Business

Ask Tammy: Allowances and free lunch

Ask Tammy: Allowances and free lunch

Ask Tammy for Saturday, February 28 Dear Tammy: My kids are in junior high and I have always given them an allowance.  As they are getting older I want to tie their allowance to something, but not to household chores.  What can I do?  Allowance as a Motivator Dear Allowance as a Motivator:  First off […]

February 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Walmart wage increase plan an act of brilliance

Walmart wage increase plan an act of brilliance

Walmart wage increase due to tighter job market in US By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Walmart shareholders were not overly thrilled to learn that the company was planning to increase the salaries of their poorly paid employees in the U.S. Known for its cost-cutting approach and shrewd management methods, the announcement came as a surprise. […]

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ask Tammy: A financial education column for parents

Ask Tammy: A financial education column for parents

Ask Tammy for Thursday, Feb. 26 Dear Tammy: My daughter started school this year and has already been invited to 8 birthday parties.  While I am glad she is making friends and having fun the cost for the presents is really starting to add up.  How can I deal with this without feeling like a […]

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Bank of Canada says ‘Spocking’ Laurier on $5 not illegal

Bank of Canada says ‘Spocking’ Laurier on $5 not illegal

Spocking Laurier has been done for years It turns out there’s not a lot of logic in the belief that it’s against the law to Vulcanize Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s likeness on the $5 bill. The death of Leonard Nimoy last week inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up banknotes that show Canada’s […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vaccines: Harper chides Canadians refuse to vaccinate their kids

Vaccines: Harper chides Canadians refuse to vaccinate their kids

Government of Canada announced additional funding for vaccination programs in poor countries Stephen Harper castigated Canadians who refuse vaccines for their kids as he announced $22.5 million in additional funding for inoculation programs in some of the world’s poorest countries. The prime minister announced the new funding, $20 million to strengthen immunity to polio and […]

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anti-vax prof not allowed to teach health class due to course material

Anti-vax prof not allowed to teach health class due to course material

Anti-vax prof at Queen’s University on leave of absence A health sciences professor who came under scrutiny over claims she was teaching anti-vaccination materials will not be allowed to teach the same class in the foreseeable future, Queen’s University said Thursday. Melody Torcolacci will also have to work closely with academic officials to ensure that […]

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Prentice looks to overhaul bargaining with civil servants

Prentice looks to overhaul bargaining with civil servants

Prentice says new system will be based on essential service models in other provinces Alberta Premier Jim Prentice announced Monday he will overhaul how the province bargains with public-sector workers and review legislation that prevents civil servants from striking. Prentice says the patchwork system of past bargaining has left Alberta with “unsustainable” public-service wages that are […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust election issues

Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust election issues

New Wildrose leader to be announced on March 28 Alberta’s Wildrose leadership candidates signalled Saturday that taxes and trust will be the key wedge issues when they do battle with Premier Jim Prentice’s PCs in a spring election. “Wildrose is the only thing standing between Alberta and huge tax increases,” leadership candidate Brian Jean told […]

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta budget so ‘radical’ it will demand mandate: Prentice

Alberta budget so ‘radical’ it will demand mandate: Prentice

Alberta budget “the most significant budget in modern times” Premier Jim Prentice says the upcoming provincial budget will be so radical and far-reaching, Albertans will be demanding a vote to validate or reject it. “This will be the most significant budget in modern times in the province,” Prentice said Friday on News Talk 770 radio […]

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Racism in Canada: Putting a face on Aboriginal discrimination

Racism in Canada: Putting a face on Aboriginal discrimination

Social policies and systems need fundamental reform in order to address racism in Canada By Josh Griesbrecht for Troy Media Last month Maclean’s magazine published a controversial article that labelled Winnipeg Canada’s most racist city. It cut close to home for me  because I am an Aboriginal man who grew up in a predominantly white […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?

Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?

Prentice isn’t listening to Ralph Klein’s ‘severely normal Albertans’ By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Let’s ask a simple question. When the Premier Jim Prentice of Alberta says “he is listening to Albertan’s” who is he actually listening to? We don’t really know, but we can guess. Given that he has ruled out all of the […]

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Palliative care: Its time to talk about end-of-life

Palliative care: Its time to talk about end-of-life

Most of us do not have the means of providing palliative care for our loved ones By Ray Pennings for Troy Media Choice now trumps life as Canada’s political preference of, well, choice. For the first 149 years of our country’s existence, life had dignity and deserved the fullest protection of the law. But by […]

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More

Energy

Engineering the next-generation hydrogen fuel cell

Engineering the next-generation hydrogen fuel cell

Hydrogen fuel cell technology could make huge impact on reducing carbon emissions By Geoff McMaster for the University of Alberta If Marc Secanell Gallart had his way, the streets would be filled with hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. The technology already exists, and has for some time, says the director of the University of Alberta’s Energy Systems Design […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Reports of BC LNG demise exaggerated: Industry alliance boss

Reports of BC LNG demise exaggerated: Industry alliance boss

High costs, unsteady markets cast pall on BC LNG The head of the BC LNG Alliance says it’s not a matter of if, but when, the province becomes a major global LNG player and he wouldn’t be surprised to see at least one project get the green light this year. David Keane took on the […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oil glut: US running out of room to store crude

Oil glut: US running out of room to store crude

Prices for oil and gasoline could plunge due to oil glut The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an […]

March 3, 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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