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Calgary runs out of runway to host world freestyle, snowboard championships

Calgary runs out of runway to host world freestyle, snowboard championships

CALGARY — Increasingly uncomfortable with a shrinking timeline, the world governing body of skiing halted Calgary's pursuit of the world freestyle and snowboard championships next month.
WestJet's 737 Max to be first to return to Canadian skies after global grounding

WestJet's 737 Max to be first to return to Canadian skies after global grounding

CALGARY — WestJet says it will operate the first commercial flight of the Boeing 737 Max in Canada since the aircraft was cleared to fly again in Canadian airspace.
Aurora Cannabis lays off workers after signing new sales broker deal

Aurora Cannabis lays off workers after signing new sales broker deal

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it has laid off some workers after signing an agreement with an external sales broker.
Norwegian oil company Equinor completes oilsands exit by selling Athabasca Oil shares

Norwegian oil company Equinor completes oilsands exit by selling Athabasca Oil shares

CALGARY — Norwegian oil giant Equinor ASA says it has completed its exit from the Canadian oilsands by selling the 18.8 per cent stake in producer Athabasca Oil Corp. it acquired three years ago.
Team Harty disappointed with Curling Alberta decision, wild-card chances slim

Team Harty disappointed with Curling Alberta decision, wild-card chances slim

There was a clear but unusual path for three Alberta-based teams to play in the Tim Hortons Brier this season. Curling Alberta made a difficult choice that will send two rinks to the Calgary event and leave that third team on the outside looking in.
Crown to seek adult sentence for teen charged in hit-and-run death of Calgary officer

Crown to seek adult sentence for teen charged in hit-and-run death of Calgary officer

CALGARY — A Crown prosecutor says he will seek an adult sentence for an accused teen if he is convicted in a Calgary police officer's death. Doug Taylor made the comment at the start of a bail hearing Tuesday for the 18-year-old suspect.
Alberta long-term care residents remain priority in looming slowdown of COVID vaccine

Alberta long-term care residents remain priority in looming slowdown of COVID vaccine

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says residents in long-term care and supportive living facilities will remain the priority as the province grapples with a looming slowdown in COVID-19 vaccine supply. Dr.
'Out in the cold:' Rancher's lawyer says Alberta should have consulted on coal policy

'Out in the cold:' Rancher's lawyer says Alberta should have consulted on coal policy

CALGARY — A lawyer for a rancher trying to get a judge to force the Alberta government to reconsider its decision to throw out a policy that protected the Rocky Mountains from coal mines says his client wants to be treated fairly.

Central Alberta man sentenced to 18 years on 26 charges following child porn bust

RED DEER, Alta. — A central Alberta man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison following what is being called one of the largest child pornography busts in the province.
Together at last, Canadian women's hockey team reunites after pandemic separation

Together at last, Canadian women's hockey team reunites after pandemic separation

CALGARY — What Marie-Philip Poulin looks forward to the most at the Canadian women's hockey team camp is simply lining up for drills and seeing her teammates' faces. It's been 10 months since the national women's hockey team was on the ice together.