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Calgary mayor worried water use 'creeping up,' restrictions to last another week

Calgary mayor worried water use 'creeping up,' restrictions to last another week

CALGARY — Calgary's water use is creeping back up, despite conservation pleas from city officials as crews scramble to fix a massive water main break. "We — you and I — need to keep reducing our water usage," Mayor Jyoti Gondek said Wednesday.
Canadian Western Bank shares soar after National Bank tie-up announced

Canadian Western Bank shares soar after National Bank tie-up announced

Shares of Canadian Western Bank surged Wednesday on the news National Bank was buying it at a $5-billion valuation, while shares of other mid-sized banks also saw some gains as the acquisition trend continued. CWB shares closed up 68.
Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner has done his job so far in the Stanley Cup Final, needs more help

Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner has done his job so far in the Stanley Cup Final, needs more help

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The play of goaltender Stuart Skinner was the biggest question for the Edmonton Oilers going into the Stanley Cup Final. Through two games, Skinner has done his job and is not the reason his team trails the series 2-0.
Oilers want more shots on Panthers goalie Bobrovsky as Stanley Cup shifts to Edmonton

Oilers want more shots on Panthers goalie Bobrovsky as Stanley Cup shifts to Edmonton

EDMONTON — Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has turned away 50 of 51 shots through the first two games of the Stanley Cup final. The vaunted Edmonton Oilers’ power-play hasn’t scored in seven opportunities.
Wildfire forecast anticipates high risk for new wildfires in Prairies, N.W.T.

Wildfire forecast anticipates high risk for new wildfires in Prairies, N.W.T.

OTTAWA — While the wildfire season has been less dire so far this year than 2023, hot, dry weather means conditions are ripe for an above average fire season across most of Canada, the national fire forecast said Wednesday.
Sunohara, Chan, Nestor among 2024 inductees into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Sunohara, Chan, Nestor among 2024 inductees into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

CALGARY — Hockey player Vicky Sunohara, figure skater Patrick Chan and tennis player Daniel Nestor were among the athletes unveiled Wednesday for induction into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame this year.
Alberta’s energy 'war room,' known for Bigfoot movie feud, getting brought in-house

Alberta’s energy 'war room,' known for Bigfoot movie feud, getting brought in-house

EDMONTON — Alberta's energy “war room” – the oft-ridiculed agency famous for its feud with a children’s Bigfoot cartoon – is being retooled and brought in-house directly under Premier Danielle Smith's office.
Undercover officer tells Coutts murder-conspiracy trial protester willing to die

Undercover officer tells Coutts murder-conspiracy trial protester willing to die

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An undercover police officer who infiltrated the Coutts, Alta., border blockade in 2022 says Anthony Olienick told her he was committed to the cause and vowed if police interfered, force would be met with force.
Environment Canada issues thunderstorm warnings, watches in B.C., Alberta

Environment Canada issues thunderstorm warnings, watches in B.C., Alberta

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm warnings and watches for large sections of central Alberta and parts of B.C., saying hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall are possible.
Woodland Cree, Obsidian Energy resolve northern Alberta standoff

Woodland Cree, Obsidian Energy resolve northern Alberta standoff

CALGARY — An energy company says a First Nations blockade and standoff that kept it from using an oil lease road has been resolved. Calgary-based Obsidian Energy says it has reached an agreement in principle with the Woodland Cree First Nation.
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