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Federal government appoints three new judges to Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Federal government appoints three new judges to Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

EDMONTON — Three new judges appointed to Alberta Court of Queen's Bench are all from Edmonton. Melanie Hayes-Richards, Nathan Whitling and Shaina Leonard have been named to the superior court. Hayes-Richards, who was born in Pointe Claire, Que.
Forward Josh Archibald signs two-year extension with Edmonton Oilers

Forward Josh Archibald signs two-year extension with Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Archibald to a two-year contract extension.

Calgary's Olympic Oval cancels international races due to coronavirus

Calgary's Olympic speedskating oval has cancelled a pair of international events due to the international outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Verdict in two weeks for Calgary father accused of killing daughter

Verdict in two weeks for Calgary father accused of killing daughter

CALGARY — An Alberta judge will hand down her verdict March 20 in the case of a Calgary man charged with murdering his four-year-old daughter in 2014.
Vermilion shares fall after it cuts dividend due to virus hit on oil prices

Vermilion shares fall after it cuts dividend due to virus hit on oil prices

CALGARY — Shares in Vermilion Energy Inc. fell by as much as 16 per cent Friday morning after it cut its dividend in half to deal with weakness in commodity prices linked to economic fallout from the novel coronavirus.
Canadian country star Kissel plans Nashville tornado benefit concert in Edmonton

Canadian country star Kissel plans Nashville tornado benefit concert in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Canadian country star Brett Kissel is planning a relief concert in Edmonton to help those affected by a tornado that ripped through Nashville earlier this week. The Flat Lake, Alta.
Alberta woman home after cruise first presumptive case of new coronavirus

Alberta woman home after cruise first presumptive case of new coronavirus

EDMONTON — Alberta's first presumptive case of the novel coronavirus involves a woman from the southern part of the province who was on a cruise ship that is being held for testing off the coast of California. Dr.
Report says Alberta safe drug sites have created 'system of chaos'

Report says Alberta safe drug sites have created 'system of chaos'

A report commissioned by the Alberta government suggests supervised drug consumption sites have sown chaos in communities, have overplayed their life-saving effects and lack accountability.
Alberta's Bottcher beats Saskatchewan's Dunstone to remain unbeaten at Brier

Alberta's Bottcher beats Saskatchewan's Dunstone to remain unbeaten at Brier

KINGSTON, Ont. — No surprise teams this time around at the Tim Hortons Brier. And with a field this strong, there's little room for mistakes now too. The best Canadian men's curling teams — No. 1 through No.
Oilsands mine production bump prompts Shell upgrader expansion: Canadian Natural

Oilsands mine production bump prompts Shell upgrader expansion: Canadian Natural

CALGARY — A boost in output from oilsands mines formerly operated by Shell Canada has sparked a $70-million expansion at a Shell oilsands upgrader, the president of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. reported Thursday.