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Alberta expands rapid tests for schools, but critics demand vaccines for teachers

Alberta expands rapid tests for schools, but critics demand vaccines for teachers

EDMONTON — Alberta's premier and education minister say a pilot program that has been using rapid screening tests in some Calgary schools is being expanded to about 300 other schools in the province.
Break for a Breakthrough: Canadian hosts international martial arts demonstration

Break for a Breakthrough: Canadian hosts international martial arts demonstration

EDMONTON — Over 100 martial artists from different corners of the world screamed one loud "kihap" and broke wooden boards in half as a symbol of breaking free from their pandemic fatigue.

Brent Sutter quits as coach of Canadian hockey team he owns

RED DEER, Alta. — Brent Sutter, the former NHL star who coached the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames, quit as coach of the Western Hockey League team he owns. Sutter has run the Red Deer Rebels for 20 seasons and coached them for 15.

Brent Sutter fires himself from head coach of the Red Deer Rebels

RED DEER, Alta. — Brent Sutter has stepped down as head coach of the Western Hockey League's Red Deer Rebels, which is a team he owns. Sutter has run the Rebels for 20 seasons and coached them for 15.

Non-profit Quebec law centre to aid environmental group targeted by Alberta oil firm

QUEBEC — The Quebec Environmental Law Centre is coming to the aid of an environmental group targeted by an Alberta oil company threatening legal action. Pieridae Energy Ltd.

Alberta's largest school board says no to United Conservative draft school curriculum

CALGARY — Alberta's largest school board says it will not use the United Conservative government's draft elementary school curriculum pilot this fall.

World men's curling championship playoffs on hold because of COVID-19

CALGARY — Playoffs at the world men's curling championship in Calgary have been suspended because of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus. Those who tested positive are asymptomatic and don't involve playoff teams, according to Curling Canada.
Canada's Bottcher eliminated from world curling championship suspended by COVID-19

Canada's Bottcher eliminated from world curling championship suspended by COVID-19

CALGARY — Canada won't play for a medal at this year's men's world curling championship, which was suspended Friday night because of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus.
Cameco to restart Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan

Cameco to restart Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan

CALGARY — Cameco Corp. says it plans to restart production this month at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan after suspending it in December to deal with risks from the pandemic.
Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

EDMONTON — The Alberta government must pull back its new Forest Act before it becomes law next month, says the grand chief of the province's northern First Nations.