Business

Penn West to sell 9.5% stake in Weyburn producing properties for $205M

Penn West to sell 9.5% stake in Weyburn producing properties for $205M

Penn West cut 400 employees on Sept. 1 CALGARY – Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT) says it expects to get about $205 million cash from the sale of some non-core assets in southeast Saskatchewan, the second divestiture since the Calgary-based company chopped its workforce by 35 per cent. The Calgary-based company said Thursday it will reduce debt […]

October 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saudi Arabia considers cuts to welfare, investment due to drop in oil revenue

Saudi Arabia considers cuts to welfare, investment due to drop in oil revenue

Saudi Arabia starts losing money when oil drops to below $70/barrel JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia – At a gas station in Saudi Arabia’s second largest city of Jiddah, drivers are fuelling up their cars at just 45 cents a gallon, four times less than the price of water. To make that possible, the kingdom spends up to $10.7 billion […]

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ATB Financial predicts mild Alberta recession this year

ATB Financial predicts mild Alberta recession this year

Alberta recession ending the year, small growth in 2016 CALGARY – ATB Financial is forecasting that Alberta’s economy will contract in 2015, a more pessimistic view than in early July when the regional financial services group said the province would likely avoid a recession this year. “After five consecutive years of exceptionally strong growth, it now appears […]

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Canada

Calgary man believed to be ISIS member facing multiple terrorism charges

Calgary man believed to be ISIS member facing multiple terrorism charges

Farah Shirdon left Canada in March, 2014, allegedly to join ISIS Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a 22-year old Calgary man who RCMP report left Canada in March of last year to allegedly join and fight with the Islamic State in Syria is facing multiple terrorism-related charges. “Our investigation showed that Shirdon served in a combat role […]

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Canadians with Disabilities Act: Politicians vying for votes urged to enact legislation

Canadians with Disabilities Act: Politicians vying for votes urged to enact legislation

Canadians with Disabilities Act calls for equal opportunities for people with disabilities The leaders of Canada’s largest disability organizations are calling on government leaders and the public to support a new campaign to introduce federal legislation to ensure accessibility, inclusion and equal opportunities for Canadians with disabilities. During the Canadian election campaign, these leaders collectively […]

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US, Canadian election: A tale of two wildly different campaigns

US, Canadian election: A tale of two wildly different campaigns

US, Canadian election campaign reversal in perceived national character By Gavin MacFadyen for Troy Media Last week, I registered to vote for the first time in a U.S. election. As a Canadian with dual citizenship living in the United States, and an inveterate political junkie, this summer and fall gives me the gift of a […]

September 16, 2015 | By | Reply More

Politics

Tim Dutaud dropped as CPC candidate after prank videos revealed

Tim Dutaud dropped as CPC candidate after prank videos revealed

Tim Dutaud posted as juice43 on Youtube. Videos included calling a woman and faking orgasm The Conservative Party says Tim Dutaud, seen making prank calls in several online videos – including one where he pretends to have a mental disability – is no longer a candidate. The party says Tim Dutaud is the same person in the videos posted on […]

September 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Conservative Jerry Bance ends candidacy after urination incident

Conservative Jerry Bance ends candidacy after urination incident

Video catches Conservative candidate Jerry Bance urinating in a client’s cup while homeowner in other room TORONTO – Toronto Conservative candidate Jerry Bance is expressing regret after a media report that he was once caught on video urinating in a coffee cup while working as an appliance repairman. The CBC reported Sunday night that its show […]

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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. […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More

Opinion

Oil pipelines: Infrastructure of national importance

Oil pipelines: Infrastructure of national importance

Canadian oil pipelines mired in lengthy review processes By Glenn Booth Over the last five years or so, the Canadian petroleum industry has been seeking to build new pipeline capacity in order to reach tidewater and global markets. However, as many are aware, all the major projects have been stalled in lengthy review processes. The Trans […]

September 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Homelessness shouldn’t be a crime

Homelessness shouldn’t be a crime

The outcome of several legal decisions might just change the way we view homelessness By Jino Distasio for Troy Media WINNIPEG, MB – As humans, we need to sleep. Yet, on both sides of the border, “sleeping” can be considered a criminal act – especially if you are homeless and have no place to rest […]

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Disabled voters need to call the government’s bluff

Disabled voters need to call the government’s bluff

“Disabled voters don’t need healthcare bureaucrats’ permission to have civil rights” By Paul Caune One of the tricks the BC Government uses to not meet the reasonable expectations of disabled voters is asserting that such expectations are either against policy or unreasonable. When the Government asserts that what disabled voters want is impossible, more often […]

August 30, 2015 | By | Reply More

Energy

2010 BP Gulf of Mexico spill settlement: Company to pay $20B

2010 BP Gulf of Mexico spill settlement: Company to pay $20B

BP Gulf of Mexico spill agreement ends five years of legal fighting WASHINGTON – The Justice Department and five states have finalized a settlement worth more than $20 billion arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials announced Monday. The deal resolves all civil claims against BP and ends five […]

October 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta climate panel: CAPP touts emission-reducing technologies in strategy

Alberta climate panel: CAPP touts emission-reducing technologies in strategy

Alberta climate panel working on broad plan to reduce GHG emissions CALGARY – The oil and gas industry wants investment in emissions-busting technologies to play a big role in Alberta’s climate change strategy. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has made its submission to the five-member Alberta climate panel working on a broad plan to reduce the […]

October 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Albertans want tighter oilsands environmental enforcement: poll

Albertans want tighter oilsands environmental enforcement: poll

84 per cent of Edmontonians back stricter oilsands enforcement EDMONTON – New poll results suggest that Alberta’s oilsands may have some image-polishing to do even in their own back yard. Days after NDP Premier Rachel Notley referred to her province’s environmental record as an “embarrassing cousin that no one wants to talk about,” data provided to The […]

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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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