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Stars' top line dominant in 5-3 win over Avs in Game 1

Stars' top line dominant in 5-3 win over Avs in Game 1

EDMONTON — Alexander Radulov had two goals and an assist as the top Dallas line finally came to life, and the Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 on Saturday night to open the second-round Western Conference playoff series.
Canucks win 6-2, knock defending champion St. Louis Blues out of NHL playoffs

Canucks win 6-2, knock defending champion St. Louis Blues out of NHL playoffs

EDMONTON — The Vancouver Canucks burst the bubble of the defending Stanley Cup champions Friday, and they have the muckers to thank for it.

Canada Post worker tests positive for COVID-19, Edmonton processing plant shut

EDMONTON — Canada Post has closed a mail processing plant in Edmonton after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The Crown corporation says the worker was exposed to the virus outside the workplace and has not worked since Aug. 16.

Province turns down Alberta Teachers' Association request to delay school year

EDMONTON — The Kenney government has turned down a request from the Alberta Teachers' Association to delay the start of the school year until after Sept. 7, Labour Day.
Crude-by-rail shipments drop to 8-year low in June, one-tenth of February record

Crude-by-rail shipments drop to 8-year low in June, one-tenth of February record

CALGARY — Canadian exports of crude oil by rail fell to an eight-year low in June as North American fuel demand remained low due to measures taken to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regulator charges B.C. firm's cedar leaf oil coronavirus claims were misleading

CALGARY — The Alberta Securities Commission is alleging a Vancouver company made misleading statements when it claimed to be researching and developing for sale a cedar leaf oil vapour product to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Cowboys swapped out for lawyers: Calgary to use Stampede site for jury trials

Cowboys swapped out for lawyers: Calgary to use Stampede site for jury trials

CALGARY — Hotels. Convention centres. Even rodeo grounds. Courts across the country are working to figure out how — and where — to resume jury trials this fall after months of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Derailment in southern Alberta caused by unstable track, TSB report says

IRVINE, Alta. — A report from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says a derailment last year in southern Alberta was caused by an unstable track. The derailment and chemical spill happened in the hamlet of Irvine on Aug.
U.S. rival a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' attempting a takeover, charges Calfrac

U.S. rival a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' attempting a takeover, charges Calfrac

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says a U.S. competitor urging shareholders to reject its recapitalization plan is a "wolf in sheep's clothing" whose real goal is a corporate takeover.
Flameout: Dallas Stars beat Calgary 7-3, bounce Flames out of NHL playoffs

Flameout: Dallas Stars beat Calgary 7-3, bounce Flames out of NHL playoffs

EDMONTON — The Dallas Stars spotted the Calgary Flames three goals, then ran them out of the rink and out of the NHL playoffs Thursday, crediting a cheeky, inexplicable penalty from Calgary's Milan Lucic for igniting their comeback.