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Obama says no to Keystone; but please try again

WASHINGTON — Trapped by an untenable Feb. 21 deadline imposed by Congress, U.S. President Barack Obama rejected TransCanada’s proposed $7-billion Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday in a decisi

Blue Jackets rally from two-goal deficit to beat Oilers

Columbus 4 Edmonton 2 COLUMBUS, Ohio — In an otherwise unimportant game in the middle of a long, losing season, the Columbus Blue Jackets chose to see an encouraging sign.

  • Jan 18, 2012

Third youth arrested in fatal shooting of chief’s grandson on reserve

EDMONTON — A third youth accused in the fatal shooting of a five-year-old boy on a central Alberta reserve is in custody.

  • Jan 11, 2012
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Glencross goal, three assists help Flames exorcise Devils

CALGARY — Curtis Glencross thought it was about time the Calgary Flames caught a couple of breaks.

  • Jan 11, 2012
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Pessimism abounds: top bank

OTTAWA — Canadian businesses are becoming more pessimistic about the economy and their future prospects for sales both at home and in foreign markets, the Bank of Canada said Monday

  • Jan 10, 2012

NDP chooses candidate in Layton’s Toronto riding

TORONTO — He may never fill Jack Layton’s shoes, but NDP candidate Craig Scott is vowing to follow in the late leader’s footsteps if he manages to hold on to his Toronto seat.

  • Jan 10, 2012
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Epic rally falls just short

CALGARY — Canada will not play for gold at the world junior hockey championship for the first time in over a decade.

  • Jan 4, 2012
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Struggling Habs can salvage season: GM

BROSSARD, Que. — General manager Pierre Gauthier feels the struggling Montreal Canadiens still have time to get their game together and save a foundering season.

  • Jan 3, 2012
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Russia downs Czechs in OT, earns semi-final berth against Canada

Russia 2 Czech Republic 1 CALGARY — Grigori Zheldakov scored at 1:30 of overtime to lead Russia to a nail-biting 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in quarter-final action at the world junior men’s hockey championship Monday.

  • Jan 3, 2012
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Team Canada coaches sidelined with the flu

CALGARY — Canada’s coaches needed a day without a game at the world junior hockey championship more than the players did. Head coach Don Hay and assistant coach Scott Walker weren’t on the ice for the host team’s practice Tuesday. The two were sequestered in the team hotel with the flu.

  • Jan 3, 2012
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Province to review pathology testing

EDMONTON — Alberta’s health minister has ordered a review of diagnostic imaging and pathology testing in the province after inaccurate results surfaced in three different hospitals over the last two months.

  • Dec 30, 2011

Body of Quebec boy found in river

UPTON, Que. — As most families gathered for the yuletide holidays, the relatives of a young boy who vanished into a frozen river huddled grimly on a blustery shoreline Friday to watch police recover the child’s lifeless body.

  • Dec 24, 2011
Friends gather near the hearse after the funeral for Tanner Craswell at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Charlottetown on Friday

Teammates pay last respects to fallen player

CHARLOTTETOWN — A teammate of Tanner Craswell’s remembered the young man’s uninhibited and affectionate nature on Friday as a second funeral was held in Prince Edward Island for a victim of a murder-suicide in Alberta.

  • Dec 24, 2011
Friends gather near the hearse after the funeral for Tanner Craswell at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Charlottetown on Friday

Tories in no hurry to create independent board to manage RCMP

OTTAWA — The federal government says establishing an independent management board for the RCMP is “not likely a priority” — even though many see it as a key element of reforming the troubled police force.

  • Dec 24, 2011

Hunter fights off polar bear with hammer

IGLOOLIK, Nunavut — An Inuit hunter armed only with a hammer saved at least one of his friends from an attacking polar bear.

  • Dec 24, 2011

Canadian commander urges soldiers to help lonely comrades at Christmas

OTTAWA — Canadian troops will celebrate their first Christmas in years away from the guns of Kandahar, but still far from home.

  • Dec 24, 2011

Corrections officer fined for weapons

A 13-year Bowden Institution correctional officer was fined more than $3,000 after police found a cache of assorted firearms and other weapons in his vehicle in May.

Town overrun by rabbits has deal with EARS

CANMORE — An Alberta mountain community that is overrun with rabbits has accepted an offer to relocate the animals, but some of the bunnies will still be killed.

  • Dec 22, 2011
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Shooting victim remembered as vibrant, fearless role model

LETHBRIDGE — A young woman gunned down by her jealous ex-boyfriend on the side of a dark southern Alberta highway was remembered Wednesday as a vibrant and fearless role model.

  • Dec 22, 2011
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Search procedures changed following freezing death of patient

EDMONTON — A fatality inquiry into the freezing death of a mentally ill woman says the hospital where she was a patient should improve its search procedures and security facilities.

  • Dec 21, 2011