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Veteran Canadian RB McCarty comes out of retirement to sign with Calgary Stampeders

CALGARY — Veteran Canadian running back Calvin McCarty came out of retirement Sunday to sign with the Calgary Stampeders. McCarty, 36, retired in March following 13 seasons with Edmonton.
Hockey player coming out as gay must lead to meaningful change in game: advocates

Hockey player coming out as gay must lead to meaningful change in game: advocates

EDMONTON — Advocates say a young hockey player's decision to come out as gay this past week, just as he is on the cusp of a possible National Hockey League career, needs to be a catalyst for meaningful cultural change in the game beyond Pride nights
Hemp having a moment as farmers try to grow niche crop into $1-billion industry

Hemp having a moment as farmers try to grow niche crop into $1-billion industry

CALGARY — Not that long ago, Rod Lanier could count on an annual spring visit from the police.
Oilers ink goalie Mike Smith to two-year extension

Oilers ink goalie Mike Smith to two-year extension

EDMONTON — There's still one item remaining on Mike Smith's career to-do list — hoist the Stanley Cup. The veteran goalie said there'd be no better way to cap his career than winning hockey's ultimate prize with the Edmonton Oilers.

RCMP investigating suspicious death of Fort MacLeod man

CROWSNEST PASS, Alta. — RCMP they are investigating the suspicious death of a man from Fort MacLeod, Alta. Mounties from the Crowsnest Pass, Alta.
Edmonton Oilers select Xavier Bourgault 22nd overall in NHL entry draft

Edmonton Oilers select Xavier Bourgault 22nd overall in NHL entry draft

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers' newest prospect was nearly at a loss for words Friday night. The club took Xavier Bourgault with the 22nd overall pick in the NHL entry draft and the French-Canadian felt he'd found his perfect home.
Calgary Flames select right-winger Matthew Coronato 13th overall in NHL entry draft

Calgary Flames select right-winger Matthew Coronato 13th overall in NHL entry draft

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames newest prospect is a bit of an animal — a bison, in fact. Matthew Coronato said he earned the nickname "The Bison" from the announcer and hockey operations staff during his time with the USHL's Chicago Steel.
Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

CALGARY — Alberta has extended its agreement with the federal government for child care but has yet to sign on to Ottawa’s $27-billion subsidy plan that would cut fees in half.
Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services says the current spate of hospital bed closures is minimal, not unusual and isn't affecting patient care.
Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have laid 17 domestic-violence-related charges against a man involved with multiple partners over a 10-year period. Investigators say a woman came forward in May to report serious violence from a previous relationship.