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Canada's second largest airline cuts almost half its staff

Mar. 24, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's second biggest airline, WestJet, said Tuesday almost half its employees are leaving the company amid the pandemic as it seeks to survive until things stabilize. WestJet said 6,900 employees are leaving, with 90 percent leaving voluntarily. The company had 14,000 employees before...

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

Mar. 23, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1 million Packers...

Minister of Health Patty Hajdu looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference  in Ottawa, Wednesday March 11, 2020.  Canada is announcing $1 billion ($730 million) in funding to help health-care workers cope with the increasing number of new cases of coronavirus and to help Canadian workers who are forced to isolate themselves.  (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada closing borders to non-citizens, Americans exempted

Mar. 16, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he will close the country's borders to anyone not a citizen, an American or a permanent resident — and even they have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival — due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Let me be clear: If you...

FILE - This Nov. 3, 2015 file photo shows the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, in Steele City, Neb. Pipeline sponsor TC Energy says it has started preliminary work along its route through the U.S. as opponents wait for a judge to rule on their request to block the project. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Canadian firm starts US prep work for Keystone XL pipeline

Mar. 11, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company said Wednesday it has started preliminary work along the route of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. in anticipation of starting construction next month, as opponents await a judge's ruling on their request to block any work. TC Energy...

Vegas Golden Knights' William Karlsson, left, stretches to try and get the puck past Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Theodore scores late, Golden Knights beat Flames 5-3

Mar. 8, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Shea Theodore scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:10 remaining and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 Sunday night. On the go-ahead goal, Theodore's shot deflected off Calgary’s Andrew Mangiapane's stick and past Rittich into the top corner for his 12th. The...

Coyotes' Garland week to week with lower-body injury

Mar. 8, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Coyotes leading scorer Conor Garland has left the team after he suffered a lower-body injury against Calgary. The Coyotes said Sunday that Garland has returned to Arizona while the team continues its trip through western Canada. He is listed as week to week. Garland was...

Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund (11) celebrates his goal with teammates T. J. Brodie, (7) Mark Giordano, (5) and Andrew Mangiapane (88) during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Arizona Coyotes in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, March 6, 2020. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthew Tkachuk sets up Flames in 3-2 victory over Coyotes

Mar. 7, 2020 1:56 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau, T.J. Brodie and Mikael Backlund scored, Matthew Tkachuk assisted on all of the goals and the Calgary Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night. The Flames are 6-3-1 in their last 10. They moved within three points of Pacific Division-leading Vegas and a...

Columbus Blue Jackets' David Savard, , left, scrambles to get past Calgary Flames' Andrew Mangiapane during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Brodie's goal late in OT lifts Flames past Blue Jackets 3-2

Mar. 5, 2020 12:48 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — T.J. Brodie scored with 11 seconds remaining in overtime as the Calgary Flames rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Wednesday night. Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo had lost his stick and was unable to get a glove on Brodie's wrist shot...

Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich (33) knocks down Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) after the two collided during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lightning 3 special team goals, end 4-game skid, top Flames

Feb. 29, 2020 8:48 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat scored on the power play and Yanni Gourde added a short-handed goal as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 Saturday to snap a season-high four-game losing streak. Alex Killorn scored his 24th goal of the season to help the Lightning win for...

Nashville Predators' Ryan Ellis (4), Ryan Johansen (92), and Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, celebrate with Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, after Granlund scored the game-tying goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Granlund beats buzzer, scores in OT as Preds beat Flames 4-3

Feb. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators gambled that keeping Mikael Granlund instead of trading the pending free agent at the deadline could help them play their way into the postseason. Granlund certainly delivered Thursday night. He became only the fourth player in NHL history to score a...