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Premier says no new taxes as Alberta prepares for another tough times pandemic budget

On Thursday it's budget day in Alberta, a time that will cruelly and ironically remind residents that last year's projected eye-popping $6.8-billion deficit was actually the good old days.

Two of Premier Kenney's caucus members join coalition fighting public health restrictions

Two members of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's caucus are challenging the province's COVID-19 economic restrictions and have joined a national coalition pushing against public health restrictions.

Health minister says Alberta won't follow Manitoba's stricter COVID-19 travel rules

Alberta's health minister says the province won't join Manitoba in placing new COVID-19 restrictions on interprovincial travellers.

Political scientists say Kenney must rethink pugilistic approach on oil, environment

Kenney called the decision to cancel permits for the Keystone XL pipeline an insult to Alberta and urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deliver a breakthrough in talks or, if that fails, impose trade sanctions on the U.S.

McDavid hat trick propels Oilers to bounceback victory against Canucks

Connor McDavid scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Thursday for their first win of the NHL season.

Brock Boeser cashes in pair to help Canucks spoil Oilers' home opener

Brock Boeser scored twice, including the winner, as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Wednesday in the 2020-21 NHL season opener for both teams.

Canada forced to settle for silver as stifling U.S. team wins world juniors

Canada was held without a goal as the U.S. won the world junior championship gold-medal game 2-0 on Tuesday night in Edmonton.

Top doc says rural COVID-19 cases rising, but Kenney says cities focus of any new rules

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says tougher health restrictions likely to be aimed at Calgary and Edmonton are coming if current public-health orders don't bend the curve down on COVID-19.

Alberta health minister defends province's COVID-tracing app despite few contacts

Alberta's health minister is defending the province's COVID-19 tracing app despite revelations it has tracked just 19 cases since the spring.

Lightning secure 2nd Stanley Cup in franchise history after defeating Stars

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the 2020 Stanley Cup champions, defeating the Dallas Stars 2-0 Monday to capture the NHL's top trophy in front of empty seats, sprawling tarps, and no fans at Rogers Place.