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Alberta doctors raise alarm on specialist staff shortages in intensive care wards

Alberta doctors raise alarm on specialist staff shortages in intensive care wards

EDMONTON — The Alberta Medical Association says the province's high COVID-19 numbers are behind a desperate shortage of specialized staff to care for critical care patients.

Hockey Canada calls off World Junior A, para hockey and women's under-18 tournaments

CALGARY — Hockey Canada has cancelled the 2021 men's World Junior A Challenge, the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup and the national under-18 women's championship because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the organization says.
Aurora Cannabis says revenue from consumer sales down 45 per cent in fourth quarter

Aurora Cannabis says revenue from consumer sales down 45 per cent in fourth quarter

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. blamed COVID-19 lockdowns for a 45 per cent plunge in consumer sales that it experienced as it continued to restructure its operations in its fourth quarter.
First-round pick Bourgault scores, adds assist in Oilers pre-season win over Flames

First-round pick Bourgault scores, adds assist in Oilers pre-season win over Flames

CALGARY — Back in Calgary where he played for the past three seasons, Derek Ryan looked right at home despite wearing visiting colours.
Canadian men lose to Kenya 33-14 in Edmonton rugby sevens bronze-medal match

Canadian men lose to Kenya 33-14 in Edmonton rugby sevens bronze-medal match

EDMONTON — The Canadian men lost 33-14 to Kenya in the bronze-medal match Sunday on Day 2 of the HSBC Canada Sevens at Commonwealth Stadium, while the Canadian women won bronze in their four-team competition.
Kenney tells radio host that lockdown would punish people already vaccinated

Kenney tells radio host that lockdown would punish people already vaccinated

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney rejected calls for a "hard lockdown" during an appearance on a radio program Sunday, the same day that his province's former top doctor signed a letter calling for immediate "fire break" measures to deal with surging c
Canadian men to face Ireland in Edmonton rugby sevens quarterfinal

Canadian men to face Ireland in Edmonton rugby sevens quarterfinal

EDMONTON — Canada will play Ireland in the Cup quarterfinals Sunday after winning two of three on Day 1 of the HSBC Canada Sevens.
Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

CALGARY — An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has ruled that prospective jurors in an upcoming sexual assault trial in Calgary will be excused if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice N.E.
Edmonton Elks add veteran quarterback Trevor Harris to active roster

Edmonton Elks add veteran quarterback Trevor Harris to active roster

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks added quarterback Trevor Harris to their active roster Saturday, just over a week after he went on the six-game injured list with a neck injury.
Board deemed sex offender a risk years before he was accused of killing woman, child

Board deemed sex offender a risk years before he was accused of killing woman, child

EDMONTON — Four years before a mother and her 16-month-old son were killed in western Alberta, police had warned the public that a registered sex offender would be released and there was a chance he could harm “a female, including children.