Business

Is Ontario able to take back job as Canada’s economic engine?

Is Ontario able to take back job as Canada’s economic engine?

Industrial landscape of Ontario has changed Inside his humming facility on the outskirts of Ottawa, Mark Perry’s operation pumps out specialized plastic products, everything from patented storm-drain basins to giant toy guns for water parks. For this Ontario manufacturer, business is growing. Soon it might even be looking to hire. Perry can count himself among […]

January 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Target checks out of Canada, plans to wind down 133 stores

Target checks out of Canada, plans to wind down 133 stores

Target stores to remain open during liquidation Less than two years after Target Corp. threw open the doors of its first Canadian stores with grand expectations, the discount retailer is retreating back to the United States in defeat. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday it has decided to wind up its money-losing operations in Canada, a move […]

January 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Secure credit card management tips from the BBB

Secure credit card management tips from the BBB

Credit card management important to protect yourself from identity theft Attention all shoppers: The Better Business Bureau is releasing a list of tips to assist consumers in credit card management. Credit card fraud is the second most common form of identity theft.  One critical part of credit card management is the safe disposal of old credit cards […]

January 13, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Ottawa, First Nations should narrow poverty gap

Ottawa, First Nations should narrow poverty gap

Poverty gap in Canada: First Nations handcuffed by the Indian Act By Joseph Quesnel, Frontier Centre for Public Policy First Nations poverty may be Canada’s most important moral issue in generations. Perry Bellegarde, the newly elected national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), cites United Nations statistics showing the tragic gap between First Nations and the rest […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Western Canada serial robber: RCMP release photos

Western Canada serial robber: RCMP release photos

Western Canada serial robber believed to be responsible for eight bank robberies A number of RCMP detachments in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC are working on a joint investigation into a number of armed bank robberies since early December that may have been committed by the same. Lethbridge Regional Police Service are also involved in the search […]

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Freezing rain, avalanche control closes some AB, BC highways

Freezing rain, avalanche control closes some AB, BC highways

AB, BC highways closed due to winter conditions UPDATE:  Highway 1 through Glacier National Park has been reopened to traffic following avalanche control operations. AMA Road Reports and DriveBC are warning motorists that some Alberta and BC highways are currently closed or will be closed for a period of time on Monday. Highway 93 connecting Lake […]

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Two more Alberta PC MLAs not running in next election

Two more Alberta PC MLAs not running in next election

Alberta PC MLAs Cal Dallas and Alana DeLong announce they will not run On Friday, two more Alberta PC MLAs announced they will not be running for re-election. Cal Dallas, MLA for Red Deer South and Calgary-Bow MLA Alana DeLong announced they are stepping down. In a Facebook post, Cal Dallas said “as I reflect […]

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta premier, cabinet take five per cent pay cut

Alberta premier, cabinet take five per cent pay cut

Alberta premier Jim Prentice recommending all MLAs accept similar cut Premier Jim Prentice says he and his cabinet ministers will cut their pay by five per cent to set a tone of self-sacrifice as Alberta deals with billions of dollars in lost oil revenue. “This is the kind of leadership that Albertans expect from their elected […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice dismisses complaints that spring vote would be unfair

Prentice dismisses complaints that spring vote would be unfair

Premier Jim Prentice says he is working on a game-changing financial plan Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is showing very little sympathy for opponents who say it’s unfair for him to call a snap election. Prentice says he is working on a game-changing financial plan to pull the province out of the ditch of low oil […]

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

The critical need for endangered species law reform

The critical need for endangered species law reform

Failure of endangered species law reform broken into two sections: process and science By Elizabeth Nickson, Frontier Centre for Public Policy As the federal election looms, a hailstorm of criticism is being launched against the Harper government’s failure on environmental issues. Already the media has informed us that we are not protecting our caribou and that Canada is […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
David Suzuki: Canada trading away its environmental rights

David Suzuki: Canada trading away its environmental rights

David Suzuki says Canada is under threat from free-trade agreements By David Suzuki for Troy Media In 1997, Canada restricted import and transfer of the gasoline additive MMT because it was a suspected neurotoxin that had already been banned in Europe. Ethyl Corp., the U.S. multinational that supplied the chemical, sued the government for $350 […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Instead of electioneering, Jim Prentice knows what should be done

Instead of electioneering, Jim Prentice knows what should be done

Jim Prentice should be enhancing province’s welfare By Phil Elder for Troy Media What does the collapse of Alberta’s opposition parties mean? First, Rachel Notley’s NDP has to be seen as the big winner. What other opposition party has the record, the money and organization? She’ll get more seats, at least in Edmonton. Not so much […]

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More

Energy

Oil pipeline to the Arctic Ocean: NWT premier launching study

Oil pipeline to the Arctic Ocean: NWT premier launching study

Oil pipeline to the Arctic would free up stranded resources The premier of the Northwest Territories says it’s time to start laying the groundwork for a potential oil pipeline to the Arctic Ocean, notwithstanding currently depressed global energy prices. Bob McLeod announced to an Ottawa reception Thursday evening that he’s launching a year-long feasibility study […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
US Senate Keystone vote: Passes, but not enough to overcome presidential veto

US Senate Keystone vote: Passes, but not enough to overcome presidential veto

Keystone vote passes with a vote of 62-36 Long-suffering supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline won a moral victory in the U.S. Congress on Thursday _ but that’s about all they won. A bill to build the oil pipeline from Canada was approved by the Senate for the first time in the almost seven-year struggle […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian Oil Sands slashes quarterly dividend

Canadian Oil Sands slashes quarterly dividend

Canadian Oil Sands dividend drops to $.05 from$.35 Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. (TSX:COS), the biggest partner in the Syncrude Canada Ltd. oilsands project, is slashing its quarterly dividend to five cents a share from 35 as the outlook for crude prices deteriorates. In December, Canadian Oil Sands signalled it would be cutting its quarterly payout […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More

Events

Edmonton Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday

Edmonton Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday

Edmonton Transgender Day of Remembrance Thursday, 7 p.m. Please join the Edmonton trans community for its 10th annual commemoration of those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The Edmonton Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at Boyle Street Plaza, 9538-103A Avenue.  The guest speaker will be Ivan Coyote. […]

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Early Music Voices presents Renaissance lute songs in Calgary

Early Music Voices presents Renaissance lute songs in Calgary

La Nef ensemble, American tenor Michael Slattery perform Renaissance lute compositions – Early Music Voices Early Music Voices presents a concert for Calgary fans of Celtic and Renaissance music featuring La Nef ensemble and American tenor Michael Slattery at Christ Church Elbow Park on Oct. 6. Was England’s first great composer actually Irish? La Nef ensemble and American […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kryosphere – Metal band on ‘West Koast Katastrophe’ tour

Kryosphere – Metal band on ‘West Koast Katastrophe’ tour

Metal Band Kryosphere tour stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer Formed in 2008 by drummer Brent Bell (ex-Spawned by Rot, ex-Butcher’d), Kryosphere played its first show opening for Dead Jesus in 2009. And Beacon News is proud to provide a FREE download of the Kryosphere SOL EP (click here to access free download) […]

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