Business

Energy East pipeline will cost more than $12B: TransCanada

Energy East pipeline will cost more than $12B: TransCanada

TransCanada decision to relocate proposed terminal in Cacouna, Que costly CALGARY – It’s looking like the Energy East project is going to get more expensive. TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP), the company planning to build the controversial cross-Canada oil pipeline, had been estimating it would cost $12 billion. But on Friday, it warned that figure is expected to grow. On a […]

July 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Exxon profit falls by half to $4.2B, but oil production soars

Exxon profit falls by half to $4.2B, but oil production soars

Exxon refining, chemical operations performed well NEW YORK – Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the company’s oil and gas production, which has been generally declining in recent years, surged. The company posted net income for the second quarter of $4.19 billion, down 52 per […]

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Alberta economy: Province needs to nurture its economic gazelles

Alberta economy: Province needs to nurture its economic gazelles

Stop talking about diversifying the Alberta economy – start talking about broadening the economic base By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media EDMONTON, AB – A colleague suggested to me recently that Alberta should stop talking about diversifying its economy. Instead, he said, we should talk about broadening the economic base. He is right. Of course, the […]

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

Okanagan First Nation turns to Texas to rid land of bullets, bombs

Okanagan First Nation turns to Texas to rid land of bullets, bombs

Texas A&M to help band clear reserve of war training ordnance material VANCOUVER – Ten members from British Columbia’s Okanagan Indian Band have been selected for specialized training to learn how to rid their reserve of the buried bullets and bombs that have accumulated over a century. Military training dating back to the Boer War has littered […]

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VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

Downtown Eastside Vancouver locals quickly accepted undercover officer A 30-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department recently went undercover as a wheelchair bound person in an effort to identify a suspect preying on vulnerable people in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Instead, VPD Staff Sgt. Mark Horsley says he and his colleagues discovered that the much-maligned community was filled with honest, caring people. […]

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saskatchewan forest fire fight: Troops trade camo for jumpsuits

Saskatchewan forest fire fight: Troops trade camo for jumpsuits

Orange is the new green in Saskatchewan forest fire battle MONTREAL LAKE, Sask. – “Watch out for the widowmakers!” The platoon commander shouts the warning to about 200 soldiers slogging their way through the dense brush, blackened trees and smouldering ash in the tiny First Nations community of Montreal Lake, about 250 kilometres north of Saskatoon. A […]

July 9, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Canada Election 2015 could be called as early as Sunday

Canada Election 2015 could be called as early as Sunday

Canada Election 2015 to be costliest, longest in recent history Stephen Harper is poised to fire the starting gun for the Oct. 19 Canada Election 2015 as early as Sunday. Sources say the prime minister is set to visit Gov. Gen. David Johnston within days, possibly as soon as Sunday, to formally dissolve Parliament and launch what […]

July 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Former premier Alison Redford says Tory loss not her fault: report

Former premier Alison Redford says Tory loss not her fault: report

Alison Redford called Prentice resignation a ‘surprising step’ EDMONTON – Former Alberta premier Alison Redford says in a published report that she doesn’t feel it’s her fault that the NDP was able to oust the Progressive Conservatives from almost 44 years in power. Redford responded with a simple “no” when CBC News asked her during an exclusive […]

July 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

John Heaney, former chief of staff for the BC NDP hired by Notley Premier Rachel Notley is being criticized for appointing a high-level NDP political operator to a top job with Alberta’s non-partisan civil service. Opposition Wildrose critic Derek Fildebrandt says John Heaney’s record as a “party apparatchik” for the NDP in British Columbia raises […]

June 2, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Environmentalists turning their backs on Atlantic Canadian prosperity

Environmentalists turning their backs on Atlantic Canadian prosperity

Ideology of radical environmentalists hurting the region’s economic prospects By Marco Navarro-Genie for Troy Media HALIFAX, NS – Canadians everywhere have a critical role to play in keeping Canada’s economy moving forward. But while continuing to abide by our already excellent environmental standards, we must also ensure that radical environmentalists do not impair our chances […]

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Economic recovery in Greece a battle strewn with major economic hurdles

Economic recovery in Greece a battle strewn with major economic hurdles

Dropping the euro won’t end Greece’s misery By Constantine Passaris for Troy Media Fishermen around the world have an expression: it’s time to cut bait and start fishing. Clearly the contemporary leadership of the European Union (EU) are not even amateur fishermen. The EU leaders’ summit last weekend was billed as decision time for the […]

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta guaranteed annual income a long shot: Fraser Institute

Alberta guaranteed annual income a long shot: Fraser Institute

Challenges of implementing Alberta guaranteed annual income mitigate its success By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre for Troy Media VANCOUVER, BC – The old idea of a guaranteed annual income (GAI) recently received renewed attention thanks to Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and Edmonton mayor Don Iveson. Both mayors hope the new provincial government is sympathetic to […]

July 7, 2015 | By | Reply More

Energy

Vancouver fuel spill: Denial from ship’s owners delayed response

Vancouver fuel spill: Denial from ship’s owners delayed response

Vancouver fuel spill on April 8 VANCOUVER – The refusal by the owners of a grain carrier to admit that fuel had spilled from their vessel into Vancouver’s English Bay slowed the reaction time to the emergency, a review has found. The report released Friday also found uncertainty of roles and responsibilities, miscommuncations and technical difficulties resulted […]

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Line 9B pipeline testing to wrap up by year end: Enbridge

Line 9B pipeline testing to wrap up by year end: Enbridge

Line 9B to ship western Canadian oil to Ontario, Quebec CALGARY – Enbridge Inc. says it expects integrity testing on its Line 9B pipeline between southern Ontario and Montreal to wrap up by year-end. The Calgary-based company (TSX:ENB) had hoped to begin shipping Alberta crude through the line last fall, but the National Energy Board isn’t allowing it […]

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Hillary Clinton dodges question about approving Keystone XL

Hillary Clinton dodges question about approving Keystone XL

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said department should approve proposed pipeline A town-hall spectator who elicited a headline-making non-answer from Hillary Clinton understands perfectly well why she dodged his question about Keystone XL. He understands the pipeline represents a political predicament for the Democratic front-runner. “There’s enormous pressure from both sides,” said Bruce Blodgett, a […]

July 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 […]

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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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