Alberta online sport news

  • 19.05.2017 21:50

    Computer scientists at the University of Alberta are gearing up to watch a modern-age version of David versus Goliath, where man will battle machine in complex strategy board game, Go. “You could study Go for a lifetime,” said professor Martin Mueller, who is travelling to China on Saturday to watch a three-game match between professional Go player Ke Jie and the computer program AlphaGo. ...

  • 19.05.2017 04:06

    Calgary Police Service is asking the public for help in identifying two groups who began shooting each other in a residential neighbourhood. The incident happened on March 17 in Saddle Ridge just before 6 p.m., when about eight people began firing gunshots at the intersection of Saddlecrest Park and Saddlecrest Boulevard N.E. Police said at least six shots were fired, and two bullets were found in ...

  • 17.05.2017 00:38

    Four people are charged in the death of a 31-year-old man after a fatal house fire in northern Alberta in early May. Police had previously charged 19-year-old Ramsey Carifelle with manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm. Now 24-year-old Dylan Moberley-Horseman is charged with the same offences, said a Tuesday news release. Peace Regional RCMP have also charged two youths, ...

  • 16.05.2017 00:54

    Most sports teams would be flattered to see fans show up at their practices, but some members of a Banff, Alta. high school rugby team were terrified when a grizzly bear popped in last Tuesday. You can see what happened in the video above.

  • 12.05.2017 17:02

    Bear 148 is turning up in the most unexpected places. Two days after making headlines for chasing three hikers and their dog through the woods for about 20 minutes near Mount Norquay in Banff National Park, the six-and-half-year-old female grizzly decided to join in on a high school rugby practice at the Banff Recreation Grounds on Tuesday night, sending 80 players, coaches, parents and teachers scurrying. ...

  • 11.05.2017 15:14

    Edmonton NDP MLA Thomas Dang defended his private member's bill to ditch the twice-yearly time change during a friendly grilling by MLAs on Wednesday evening. The bill — which would shift Alberta to central time year-round, keeping extra daylight in the summer but making for some dark mornings in the winter — was referred to committee for further study and public consultation when it ...

  • 11.05.2017 02:54

    It must be kind of weird to be Connor McDavid. The 20-year-old is the youngest-ever captain of an NHL team. Outside Edmonton's Rogers Place, people hawk "McJesus" merchandise before games, and he's often swarmed with fans wherever he goes. McDavid recently snapped two photos with fans that perfectly capture that weirdness. My best friend's parents, Jimmy & Rosalina, met @cmcdavid97 ...

  • 10.05.2017 04:24

    OTTAWA — The federal government's plan to impose a carbon tax on provinces that don't do it themselves is expected to mimic the Alberta carbon program, including rebate payments sent directly to low- and middle-income individuals. A source who has seen the plan tells The Canadian Press that the technical paper outlining Ottawa's proposal will be released next week, seven months after Prime ...

  • 04.05.2017 09:14

    The Edmonton Oilers had the game and the series in a stranglehold, but somehow they were the ones who got choked out Wednesday. They were up 2-0 at home and seemingly in control, with a chance to go up 3-1 in their second round series with the Anaheim Ducks, only to let everything slip away in a crushing 4-3 overtime defeat. Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg landed the kill shot, scoring 45 seconds ...

  • 02.05.2017 19:06

    ALVENA, Sask. — Saskatchewan Conservation says hunters who left a pregnant moose dead in a field northeast of Saskatoon could face charges. Kerry Wrishko, an inspector with the Ministry of Environment's conservation service, says it's believed the moose was shot on April 24 on private land about 60 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. He says those responsible could be charged with hunting out ...

  • 02.05.2017 01:02

    The former executive director of the Progressive Conservative party has joined up with the Alberta Party — and he expects other Tories will also jump ship to the dark horse party. Troy Wason, who resigned as the party's top staffer the day after Jason Kenney won the PC leadership in March, confirmed Monday he has signed a contract with the Alberta Party to review its operations and make recommendations ...

  • 01.05.2017 07:12

    There's nothing quite stirring as the American anthem — sung by 18,000 Canadians. Country star Brett Kissel was supposed to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NHL playoff game Sunday between the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks. But as soon as he started, there was an issue. His microphone inside Edmonton's Rogers Place arena wasn't working. That's OK. The sellout crowd ...

  • 27.04.2017 02:14

    Wainwright, Alta. — A two-tour Canadian Forces veteran of the war in Afghanistan killed at an Alberta military base is being remembered as a “meticulous professional” with an infectious laugh. Sgt. Robert J. Dynerowicz was killed in a single vehicle crash at CFB Wainwright on Tuesday morning when the light armoured vehicle he was commanding crashed while travelling a high-traffic ...

  • 27.04.2017 01:24

    MASKWACIS, Alta. — Police are investigating after a woman sleeping in her bed was shot in a drive-by shooting. Mounties say several gunshots were fired at a home on the Samson Cree First Nation south of Edmonton around 5:17 a.m. on Monday. RCMP say there were several bullet holes in the outside of the residence and 52-year-old woman was struck as she slept in her bed. Another woman and a baby who were ...

  • 26.04.2017 16:56

    A Banff couple has unveiled plans to turn the town's historic train station into a mass transit hub which will include the creation of a 900-stall, park-and-ride lot and a historic railway district at the northwestern edge of the town. Jan and Adam Waterous, owners of Liricon Capital Ltd., the leaseholder for the Banff Train Station and surrounding rail lands, said their proposal stems from the ...

  • 24.04.2017 04:18

    TORONTO — Two Canadians are the latest addition to the United States' list of most-wanted terrorists that says the men are a threat to American national security and economic interests. The decision to add 24-year-old Farah Mohamed Shirdon and 30-year-old Tarek Sakr to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists was published Wednesday in an official register of U.S. government regulations. ...

  • 24.04.2017 03:20

    It's a snowy April afternoon in Edmonton, and Alberta Liberals leadership hopeful David Khan is holed up in a Whyte Avenue bar. Quite the day for a Pints and Politics event – the Oilers will soon play the Sharks in the NHL playoffs and, as Khan talks with around 20 beer-sipping supporters, hockey fans file in to claim their seats for the game. Khan is one of two candidates vying to lead the ...

  • 21.04.2017 15:38

    If you're putting off the tedious task of filing your taxes, the government wants you to take heart. There may be some cold, hard cash at the end of it all. The Alberta Child Benefit can be worth up to $1,100 for low-income families with one child and up to $2,750 for families with four or more children. The government estimates 130,000 families are eligible for the benefit, but only 110,000 families ...

  • 20.04.2017 09:08

    Chances of a comeback in the series were slim. About as skinny, say, as the sliver of daylight between Brian Elliott’s right pad and the short-side post, all the space that Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves needed to deal a crushing blow to the Calgary Flames’ hopes to extend their playoff run. Eaves’ awkward-angle stinker briefly let the air out of the Saddledome in the early stages ...

  • 20.04.2017 09:08

    Over and out. Game Four spelled the end of this year's playoff hopes for the Calgary Flames, thanks to a heartbreaking loss at the hands of the unquackable Ducks. Fans across the city held their collective breath throughout the tense Anaheim series, keeping hope alive for the C of Red as the losses kept stacking up. While die-hard Flames fan Chad Hurlbut is packing away his hockey sweater a little ...

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