Year in Review: Larry Wong’s top photos of 2019

In the summer of 2019 out-of-control wildfires consumed large swaths of forest in northern Alberta. The Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, the largest Metis settlement in Alberta, had been evacuated. When the wildfire threat subsided, residents were allowed back into the…

Alberta heavyweight Tanner ‘The Bulldozer’ Boser to fight on UFC card in Korea

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 1, 2019 9:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta heavyweight Tanner “The Bulldozer” Boser will face France’s Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane on a…

Aurora Cannabis partners with UFC to research CBD use to manage pain in MMA athletes

An Edmonton-based cannabis company has partnered with UFC on a unique research project looking into the use of hemp-derived CBD as a possible treatment for mixed martial arts athletes. CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant but it doesn’t…

Tim Hague’s family and lawyers discuss lawsuit: ‘This fight never should have happened’

Three members of Tim Hague’s family appeared alongside two injury lawyers on Monday, explaining a lawsuit filed in the wake of the fighter’s death. “This fight should never have taken place,” lawyer Norm Assiff said. “You will learn throughout this litigation,…

Newfoundland’s Gavin Tucker returns to action at UFC 240 in Edmonton’s Rogers Place

Canadian featherweight Gavin (The Newfoundland Terror) Tucker returns to action July 27 when he meets South Korea’s Seungwoo Choi at UFC 240 in Edmonton. Tucker, a 32-year-old from Ship Cove, N.L., has not fought since a September 2017 lopsided loss…