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Alberta selects Laura Walker, Brendan Bottcher for Scotties, Brier

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Curling Alberta has made its decision on what teams will represent the province at this year’s Scotties and Brier in the Calgary bubble. Laura Walker, last year’s provincial champion, has accepted the invitation to play at this year’s Scotties. On the men’s side, Brendan Bottcher will once again be going to the Brier.

Jamie Koe says no to curling playdowns, will not attend Brier

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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Longtime Northwest Territories curler Jamie Koe, brother of Kevin Koe and Kerry Galusha, tells CBC Sports his team is withdrawing from their territorial playdowns due to concerns over facing suspension should they withdraw after committing to play in the event. 

With baby due in spring, Rachel Homan’s post-Scotties curling schedule uncertain

Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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Skip Rachel Homan has pencilled in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on her calendar next month for the Calgary curling bubble. If she were to win a fourth national women's title, it would make for a most interesting decision on her plans for the world championship that follows a few weeks later.

Watch the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic

Friday, November 13th, 2020
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Watch live action from the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic.

Brier, Scotties among major curling events likely relocating to Calgary bubble

Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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Three major curling bonspiels will not be held in their scheduled host cities this winter, CBC Sports has learned. Instead, the Brier, Scotties and men's world championships will likely be played in a bubble in Calgary in 2021, along with three other important curling events.

Canadian junior men’s finalist Krats, 18, gets shot to fill in on Team Gushue

Friday, October 30th, 2020
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Joel Krats was a 15-year-old curler with big dreams when he watched Brad Gushue and Team Newfoundland and Labrador deliver a dramatic Brier victory on home ice in 2017. Now just over three years later, Krats is getting the chance to play with the province's curling icons.

Matt Dunstone rink looking to relocate from Saskatchewan due to COVID-19 restrictions

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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Team Matt Dunstone is considering relocating from Saskatchewan due to mounting frustrations stemming from provincial COVID-19 restrictions.

Team Tracy Fleury adds longtime skip Sherry Middaugh as coach

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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Team Tracy Fleury, a foursome that appears close to a breakthrough on the Canadian women's curling scene, has brought in longtime skip Sherry Middaugh as coach to help get them to the top.

Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing victorious in curling’s return from the pandemic

Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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In the first competitive bonspeil in Ontario since the global pandemic, Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing defeated Maddy Belliveau and Charlie Richard 7-1 to win the two-day mixed doubles curling event in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.

Grand Slam curling circuit forced to drop 4 events because of COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Sportsnet is trimming its six-stop Grand Slam of Curling circuit to just two events next season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.