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Here’s what to do about the Heartbleed bug

Here’s what to do about the Heartbleed bug

Southern Alberta Better Business Bureau offers tips for businesses and consumers Unless you’ve been vacationing on a tropical island for the past few days, you’ve likely heard of the “Heartbleed” bug, a computer security vulnerability that can reveal the contents of a server’s memory and expose private data such as user names, passwords and even […]

Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

Finnish security team discovered Heartbleed virus A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. The breakdown revealed this week affects […]

Air Canada Wi-Fi installation begins on North American fleet in May

Air Canada Wi-Fi installation begins on North American fleet in May

Air Canada Wi-Fi outfitted on 29 aircraft this year Air Canada announced on Wednesday that it will become the first Canadian airline to offer its customers Wi-Fi connectivity on its aircraft across North America. The company will begin installing the system later this spring and expects 29 aircraft to be outfitted with Wi-Fi service by […]

Canada

First Nations energy group proposes Northern Gateway option

First Nations energy group proposes Northern Gateway option

Proposed alternative for Northern Gateway would be backed by First Nations A First Nations energy company backed by the owners of the Vancouver Canucks is pitching an alternative to the Northern Gateway Pipeline, just days after Enbridge’s $6.5 billion project was rejected in a non-binding plebiscite by residents of Kitimat, B.C. The new alternative — […]

900 SINs stolen from CRA online systems during Heartbleed breach

900 SINs stolen from CRA online systems during Heartbleed breach

Heartbleed bug infiltration extends tax deadline to May 5 The federal tax agency says the social insurance numbers of roughly 900 people were stolen from its systems, which were left vulnerable by the so-called Heartbleed bug. The Canada Revenue Agency blocked public access to its online services for several days last week until it addressed the security […]

Woman killed in avalanche near Golden

Woman killed in avalanche near Golden

Avalanche near Golden Friday afternoon Golden and District Search and Rescue were called in to rescue a woman who was caught in an avalanche near Golden on Friday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m., GADSAR responded to Gothics Glacier above Fairy Meadows located in the Selkirk Mountains after a report about the woman in the avalanche. […]

Politics

Alison Redford criticized by PC party brass

Alison Redford criticized by PC party brass

PC Party in turmoil over Alison Redford controversies Alberta Premier Alison Redford is facing more criticism from within her party ahead of a weekend meeting of Tory executives. The president of a Progressive Conservative riding association in northeast Edmonton said Friday that Alison Redford has to resign or the party will lose the next election. Steve Robson, who heads […]

Macleod nod won by only candidate not backed by gun lobby

Macleod nod won by only candidate not backed by gun lobby

National Firearms Assoc. endorsed other three candidates for Conservative nomination in Macleod riding By Bill Graveland   John Barlow was literally the odd man out in the battle for the Conservative nomination in the federal riding of Macleod that was fuelled by a debate over gun rights and the RCMP`s seizure of firearms from evacuated […]

Fair Elections Act criticized by Preston Manning

Fair Elections Act criticized by Preston Manning

Poll says more Canadians know about Fair Elections Act, the less they like it Elder conservative statesman Preston Manning is chiding the Harper government about the Fair Elections Act at the same time a new poll suggests many Canadians aren’t fond of it either. In a speech to his namesake convention on Saturday, former Reform Party leader  Manning […]

Opinion

Medical tourism not the answer for cash-strapped health system

Medical tourism not the answer for cash-strapped health system

Medical tourism hardly the cash cow many make it out to be By Colleen Flood So it looks like the ‘magic bullet’ solution has been found at last to cure Canada’s healthcare woes: medical tourism. Last week, Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital defended its position to court affluent medical patients from other countries who can afford to […]

Alberta faces deluge of angst and criticism over floods

Alberta faces deluge of angst and criticism over floods

Did Alberta energy development contribute to 2013 floods? By Shaun Polczer It’s springtime in Alberta, and the air is full of angst. It’s been a long winter, with sub-zero temperatures persisting well into April. Now that the ice and snow are finally beginning to melt, thoughts are returning to last spring’s floods in Calgary and […]

Tories’ Fair Elections Act targets Chief Electoral Officer

Tories’ Fair Elections Act targets Chief Electoral Officer

International scholars fear Canada may lose credibility if Fair Elections Act passes Troy Media – by Doreen Barrie The Fair Elections Act, which the federal government is trying to fast track through Parliament, is so deeply flawed that minor tinkering won’t fix it. I won’t go into the details of the many provisions of the […]

Energy

Alberta Energy Regulator toughens rules to cut possible effect of gas emissions

Alberta Energy Regulator toughens rules to cut possible effect of gas emissions

Alberta Energy Regulator changes made following oilsands processing hearings Alberta’s energy regulator is toughening rules to reduce the potential negative effects of energy industry gas emissions. The new rules will apply to industry practices such as flaring, venting and burning off gas and are to go into effect June 16. Jim Ellis, president of the […]

Enbridge signs MOU with pipeline construction employees’ unions

Enbridge signs MOU with pipeline construction employees’ unions

Enbridge looking to build support for Northern Gateway pipeline Enbridge (TSX:ENB) is aiming to build support for its proposed Alberta-to-B.C. oil pipeline by pledging to bring good jobs, meaty paycheques and ample training opportunities to Canadian workers. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Northern Gateway Pipelines and trade unions representing pipeline construction employees. Northern […]

Aboriginal energy proposal may be alternative to Northern Gateway

Aboriginal energy proposal may be alternative to Northern Gateway

Residents of Kitimat turned down Northern Gateway plan in plebiscite A plebiscite defeat for the company proposing a $6.5-billion oil pipeline across northern British Columbia may have opened the door for another mega-project. A new group, involving Eagle Spirit Energy and the Aquilini Group, best known for its ownership of the Vancouver Canucks, is pitching an alternative to […]

Events

Celebrate Easter at Earl’s Good Friday and Easter Monday brunch

Celebrate Easter at Earl’s Good Friday and Easter Monday brunch

Earl’s holiday brunch has something for every bunny This Good Friday and Easter Monday, Earl’s will create a delicious holiday brunch for you and your family.  And they’ll do the dishes. At all locations of Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, everyone is invited to attend a delectable weekend brunch that will feature irresistible fresh, made-from-scratch cuisine. […]

Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth Productions present Closer

Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth Productions present Closer

Closer, 1997 play by Patrick Marber, runs until April 5 They say love conquers all, but does it really or does it just complicate the heart? The beautiful yet twisted minds of Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth productions are bringing Closer, the award-winning 1997 play by Patrick Marber, to the Calgary stage. Some […]

Freezin’ For a Reason – polar plunge supports Special Olympics

Freezin’ For a Reason – polar plunge supports Special Olympics

Freezin’ For a Reason Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser Over 60 people are expected to brave the frigid waters of a northwest Calgary lake on Sunday in support of Special Olympics. Freezin’ For a Reason, the second annual Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge is happening at Arbour Lake Sunday afternoon between noon and […]

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