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Benn scores overtime winner as Stars take 5-4 victory over Oilers

Benn scores overtime winner as Stars take 5-4 victory over Oilers

EDMONTON — The Dallas Stars' dreadful 1-7-1 start to the season is quickly becoming a faded memory. Jamie Benn scored the overtime winner as the Stars rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Ontario's Stephanie Comilang wins $100,000 2019 Sobey Art Award

EDMONTON — Stephanie Comilang, a 39-year-old artist representing the Ontario region, is the winner of the $100,000 2019 Sobey Art Award.

WHL Roundup: Sillinger, Brinkman lead Tigers over Rebels in shootout

RED DEER, Alta. — Cole Sillinger and Jonathan Brinkman scored in the shootout as the Medicine Hat Tigers rallied for a 4-3 win over the Red Deer Rebels on Friday in the Western Hockey League.
'Welcome home:' More than 2,000-year-old bison skull returned to Blackfoot

'Welcome home:' More than 2,000-year-old bison skull returned to Blackfoot

SIKSIKA, Alta. — A more than 2,000-year-old bison skull unearthed during utility work in downtown Banff, Alta., has been returned to a southern Alberta Indigenous community.
Kenney says his caucus to get free vote on controversial conscience rights bill

Kenney says his caucus to get free vote on controversial conscience rights bill

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says members of his caucus would be free to vote as they wish on a private member's bill that calls for giving further protection to health workers who invoke conscience rights.
Alberta premier defends adviser's trips to London, says aide often puts up cash

Alberta premier defends adviser's trips to London, says aide often puts up cash

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says a top adviser's four recent trips to London were made to promote the province and the globally recognized business leader often kicks in his own cash.
Flames GM Treliving says defenceman TJ Brodie 'doing well' after collapse

Flames GM Treliving says defenceman TJ Brodie 'doing well' after collapse

CALGARY — There was a sense of relief at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday, a day after veteran Calgary Flames defenceman TJ Brodie passed out during practice and had to be taken by ambulance to hospital.

Letting ski resort sell mountain water from park is risky: environmentalists

EDMONTON — Alberta's decision to allow a ski hill in a provincial park to sell water it's not using and have it trucked away sets a bad precedent that could restrict the province's ability to react to climate change, environmentalists say.
Calgary man charged after stolen U-Haul damages at least 10 vehicles

Calgary man charged after stolen U-Haul damages at least 10 vehicles

CALGARY — A man faces several charges after a stolen U-Haul cube van collided with at least 10 vehicles around Calgary.
Aurora halts construction of two cannabis facilities to conserve cash

Aurora halts construction of two cannabis facilities to conserve cash

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is halting construction of two production facilities to save over $190 million as part of a plan to strengthen its balance sheet.