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As postponed NHL season resumes, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong

EDMONTON - As hockey fans gear up for a truncated season to begin next month, some in Canada's two “hub cities” say the temptation to celebrate - and flout physical distancing guidelines - may prove too great.

“I can't say no to a good time,” said Edmonton Oilers fan Jeet Jermana. “I'd be hard-pressed not to jump into a big party.”

Facebook wants help translating into Inuktut

Facebook is asking Inuktut speakers for their help in translating the social networking site into the language of the north.

Starting today, which also is Nunavut Day, Inuktut speakers can access the Translate Facebook app, where they will be presented with words and phrases from Facebook's interface and asked to provide an Inuktut translation.

'Silent Santa' brings joy for youths with autism

EDMONTON—When Santa greeted seven-year-old Kalen Boodhoo during a special photo session for children with autism at Londonderry Mall in Edmonton, he didn't boom a hearty “Ho! Ho! Ho!”

There was no Christmas music playing and it was early on a Sunday morning so the stores were closed, meaning there wasn't the usual crush of holiday shoppers.

Alberta satellite aims to measure space weather

EDMONTON—A little satellite built by a group of University of Alberta students will supply information that one day could prevent damage from solar flares.

The AlbertaSat cube satellite, which is about the size of a breadbox, will measure the effects of space weather.

It's scheduled to be launched on a supply rocket to the International Space Station later this month.