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Norway's Kilde draws first blood in men's World Cup downhill season

Norway's Kilde draws first blood in men's World Cup downhill season

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde opened defence of his World Cup downhill title with his first career victory in Lake Louise, Alta., on Saturday.

Speed star Kilde wins rescheduled 1st downhill of season

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Speed specialist Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the rescheduled first downhill of the season on Saturday. The Norwegian skier edged out Daniel Hemetsberger of Austria by 0.06 seconds in Lake Louise, Alberta.
Calgary Loblaw distribution centre workers accept offer hours before lockout: union

Calgary Loblaw distribution centre workers accept offer hours before lockout: union

CALGARY — Unionized workers at a Loblaw distribution facility in Calgary have accepted a contract offer hours before they were scheduled to be locked out.
Calgary man who killed girlfriend and her toddler appeals conviction, sentence

Calgary man who killed girlfriend and her toddler appeals conviction, sentence

CALGARY — A man who killed a woman and her young daughter before burying them in a shallow grave near Calgary is appealing his sentence and conviction on a charge of second-degree murder.
Alberta's famous 'wage premium' rapidly eroding, experts say

Alberta's famous 'wage premium' rapidly eroding, experts say

CALGARY — Worker paycheques in the province that once led the country in wage growth have flatlined, but experts say the double whammy of inflation and labour shortages mean Alberta businesses are poised to face a reckoning on wages soon.
Alberta premier defends new rules on in-person learning, no mask mandates in schools

Alberta premier defends new rules on in-person learning, no mask mandates in schools

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is defending new rules ordering schools to provide in-person learning during the current wave of viral illnesses, saying a clear, measured response is crucial for students and parents.
After breakout season, Canada's James Crawford craves constant downhill contention

After breakout season, Canada's James Crawford craves constant downhill contention

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — James Crawford wants to put the tools he learned from his breakout ski racing season into constantly challenging for the podium.
Doug McNair captures second Canadian driving championship

Doug McNair captures second Canadian driving championship

EDMONTON — Doug McNair won the opening two races and never looked back, easily capturing his second Canadian driving championship. McNair, of Guelph, Ont., will represent Canads at the 2023 world driving championship, which will be held Aug.

Weather wipes out season-opening men's World Cup downhill

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — The first World Cup men's downhill of the season was cancelled Friday in Lake Louise, Alta., because of heavy snow reducing visibility on the mountain.
Alberta bans masking mandates in schools, guarantees in-person learning

Alberta bans masking mandates in schools, guarantees in-person learning

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says school boards can't require students to wear masks in school or be forced to take classes online.