Business

Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises, corporate sustainability and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises think through the social, environmental and personal impacts By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Companies are changing. They are coming to recognize that the future requires them to develop a different business model – one that focuses on multiple bottom lines, not just profit. Companies which relentlessly focus on profit at the expense […]

April 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kraft sidles up to the (Warren) Buffett table

Kraft sidles up to the (Warren) Buffett table

Warren Buffett is increasing his influence on what and how we eat By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Last week, Warren’s Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway added Kraft to its stable of storied brands, which already includes Dairy Queen, Mars, Coca-Cola, Burger King, Heinz and Tim Horton’s. Buffett’ latest blockbuster transaction creates the fifth largest agrifood company […]

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Future Shop stores closing, some converting to Best Buys

Future Shop stores closing, some converting to Best Buys

1,500 jobs lost in Future Store closing Future Shop stores across Canada are closing effective immediately, to the shock of customers and dismay of hundreds of employees losing full and part-time jobs. Best Buy Canada, a subsidiary of Best Buy Co. Inc. that owns and operates both Best Buy and Future Shop stores, said in […]

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More

Canada

28 arrested in international heroin trafficking operation

28 arrested in international heroin trafficking operation

Heroin trafficking arrests in Canada, Belgium and South America The RCMP reports over two dozen people have been arrested and are facing charges in connection with an international heroin trafficking organization that fed heroin from Afghanistan into Canada and Brussels. Sgt. Laurie White of the RCMP Federal Criminal Operations (FSOC) branch says the investigation dubbed Project […]

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: Citizen science amplifies knowledge of natural world

Science Matters: Citizen science amplifies knowledge of natural world

Technology has helped citizen science grow By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Research Scientist Scott Wallace. One of this year’s most popular Sundance Film Festival entries, Tangerine, was shot with an iPhone 5S and edited with an $8 app called Filmic Pro. New technology has also made music easier to produce and […]

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canada’s 150th birthday: 150Alliance involving all Canadians

Canada’s 150th birthday: 150Alliance involving all Canadians

Dedicated duo Deborah Apps, Colin Jackson instrumental in 150Alliance Two of the most determined and dedicated voices behind Canada’s 150th anniversary hail from Calgary – and they’ve logged years of prep work exploring ways to get Canadians from coast to coast to coast involved in Canada’s sesquicentennial. Meet Deborah Apps and Colin Jackson – two Calgary powerhouses who, […]

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Politics

Brian Mason appointed government house leader by Rachel Notley

Brian Mason appointed government house leader by Rachel Notley

Brian Mason longtime NDP MLA Incoming Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has appointed longtime NDP MLA Brian Mason as the new government house leader. Notley says Mason will provide wisdom, leadership and guidance in the assembly. She says Mason will reach out to opposition caucus house leaders in the coming days to talk about the upcoming […]

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Deborah Drever regrets offensive photo, looks to earn trust

Deborah Drever regrets offensive photo, looks to earn trust

Deborah Drever says photo was a mistake Rookie Alberta NDP member Deborah Drever says pretending to be assaulted with a bottle for a garage band cover photo is an inexplicable error of youth, but one she is determined to turn the page on. “What happened three years ago, frankly, was a mistake,” Drever, 26, told […]

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley, cabinet to be sworn in on Sunday

Rachel Notley, cabinet to be sworn in on Sunday

12 cabinet members in Rachel Notley’s government Alberta’s NDP era is to officially begin Sunday when incoming premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet are sworn in on the grounds of the legislature. “We’re planning a bit of a family day event,” Notley said Wednesday. The government will get to work immediately, she said, but a […]

May 20, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Canadian healthcare check delivers mixed results

Canadian healthcare check delivers mixed results

There’s a lot of room for improvement in the Canadian healthcare  By Robert McMurtry for Troy Media Wait times have long been a source of concern for Canadians. A new report provides both encouraging news and areas in need of attention. A report released by the Canadian Institutes of Health Information (CIHI) follows the wait […]

May 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: Signs of change are sweeping the nation

Science Matters: Signs of change are sweeping the nation

This week’s Science Matters: Alberta election, BC LNG By David Suzuki and Ian Hanington Recent events in Canada have shown not only that change is possible, but that people won’t stand for having corporate interests put before their own. When plummeting oil prices late last year threw Alberta into financial crisis, people rightly asked, “Where’s the […]

May 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Milke to NDP: Remember these facts to keep Alberta prosperous

Milke to NDP: Remember these facts to keep Alberta prosperous

Alberta economic numbers didn’t occur by accident By Mark Milke for Troy Media  In a famous explanation of why voters choose the governments they do, a 1990s-era adviser to Bill Clinton remarked, “It’s the economy, stupid.” That’s not wholly accurate; voters toss parties out (and vote parties in) on matters other than unemployment rates and incomes. The recent Alberta […]

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More

Energy

Husky’s Rush Lake heavy oil project ready ahead of schedule

Husky’s Rush Lake heavy oil project ready ahead of schedule

Rush Lake heavy oil project designed to produce up to 10,000 barrels per day Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) says that its Rush Lake heavy oil project in Saskatchewan has begun commercial operations eight weeks ahead of schedule. The project is designed to produce up to 10,000 barrels per day using a steam-assisted process to extract the […]

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
California oil spill: Governor declares state of emergency

California oil spill: Governor declares state of emergency

7,700 of 105,00 gallons of leaked oil in California oil spill recovered More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. Up to 105,000 gallons […]

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Guyana oil discovery significant: Exxon

Guyana oil discovery significant: Exxon

Guyana oil discovered in waters also claimed by Venezuela Exxon Mobil Corp. confirmed Wednesday that it has made what it calls a “significant” oil discovery off Guyana in waters also claimed by Venezuela as part of a long-running border dispute between the South American countries. The company and Guyana’s government had said May 7 that […]

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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. […]

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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