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Cavalry FC adds to offence, signs former Brazil youth international Richard Luca

CALGARY — Cavalry FC has signed former Brazil youth international Richard Luca. The 22-year-old winger/attacking midfielder, whose full name is Richard Luca Rosa Da Silva Sousa, arrives from Torpedo Kutaisi of the Georgian top division.
Alberta government commits $137M for expansion of Calgary hospital

Alberta government commits $137M for expansion of Calgary hospital

CALGARY — The Alberta government says it will fund an expansion at one of Calgary's busiest hospitals.
Oilers recall top prospect defenceman Evan Bouchard from Bakersfield

Oilers recall top prospect defenceman Evan Bouchard from Bakersfield

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have called up defenceman Evan Bouchard from the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors and have placed defenceman Oscar Klefbom on injured reserve. The Oilers also assigned forward Markus Granlund to Bakersfield.
Fertilizer firm Nutrien forecasts 2020 agriculture rebound after tough Q4

Fertilizer firm Nutrien forecasts 2020 agriculture rebound after tough Q4

CALGARY — A rebound in global agricultural markets is expected to drive better returns this year after a difficult fourth quarter for fertilizer company Nutrien Ltd., its CEO said Thursday.

Worker shocked at future Edmonton-area Amazon warehouse has died: family

EDMONTON — A worker who suffered an electric shock at the site of a future Amazon warehouse south of Edmonton has died of his injuries. A Facebook post by Colton Quast's mother says her 25-year-old son "passed away peacefully" early this morning.
Carbon risk for Alberta's public pension manager AIMCo questioned

Carbon risk for Alberta's public pension manager AIMCo questioned

EDMONTON — Alberta's largest labour organization says public-service pensions are being used to prop up the province's struggling fossil fuels industry at a time when many large investment funds are moving away from the sector.
Alberta changing school funding formula, puts hard caps on administration

Alberta changing school funding formula, puts hard caps on administration

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it is changing the way it will calculate school funding for kindergarten through Grade 12 starting this fall.
Court gives Alberta government 10 days to make decision on oilsands project

Court gives Alberta government 10 days to make decision on oilsands project

CALGARY — A judge has given the Alberta government 10 days to make a decision on an oilsands project that has raised concern from a nearby First Nation. "There is a strong public interest in encouraging a timely cabinet decision.

Tribute to be held in Edmonton for victims in Iranian plane crash

EDMONTON — A tribute is being held Saturday in Edmonton to remember the Canadians who were killed when a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed minutes after takeoff near Tehran.
Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

CALGARY — An investment firm buying a stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline says it remains "committed" to the deal despite protester blockades that have shut down railway lines in parts of Canada and threaten to inflict damage to the Canadian econom