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Jacqueline Loelling leads German sweep at skeleton World Cup

Defending champion Jacqueline Loelling extended her overall lead with a third World Cup win of the season, leading Germany to a sweep of the podium, while Canadians Jane Channell and Elisabeth Vathje earned top-10 finishes Friday in Germany.

 
 

Tiger-Cats re-sign ‘game-changing’ Brandon Banks

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-signed wide receiver/kick returner Brandon Banks to a one-year contract Friday. He had 1,011 receiving yards over 18 regular-season games last year while amassing 385 yards on punts and 34 kickoff returns for 624 yards.

 
 

Neil Waugh Outdoors: The Devil’s in the details

Neil Waugh Outdoors: The Devil’s in the details

By NEIL WAUGH On James Palliser’s famous 1865 map it’s called “Little Manito” Lake. As opposed to, I guess, “Big Manito” Lake, which is the next waterbody up the Sturgeon River drainage. The prolific fishing lake that the Oblate missionaries sensibly rebranded in honour of Jesus’ granny, Saint Anne. The little lake a few klicks east of Onoway, where the highway more or less retraces the historic fur trade horse trail to Jasper, is officially called Lake Matchayaw.

 
 

Graham Thomson and the impact of Jason Kenney in the Alberta legislature

Graham Thomson and the impact of Jason Kenney in the Alberta legislature

Now that Jason Kenney has won a seat in the Alberta Legislature, his gaze will shift to the 2019 provincial election in Alberta and winning the hearts and minds of provincial conservatives. But political affairs columnist Graham Thomson wonders if Kenney becomes Alberta Premier, would it be a stepping stone back into federal politics?

 
 

Argos extend contract of recently acquired QB James Franklin

The Toronto Argonauts signed quarterback James Franklin to a two-year contract extension Friday. The 26-year-old American was acquired last month in a trade with the Edmonton Eskimos.

 
 

3 things to know as Canada aims for world junior gold

Canada faces Sweden on Friday at 8 p.m. ET in the gold-medal game of the world junior hockey championship at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. Canada last met the Swedes in the final in 2009, prevailing 5-1 at Ottawa for its fifth consecutive gold medal.

 
 

Falling temperatures brought rise in Alberta animal welfare investigations

The province’s recent cold snap had animal rescue agencies working a bit of overtime to save pets left out in the cold.

 
 

Captain Fantastic and the shot-blocking cowboy lead Oilers to shootout win over Ducks

As hockey players, Connor McDavid and Kris Russell could hardly be more different. In a game the Edmonton Oilers had to win Thursday, the unlikely duo teamed up for massive goal that gave their team the lead in an eventual 2-1 shootout win.

 
 

Alberta Holocaust denier reportedly arrested in Germany

A Jasper, Alta., woman, infamous for denying the existence of the Holocaust, has been arrested in Germany, according to B’nai Brith Canada.

 
 

101 Street Hoarding

101 Street NW, from 101A Avenue – 102 Avenue Ongoing through Thursday, March 1, 2018, 3pm

 
 
 

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