcher Demko stops 43 shots as Canucks beat Vegas 2-1 in NHL playoff action

Thatcher Demko stops 43 shots as Canucks beat Vegas 2-1 in NHL playoff action

EDMONTON — Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demko sat on the bench for a month, waiting 14 games for his first ever start in the NHL playoffs. On Tuesday he got it, and made the most of it.
UPDATE: Volunteer families needed to help other families in need

UPDATE: Volunteer families needed to help other families in need

With back-to-school plans comes a need for groceries and healthy lunches for children. The Families Helping Families initiative seeks 200 local families to help those who have difficulty meeting basic food needs.

Aspiring Paralympian Amanda Rummery hopes for return of stolen bikes

EDMONTON — Para athlete Amanda Rummery hopes for the return of a pair of customized bicycles stolen from her Edmonton home.

PetroChina and Ovintiv end joint venture deal, agree to split Alberta assets

CALGARY — PetroChina Canada Inc. says it will be hiring engineers and technical specialists as it creates a new operating team after the end of an eight-year partnership in an Alberta oilfield. PetroChina and Ovintiv Inc.
COVID-19 in schools inevitable, reducing class sizes unrealistic: Kenney

COVID-19 in schools inevitable, reducing class sizes unrealistic: Kenney

COVID-19 cases disrupted the reopening of two Alberta schools on Tuesday, but Premier Jason Kenney said his government has accepted that such infections are inevitable and don't warrant closing down all classrooms.
Oilsands diluent pipeline partly closed following spill near Fort McMurray

Oilsands diluent pipeline partly closed following spill near Fort McMurray

CALGARY — Operator Inter Pipeline Ltd. says it has partially shut down its Polaris pipeline system following a leak detected on Crown recreational land just east of the Fort McMurray airport in northern Alberta.
WestJet boosts fees after Nav Canada rate hike, warns of further travel decline

WestJet boosts fees after Nav Canada rate hike, warns of further travel decline

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is raising its surcharges on domestic flights in response to a 30 per cent rate increase by Nav Canada, which operates air navigation across the country.
Drive-in movies come to Edmonton this fall

Drive-in movies come to Edmonton this fall

Shaw outdoor cinema launches at Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre
'Back-to-school' can mean learning at any age

'Back-to-school' can mean learning at any age

How about an online course? Indigenous studies, dinosaurs and mountains are on offer through U of A's MOOC

Canadian para-athlete's modified training bicycles stolen in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A Canadian para-athlete who holds several running records says two modified training bikes she uses have been stolen.