Business

Mackenzie Gas: Imperial has hopes for dormant Arctic project

Mackenzie Gas: Imperial has hopes for dormant Arctic project

Imperial was to begin construction on MacKenzie Gas project in 2015 CALGARY – Imperial Oil is hanging on to hope that its long-dormant plan to tap into natural gas fields in the Far North may eventually come to fruition. The lead partner in the Mackenzie Gas Project has written to the National Energy Board seeking a seven-year extension […]

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Schlumberger buying Cameron: $12.71B cash, stock deal

Schlumberger buying Cameron: $12.71B cash, stock deal

Schlumberger purchase saw Cameron shares jump 44 per cent HOUSTON – Schlumberger is buying Cameron in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $12.71 billion that would create an oilfield equipment and service powerhouse. Cameron was the maker of the blowout preventer on the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig, which was rocked by an explosion and fire in 2010 […]

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With oil prices below U$40 a barrel, reserve writedowns likely in store

With oil prices below U$40 a barrel, reserve writedowns likely in store

Low oil prices may mean oilsands crude stays in the ground for years CALGARY – Another wave of ugly news is looming for oil producers already battered by weak oil prices. Every year, companies hire outside evaluators to tally up their reserves, a calculation of how much resource in the ground can be recovered technically and economically. With […]

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Canada

Canadian election: Leaders return to campaign trail as markets, dollar totter

Canadian election: Leaders return to campaign trail as markets, dollar totter

Canadian election focus turns to finances from Duffy trial OTTAWA – A precipitous drop in North American stock markets sparked fresh debate on the federal campaign trail Monday about which leader would be the best choice to manage Canada’s finances. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 768.5 points shortly after markets opened, before rallying to close down 420.93 […]

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Canadian election: Harper, Mulcair on defence in leaders’ debate

Canadian election: Harper, Mulcair on defence in leaders’ debate

Quebec separation, economy topics in Canadian election debate OTTAWA – Whatever impressions Canadians might have had about Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau were thoroughly confounded Thursday in the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2015 election campaign. Harper, the hyper-partisan of the House of Commons, was nowhere to be seen and neither was “Angry Tom” […]

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HitchBOT creators mull rebuild after it was destroyed in US

HitchBOT creators mull rebuild after it was destroyed in US

HitchBOT destroyed in Philadelphia TORONTO – Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in Philadelphia over the weekend. But there may be another chance at life for the child-sized travelling robot. HitchBOT’s co-creators Frauke […]

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Politics

Trudeau says Harper should fire staffers who knew of Duffy scheme

Trudeau says Harper should fire staffers who knew of Duffy scheme

Harper told reporters Friday that the “vast majority’” of his staff didn’t know about the plan. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Prime Minister Stephen Harper should fire some of his senior staffers. It’s over revelations this week about the $90,000 payment from Harper’s former chief of staff Nigel Wright to cover Sen. Mike Duffy’s questioned expenses. […]

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Mulcair burnishes NDP’s economic credentials; Duffy trial dogs Harper up north

Mulcair burnishes NDP’s economic credentials; Duffy trial dogs Harper up north

Mulcair lashed out at Harper for gutting environmental protections and easing the approval process for projects like the Energy East pipeline Tom Mulcair took his fight against the Conservatives straight into Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s back yard Friday, hoping perhaps to add a bit of spit and polish to the NDP’s less-than-stellar credentials as guardians […]

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Calgary-Foothills byelection on Sept. 3

Calgary-Foothills byelection on Sept. 3

Jim Prentice stepped down as Calgary-Foothills MLA on night of NDP election victory EDMONTON _ Voters in the Calgary Foothills constituency will go to the polls on Sept. 3 to elect a member of the Alberta legislature. NDP Premier Rachel Notley announced the date Thursday and defended the timing, given the federal election campaign will be in […]

August 6, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Morgan Wheeldon, former NDP candidate, exposes Mulcair’s true colours

Morgan Wheeldon, former NDP candidate, exposes Mulcair’s true colours

Wheeldon stands for democratic process, free speech. Why doesn’t Tom Mulcair? Morgan Wheeldon was recently forced to resign by leader Tom Mulcair for truthful and accurate comments about Israel he made prior to be selected as an NDP candidate. Isn’t this the sort of behaviour we usually associate with Stephen Harper? The now former standard […]

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Disabled Voters Need To Stop Being Nice

Disabled Voters Need To Stop Being Nice

Disabled voters face sea of red tape By Paul Caune  Governments of various stripes have claimed they have cut the red tape strangling the citizens, yet disabled voters remain up to their chins in a bureaucratic swamp. One of the heaviest burdens put on disabled voters by our Government is the ordeal of endless meetings.  […]

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Rick Hansen thinks Canada needs a Disabilities Act

Rick Hansen thinks Canada needs a Disabilities Act

Disabilities Act would ensure accessibility, inclusion and equal opportunity By Paul Caune Rick Hansen has urged “all [federal] parties to support the enactment of legislation to make accessibility and inclusion a reality throughout Canada.” On July 29, 2015, the Man in Motion issued a press release “urging government leaders, influencers and the public to support […]

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Energy

U.S. lawmakers tour Sask. carbon capture, storage project

U.S. lawmakers tour Sask. carbon capture, storage project

Lindsey Graham says carbon capture works, has multiple uses ESTEVAN, Canada – U.S. presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is praising carbon capture and storage technology in Saskatchewan and says it’s time to pursue similar projects in his own country. The Republican senator for South Carolina was part of a delegation of U.S. lawmakers who toured SaskPower’s Boundary […]

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
NE BC 4.6 earthquake link to fracking not yet confirmed

NE BC 4.6 earthquake link to fracking not yet confirmed

BC Oil and Gas Commission enforcing mitigation plan, such as reduced fracking pressures A natural gas producer in northeastern British Columbia that halted work after a 4.6-magnitude earthquake last week says its fracking operation maybe not be the cause of the seismic activity. Progress Energy, which is owned by Malaysia’s Petronas and has been linked to the largest […]

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BC LNG: First Nation asserts right to island slated for LNG plant

BC LNG: First Nation asserts right to island slated for LNG plant

Lax Kw’alaams band members gather on Lelu Island to protest BC LNG project on Lelu Island LELU ISLAND, B.C. – Some members of a north coast First Nation are gathering on a small island near Prince Rupert, B.C., to protest plans for a liquefied natural gas project. Members of the Lax Kw’alaams band are preparing to set […]

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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. […]

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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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