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Onex signs agreement to buy WestJet in deal valued at $5B, including debt

Onex signs agreement to buy WestJet in deal valued at $5B, including debt

CALGARY — Onex Corp. has signed a friendly deal to buy WestJet Airlines Ltd. in an all-cash transaction it valued at $5 billion, including assumed debt.

Host Brooks Bandits win second straight at junior-A championship

BROOKS, Alta. — Simon Gravel scored twice in the third period as the Brooks Bandits beat the Portage Terriers 5-3 on Sunday at the 2019 National Junior-A Championship.

Avalanche catches group of eight that were further down mountain below snow line

KANANASKIS, Alta. — An avalanche that tumbled down a mountain in the Kananaskis area southwest of Calgary caught a party of eight people, burying one person and injuring others on Saturday.

Early morning Calgary blaze damages multiple homes and vehicles

CALGARY — Several homes and vehicles were damaged during an early morning fire in a northwest Calgary neighbourhood on Sunday.
Vancouver expected to headline long Canadian summer of high gasoline prices

Vancouver expected to headline long Canadian summer of high gasoline prices

CALGARY — Gasoline prices are expected to remain just below record highs all across Canada this summer except in Vancouver — where a perfect storm of factors will likely ensure motorists continue to set new all-time records at the pumps.
Win a house: Alberta homeowners trying to sell properties with essay contest

Win a house: Alberta homeowners trying to sell properties with essay contest

EDMONTON — Albertans struggling to enter the real-estate market have at least two chances to win a home this year. A house south of Calgary and a historic bed and breakfast near the United States border, both valued at about $1.

Calgary police investigating suspicious death of man in his late 40s

CALGARY — Police in Calgary are investigating a suspicious death in the city's Hamptons neighbourhood. A statement from the city says police were called to the residential area at around 3 a.m.

Suspect arrested after vehicle crashes through Edson, Alta., building

EDSON, Alta. — RCMP in Edson, Alta., say they have a suspect in custody after a vehicle was driven through a building housing a provincial court house in the town west of Edmonton. Police say officers were called to the scene Saturday around 9:30 a.

Host Bandits beat Oakville in junior-A national championship

BROOKS, Alta. — Luke Bast struck twice and the host Brooks Bandits opened up the 2019 Junior-A national championship with a 7-3 win over the Oakville Blades on Saturday.

Dane Dobbie, Calgary Roughnecks beat Colorado Mammoth to advance to NLL Cup final

CALGARY — The Calgary Roughnecks have advanced to the National Lacrosse League Cup final. Dane Dobbie had two goals and four assists as Calgary beat the Colorado Mammoth 8-4 on Friday in the West Division final.