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Quebecor sells English papers to Postmedia Network for $316 million

Quebecor sells English papers to Postmedia Network for $316 million

Calgary Sun included in Postmedia deal Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced a deal to buy Sun Media Corp.’s English-language operations from Quebecor on Monday for $316 million in a deal that it says gives it the scale to compete in the changing media environment. Postmedia chief executive Paul Godfrey said Sun Media’s digital properties, including […]

Ask Tammy: Why do my parents make me save my money?

Ask Tammy: Why do my parents make me save my money?

Ask Tammy answers children’s questions  about money. Email questions to asktammy@thefinancialguides.com Dear Ask Tammy:  Whenever I get any money (allowance, Christmas, birthdays) my parents always make me split it up into my jars.  Why don’t they just let me do what I want with my money? – It’s My Money Dear It’s My Money:  It can […]

Possible CN Rail fines:  Ottawa says company not moving enough grain

Possible CN Rail fines: Ottawa says company not moving enough grain

CN Rail fines – company says demand has fallen Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise. “As CN was […]

Canada

Ottawa shooting: Harper waited among MPs, terrifying unknown on other side of doors

Ottawa shooting: Harper waited among MPs, terrifying unknown on other side of doors

Prime Minister Harper hidden away in closet-like space during Ottawa shooting For a few moments that must have felt like an eternity, the prime minister of Canada stood hiding in a closet-like space within the Conservative caucus room. The Mounties who are assigned to protect him on a daily basis initially stood on the other […]

Politicians, police reflect after Ottawa shootings: Is Canada safe enough?

Politicians, police reflect after Ottawa shootings: Is Canada safe enough?

Ottawa shootings bring into question Parliament Hill security as well as the safety of Canada itself Federal politicians, police forces and intelligence officials will begin the work of assessing security around Parliament Hill, and the safety of the country itself, in the wake of the shocking attacks in the nation’s capital. The Parliament buildings remained […]

Kevin Vickers given hero’s welcome as House opened Thursday

Kevin Vickers given hero’s welcome as House opened Thursday

Kevin Vickers ended Parliament Hill shooting rampage The House of Commons is back in action, kicked off by an exhilarating show of support for the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons, who was among those who opened fire Wednesday on the gunman who stormed Parliament Hill. Applause from all sides of the House rained down […]

Politics

Rachel Notley, new Alberta NDP leader, has politics in DNA

Rachel Notley, new Alberta NDP leader, has politics in DNA

Alberta NDP could make big gains in next election, says Rachel Notley Rachel Notley wasn’t even 10 years-old when she went on her first protest march. It was in the early 1970s, in Edmonton, with her mother Sandy. “She took me on some anti-war demonstration. I honestly can’t even remember what it was,” said Notley in an […]

Len Webber wins federal Tory nod in Calgary Confederation

Len Webber wins federal Tory nod in Calgary Confederation

Len Webber defeats Susanne DiCocco for CPC nomination Calgary PC MLA Len Webber, 53, is the new Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the new federal riding of Calgary Confederation. Len Webber tweeted last night that he won the nomination, defeating Susanne DiCocco for the right to represent Stephen Harper’s Tories in the upcoming 2015 election. Len Webber left provincial […]

Building Alberta branding campaign axed by Prentice

Building Alberta branding campaign axed by Prentice

Building Alberta angered Albertans, says Prentice Premier Jim Prentice heaped scorn on former premier Alison Redford’s seven-figure signature Building Alberta branding campaign Thursday - and then he drove a stake through it. Prentice criticized the 300 Building Alberta signs that now crowd the Alberta landscape, announcing everything from road repairs to building start-ups and always including […]

Opinion

Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

…and Canada was never “innocent” and will respond appropriately to recent attacks Across the land today, editorialists are opining that Canada has lost its innocence, that the deaths of two soldiers at the hands of so-called Islamic jihadists changes our country forever. For instance, the Calgary Herald editorial board put it this way: “…Canada will […]

Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

Too many rushing to judgement in midst of Ottawa shootings As I write this, roughly five hours have elapsed since this morning’s Ottawa shootings, when a gunman shot and killed a Canadian reservist outside the Parliament buildings. Already some are rushing to judgement about who is responsible. Others are demanding harsh measures in response – think the […]

Activists use faulty data to condemn Alberta coal industry

Activists use faulty data to condemn Alberta coal industry

Alberta coal industry monitored by ground, satellite monitors Troy Media by Michelle Stirling-Anosh  Over a decade ago, Dr. Ross McKitrick, economist from the University of Guelph, ran an experiment. At the time, eco-activists were demanding a shut-down of coal-fired power plants, claiming emissions were killing children who had asthma. McKitrick took the Illness Cost of […]

Energy

BC LNG tax drops to 3.5 per cent, but competitive, fair, says Finance Minister

BC LNG tax drops to 3.5 per cent, but competitive, fair, says Finance Minister

BC LNG tax cut to half of proposed seven per cent The British Columbia government has climbed down from its proposed goal of a seven per cent income tax on the province’s liquefied natural gas industry, and instead cut the rate in half to 3.5 per cent for the next two decades. Finance Minister Mike De Jong said […]

BC LNG emissions law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

BC LNG emissions law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

BC LNG tax plan to be introduced Tuesday New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied natural gas plants to meet emission standards or face penalties and makes the industry the cleanest in the world, says Environment Minister Mary Polak. Polak tabled the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act on Monday, saying it will set the province’s […]

NB premier pledges support for Energy East pipeline

NB premier pledges support for Energy East pipeline

Premier Brian Gallant calls Energy East pipeline an ‘extraordinary opportunity’ for Alberta and New Brunswick New Brunswick’s new premier said Monday he’s looking to assure Alberta’s oilpatch that even though the government has changed, its support for the Energy East pipeline has not. Brian Gallant is visiting Calgary this week in his first official visit since being […]

Events

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 […]

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) […]

Quartet 2014 – Dazzling book readings in Calgary, Edmonton

Quartet 2014 – Dazzling book readings in Calgary, Edmonton

Quartet 2014 features Canadian writers David Bateman, Laurie MacFayden, Sharanpal Ruprai, Joan Shillington Four Canadian writers will be reading from their new works in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto this month as part of Quartet 2014 from Frontenac House Publishers. Quartet 2014 – Where and When: Sunday, September 7, 2-4 pm, Calgary John Dutton Theatre, 612 Macleod Trail SE […]

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