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Edmonton Oilers sign college defenceman Philip Kemp

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed college defenceman Philip Kemp to a three-year, entry-level contract through to the 2022-23 season. The 21-year-old from Greenwich, Conn.
'No option:' Alberta bans home gatherings as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

'No option:' Alberta bans home gatherings as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, his province bending precariously under the weight of record COVID-19 cases, imposed new sweeping public health restrictions Tuesday that include a ban on gatherings in people’s homes.
Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

EDMONTON — Finance Minister Travis Toews says COVID-19 will affect Alberta’s economy for the next couple of years and perhaps beyond, but projections are encouraging.
A look at new restrictions in Alberta to battle rising COVID-19 infections

A look at new restrictions in Alberta to battle rising COVID-19 infections

EDMONTON — The Alberta government announced Tuesday new restrictions to battle record-high rates of COVID-19 infections in the province.
Fall of the wall: Alberta government takes down plant installation early due to bugs

Fall of the wall: Alberta government takes down plant installation early due to bugs

EDMONTON — The ivy and tropical plants spread across a living wall in the lobby of a landmark Alberta government building are being cut down earlier than planned because of a bug infestation.
'Watching very closely': Blood services watching for impact from COVID-19 second wave

'Watching very closely': Blood services watching for impact from COVID-19 second wave

CALGARY — Canadian Blood Services is closely watching the second wave of COVID-19 to make sure the national blood supply remains secure.
Imperial Oil set to end Syncrude services contract as Suncor becomes operator

Imperial Oil set to end Syncrude services contract as Suncor becomes operator

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. says it will relinquish its contract to provide business management services to Syncrude Canada Ltd. when Suncor Energy Inc. takes over as operator of its oilsands mine and upgrader works at the end of 2021.

Men sentenced for killing grizzly, threatening witness at Alberta hunting camp

EDMONTON — Alberta Fish and Wildlife says two men have been fined $22,000 for the illegal killing of a grizzly bear that also led to an assault. Officers say in a statement that they received a report about the death of the bear on Nov. 5, 2018.
FC Edmonton names Alan Koch coach of Canadian Premier League club

FC Edmonton names Alan Koch coach of Canadian Premier League club

EDMONTON — FC Edmonton has hired Alan Koch as head coach and director of football operations of the Canadian Premier League club. Koch replaces Jeff Paulus, who resigned in September.
Alberta Appeal Court refuses to overturn one of killer's three murder convictions

Alberta Appeal Court refuses to overturn one of killer's three murder convictions

CALGARY — The Alberta Court of Appeal has refused to throw out one of the convictions against a man who was found guilty of killing a father and his two-year-old daughter as well as a senior.