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Oil Kings oust T-Birds in WHL final, earn berth in Memorial Cup

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oil Kings are Western Hockey League champions — and Memorial Cup bound — following a series-clinching 2-0 victory over the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds on Monday night at Rogers Place.

Alberta drops remaining COVID restrictions as it says new case numbers keep falling

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is lifting the few pandemic restrictions that remain in place, saying the province is moving past the Omicron wave as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline steadily.
Calgary declares a state of local emergency with heavy rainfall warning in effect

Calgary declares a state of local emergency with heavy rainfall warning in effect

CALGARY — A water expert says heavy rainfall forecast for southern Alberta could cause damage in some areas, prompting Calgary to declare a local state of emergency, but it doesn't appear as if a repeat of deadly flooding in 2013 is coming.
Edmonton Oilers sign depth forward Brad Malone to two-year, two-way deal

Edmonton Oilers sign depth forward Brad Malone to two-year, two-way deal

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed depth forward Brad Malone to a two-year, two-way contract. The deal carries an average annual value of US$762,500.
Calgary cabinet minister running to replace Jason Kenney as UCP leader, premier

Calgary cabinet minister running to replace Jason Kenney as UCP leader, premier

EDMONTON — A cabinet minister from Calgary has joined the race to replace Jason Kenney as United Conservative leader and Alberta premier.
Setting of trial dates for men accused in Alberta border blockade delayed a month

Setting of trial dates for men accused in Alberta border blockade delayed a month

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Setting of trial dates for four men charged with conspiracy to commit murder at a border blockade in southern Alberta has been delayed another month after one of the accused fired his lawyer. Court in Lethbridge, Alta.
BP exits oilsands to focus on offshore; will sell Sunrise stake to Cenovus

BP exits oilsands to focus on offshore; will sell Sunrise stake to Cenovus

CALGARY — British energy giant BP is exiting the Alberta oilsands to focus on offshore oil development instead.
Vallee proves she belongs in elite divers company

Vallee proves she belongs in elite divers company

CALGARY — After collecting gold Saturday in synchronized diving with teammate Margo Erlam of Saskatoon, Sask., Mia Vallee of Beaconsfield, Que.

Diving duo find quick chemistry, Grand Prix gold

CALGARY — The chemistry between Mia Vallee of Beaconsfield, Quebec, and Margo Erlam of Saskatoon, Sask., became apparent in the FINA Diving Grand Prix three-metre synchronized event on Saturday in Calgary. The two Canadians won gold with 305.

T-Birds extend WHL final with 3-2 win over Oil Kings

EDMONTON — The Seattle Thunderbirds are no strangers to erasing series deficits in the Western Hockey League playoffs this year. And they're doing their best to make the Edmonton Oil Kings nervous.
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